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Tort reform: Virginia ranks lowest out of neighboring states

  • May 28, 2024
  • Blog
  • Scott D. Carlton

There is a lot of lobbying and intrigue surrounding tort law. Every year, the insurance industry spends significant time and money persuading politicians in the Virginia General Assembly to take...

The unsettling bridge safety ratings in Virginia

  • May 21, 2024
  • Blog
  • Christopher J. Toepp

The fatal bridge collapse in Baltimore has brought a renewed focus on the state of bridges across the U.S. Virginia’s rankings are a cause for concern. According to a report...

Dog bites: A comprehensive guide to keeping children safe

  • May 20, 2024
  • Blog
  • Abbigale E. Bricker

Dogs offer companionship, loyalty, and love. For those reasons and more, they have earned the nickname “man’s best friend.”  At the same time we cannot turn a blind eye to...

Beers at the bar: Barred from benefits in your workers’ compensation case

  • May 17, 2024
  • Blog
  • Jennifer G. Capocelli

According to the National Institute of Health, heavy drinkers were 1.7 times more likely than abstainers to report an accidental injury, 3.8 times more likely to report injuries requiring hospitalization,...

What if a car accident aggravates a pre-existing condition?

  • May 14, 2024
  • Blog
  • Emily E. Smith

Sometimes, people think they don’t have a claim if a car accident aggravated a pre-existing medical condition or injury. However, that’s not the law in Virginia—or most states. In Virginia, the...

Root cause of trucking accidents: Violating safety regulations

  • May 14, 2024
  • Blog
  • Robert C. T. Reed

Many motor vehicle collisions are the result of failure to pay attention, to obey the speed limit, to obey traffic control signs and markings, or other similar negligent behavior that...

Seven tips for sharing the road with trucks

  • May 14, 2024
  • Blog
  • Richard C. Armstrong

Our highways are filled with a diverse mix of vehicles, from compact cars to massive 18-wheelers. While all motorists have a responsibility to practice safe driving habits, sharing the road...

Statute of limitations in medical malpractice cases in Virginia

  • May 14, 2024
  • Blog
  • Malcolm P. McConnell, III

You went to the doctor for treatment or for some procedure. You believe that the doctor who treated you may have done something wrong that resulted in a worse outcome...