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Medical Bills for Car Accident Injuries May Be Paid Multiple Times Under Certain Conditions

I was injured in a car accident through no fault of my own. Is it true I can get paid twice for my medical bills and keep the difference? Maybe, sometimes more (generally speaking under Virginia law.) The answer to this question depends on the type of health insurance you have. Virginia law states that Read More

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What Should You Do If Your Slip and Fall Is Blamed on You?

If you slip or trip on someone else’s property, you might suffer serious, painful injuries and incur medical bills, lost wages and other out-of-pocket costs. When that happens, you may be entitled to damages from the owner or legal occupier of the property. But what if it is claimed that you were partly responsible for Read More

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Forgoing Auto Insurance in Virginia Is a Legal but Not Really Viable Option

Virginia is unusual among U.S. states in that it allows its citizens to own vehicles and drive without automobile insurance, provided they pay a $500 uninsured motor vehicle fee. Nevertheless, it is a bad idea to take up that opportunity to save money on insurance premiums. If you’re ever in an accident, you’ll find that Read More

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What Should You Do After a Rear-End Collision in Virginia?

In 2015, according to statistics compiled by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and reported by The Washington Post, it was estimated that approximately 1.7 million rear-end crashes occur in the United States every year. Between 2012 and 2014, the NTSB found that nearly half of all two-vehicle collisions nationwide were rear-end collisions. Many of Read More

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Virginia’s Dog Bite Law Limits Owners’ Liability

Virginia law provides protections for both dog owners and victims of dog bites. If you are involved in a dog bite incident, it is important to know that Virginia follows a system of contributory negligence. The law maintains that a person whose negligent acts led to their own injury cannot recover damages for those injuries. Read More

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Calculating Pain and Suffering: Three Times Special Damages?

Some costs that result from accidents are cut and dry. Damages that can be easily quantified are called economic or “special” damages. Hospitals issue bills for medical treatments, auto-body shops tally up the expenses of towing and repairs, and lost income from being unable to work can be determined by one’s wages or salary. All Read More

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Your Health Insurance & Car Accident Cases

Do I have to pay my health insurance back if I recover money from a car accident case? The general rule in Virginia is “NO”; although, in many other states you are required to do so. The exceptions to this rule in Virginia include, but are not limited to: Workers’ Compensation payments; Medicare; Medicaid; ERISA Read More

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When is a Virginia Dog Owner Responsible for Dog Bites?

What Does Virginia Law Say About Dog Bites: How does negligence per se apply to dog bites in Virginia? Virginia law requires that a dog owner restrain and control his dog – whether or not he knows the dog is dangerous or aggressive. Most cities, towns, and counties have what are commonly called “leash laws” Read More

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Client Review – Complicated Charlottesville Car Accident Case

We Greatly Appreciate 5-Star Reviews from our Personal Injury Clients: “I had an incredible experience working with Tucker Griffin Barnes. Yvonne Griffin represented me in a personal injury case when I was involved in a car accident that changed my life in so many ways. My case was complicated and challenging. Ms. Griffin helped me Read More

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Charlottesville Motorcycle Accident Review

We Greatly Appreciate 5-Star Reviews from our Personal Injury Clients: “Highly recommend this group! After being in a serious motorcycle accident and lack of insurance available from person who caused it, they cut their fees to help me knowing I have a life of issues ahead. That told me they cared about me and not Read More

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