Should I Give a Recorded Statement to the Insurance Company? - VIDEO

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The aftermath of a car accident is a confusing time, and many people are eager to put the whole ordeal behind them. The insurance company of the person that hit you may ask you for a recorded statement. You may want to be helpful, but answering their questions in a recorded statement can be dangerous to your claim.

 

Personal injury attorney Courtney Allen Van Winkle explains why you should not give a recorded statement to an insurance company after an accident without the advice and guidance of an attorney.

Insurance companies reduce the amount they pay out in claims by denying those claims. Since they need a reason to deny your claim, they’re going to use your recorded statement to find one.…

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Shocking Volkswagen Commercial Puts Viewers Behind the Wheel of a Distracted Driver

Author: James Mick "Jamie" Kessel, Personal Injury Attorney, Richmond, Virginia

Car commercials are nothing out of the ordinary when going to the movies, and so a recent group of patrons at a movie theater in Hong Kong had no reason to suspect such a scare when the lights dimmed and the newest Volkswagen commercial began to play.

Many campaigns against distracted driving have used shock value to prove their point, like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s commercial that was aired during Distracted Driving Awareness Month this April. But Volkswagen’s new commercial drives home the perils of distracted driving in a way that exceeds anything else – it puts every viewer right into…

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Meet the Attorneys of Allen & Allen: Christopher J. Toepp - VIDEO

Christopher J. Toepp, Fredericksburg, VA, Personal Injury Attorney

 

Chris Toepp is a personal injury trial attorney dedicated to helping his clients through very difficult times in their lives. Working mainly out of the Allen Law Firm’s Fredericksburg office, Chris’s practice includes a wide range of personal injury cases including: car crashes, truck accidents, and motorcycle wrecks. Chris earned his reputation as an exceptional litigator in the courtroom early on in his career when he presented hundreds of bench and jury trials as a Richmond prosecutor and made his community a safer place. Through personal experience, Chris has an intimate understanding of what his clients go through in the aftermath of an accident including the physical pain, the impact on loved ones…

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Meet the Attorneys of Allen & Allen: Bridget N. Long - VIDEO

Bridget N. Long, Petersburg, VA Personal Injury Attorney

 

 Bridget Long, a seasoned litigator and consummate professional, has devoted her career to personal injury law and fighting for the rights of persons injured by the negligence or recklessness of others.

 

She is equipped with extensive litigation skills developed by handling hundreds of cases involving car accidents, tractor trailer accidents,drunk driving, premises liability, dog bites, wrongful death and other claims involving catastrophic injuries. Bridget has successfully litigated many cases to verdict in both jury and bench trials in stage and federal courts throughout Virginia. Bridget works in Allen & Allen’s Richmond, Virginia office and serves clients…

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A Graphic Reminder of the Dangers of Texting and Driving

Author: James Mick "Jamie" Kessel, Richmond VA Personal Injury Lawyer

The dangers of distracted driving are well documented, and no form of distracted driving is more prevalent today than texting-and-driving. This is why many states across the country have made it illegal to text while driving, giving police officers the right to pull over and ticket any driver they observe engaging in such activity. Unfortunately, drivers continue to text-and-drive every day, subjecting those around them to the consequences of distracted driving. This is why a number of different groups, such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and It Can Wait, have started campaigns aimed at raising public awareness…

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Meet the Attorneys of Allen & Allen: James Mick Kessel - VIDEO

James Mick Kessel, Richmond, Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer

 

 Jamie Kessel has dedicated his career to fighting for the rights of Virginians who have been seriously injured or killed due to the negligence of others. His practice includes cases involving: car wrecks, tractor trailer accidents, wrongful deaths, distracted driving, dog bites and dangerous premises.

 

Jamie is an experienced trial attorney and has handled cases in both state and federal courts throughout the Commonwealth. He enjoys being in court and believes every case he handles should be prepared from the beginning as if it will be tried before a jury. Jamie works primarily in Allen & Allen’s Richmond, Virginia and Short Pump offices.

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Meet the Attorneys of Allen & Allen: Paul Christopher Guedri - VIDEO

P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

 

 P. Christopher Guedri is a Partner Emeritus and personal injury attorney with the Allen Law Firm for more than 25 years. Chris has focused his practice primarily on catastrophic injuries and wrongful death cases including trucking accidents, product liability, bus accidents and brain injury litigation.

 

With a broad range of experience handling personal injury cases, he has been able to master complex technical, scientific, and medical information that has made him a strong adversary against the defense. His forceful personality compliments his formidable litigation and negotiating skills, which in turn often results in the insurance companies offering premium settlements…

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Meet the Attorneys of Allen & Allen: Robert C. T. Reed - VIDEO

 Robert C. T. Reed is a trial attorney who devotes his practice exclusively to protecting the rights of innocent victims who have been seriously injured through the fault of others.  Rob’s wide array of practice areas includes car accidents, truck accidents, drunk driving accidents, and slip and falls, among others. Rob knows how insurance companies and their lawyers evaluate claims and handle cases, having started his career as an attorney for insurance companies and large corporations defending personal injury cases.  He now uses his insider knowledge to protect the rights of his clients while fighting for the compensation they deserve. Rob aggressively pursues his clients’ claims both in and out of court and his tenacity pays…

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Vanderbilt University Teams Up with Country Superstars to Share Important Message About Distracted Driving

Country superstars Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban teamed up with Vanderbilt University Medical Center to increase awareness of the dangers of distracted driving through a newly released music video for "Highway Don't Care." Click below to view the video and learn more.

http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2013/05/vanderbilt-county-superstar-tim-mcgraw-share-important-message-regarding-dangers-of-distracted-driving/

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Meet the Attorneys of Allen & Allen: Christopher A. Meyer - VIDEO

Chris Meyer is a personal injury attorney with the law firm of Allen & Allen. He has developed a reputation on the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct and annually lectures on Virginia Legal Ethics. He also lectures regularly on recent decisions of the Virginia Supreme court. To learn more about Chris, visit: http://www.allenandallen.com/christopher-allen-meyer.html

Video: http://youtu.be/_OcwlxUTYC8

Video Transcript: I am Christopher Allen Meyer, I am one of the partners at Allen & Allen. If someone is injured in a car accident, Allen & Allen can take all the burden off of it. We have some very experienced legal assistants, claim consultants, and attorneys who can deal with the insurance adjustors, deal with…

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