How to Avoid the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

W. Coleman Allen, Jr. - Richmond, Virginia Personal Injury Attorney

Author: W. Coleman Allen, Jr. - Richmond Personal Injury Attorney

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is the #1 cause of poisonings in the U.S., but less than 5% of those poisonings are reported because most go undetected until it's too late.

What is carbon monoxide?

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a potentially deadly gas that is caused by unburned fuels.[1] A common source of carbon monoxide gas that can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning is a vehicle left running in an enclosed area produces carbon monoxide gas. Appliances, such as dryers, water heaters, and ovens can also produce the gas. Generators used during power outages can also lead to carbon monoxide exposure.[2] 

Carbon…

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12 Tips for Holiday Fire Prevention

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Author: W. Coleman Allen, Jr. - Richmond, Virginia Personal Injury Attorney

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, nearly 47,000 residential fires occur during the winter holidays, which claim more than 500 lives. The majority of these fires are caused by improper use or placement of seasonal decorations and carelessness or distraction during holiday cooking.

As you light the menorah, decorate your tree, or prepare a feast for family and friends, remembering these twelve fire safety and prevention tips can help you avoid a holiday hazard.

Holiday Safety Checklist: Before putting them to use, check all electrical string lights for loose or frayed wires, cracked bulbs, or worn…

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Help Your Teen Have a Safe Prom

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Author: W. Coleman Allen, Jr., Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Prom is a right of passage. It is an institution in the modern teenager’s world. It is dramatized in movies and television. It is supposed to be the perfect night. But for some, Help Your Teen Have a Safe Prom Teen Dancingprom night is very different from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood interpretations.

Last prom season a high school senior was killed on his way home from a prom after party. [1] His friend was driving the car, crossed over the center line and collided with a truck.[2] The truck driver also died. The driver of the car was under the influence of drugs.[3] In another unrelated accident, a teen…

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What it Means to be an Allen - VIDEO

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Author: Scott D. Fitzgerald, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Lawyer

I have always wanted to be a trial attorney at the Allen Law Firm. When I was a child, the reason was simple: I wanted to be like my grandfather. Over the years, I have only found more reasons, and my desire to be a trial lawyer at the Allen firm has not wavered.

As the first of the fourth generation of Allen family members to join the firm, I am proud to carry on the traditions and legacy that my grandfather, his two brothers, and his father began years ago.

 

Our Founder

My great-grandfather, George E. Allen, founded the firm in 1910 in Lunenburg County, Virginia as a solo practitioner. George E. Allen…

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Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen ranked in 2017 “Best Law Firms”

Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen ranked in 2017 “Best Law Firms”

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® announced today that Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen has been ranked in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” as a Metropolitan Tier 1 Firm in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs in Richmond, Virginia, and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in Washington, D.C. This is the eighth year the Firm has been included. Rankings will be published in U.S. News & World Report and in local publications later this month.

2017 “Best Law Firms” recognizes firms that display a combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise while receiving consistently…

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Six Allen & Allen Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America

Six Allen & Allen Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America

Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is proud to announce that six (6) of its attorneys have been named to the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.  The attorneys are Edward L. Allen, W. Coleman Allen, Jr., P. Christopher Guedri, Jason W. Konvicka, Malcolm P. McConnell, III, and Derrick L. Walker.

Inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a high honor due to the rigorous and transparent methodology used by Best Lawyers, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed. First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an expansive annual peer-review survey.…

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Keep Your Children S.A.F.E. on Playground Equipment

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Author: W. Coleman Allen, Jr., Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

During the summer months, playgrounds are a busy place with children running, playing and being active. With so much activity going on, playgrounds are also a place where children frequently get hurt. Every year in the United States, more than 200,000 children ages 14 years and younger are treated for playground-related injuries.[1] 

Between 2001 and 2008, an average of 218,851 preschool and elementary children received emergency department care for injuries that occurred on playground equipment.[2]

Which playground equipment is the most dangerous? climbers swings slides overhead ladders/monkey bars[3] Four rules…

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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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Child Safety Tips - Childhood Injury Prevention

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Author: W. Coleman Allen, Jr., Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Fifty-six thousand. That is how many children are injured every day in the United States. Every year 12,000 of those injuries prove fatal.[1] The sad fact is that many of these tragedies could have been prevented, by taking precautions and paying proper attention to safety. The “As Safe As Possible Campaign” works to create awareness and draw attention to these dangers by informing parents and other caregivers of the simple steps they can take to keep the children in their charge safe. The campaign was established to highlight some of the most serious and common forms of childhood injury and to explain how they can…

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Allen & Allen Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America and as Lawyer of the Year in 2016

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The Allen Law Firm is pleased to announce that six Allen & Allen attorneys have been recognized in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America. For more than thirty years, Best Lawyers has published their list of exemplary legal professionals and it has since become one of the highest respected peer-review publications.

Edward L. Allen was selected in 2016 Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in Fredericksburg, VA.  George Edward Allen, III, W. Coleman Allen, Jr. and P. Christopher Guedri were selected in 2016 Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in Richmond, VA, Malcolm P. McConnell, III was selected in 2016 Best Lawyers in America for Medical Malpractice Law…

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