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  • Top Mistakes New Drivers Make

    Getting a license imbues new drivers with a sense of newfound freedom in their ability to roam the country and often makes it seem like the possibilities are endless. While every new driver should certainly appreciate and enjoy this wonderful new milestone, it is still important to remember that driving is a privilege and should be taken seriously. If you are a new driver, you this means ...
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  • Mistakes Made During a Personal Injury Claim and How to Avoid Them

    Accidents are overwhelming and traumatic experiences and, unfortunately, the trouble does not stop once the event itself is over. As you begin dealing with the at-fault party’s insurance company, you will find yourself navigating another difficult situation. The insurance adjuster might try to appear helpful and concerned about your wellbeing, but it is important to remember one fact – his or her ...
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  • Tips to Prevent Distracted Driving

    Distracted driving accidents are becoming increasingly common these days and, while most of us know that using a cell phone is distracting, it is not the only form of distracted driving. Any time a driver’s attention is not completely focused on the road and his or her surroundings, this is considered distracted driving and is incredibly dangerous. To prevent accidents caused by this risky habit, ...
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  • How to Prepare Your Teen Driver for the Road

    Whether your teen already has a driver’s license or is preparing to get one, you are likely concerned about his or her safety. Passing an exam does not mean you are prepared to handle this great responsibility, so it is critical that you take the time to do your part and ensure your teen exercises safe driving practices and obeys the rules of the road. Here are some ways in which you can help ...
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Virginia's Wrongful Death Law

    It is never easy to lose a loved one to a situation that could have been prevented. Much like other states across America, Virginia has laws that cover wrongful deaths . In this blog, we explain Virginia’s wrongful death laws and how to file a wrongful death claim. What Is a Wrongful Death? According to Virginia Code section 8.01-50, a death that is caused by a wrongful act, neglect, or default of ...
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  • How Long Do I Have to Take Legal Action After My Auto Accident?

    A statute of limitations is a specific time limit that is placed on your right to bring about a lawsuit. These limitations depend on the type of lawsuit you wish to file and the type of loss or damages that you have suffered. When it comes to auto accidents , there are three different statutes of limitations that might affect your ability to take legal action. According to Code of Virginia section ...
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  • What to Do After a Work Injury

    When we are in our work environment, we usually do not expect to be injured and hope that our employers have taken extra care to make sure conditions are safe. Unfortunately, accidents happen and workers often sustain injuries while on the job. After you have been injured, there are steps you can take to ensure you receive the workers compensation you are entitled to. State law requires nearly ...
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  • Wintertime Safety Tips to Avoid a Slip & Fall

    With the arrival of winter weather, the likelihood of encountering slippery surfaces increases. Slips and falls might be fodder for comedy in television and on film, but in real life, taking a nasty spill on icy porch steps can lead to some serious injuries. To lessen the possibility of having to go to the hospital during this joyous time of year, consider some of the following tips, which can ...
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  • What Should I Ask My Doctor After a Car Accident?

    If you have suffered an injury in a car accident , no matter how severe your injury is, the first thing you must do is seek medical attention. As soon as you see a doctor, it is important to ask him or her a number of questions that may help you with your car accident claim or personal injury lawsuit. The following are the most important questions to ask your physician after a car crash: What is ...
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  • How the Value of Personal Injury Claims is Calculated

    At Randall J. Trost, P.C. , one of the most frequent questions asked is “how much is my personal injury case worth?” Although the answer seems simple, it is anything but. The final amount reflects not only the damages suffered at the scene of the accident, but also the toll the accident takes on the victim—also known as pain and suffering. The following are the common types of damages for which ...
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  • Myths About Personal Injury Claims

    If you have suffered an injury in an accident caused by a negligent party, you have the right to bring a personal injury lawsuit against them. However, many people have a lot of misconceptions and preconceived notions about the entire legal process. In order to set the record straight, here are some false impressions about personal injury claims: Myth #1: I do not need a lawyer . Fact: After an ...
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  • Bicycle Safety Myths

    Hundreds and thousands of Americans are treated for bicycle-related injuries annually and most of them are children. It is our duty as parents to teach our children the proper safety techniques in order for them to avoid accidents and injuries. Unfortunately, there are plenty of bicycle safety myths that are often regarded as truth. The following is a list of common bicycle safety myths, coupled ...
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  • Why It's Important to Wear Your Seat Belt

    According to Virginia law, everyone in the front seat of vehicles is required to wear seatbelts. Furthermore, drivers and passengers under 18 years of age need to be properly secured in a safety belt no matter where they are sitting in the vehicle. Unfortunately, many people still continue to not wear their seatbelts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that seat belts ...
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  • Reasons to Get Uninsured Motorist Coverage

    In Virginia and in most states throughout the country, licensed drivers are required to possess car insurance. Unfortunately, there is a startling number of motorists who continue to drive without having any insurance coverage, or not enough coverage. When you are involved in a car accident caused by an uninsured driver, you may have to pay for your damages and injuries out of your own wallet. ...
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  • Motorcycle Safety Tips for the Summer

    With summer in full swing, many motorcyclists hit the road to enjoy riding in the warm weather. However, since millions of Americans embark on road trips, the combination of the heat and traffic makes the roadways more dangerous than usual. The following are common safety tips to help you stay out of trouble while on your motorcycle this summer: Inspect your motorcycle regularly . Before you hit ...
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