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Virtual Blood Drive Highlights Lawyers Working Together

This month at Curcio Law, we have all signed up to donate blood with the American Red Cross as part of the joint Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (VADA), and Virginia Bar Association (VBA) Young Lawyers Virtual Blood Drive. This virtual blood drive is the result of a great idea Read More

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Preparing for Trial: Overcoming the Defense’s Case

As the plaintiff, the injured party must present their case-in-chief to the jury before the defendant’s case. In their case-in-chief, the plaintiff must prove liability and damages. That is, the plaintiff must first prove that the defendant was negligent in causing the plaintiff’s injuries. Then the plaintiff must prove the defendant’s negligent behavior caused every Read More

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The Evolving Use of Social Media as Evidence

Recently, I had the pleasure of participating on a panel as part of a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course offered by the Fairfax Bar Association.  As a member of the Fairfax Bar Association, Curcio Law is honored to participate in these seminars and share our knowledge with our peers. The topic discussed was the discoverability Read More

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Are You Curious About Ramadan?

April marks the beginning of Ramadan for Muslims around the world. Our Associate Rakin Hamad, a Muslim himself, shares some great information about Ramadan and how it impacts Muslims across the world. What is Ramadan? Ramadan is the holy month for Muslims. During Ramadan, Muslims fast every day of the month. Fasting is one of Read More

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Major Pro-Consumer Auto Insurance Law Passed

We are very excited to report on a significant change to Virginia’s automobile insurance laws passed in this year’s legislative session. This law will significantly benefit consumers by providing the full coverage limits purchased when such limits are needed most. As many of you know, and we have written about before, Virginia law requires that Read More

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Preparing for Trial: The Power of Medical Illustrations in a Personal Injury Case

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 More

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Local Courts Hearing Civil Jury Trials Again!

We have now passed the two-year mark for the Covid pandemic. I’m sure it has challenged each of you in many and varied ways, as it has us. Hopefully, similar to all of us at the firm, things in your personal and professional lives are beginning to resemble life pre-Covid. A very welcomed change for Read More

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Preparing For Trial: Witness and Exhibit Lists

“It’s not what you know; it’s what you can prove.” This iconic line from the movie Training Day shows us the importance of evidence during jury trials. The evidence shared with the jury will consist of testimony from witnesses and exhibits. Before deliberations, the jury will be instructed through the jury instructions to only consider Read More

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Updates from the Virginia Legislative Session

As the Virginia Legislature continues to work through the 2022 legislative session, here are a few updates regarding some of the pending bills that we brought to your attention in a previous blog. HB 1132- The purpose of this bill is to allow the Court to pay settlement funds directly to a responsible adult (usually Read More

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What to Consider When Preparing for Trial

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 More

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