Will My Personal Injury Case Go To Trial? - VIDEO

Edward L. Allen, Fredericksburg, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Although most personal injury cases ultimately result in settlement outside of the courtroom, Fredericksburg, VA based personal injury attorney Edward L. Allen discusses how we determine whether or not a personal injury case will go to trial.


If you hire an attorney, will your personal injury case go to trial? The great majority of personal injury cases are settled out of court, but it is very difficult to predict from the beginning which ones will settle and which ones will go to trial.

The important thing is that every personal injury case that settles should do so based on a prediction of what would happen at trial.

Medical expenses and lost time

You probably have medical…

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Selecting the Proper Venue for Your Personal Injury Case

David M. Irvine, Charlottesville, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: David M. Irvine, Charlottesville, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Clients often wonder how lawyers determine the correct court to hear their case when we file a lawsuit to recover damages for injuries. Assuming that both the plaintiff and defendant are from Virginia, the case must be filed in state rather than federal court. In Virginia, however, every county and independent city has its own separate set of courts. With so many potential forums, how does one know which city or county to choose in any given case?

The answer lies in “venue” statutes that have been passed by the Virginia General Assembly. In most personal injury cases, the plaintiff may choose the venue for his or her case from…

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#IAmAnAllen: Rob Reed

Robert C. T. Reed, Richmond, Va Personal Injury Attorney

Meet Robert C. T. “Rob” Reed, an attorney who joined Allen, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen in August 2012. Rob is a member of the Allen & Allen family who focuses on helping victims rebuild their lives after an accident. Read more about why Rob chose personal injury law and Allen & Allen.


Why did you decide to go to law school?Because I was an analytical thinker growing up and I was told from a young age that I might make a good lawyer someday. I particularly wanted to understand the law in a way that I could use to eventually help people. Did you always know that you wanted to pursue personal injury law?Not originally, but it occurred to me later that all of the elective…

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Safety Tips for Hoverboards

Jason W. Konvicka, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Jason W. Konvicka, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Self-balancing scooters, more commonly known as “hoverboards,” were one of the most popular toys of 2015.[1] Despite reports of many hoverboards catching on fire, they were still under high demand this holiday season.[2] The high number of sales has resulted in many accidents due to fires and falls.

Fire Hazards of Hoverboards

In Los Angeles, a hoverboard explosion was caught on video after the board started sizzling while being ridden down the sidewalk.[3] Additional fire incidents have been reported while hoverboards are charging, and even while sitting on the floor at a shopping mall.[4] According to the Consumer Product Safety…

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Who May Give Medical Causation Testimony in Virginia Courts?

David M. Irvine, Charlottesville, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: David M. Irvine, Charlottesville, VA Personal Injury Attorney

At the trial of a personal injury case, it is critical for the plaintiff to establish not only the nature and extent of her injuries, but also that those injuries were caused by the defendant’s negligence. Ordinarily this medical “causation” evidence is presented through expert opinion testimony of the physicians and other health care providers who treated the plaintiff following the incident.

Expert Witnesses at Personal Injury Trials

Most witnesses who testify at trial are permitted to state only facts and not opinions. However, the law of evidence permits witnesses with “specialized knowledge” which will assist the jury…

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Why Submitting Your Bills To Your Health Insurance Company After An Accident Is Always Important - VIDEO


Personal injury lawyer Bridget Long explains why it's important for you to submit your bills to your health insurance company after an accident.

Should I I use my health insurance when I’ve been in an accident to pay my medical bills?


One question I frequently hear from a new client is “should I use my health insurance when I’ve been in an accident to pay my medical bills,” the answer is always yes. One reason people may be confused about whether they should use their health insurance is because hospital or emergency room personnel may ask for the car insurance.

Why should I use my health insurance benefits after an accident that wasn't my fault?

You may not believe…

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People not Paperwork: Taking a Personal Injury Case to Trial


Author: Christopher J. Toepp, Fredericksburg, VA, Personal Injury Attorney

My goal in every personal injury case is to obtain full and fair compensation for my client(s). This includes their accident-related medical expenses, bodily injuries, pain, suffering, inconvenience, lost wages, and everything in between. I begin working toward this objective from the very first day I meet with someone who has been injured through no fault of their own, and I continue to work towards this goal until the case is ultimately resolved.

I believe that the details of my client’s life, both before and after their injury, are essential in determining what full and fair compensation means to their particular case.…

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Get to Know Ryan Wind


Ryan E. Wind is a trial attorney at Allen & Allen. He attended Essex County High School and graduated from the University of Mary Washington, magna cum laude. Ryan attended T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, receiving his J. D. magna cum laude. Ryan joined the Allen Law Firm in September, 2014 and primarily works in the firm’s Mechanicsville office.

Why did you decide to go to law school?

I grew up in eastern rural Virginia on a farm.  Where I come from there are not a lot of career options.  My two older brothers both went to medical school and I was driven to be successful like they were, but also wanted to make my own path.  As a kid I always liked watching “Matlock” and thought it would be…

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How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Take? - VIDEO


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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I Don’t Know Who Hit Me: “John Doe” Claims in Virginia


Author: Christopher J. Toepp, Fredericksburg, VA, Personal Injury Attorney

When you or someone you know is involved in a motor vehicle accident, claims for bodily injury make sense. The at-fault driver has an obligation to pay full and fair compensation to return the injured person to their pre-accident condition. Simply put, if your negligence causes an accident you have a legal obligation to make things right with the person you harm. In most cases, identifying information is exchanged at the accident scene and a claim is made with the at-fault individual’s insurance company. Cases are settled or lawsuits proceed to trial. In rare instances such as hit-and-run, however, the at-fault party cannot be…

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