By Justin Curcio | Published November 14, 2023 | |
The dawn of self-driving vehicles promised a future of safe, driverless transport. However, a recent incident involving Cruise, a subsidiary of General Motors (GM), has cast a shadow over this technology’s reliability and safety protocols, resulting in a significant recall and raising crucial legal considerations for personal injury law. The Incident In early October of Read MoreRead More
The safety of children while riding school buses is a top priority for parents and school authorities. School buses are generally considered one of the safest modes of transportation for students, but it is essential for parents know what to do if their child is involved in a school bus accident. Steps to Take if Read MoreRead More
When it comes to ensuring the safety of our children during their daily commute to school, understanding and following the road rules and etiquette around school buses in Virginia is important. Believe us, we get it – the struggle of leaving for work 20 minutes earlier only to find yourself stuck behind a school bus Read MoreRead More
Punitive damages are extra compensation given in civil cases to punish someone for extremely reprehensible behavior. They serve as an example and a warning to discourage others from doing the same thing. In Allstate Ins. Co. v. Wade, 265 Va. 383 (2003), the Virginia Supreme Court explains in its ruling that a defendant’s behavior has to Read MoreRead More
Tom, Justin, and Rakin recently returned from the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA) annual convention at the historic Greenbrier Estate. VTLA’s annual convention aims to keep attorneys abreast of the new laws, gain insight into how to maximize the value of a case, and network with fellow attorneys throughout Virginia. This year was no exception. Read MoreRead More
Jury selection, also known as voir dire (Latin for “speak the truth), is the beginning of any jury trial and is the first time the parties address the jurors that will be hearing their case. There is a wealth of literature on the philosophy of voir dire and the importance of making a great first Read MoreRead More
Medical illustrations are an important tool in proving damages in a plaintiff’s personal injury case. A medical illustration is a visual depiction of an injury or a procedure performed on the injured party. When a medical expert explains how a person was injured, many medical terms are used, and the average juror is unfamiliar with Read MoreRead More
When you cannot settle your personal injury case, the next step is to file a lawsuit. After you have filed your lawsuit, the discovery process begins. After discovery is concluded and any necessary pre-trial motions are heard, the issues in the case become more apparent and become the focus of your trial preparation. When gearing Read MoreRead More
Thanksgiving is an excellent time of year to catch up with friends and family, kick back and relax over the extended weekend, overindulging in food and football. However, it is important to remember that Thanksgiving is one of the most heavily traveled times of the year. There are more cars on the road than usual, Read MoreRead More
As we enter the second half of the summer, it is essential for boaters and their passengers to refresh some boater safety guidelines. Unfortunately, here in Northern Virginia, boating accidents and drownings occur on the Potomac River every year. These boating-related accidents, injuries, and deaths can be avoided by taking proper measures. First and foremost, Read MoreRead More
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