Category:Personal Injury


Contributory Negligence in Virginia

Posted on April 15th, 2012, by Livesay & Myers, P.C. in Personal Injury. Comments Off on Contributory Negligence in Virginia

Imagine this scenario: Vehicle A is sitting in a left turn lane governed by a traffic signal, which is currently a solid green globe. Her left turn signal is on, and she is waiting for oncoming traffic to clear before making a left turn. Vehicle A watches a final car pass, looks ahead, sees no cars coming, and begins to turn left onto the intersecting street. As Vehicle A begins her turn, Vehicle B appears over the crest of a slight hill. Vehicle B hits Vehicle A in the back portion of her vehicle. Law Enforcement is called to arrive. During the investigation, the driver of Vehicle B concedes to driving 5 to 7 miles over the posted speed limit. Both drivers complain of minor injuries.  Does the officer issue a ticket to either driver? If so, to whom? Who … Read More »


Be The Tortoise Not The Hare After Your Automobile Accident

Posted on February 28th, 2012, by Livesay & Myers, P.C. in Personal Injury. Comments Off on Be The Tortoise Not The Hare After Your Automobile Accident

Most of us are familiar with the fable of the tortoise and the hare. The speedy hare declares no other animal a match for his speed, only to be challenged to a race by the slow-moving tortoise. The hare sprints from the start line, charges ahead, and in contempt for his opponent, lays down for a nap. All the while, the tortoise continues to slowly press ahead. When the hare awakes, he sees the tortoise near the finish line, and despite his speed, he cannot get there faster than the tortoise. The tortoise wins the race, not because of his speed, but rather his consistency.

In much the same way, a personal injury claim can be resolved successfully through consistency.

So many auto accident victims start their case like the hare: they make an initial doctor visit, contact the insurance companies and make arrangements … Read More »


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