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What Are the Main Causes of a Pedestrian Accident?

Pedestrian accidents involve the injury or death of an individual on foot upon being struck by a car, bus, truck, or other motor vehicle. Because of the difference in force, weight, and velocity between a person and a vehicle at the impact site, the consequences of these accidents can be life-changing or life-ending.  When the … Continue reading “What Are the Main Causes of a Pedestrian Accident?”

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Is a Misdiagnosis Considered Malpractice?

In the commonwealth of Virginia, medical malpractice refers to a negligent act—or action not taken—by a medical professional, in the context of services rendered, that leads to losses.  Misdiagnosis is just one example of medical malpractice.  Although suffering losses from a misdiagnosis could be the basis for a medical malpractice complaint in Virginia, it’s impossible … Continue reading “Is a Misdiagnosis Considered Malpractice?”

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How Do You Negotiate a Bodily Injury Settlement?

After suffering the impact of a bodily injury, it can be hard to get the fair compensation you deserve from a settlement. Negotiating with the insurance companies can overwhelm, and then you have to deal with your injuries and emotional damage on top.  If you are wondering, “How do you negotiate a bodily injury settlement?” … Continue reading “How Do You Negotiate a Bodily Injury Settlement?”

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How Much Should I Ask for Pain and Suffering from a Car Accident?

Ask anyone who’s been on the receiving end of a difficult car accident—the injuries you sustain often extend far beyond the physical. After suffering injuries in a severe accident, it’s likely you’ll deal with the lingering effects of emotional damages, too. Filing a civil claim against the party responsible for your losses might help, but … Continue reading “How Much Should I Ask for Pain and Suffering from a Car Accident?”

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Products Liability: Things to Know

Injuries resulting from the use of a defective product can feel overwhelming. You might wonder whether you used the product incorrectly, or if something inherent in its design caused your injury. You might not know where to turn.  Fortunately, civil law allows victims of defective products to hold the responsible parties liable through a personal … Continue reading “Products Liability: Things to Know”