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What if I have a permanent injury after a work accident?

  • June 30, 2022
  • Blog
  • Jennifer G. Capocelli

If you are hurt in a work accident that leaves you with a permanent injury, you may be entitled to permanent partial disability benefits. What are permanent partial disability benefits?...

Trial by jury: How are members of a jury chosen?

  • June 23, 2022
  • Blog
  • Paul D. Hux

Ever wonder how the seven people sitting in the jury box at a civil trial in Virginia get there?  If you’ve been on a jury, you probably have some idea....

Communication: Working together with your attorney

  • June 14, 2022
  • Blog
  • Richard C. Armstrong

Motor vehicle collisions can be overwhelming. One minute you are in your car, minding your own business, and the next, you are confronted with a lot of information and decisions...

Bootlegging & rum-running: Transporting alcohol in Virginia

  • June 10, 2022
  • Blog
  • Ashley T. Davis

Virginia has a long history of bootlegging and rum-running. One particularly famous example comes Franklin County, which during the Prohibition era of the United States (1920-1933), was reputed to be...

How can I have a TBI if hospital scans appear “normal”? 

  • June 9, 2022
  • Blog
  • R. Lee Appleton

A pattern that happens all too often in motor vehicle accidents is that an injured person will complain of headaches, dizziness, nausea, or other symptoms of a mild traumatic brain...

James River tragedy linked to low-head dams (“drowning machines”)

  • June 6, 2022
  • Blog
  • Edward L. Allen

On Memorial Day weekend, a group of 12 friends were rafting and paddle boarding down the James River, when tragedy struck. Though the group attempted to exit the river before...

Arbitration: Advantages and disadvantages

  • June 2, 2022
  • Blog
  • R. Clayton Allen

What is arbitration? Arbitration is a method of resolving disputes without going to court. Sometimes an attorney will recommend arbitration to a client as the best means to resolve a...

Guardian ad litem: Ethics rules in Virginia

  • June 2, 2022
  • Blog
  • James Mick Kessel

The Virginia State Bar Standing Committee on Legal Ethics issues Legal Ethics Opinions (or LEOs), concerning the ethical obligations of attorneys. Often a LEO explains or clarifies the application to...