By Rakin Hamad | Published May 31, 2022 | |
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 MoreRead More
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 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
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 MoreRead More
“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 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
As in all successful journeys, you must know your ultimate destination at the beginning of the trip. Handling a personal injury case on behalf of a client is a journey that the client and lawyer take together, sometimes taking 2 to 3 years to complete. To be successful on the client’s behalf, the experienced personal Read MoreRead More
A new statute in VA aims to help protect pedestrians, cyclists, and other vulnerable road users. We want to make sure you are aware. Virginia Code § 46.2-816.1, which took effect on July 1, 2020, allows prosecutors to bring more severe criminal charges when a distracted motor vehicle driver injures a vulnerable road user. A 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
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 MoreRead More
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