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Disturbing Rash of Accidents Involving Motorists and Pedestrians/Cyclists

For our clients, colleagues, friends, and neighbors who live in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County, the past two weeks have brought sad and alarming news. On June 3, 2021, a fatal motor vehicle collision occurred involving a cyclist struck while crossing Telegraph Road at Franconia Road. And just 2 hours later, a pedestrian was Read More

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How Valuable is Expert Testimony in Virginia Civil Cases?

How Valuable is Expert Testimony in Virginia Civil Cases? Expert testimony is an important part of most trials and typically makes all the difference in proving your case and is particularly true in personal injury cases. Medical doctors play an important role in personal injury cases because of their expertise in diagnosing, treating, and causally Read More

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Taxicab Passengers In Alexandria City Gain Added Insurance Protection

We are very happy to report that beginning June 1, 2021, passengers in taxicabs permitted to operate in the City of Alexandria will have a minimum of $100,000 of automobile insurance available to them if injured in a crash. This level of coverage is a much-needed increase in coverage and will significantly benefit all who Read More

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The Importance of Pre-trial Motions to Your Case

After the plaintiff files a lawsuit, several pretrial motions can be made by either party before the actual trial begins. The party that files the motion is called the movant, and the party responding to the motion is called the respondent. Usually, the goal of pretrial motions are to limit or narrow the issues for Read More

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Keeping An Eye On The Virginia State House

In mid-February, we asked readers of our monthly eNewsletter to make their voices heard regarding pending legislation at the Virginia State House that could affect those who are hurt due to no fault of their own. Here is a quick summary of what happened during the most recent legislative session. What passed? Senate Bill 1182 Read More

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What you need to know about Subpoenas in Virginia Civil Matters

What you need to know about Subpoenas in Virginia Civil Matters In Virginia, two frequently used subpoenas can be served to assist a party in a civil matter to further aid in discovery or at trial. Those two types of subpoenas are a subpoena duces tecum and a witness subpoena. Subpoena duces tecum A subpoena Read More

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The Value of Video Evidence – Cameras are everywhere!

There has been a tremendous increase in the number of personal injury cases we are handling in which the event has been captured on video. While having such evidence is of tremendous value in evaluating and proving our clients’ cases, obtaining it does require an injured person to seek counsel more promptly than in days Read More

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Discovery: Medical Examinations

Discovery: Medical Examinations You filed a lawsuit after being unable to settle your personal injury claim and are now undergoing the pre-trial discovery phase. This phase is complex, as it typically consists of several discovery tools used to gather admissible evidence relevant to your case. Discovery tools include depositions, interrogatories, requests for production of documents, Read More

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Discovery: Requests for Admission

You are injured in a car accident or a slip or trip and fall, and believe someone else is liable for your damages. Whether the driver of another vehicle crashed into you because they were texting or a business owner forgot to put up a hazard sign near a slippery surface, there are many instances Read More

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Virginia Car Insurance Coverage – Explained!

The purpose of this video is to explain the basic elements of a car insurance policy. All too often, we discover that a client’s insurance policy doesn’t adequately cover the injuries they sustain due to someone else’s negligence, especially in car accident cases. Don’t let this happen to you! Using a sample “declarations page,” we Read More

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