Malcolm McConnell Named Lawyer of the Year - Best Lawyers 2013 Richmond Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

September 12, 2012 - The personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is proud to announce that Malcolm P. "Mic" McConnell, III has been named Best Lawyers' 2013 Richmond Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year. The honor is an indication of the high level of respect Mic McConnell has earned among other leading lawyers in the Medical Malpractice community for his abilities, professionalism and integrity.

Best Lawyers® began designating "Lawyers of the Year" in high-profile legal practice areas in 2009. The honor is significant because only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year." The winners are selected based…

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Meet Virginia Personal Injury Attorney W. Coleman Allen, Jr. - VIDEO

Coleman Allen is partner and personal injury lawyer with The Allen Law Firm in Richmond VA. He has a career spanning over 30 years with the Virginia personal injury law firm Allen & Allen. In addition to car accident cases and truck accident cases, Coleman has successfully handled cases involving defective products, brain injury, wrongful death and aviation accidents. In the strong tradition of his father and grandfather before him, Coleman recognizes the importance of working closely with local, state and federal politicians to maintain and improve rights for personal injury victims. To learn more about Coleman Allen, visit:



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Meet Virginia Personal Injury Attorney J. David Douthit - VIDEO

Dave has over 16 years of experience handling personal injury cases both on the defense and plaintiffs side. He is a trial attorney in Allen & Allen's Richmond, VA office and helps clients through out Virginia with their personal injury claims. He has been with Allen & Allen since 2001 representing victims injured through no fault of their own. He is experienced in handling accident cases ranging from motorcycle accidents to car accidents to premises liability. To learn more about Dave, visit:


Video Transcript: I am Dave Douthit; one of the trial attorneys at Allen & Allen. After a person has been injured in an accident, they have…

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General District Court or Circuit Court - Which is Better for Your Personal Injury Case in Virginia

Author: Charles L. Allen, Richmond Personal Injury Lawyer

In Virginia, a  person cannot force an insurance company pay a settlement for their personal injury claim. Instead, the only right an injured person has is a trial to seek a judgment on their behalf against the party that caused the injury.[1] Two different state courts typically decide my clients cases; either General District Court or Circuit Court.  Let me describe some of the differences between these two courts.   General District Court's jurisdiction is limited to an amount that does not exceed $25,000.  In other words, the Court can award any amount from nothing at all up to $25,000. [2] Also, the amount of the award is decided by a judge,…

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The Harmful Effects of Fracking On Drinking Water

Author: Scott D. Fitzgerald, Richmond Personal Injury Lawyer 

In an attempt to extract deposits of natural gas located thousands of feet beneath the earth's surface, oil and gas companies are turning to a controversial process called hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."   Oil and gas companies begin by drilling wells up to 8,000 feet deep.  Millions of gallons of water laced with hundreds of (sometimes unknown) chemicals are injected into these wells under high pressure, which fractures the shale to permit otherwise trapped natural gas to flow to the surface where it can be collected.[1]  Each "frack" contains up to eight million gallons of water laced with harmful chemicals, and a single well can be fracked…

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Meet the Attorneys of Allen & Allen: Jason W. Konvicka - VIDEO

Jason Konvicka is a partner and trial attorney in the Richmond, Virginia office of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen. He is a founding member of the firm's medical malpractice team but his practice also includes serious and complex injury case involving brain injury, truck accidents, bus accidents and wrongful death. He is also experienced in handling defective product cases and defective drug cases. Jason is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Virginia Super Lawyers. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate and he has successfully argued before the Virginia Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. To learn more about Jason, visit:


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Causes of Truck Accidents: When The Trucking Company Operates with Unsafe Drivers

Author: R. Clayton Allen, Richmond Truck Accident Lawyer 

By law, trucking companies are required to hire and train safe, qualified drivers.  When they fail to do so, they become liable for any trucking accident that occurs as a result.

There are many forms of negligence on the part of the trucking company regarding its commercial truck drivers: negligent hiring, negligent supervision, and negligent training, including actions such as:

Hiring drivers without a valid commercial license (CDL) Failing to perform a background check into a driver's safety record Not requiring drug and alcohol testing Failure to fire a driver when he/she fails a drug test Not providing proper training to drivers Forcing…

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Meet the Attorneys of Allen & Allen: Courtney Allen Van Winkle - VIDEO

Courtney, a partner with the firm, concentrates her practice on personal injury, brain injury cases and wrongful death claims. She works in the firm's Richmond, VA office and Glen Allen, VA offices and serves clients across the state of Virginia. Courtney is a trial lawyer and a strong advocate for injured people. She has successfully resolved many cases involving children. As the mother of four children herself, Courtney is able to draw upon her own experiences to compassionately work with children. To learn more about Courtney, visit:


Video Transcript: My name is Courtney Van Winkle. I am a trial attorney with the…

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The Distracted Driving Epidemic

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond Personal Injury Attorney

Distracted driving occurs when a driver's primary attention is taken away from the essential task of driving a motor vehicle. This common behavior endangers the life of the driver as well as other drivers, passengers and pedestrians.  Unfortunately, distracted driving has risen to epidemic levels on our highways all across the country.   Thousands of car accidentsoccur each year due to this extremely dangerous manner of driving.

Drivers should be focused on the road and be prepared to respond in a split second to unforeseen circumstances that might suddenly arise. When a driver becomes distracted, at least one of these three things…

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Meet Virginia Personal Injury Attorney Scott D. Fitzgerald - VIDEO

Scott is the great grandson of the Allen Law Firm's founder, George E. Allen, Sr., and is the fourth generation of the Allen family to join the law firm. He is a Richmond, VA personal injury attorney focusing his practice on motorcycle crash cases, truck accident cases and car accident cases in Richmond, VA area. Scott is dedicated to protecting the best interests of his clients and defending their rights against insurance companies. To learn more about Scott, visit:


Video Transcript: My name is Scott Fitzgerald. I am a trial attorney here, at Allen & Allen. When clients come to us, it is one of the most stressful and confusing…

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