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Will COVID-19 Change the Workers’ Compensation System Forever?

Even after the worst part of the coronavirus pandemic subsides, it will likely take many years to assess the ways it has altered American society and culture. Certainly, the effects on employment and the healthcare industry will be significant, so we should expect laws to change to address those changed circumstances. Accordingly, states might be Read More

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Can You Bring an Emotional Distress Claim Related to COVID-19?

The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not only potentially deadly, but can be transmitted by individuals who are not showing any symptoms, so people might fear that they’ve contracted the illness even if they feel fine. While the virus has existed in the United States for months, obtaining a test is still difficult in Read More

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Drop in Car Crashes, Spike in Bicycle Accidents Linked to Coronavirus

Once Americans came to understand how deadly the coronavirus can be and how easily it is passed from person to person, transportation habits changed. Not only did people drastically curtail business and personal travel, but many stopped going to their workplaces. That has led to a reduction in car accidents at the same time that Read More

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What Happens if You Host a Gathering While in Quarantine?

Along with the serious health risks associated with coronavirus, Americans are burdened by quarantine orders and similar directives that forbid them from seeing their loved ones, even for major events such as holidays and birthdays. It can be tempting to try to break the rules, especially for people who believe that they don’t fall into Read More

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Food Should Be Fit to Eat

In October, 2013, 22,000 pounds of meat were recalled for fear of possible listeria infection. Virginia was among the 27 states that had received the later recalled meat. Listeria bacteria can cause listeriosis, a very serious disease that can be fatal. Listeria bacteria are usually contracted from improperly processed meat and unpasteurized dairy products. They Read More

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Head Injuries and High School Football

In October, 2013, a 15 year old football player from New Kent High School died tragically after collapsing on the football field during practice. Although he had recently sustained a concussion, he reportedly had been given permission to return to practice. The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) estimates that more than 2.7 million football Read More

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Motorcycle Crashes in Virginia

Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are common in Virginia. Motorcycles are more affected than other vehicles by road conditions such as potholes, debris, uneven road surfaces and slippery surfaces. There have been over 2000 motorcycle accidents in Virginia in each of the past five years. Just in 2012 there were 2,416 crashes.  According to the National Highway Read More

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Wrongful Death in Virginia

The death of a close family member is one of the biggest tragedies anyone can face. You should not need to also cope with the financial burden created by your loss. A wrongful death suit is designed to help with the financial burden. If your loved one has died due to someone’s negligence or fault, Read More

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What is Special About Virginia’s Wrongful Death Law?

You may have heard of the terrifying mass shooting at Virginia Tech University in 2007, which took the lives of 32 people. The University was slow to report a dangerous situation, though the shooter had committed two murders earlier that day. As a result, in the eyes of many family members of those killed, the Read More

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What is Personal Injury?

Anyone can get hurt at any time, but if your injury is due to someone else’s negligence or harmful actions, you may be entitled to compensation. Whether you can make a claim and how much you can claim will depend on the kind of injury and the impact it has. Virginia law allows two years Read More

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