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The Round-Up Case – Weed Killer Kills in Court!

Round-Up – a Familiar Brand, a Disabling Injury, and a Tremendous Verdict In an episode that has rocked the Plaintiff’s bar, chemical maker Monsanto, a Bayer Company, was on the wrong end of a verdict that will cost them $289,000,000! Round Up is a weed killer that most of us have used or had in

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Medpay and PIP – what are they? Should I have them?

MEDPAY AND PIP A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF NO-FAULT COVERAGE IN VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND Any motorist runs the risk of being involved in an accident – they do happen, whether truly accidental, or the result of someone else’s negligence.  As drivers in the DC metropolitan area, we run a much higher-risk! To assist paying for non-property

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Happy 4th of July – Celebrate Safely!

Happy Independence Day! The 4th of July will be celebrated in every town and city throughout the United States, including our neck of the American woods: Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, DC, and so on. It is a time when many will gather together, sing, dance, rejoice, and enjoy good food and close friends. Still more

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A New Year – Make Better Decisions About Your Car Insurance

2017 is now over, and it has given way to the promise and possibilities of a new year.  The new year is often seen as a time of change, especially among those of us who make resolutions to try new things, to right old wrongs, and to improve.  This year, the Alexandria Injury Attorney would

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Happy Halloween – Some Safety Tips for Everyone

Halloween is a fun night for the young – and quite a few of the older generation, too – filled with friends, treats, frights, and scares.  The only fun scares, though, are the planned and festive kind.  No one wants to have a holiday ruined by mistakes, accidents, negligence, or carelessness. Halloween can still be

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DISTRACTED DRIVING – DEADLY AND DANGEROUS!

  So you are driving down the road, and your smart phone, sitting on the seat beside you rings – do you pick it up?  Does your car’s infotainment system allow you to read text messages while you drive?  Do you fiddle with your GPS as you head down the highway?  Do you keep up

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An Assignment Gone Wrong – Why the Virginia Supreme Court Denied a Chiropractor’s A&A

The Virginia Supreme Court answered an interesting question last month: can a medical provider enforce an assignment signed by its patient against a tortfeasor’s liability insurance company?  One Virginia chiropractor thought so, and filed suit.  Here are the facts: A Ms. Dodson was injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident caused by a

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Lynnhill Condos – do the displaced have a case?

News rocked the DC Metro area last month as officials in Prince George’s County condemned an apartment building, Lynnhill Condominiums, for numerous violations of the fire code. According to news reports, the building management was given a grace period to effect repairs, but failed to do so.  This resulted in the County Police going into

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Diminished Value: My car is a wreck! What do I do about it?

As an Alexandria Injury Attorney dealing with various car accident cases, many of our clients have claims for the property damage sustained by their vehicles. More often than not, those claims are resolved quickly and easily, without any need for attorney involvement.  If liability is clear-cut, the other motorist’s insurance will usually issue payment promptly.

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Distracted Driving in the Metro Area – a Problem We Can Solve!

According to government statistics, there were 3,129 fatalities caused by distracted driving in 2014.  By the following year, an estimated 391,000 people were injured in distracted driving related accidents, with fatalities increasing to 3,477.  Many people think those numbers are seriously under reported.  Distracted driving is defined as any activity, including adjusting or fiddling with

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