Category:Personal Injury

The Inside Workings Of A U.S. Courtroom

Posted on April 9th, 2013, by James Livesay in Criminal Defense, Custody, Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury. Comments Off on The Inside Workings Of A U.S. Courtroom

Going to court for the first time can be an intimidating experience. Whether you are facing criminal charges or find yourself in court in a divorce or custody case, remaining calm in court can really help you make your most effective case. We put together the infographic below to help you understand all the different parts of the courtroom, so you can feel at ease on your day in court. This infographic explains who people are, what they do, and where they sit. We’ve also included some interesting facts about courtrooms, and funny quotes from actual court cases.

Our experienced attorneys in Fairfax, Fredericksburg, and Manassas, Virginia feel right at home in the courtroom—hopefully this information will allow you to also be at ease in front of the judge or jury.

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Contributory Negligence in Virginia

Posted on April 15th, 2012, by Benjamin Griffitts 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 Benjamin Griffitts 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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