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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GM Issues Third Recall for Sport Utility Vehicles: Vehicles Should be Kept Outside to Prevent House Fires

Paul D. Hux, Chesterfield, VA Personal Injury Attorney

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

In the wake of massive recalls issued to correct problems with faulty ignition switches, the safety of General Motors’ vehicles remains in question. Amidst concerns that faulty power window switches could cause fires, General Motors recently recalled a group of sport utility vehicles.[1]

In North America the recall affects approximately 189,000 vehicles manufactured between 2006 and 2007. They include: GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, Isuzu Ascender, and the Saab 97-X. General Motors advises all customers who own these vehicles to park them outside until the issue is resolved. Their concern is that a fire started…

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FORUM SELECTION IN LITIGATION: Where to File My Personal Injury Case in Virginia

The Difference Between District and Circuit Courts in Virginia

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

When negotiations break down and the insurance company will not offer what we feel is a full and fair settlement amount for your claim, the next step in your case is to file a lawsuit and begin the litigation process.[1] Your attorney must decide in which court your case should be filed. While this may seem simple, selecting the appropriate court is an important decision that is based on the individual circumstances of your case. Selecting the appropriate forum for your case can have important  consequences as the litigation proceeds.

Virginia has two levels of trial courts:…

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Brain Injury Association of Virginia – What They Do For Our Community

Author: Paul D. Hux, Personal Injury Attorney

The Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV) is an amazing group created to help those that have suffered brain injuries along with providing assistance to their family and loved ones. Since its founding in 1983 by families and concerned professionals, BIAV has worked solely for the benefit of individuals living in Virginia that have in some way been touched by a brain injury. It is the only statewide non-profit organization in Virginia exclusively devoted to serving individuals with brain injury and their families. BIAV creates a helping community that focuses on all the needs of the brain injured individual, including all-important training, education,…

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Virginia Statutes: New Virginia DUI Laws Effective July 1, 2012

Virginia's DUI laws get tougher with the introduction of the Ignition Interlock Device MANDATORY for all that are convicted of driving under the influence

Author: Paul D. Hux, Personal Injury Lawyer

On July 1, 2012, a new law went into effect in the Commonwealth prohibiting all drivers convicted of first time offense of driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances (DUI) from operating any motor vehicle that does not have  a certified Ignition Interlock Device (IID).[1]  This restriction is mandatory for a period of at least six months and the driver must have no alcohol violations during that period.  Prior to July, 1, 2012, the law required these IIDs be imposed only on first time offenders…

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Meet the Attorneys of Allen & Allen: Paul D. Hux - VIDEO

Paul Hux is a Petersburg, VA car accident lawyer with the personal injury law firm of Allen & Allen. Paul primarily handles cases in the firm's Petersburg and Chesterfield offices. Paul has 20 years of experience helping Petersburg, VA and Southern Virginia clients recover damages after motorcycle accidents, car crashes, boating accidents, wrongful death cases and brain injury cases. To learn more about Paul, visit: http://www.allenandallen.com/paul-d-hux.html

Video: http://youtu.be/OI53iRartfM

Video Transcript: My name is Paul Hux. I am an attorney; I work at Allen & Allen. In a personal injury case, experience is important because you want someone who knows the business. You want someone that can not…

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Safe Teen Driving - How to Help Your Teenage New Driver

Just because you have a license does NOT mean you are ready to drive!

Author: Paul D. Hux, Petersburg Personal Injury Lawyer

What parents can do to help new drivers once they get their license? As a Virgina personal injury attorney that has seen many terrible car accidents- and as the father of twin boys that recently received their licenses - I cannot help but be worried every time they get behind the wheel of a car.  I know they have both taken the driver's education class in school, gone through "behind the wheel" training, completed the required amounts of driving during the day, at night, on the highway, and on back roads, but I know this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the things…

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Motorcycle Insurance is Vital Protection if You are Riding

Make sure you have as much available insurance coverage as possible when riding a motorcycle.

Attorney Paul D. Hux

There are two kinds of people that ride motorcycles: those that have been in a wreck and those that are going to be in a wreck.

As personal injury lawyer who handles motorcycle accident cases in the Petersburg area, I have received many calls from people who have been involved in motorcycle wrecks.  Just in the last month, I have spoken with the spouses of two husbands killed in motorcycle crashes and the family of a young man paralyzed from the chest down due to a motorcycle wreck.  What all three accidents have in common is that there was not enough insurance coverage to adequately…

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Tips to Stay Safe and Private on Facebook - Social Networking Sites and Privacy

Author: Attorney Paul D. Hux

It is reported that there are currently more than 500 million users of Facebook and that these users spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook.  Interestingly, approximately 70% of Facebook users are outside of the United States.

Facebook is more than just individual people.  There are over 900 million objects that people interact with (pages, groups, events and community pages).  There are more than 30 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, music, etc.) shared each month.

This, as you can already tell, is an amazing amount of traffic and information.  While the majority of the content and people are involved for the…

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