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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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Virginia Legal Tips from Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C.

Tucker Griffin Barnes has sent out the following legal tips to friends and past clients.  Please let us know if you’d like to be added to the “tips” email list.  Just send an email to Mike Griffin ([email protected]) with “Add to Tips List” in subject.  Thanks! – Answers to Frequent Landlord-Tenant Issues – Should I Fight My Read More

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When Railroad Crossings Become a Real Estate Problem

Tucker’s Tips for Realtors and Lenders: Selling or Buying Land With A Railroad Crossing On It The Good News: Most railroad crossings in Virginia are over a state road and there are no issues with the legal ability to cross the railroad tracks (Just remember to obey the railroad signals and to look carefully both Read More

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General Bankruptcy Information

Is Bankruptcy Right for Me? You can’t keep up with your bills, and now you’re facing wage garnishment.  What should you do?  The following provides basic information about bankruptcy.  Please contact us if you believe bankruptcy may be an option.  The consultation is free. WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF BANKRUPTCY? The Bankruptcy Code provides for Read More

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