Meet Virginia Personal Injury Attorney David M. Williams, Jr. - VIDEO

Fredericksburg, VA car accident lawyer David M. Williams, Jr. is an expert in the litigation and resolution of car accident claims, motorcycle accident cases, slip and fall cases and catastrophic injury claims. David has successfully argued multiple cases before the Virginia Supreme Court in more than 15 years of experience with personal injury law. David primarily serves clients in the Garrisonville, Stafford County and Fredericksburg areas. To learn more about David, visit:


Video Transcript: I am David Williams. I am a trial lawyer with Allen & Allen. I practice law primarily in the Fredericksburg and Garrisonville offices.…

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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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Aggressive Driving Prevention

Author: Edward L. Allen, Fredericksburg Personal Injury Lawyer

Aggressive driving is a growing issue on our nation's roads and highways. A lot of car crashes  are caused by drivers who display aggressive, unsafe driving behavior. Who are these aggressive drivers? They are people who commit a combination of moving traffic offenses that can endanger the safety of other drivers on the road. Most people do not intend to be aggressive, but rather become impatient or angry, and then act out while behind the wheel.

Are you an aggressive driver? Most people would immediately answer "no" to that question. Take this quick quiz and find out how you score:

Do you exceed the speed limit? Do you speed…

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Meet the Attorneys of Allen & Allen: John G. "Jack" Berry - VIDEO


Jack Berry is the managing partner of Allen & Allen's Charlottesville, VA office. He has practiced law as a trial attorney in Central Virginia for almost 30 years. He is dedicated to protecting the rights of his clients in all areas of personal injury law including car accidents, truck accidents, products liability, wrongful death and brain injury cases. He was born in Charlottesville and raised in Madison County, Virginia. To learn more about Jack, visit:


Video Transcript: My name is Jack Berry. I am a partner with Allen & Allen, in our Charlottesville office. We practice across the entire State of Virginia. We have a number…

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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:


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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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Meet The Attorneys of Allen & Allen: Trent S. Kerns - VIDEO

Trent S. Kerns is a Partner and the President of the personal injury law firm of Allen & Allen. Trent works in the firm's Richmond personal injury law offices and serves clients across the state of Virginia. He has more than 30 years of experience helping injured victims both in and out of the courtroom. His practice is primarily focused on catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases including car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents.

To learn more about Trent Kerns, visit:


Video Transcript: My name is Trent Kerns; I am a partner with Allen & Allen. If someone is injured in a car accident, they should come…

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Household Safety: Using a Ladder Safely - Ladder Safety Tips

Author: Trent S. Kerns, Chesterfield Personal Injury Lawyer

As Spring quickly approaches, many of us will start making our lists of do-it-yourself household projects. Some of our upcoming projects will no doubt involve using a ladder, and usually when there is a ladder involved, some tools are also involved. Painting, replacing shutters, cleaning gutters, spring cleaning, and putting in ceiling fans or new lights may all require a ladder, ranging from a simple step-ladder up to a heavy duty, several story, extension ladder.  All of these ladders can be dangerous if not used properly.

According to a study published by the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, 97% of ladder-related injuries…

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