Learn How You Can Help Prevent Traumatic Brain Injuries During Brain Injury Awareness Month

Christopher Guedri, Personal Injury Attorney

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Personal Injury Attorney

For more than three decades, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has proudly led the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an engaging public awareness campaign in March of each year.

The theme for the 2018 to 2020 campaign is Change Your Mind.

The #ChangeYourMind campaign is meant to educate the public about brain injury and the needs of those who have been injured and the needs of their families. The BIAA actively strives to de-stigmatize brain injuries, empower survivors of brain injuries, and promote the support networks that are already in place for those suffering…

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Choosing an Attorney for Your Truck Accident or Tractor Trailer Accident Case

P. Christopher Guedri, Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Attorney P. Christopher Guedri

The choice of a truck accident attorney is a serious decision that can have major implications on your case and your future. But in our modern world, advertising permeates our lives and it seems as though every firm claims you are surely doomed if you choose another to handle your case. How then, should you make an informed decision about the law firm that can best serve your interests and protect your rights?


By judging each law firm you consider on these four simple criteria, you can select an attorney who will best work for you:

1) Experience

When it comes to personal injury law, there is no substitute for years in the courtroom.…

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What Type of Coverage Do You Need When Buying or Renewing Your Auto Insurance?

P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond Personal Injury Attorney

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, Virginia Personal Injury Attorney

As a lawyer who specializes in the handling of personal injury claims, I often encounter clients that have been injured in serious motor vehicle collisions. Over the years, I have found that many clients don't know what types of coverage they have on their vehicles, the amount of the coverage they purchased, or how the answers to these questions may impact their case or our handling of it.

Being well insured is your best protection against the consequences of a collision—regardless of who is at fault. Consider these types of coverage and how they could shield your financial wellness in the event of a crash:


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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

This year, from August 21st through Labor Day on September 7th, law enforcement will be cracking down on drunk driving as a part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. [1]  Labor Day weekend and other summer holidays typically see lots of highway travel, as well as an increase in drunk driving.[2]  The NHTSA’s campaign against drunk driving is an effort to keep all drivers safer and unite law enforcement nationwide against the drunk driving epidemic.[3]

Drunk driving causes a significant percentage of crash fatalities in the United States.[4]  Specifically, about…

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#X: A Campaign to Stop Texting and Driving

By: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

AT&T has launched a new phase in their ongoing campaign against distracted driving: #X. #X is conceived as a conversation stop-gap, an easy to type pause button that lets the person you are communicating with know you are about to drive and will get back to them when you’re off the road. The majority of texting drivers are not initiating a conversation but instead responding to a text. Proponents hope that helping drivers eliminate incoming messages with #X will allow them to avoid the temptation created when their phone goes off in the car.[1] 

#X is part of AT&T’s larger It Can Wait campaign, which was launched in 2009 to address…

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Why You Shouldn’t Give a Recorded Statement to the Insurance Company

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond VA Personal Injury Attorney

After you’ve been in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may receive a telephone call from the adjuster of the person who hit you. She seems pleasant on the phone, and she just needs you to answer a few questions to “firm up liability.” Don’t fall for her trap! What she really wants is for you to give a recorded statement that the other person’s insurance can use against you to avoid paying you the money you deserve. This is why, as a general rule, you shouldn’t give a recorded statement concerning a motor vehicle accident to anyone without the advice of an attorney. You shouldn’t give an oral statement either.

But what could…

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Statutes of Limitations

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond Personal Injury Attorney

You have suffered a personal injury that was not your fault, but you decide that you just don't have the time or energy to contact a lawyer. But don't wait too long, or your claim could be subject to something known as a "statute of imitations."

Statutes of limitations are laws passed by the Virginia Legislature that set strict time limits on how long you have to file a "civil" lawsuit, like a personal injury claim [1]. There are two rules to keep in mind regarding statutes of limitations[2]:

1. The time period starts running down on the date your claim arises or "accrues" (the date of your personal injury); and


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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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What To Do After a Car or Truck Accident?

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond VA Personal Injury Attorney

After law-enforcement officials have discharged you from the scene of an accident that caused injury or damage to anyone's vehicle or property, you should contact your insurance company and report the accident immediately. Contacting the insurance company to report an accident is required by your auto liability insurance policy. If you fail to do so, the company may deny you insurance coverage!

Here is what you should tell your insurance company:• That the accident occurred;• The date and time of the accident;• The location of the accident; and• The names and addresses of anyone involved in the accident.


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Distracted Driving - Advice For Parents

Author: P. Christopher Guedri - Richmond Personal Injury Attorney

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, teen drivers are more likely than any other age group to be involved in a fatal car crash caused by distracted driving. What role can parents take to reduce the risk that their child will be involved in a car accident because of distracted driving? While you can't be with your child every minute, you can have an influence on what kind of driver your teen becomes. It is possible to help your teen develop a lifetime of good driving habits by following these three simple steps:

Have the Talk About Distracted Driving

Talk to your teen about the serious responsibility required…

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