Call for nominations: Allen & Allen's Hometown Heroes 2011

Richmond, Virginia - May 2, 2011: The personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen announced today that it is seeking nominations for its annual HOMETOWN HEROES celebration in honor of local individuals responsible for actions that improve communities throughout Virginia. Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen will recognize Hometown Heroes from across the metro Richmond, Fredericksburg, Petersburg and Charlottesville areas. The firm will host four different events celebrating a total of 40 different heroes.

"The Allen Law Firm created the HOMETOWN HEROES award last year to celebrate the firm's one hundred year anniversary,"…

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Style Weekly's "Best Local Attorney" 2011

The personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen ranked as one of the Best Local Attorney category for Style Weekly's Best of Richmond 2011. The Richmond, VA magazine polled readers starting in mid-February for four weeks on their local favorites. The Allen Law Firm is pleased to be considered as one of the Best Local Attorneys in Richmond.

Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is a Virginia injury law firm. In business for over 100 years, the firm currently has 22 attorneys who handle death cases as well as personal injury cases involving motor vehicle accidents, tractor trailer accidents, brain injury, medical malpractice, product liability and more.  The Allen Law Firm has eight offices…

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Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen Launches Sober Ride Home Initiative for Innsbrook Afterhours 2011

Richmond, Virginia - The personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen, one of Virginia's oldest and largest law firms, announced today the launch of Sober Ride Home, a new community initiative designed to keep Greater Metro Richmond area streets safe.

Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen will provide a Sober Ride Home to anyone leaving Innsbrook Afterhours (www.innsbrookafterhours.com) events - from April 28, 2011 to August 20, 2011 in Greater Metro Richmond, Virginia. Innsbrook Afterhours 2011 schedule will include Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stone Temple Pilots, Melissa Etheridge, and other musical acts throughout the season.

"The Allen Law Firm is offering our Sober Ride Home campaign in Greater Metro Richmond to encourage…

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Join Us for the Great Train Race and Allen & Allen Caboose Run on May 1, 2011 in Fredericksburg

The 17th annual Great Train Race and Allen & Allen Caboose Run will be held this year on May 1, 2011, in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  The one-mile Great Train Race is held annually by the Fredericksburg Area Runners Club to promote recreational running in the greater Fredericksburg area.  The Race is the largest youth road race on the east coast, and is always a fun day for families and children.  There are different races for children of different ages from 18 and under.  The races start at the corner of Lafayette Blvd and Caroline Street in downtown Fredericksburg, in front of the Fredericksburg Train Station, and finishes at the City Dock.  This year there will be 16 heats with racers grouped by age and gender…

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Edward Allen to be VTLA president - A Virginia Lawyers Weekly Article

Allen to be VTLA president By Alan Cooper; Published: April 8, 2011 Source: http://valawyersweekly.com/blog/2011/04/08/allen-to-be-vtla-president/   Edward L. Allen brings family and history with him to the presidency of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.   His grandfather was the first president of the association. His father started its political action committee. A cousin and a brother have served as president.   Allen is proud of that history, but he's looking forward rather than backward. He says his goal for his tenure is to address VTLA's future by developing a long-range strategic plan.   A committee has been formed and a professional facilitator hired for what he says will be "a top-to-bottom review."   Not…

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Book Review: Grief and Loss: Identifying and Proving Damages in Wrongful Death Cases

Reviewed by Attorney Jason W. Konvicka

Book Review: Grief and Loss: Identifying and Proving Damages in Wrongful Death Cases Authors Robert T. Hall and Mila Ruiz Tecala Trial Guides, LLC, http://www.trialguides.com/book/grief-and-loss/ Portland, Oregon 2009 (340 pages) Source: http://www.vsb.org/docs/valawyermagazine/vl0211_book-review.pdf - Virginia Lawyer, Vol. 59, February 2011, pg. 55-56.

In their exceptional new book, Robert T. Hall and Mila Ruiz Tecala prove that wrongful death cases involve much more than funeral expenses, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Wrongful death cases stem from the loss of a human being, frequently under traumatic circumstance. Such a loss forever changes…

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Tenants Need Renters Insurance - Protect Yourself and Your Belongings

Author: Attorney Melinda South

When renting their first apartment or house, tenants often don't  think of renters insurance unless their landlord requires it.  Although the landlord may have insurance, this usually only protects the property owned by the landlord - and not the tenant's property.

Renters insurance will provide coverage for your personal property as well as liability coverage.[1] You may assume that you don't own that much, so why bother?  If you take an inventory of what it would cost to replace your personal property, you may be surprised by the total value of what you own.  Television, laptop, and mobile phone replacement escalates the value of your property very quickly, even…

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New Car Accident Android App Launched by Virginia Accident Law Firm

Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen's My Lawyer™ Accident App guides users through what to do during and after an accident.

The personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is pleased to announce the launch of its new, FREE mobile app for Android Smartphones. The My Lawyer™ Mobile Accident App guides users through the immediate steps to take after being involved in a car accident. Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is bringing this mobile app to Virginians because the firm had concern that drivers may not know what steps to take after an accident to protect their rights and secure evidence.

"There is a lot of talk about avoiding accidents but not a lot of discussion about what to do if you are in an accident. The minutes…

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Precious Cargo: Children and Car Crashes

Author: Scott Fitzgerald, Law Clerk

The leading cause of death for children between the ages of 2 and  15 in the United States is car crashes.[1] In 2005 alone, 1,451 children under the age of 15 perished in motor vehicle accidents, while 184,000 more sustained injuries.  Each day, about  500 children are injured in car crashes.

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, over half of children killed in car crashes were not wearing a seat belt or any other type of restraining device.[2] Only 10% of children under age five travel without a seat belt, but they account for more than half of child deaths in car crashes.[3]

Even when children are restrained, studies…

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Virginia Personal Injury Law Firm Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen Ranks #9 in the Best Places to Work in Virginia - Mid Size Category

Published in the February issue of Virginia Business Magazine, the personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen ranks #9 among the Best Places to Work in Virginia in the Mid Size Category.

 See the results: http://www.virginiabusiness.com/index.php/news/2010-feb-bestplaces-midsize

Virginia's top companies treat employees like partners

Source: http://www.virginiabusiness.com/index.php/news/article/giving-workers-a-seat-at-the-table/309747/

January 27, 2011 6:00 AM by M.J. McAteer

In 1967, Aretha Franklin asked for a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T when she got home.  Now, going on 50 years later, her anthem of domestic empowerment has morphed into the theme song for the enlightened…

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