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  • What Can I Do If My Car Accident Was Caused by a Teenage Driver?

    Teenagers make up roughly 14% of America’s population. But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 30% of car accident costs can be attributed to the collision they cause. This information suggests that teenage drivers are twice as likely, at least, to cause a car accident than any other age group on the road. But why are they so dangerous? Inexperience & ...
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  • Can PTSD Be Caused by a Brain Injury?

    A traumatic brain injury ( TBI ) can cause a number of different and often unpredictable symptoms, conditions, and consequences. Some people may experience insomnia and chronic headaches, and others could start to sleep for unusually long periods of time and feel an overall insensitivity to pain. One of the mysteries researchers are starting to explore is whether or not a brain injury could ...
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  • What Is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims in VA?

    Have you been injured due to another party’s negligence? Depending on the circumstances, you may have grounds to file a legal claim against the at-fault party in pursuit of monetary damages for your injuries. While you may want to rest and relax while you recover, it is important you do not delay in filing your claim as there are certain strict deadlines that must be met in order to preserve your ...
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  • Things to Know About Concussions

    When a person experiences a blow to the head or sudden violent movement of the head and neck, the brain can jostle within the skull and strike the hard bone, causing bruising, torn blood vessels, and nerve damage. This is known as a concussion injury and is one of the most common types of brain injuries . Concussions can temporarily alter the way the brain functions and cause a wide range of ...
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  • Steps to Take When Selling Your Business

    Selling your small business can be a great way to make big profits in one move, especially if you are readying to retire. But the complications of transferring ownership to another person or group can often be too much hardship for a small business owner to handle. After all, the business doesn’t just freeze in time when you want to sell it – you will have to run a business and make a sale. To ...
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  • Is It Worth It to Sue for Whiplash After a Car Accident?

    Whiplash is one of the most common types of injuries resulting from car accidents . “Whiplash” is the common term used to describe the injury and subsequent medical complications caused by the sudden back-and-forth motion of the neck, oftentimes caused by rear-end accidents. While mild whiplash can sometimes only cause mild discomfort, more serious forms of whiplash can be excruciatingly painful ...
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  • How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?

    When you suffer an injury due to someone else’s actions, you will probably want to file a personal injury lawsuit against them, eventually. Your first instinct might be to instead rest and relax while you recover, which is completely understandable but also a little risky. All states have a statute of limitations in place that will prevent you from filing a civil lawsuit against a liable or guilty ...
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  • Inclement Weather & Reckless Driving

    Whenever the rain starts to fall in Northern Virginia, it seems like everyone on the road is suddenly in a hurry to get to their destination. Reckless driving reports rise and the risk of getting into a serious car accident goes up with it. What is it about inclement weather that makes many motorists handle their vehicles irresponsibly? The verdict is still out on that one and there is no one ...
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  • When Does a Small Business Need an Attorney?

    If you are a small business owner, the thought has likely crossed your mind about whether or not you should hire an attorney to help you with your business matters. Throughout the course of your business’s existence, it is highly likely that a dispute or legal issue will arise that requires the expertise of a skilled business lawyer. Our firm has put together a short list of scenarios to help you ...
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  • What You Should Know Before Hiring a Small Business Attorney

    If you are a small business owner, the reality is that sooner or later you will run headfirst into a legal problem. If you are lucky, it will not shut down your entire operations with red tape. If you are not, you might be in for some headaches. Regardless of the size or severity of your case, you always want to retain the services of a professional business law attorney. Overlooking even small ...
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  • Four Tips to Help Bicyclists Avoid Collisions

    While many bicycle safety tips simply tell people to “wear a helmet and follow the law,” there are several other things that cyclists can do to keep safe on the roads. Bicycle accidents can be devastating, making it crucial that cyclists stay aware of their surroundings when riding. Our firm has compiled a short list of tips to follow that can keep you visible and help you avoid a collision. 1. ...
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  • Lingering Consequences of Bicycle Accidents

    According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), there were close to 750 bicycle accidents in the state per year for the last five years, with a high in 2012 at 804 and a low in 2010 at 641. Around 150 of those accidents each year occur within Arlington or Fairfax; that’s roughly 20% of all bicycle accidents in the state happening in just two areas, a number that is disproportionately ...
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  • Four Tips for Becoming a Better Driver

    Aggressive drivers are known road hazards and have been known to cause nearly one-third of all traffic accidents. While other people can’t be controlled, you can counter their reckless behavior by driving smarter. Driving defensively can greatly reduce your chances of getting in a car accident . The following tips can help keep you safe on the roads by improving your situational awareness. 1. ...
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  • What Should I Do after a Car Accident?

    According to estimates, the average driver will be involved in a car accident once approximately every 18 years. Many people, however, are unaware of what they should do in the event of a collision. Once the initial shock of being involved in a crash wears off, there are several things you should do in order to protect yourself from liability and improve your chances of filing a successful claim. ...
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  • Getting an Alcohol License in Virginia

    What better way is there to grow your restaurant, bar, or catering business than to allow your guests, patrons, and clients to come to your establishment and enjoy an alcoholic beverage? Most business owners and restauranteurs would agree that there is none! But before you can set up the taps and get the liquor flowing in your Virginian establishment, you’re going to need to get an alcohol license ...
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