What it Means to be an Allen - VIDEO

Scott D. Fitzgerald, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Lawyer

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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Meet The Attorneys of Allen & Allen: Danielle M. Bringard - VIDEO

Danielle M. Bringard

Since joining Allen & Allen, Danielle Bringard has shown a high-level of empathy for her clients. Danielle has a rich theater background, and she brings this confidence and poise to her role as an advocate for the injured. She was a victim of a motor vehicle accident herself, and she uses this experience often to connect with her clients.

As a coach for undergraduate students in the University of Richmond Mock Trial Program, Danielle teaches trial skills and leads these students as they compete across the nation. Meet the attorney clients describe as trustworthy and thorough. Meet Danielle Bringard. 


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Do I Need A Bus Accident Attorney? - VIDEO

Jason W. Konvicka, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Jason W. Konvicka, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Every year, passengers, other drivers and pedestrians are killed or seriously injured by bus accidents. Due to their large size - sometimes 45 feet long and 17,000 pounds - buses are more difficult to control than the average vehicle. Buses require more time and distance to turn or stop, and they can have very large blind spots. This means that buses have increased opportunities for accidents compared to smaller vehicles.


If you have been injured in a bus accident - either as a passenger, pedestrian, or while driving another vehicle - you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. However, bus accident…

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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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Why You Should Hire a Personal Injury Attorney - VIDEO

David M. Irvine, Charlottesville, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: David M. Irvine, Charlottesville, VA Personal Injury Attorney

A driver who has been injured through no fault of his or her own in an automobile collision often will be contacted by the insurance company for the at-fault party very soon after the accident occurs. The insurance adjuster will gather information about the individual’s injuries, and may make a settlement offer to quickly resolve the case.  I have found that some injured people question why they need a personal injury lawyer to represent them with their claim when they have already established a relationship with the adjuster, may already have received an offer of compensation, and feel that they can simply deal with the insurance company…

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Meet The Attorneys of Allen & Allen: Derrick L. Walker - VIDEO

Derrick L. Walker

Derrick Walker started his legal career in 2000 as a defense attorney, working on behalf of insurance companies and major corporations. In 2004, Derrick shifted the focus of his practice and began representing individuals who had been hurt or injured due to the negligence of another. Since then, Derrick has proven himself an accomplished and determined trial attorney who keeps his clients' interests at the forefront.


Derrick has represented clients in a wide range of federal and state court cases, consistently winning favorable outcomes at the negotiation table and in the courtroom. Highlights of his achievements include a $4.5 million award in a tractor trailer collision case, multiple million-dollar…

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What You Need to Know about Dash Cams in Virginia

R. Christopher Jones, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: R. Christopher Jones, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Dashboard cameras, also known as ‘dash cams,’ are small devices that are mounted on cars and record what is happening in and around the vehicle. Though they are commonly mounted on a car’s dashboard, they can also be attached to the windshield or elsewhere.[1] The cameras can be programmed to begin recording as soon as the driver turns on the car, and they record everything onto a memory device that can be reviewed after each drive.[2]

Why use a dash cam?

Dash cams are useful due to what they capture. Because dash cams record everything from the driver’s perspective, they can be used to show a series of events in the order that…

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Will My Personal Injury Case Go To Trial? - VIDEO

Edward L. Allen, Fredericksburg, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Although most personal injury cases ultimately result in settlement outside of the courtroom, Fredericksburg, VA based personal injury attorney Edward L. Allen discusses how we determine whether or not a personal injury case will go to trial.


If you hire an attorney, will your personal injury case go to trial? The great majority of personal injury cases are settled out of court, but it is very difficult to predict from the beginning which ones will settle and which ones will go to trial.

The important thing is that every personal injury case that settles should do so based on a prediction of what would happen at trial.

Medical expenses and lost time

You probably have medical…

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Will Your Insurance Premiums Go Up If You Report Your Auto Accident To Your Insurance Company? - VIDEO


Fredericksburg, VA personal injury lawyer Kathleen Smith explains why you should report an accident to your auto insurance company, whether it was your fault or not.


Will your insurance premiums go up if you report your accident to your insurance company? The simple answer is no. Insurance companies cannot increase your rates or cancel your policy simply because you were in an accident.

Three reasons why your auto insurance policy can be canceled

There are only three reasons why your auto insurance company can legally cancel your policy:

You don’t pay your premiums. Your license is suspended or revoked. Your insurance company no longer does business in your state. You should…

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Why Submitting Your Bills To Your Health Insurance Company After An Accident Is Always Important - VIDEO


Personal injury lawyer Bridget Long explains why it's important for you to submit your bills to your health insurance company after an accident.

Should I I use my health insurance when I’ve been in an accident to pay my medical bills?


One question I frequently hear from a new client is “should I use my health insurance when I’ve been in an accident to pay my medical bills,” the answer is always yes. One reason people may be confused about whether they should use their health insurance is because hospital or emergency room personnel may ask for the car insurance.

Why should I use my health insurance benefits after an accident that wasn't my fault?

You may not believe…

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