What Happens When You File a Lawsuit?

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

Author: Robert C. T. Reed, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Many personal injury cases resolve without requiring a lawsuit.  In an ideal world, an injured person would simply submit a claim to the insurance company and then be able to negotiate a fair value to resolve the claim.  Unfortunately, this is not always possible.  Often insurance companies deny responsibility or make offers that are far less than what claims are worth.  As a result, an injured person may need to file a lawsuit to obtain the compensation they deserve.  In this post, I will provide a basic overview of what happens when you file a lawsuit in Circuit Court and the events that take place afterward. [1]

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Theme Park Liability – The Roller Coaster from Amusement to Misery

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Author: Robert C. T. Reed, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

We go to amusement parks to escape to a world of thrilling experiences, immersive themes, and family fun.  The amusement quickly disappears when you or a loved one is injured on a ride that you thought would be safe.  As theme park operators strive to achieve ever more intense thrills and higher speeds to compete for customers, the potential for severe injuries and even death increases dramatically.  Every summer we see stories on the news of dramatic accidents occurring on amusement rides in Virginia and all over the country.  A recent study reviewing amusement park injuries to children over 20 years found that there was an average of 4,423…

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What Do I Need To Prove In My Premises Liability Case? - VIDEO

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

Author: Robert C. T. Reed, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Premises liability claims can be some of the most difficult cases to prove. Unfortunately, such incidents can result in a range of severe injuries, such as permanent back pain, fractured ankles, dislocated knees, broken wrists, and even paralysis and traumatic brain injuries.

Before joining the Allen & Allen team, I defended large corporations against premises liability claims. These claims were filed by individuals who were severely injured as a result of slipping on spilled liquid, slipping on mopped floors, tripping over improperly stored boxes and grocery carts, and being run into by store employees with stock carts.  I learned…

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Vaporizers and E-Cigarette Explosions

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

Author: Robert C. T. Reed, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

More and more people are switching away from standard tobacco cigarettes in favor of e-cigarettes or vaporizers. Reasons include convenience, the belief that they are safer alternatives to smoking, and the belief that they can help the user quit smoking. Whatever the reason may be, manufacturers have rushed to fill the marketplace with options for consumers looking to purchase different vaping devices. This evolving industry has only existed in the U.S. since 2007, and currently, it is not well regulated.

The Federal Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates traditional tobacco products, does not currently have authority over e-cigarettes…

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Halloween Safety Tips

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

Author: Robert C. T. Reed, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Halloween is a fun communal event that is exciting for children young and old.  We all know there can be dangers involved with strangers giving out candy, so adults are encouraged to chaperone their children closely during trick-or-treating. However, there are other avoidable dangers associated with the witch’s brew of roaming children, costumes, darkness, drivers, fire-lit jack o’lanterns, and unfamiliar homes. Most Halloween accidents can be avoided with some preparation and by following a few safety tips. Parents, drivers, and homeowners can all take steps to avoid accidents and make for a wonderful All Hallows’ Eve.

Halloween Safety…

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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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What To Do When a Product Fails or Malfunctions and Causes An Injury

Robert C. T. Reed

Author: Robert C. T. Reed, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Nearly everything we use on a daily basis is either a product or something that requires the use of one. Unfortunately, even products that seem harmless can cause injuries when they malfunction or fail to perform their function as they were intended.  Injuries that result from the failure of common products often come as a complete surprise to the victim.  Sometimes, the injured person does not even realize that their injury was the result of poor design or a manufacturing defect in the product.  By the time it occurs to them that their injury was probably preventable, they have thrown the defective product away.  This is why it is important…

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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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Warnings About Faulty Airbags Issued for 7.8 Million Vehicles

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

On October 22, 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued warnings about potentially dangerous airbags in 7.8 million vehicles covering a range of models, including BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Honda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, and Toyota.[1]  The airbags at issue were designed and manufactured by Takata Corp. a Japanese parts supplier.  The issue appears to be that gasses in the airbag, which normally cause it to quickly inflate, may be altered in humid conditions and lead to an airbag explosion sending metal shrapnel into the passenger.  At least four people have been killed due to the defective airbags.[2] …

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Will My Insurance Company Increase My Premiums Or Cancel My Coverage If I Make A Claim?

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

People pay a lot of money for auto insurance coverage that they are afraid to use.  Everyone understands that car insurance protects you and your loved ones from financial ruin when you are the cause of a collision that injures others.  Your insurance is also designed to protect you and your family in the event that injury is caused through the fault of another who has no insurance or inadequate insurance.  You may also be entitled to medical expense benefits through your insurance if you elected that coverage when you purchased your policy.  It is common for people to be reluctant to make claims for these benefits from…

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