Decorating for Halloween: Keep it Fun and Safe

Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Decorating for Halloween

When it comes to decorations, Halloween is one time of the year when you can let your imagination run wild. Ghosts, ghouls, goblins, pumpkins, bats, witches on broomsticks – it’s all allowed, and in fact, celebrated!

When planning your spooky Halloween décor, you might want to start with a theme. That gives all your decorations (inside and outside) continuity, and allows you to change the theme each year to keep your deco fresh. Popular themes are ghosts and graveyards, famous monsters, Halloween nature themes (bats, rats, cornstalks, etc), witches or a…

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Asleep at the Wheel

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Author: Paul D. Hux, Petersburg Personal Injury Lawyer

In April of this year, thirty-two-year-old Jessica Marciano was on vacation in Crockett County, Texas. Driving at night, she fell asleep at the wheel, her pickup truck drifted to the center median, then flipped over, partially blocking the eastbound lane of traffic.  Marciano freed herself from the truck and climbed on top of it to wait for help. But a man driving a tractor trailer hauling a disabled vehicle did not see her. He hit her, killing her instantly, then swerved into an oncoming line of traffic hitting one vehicle and killing its three occupants.  

In Charlotte, North Carolina, also this year, twenty-three year old Trungquan…

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Safe Stopping Distances and Headlights

Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, VA Personal Injury Attorney

A study by the American Automobile Association (AAA) revealed that most automobile headlamps are inadequate on low-beam setting for drivers to safely react to obstacles in the roadway. According to AAA’s research, it takes approximately 500 feet for a vehicle traveling 55 miles per hour to identify, react to, and safely stop before encountering an obstacle.[1] However, halogen headlamps, installed in about 80% of U.S. automobiles, only illuminate up to around 300 feet in front of each vehicle while on the low-beam setting. High-intensity discharge lights reach about 400 feet while light-emitting diode lights fall close to 450 feet. They still…

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Child Passenger Safety Week Information and Tips

Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, VA Personal Injury Attorney

During Child Passenger Safety Week (September 18-24), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is hoping to increase awareness about car safety for children. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages one to thirteen, with more than 9,000 fatalities occurring from 2002 to 2011.[1] NHTSA hopes that increasing awareness and spreading information about how to keep children safe can dramatically reduce this number.

How to Keep Child Passengers Safe

One of the most effective ways to increase the safety of child passengers is to have them ride in the rear seats of the vehicle. Data shows that this simple…

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Dog Bite Prevention Information for Dog Owners

Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Dog bites can cause serious injuries; approximately one in every five dog bites requires medical attention.[1]  As a dog owner, there are steps you can take to prevent dog bite injuries. Dogs are not only capable of biting strangers and other dogs, but they can bite their owners and other familiar people too. For this reason, it is important that dog owners to educate themselves on how to prevent dog bites for their safety and the safety of others. 

Children are the most common victims of dog bites.[2]  Because some children may not understand how to interact with dogs, they may unintentionally provoke dogs to bite by pulling on the…

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Fourteen Attorneys from Virginia Personal Injury Law Firm Ranked in Virginia Super Lawyers 2016

Virginia Super Lawyers 2016

This year, 14 attorneys from Virginia personal injury law firm Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen were recognized for excellence by Virginia Super Lawyers. Those honored by Super Lawyers include Edward L. Allen, W. Coleman Allen Jr., John G. Berry, P. Christopher Guedri, Paul D. Hux, David M. Irvine, James Kessel, Jason W. Konvicka, Bridget N. Long, Malcolm P. McConnell III, Robert C. T. Reed, Christopher J. Toepp, Courtney Allen Van Winkle and Derrick L. Walker. The rankings, which include only 5% of attorneys in Virginia, were released in the May 2016 edition of Richmond Magazine.

Virginia Super Lawyers is a listing of attorneys, representing more than 70 practice areas, who have attained a high degree of peer…

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Skiing Safety Tips

Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Skiing can be a fun wintertime activity as long as skiers exercise awareness and follow safety precautions on the slopes. Being unprepared for the possible dangers of skiing can result in serious injury or even death, but taking the proper precautions can reduce these risks.

Ski Equipment and Safety

A large percentage of all ski injuries are the result of improper binding performance.[1] Ski bindings can fail to release or otherwise malfunction, causing ankle or knee injuries. To prevent this type of injury, skiers should check their equipment before taking it out on the slopes. Rented and owned equipment should be checked for defects…

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How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Take? - VIDEO

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Personal injury attorney Paul D. Hux explains the factors that determine how long a personal injury claim can take to resolve.

 

Hi my name is Paul Hux, I’m a trial attorney and I’m also a partner at the Allen and Allen Law Firm. The first question almost across the board from all of my clients is “how long is my claim going to take?”

Your injuries and treatment affect how long your personal injury case takes to resolve

It depends every single time: how badly you’re hurt, how long you see a doctor, what sort of treatments you need, and how quickly you can get better and be released from your doctor.

Insurance companies review your personal injury case information

Once you’re…

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Brake Safety Week

Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, VA Personal Injury Attorney 

Commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) are vehicles such as large trucks and tractor-trailers that usually transport cargo.[1] The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) sponsors programs throughout the year to promote CMV safety.[2] This September 6-12 will be Brake Safety Week.[3] 

Remarkably, violations involving brakes are the highest percentage of violations cited during roadside inspections.[4] These brake inspections include the inspection of brake-component systems (examination for missing or loose parts), as well as the inspection of antilock braking system (ABS) lamps.

Antilock Braking Systems (ABS)

Driving a vehicle…

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Boating Safety: What Does Virginia Law Require?

Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, VA Personal Injury Attorney

The weather is warmer and pollen season has passed.  It’s time to hit waterways with family and friends (and the dog) on the boat.  But before you put your boat in the water there are a few rules with which you should be familiar.

In 2007 the Virginia General Assembly passed a law that requires operators of personal watercraft (PWC)[1] and motorboats to complete a boating safety education course.[2]  For help finding a boating safety class click here. 

Virginia watercraft and motorboat training requirements

Who has to complete this course, and by when?

As of July 1, 2014, all PWC operators age 14 years and older all…

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