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Negligence

The most common tort — and the one most difficult to define — is negligence. Negligence is defined as the failure to use reasonable due care to avoid foreseeable harm to a person, place, or thing.
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Auto Insurance Coverage

Automobile insurance laws in Virginia require the owner of a vehicle to have a certain amount of liability insurance on the vehicle.
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OBRA

Nursing homes are regulated by the federal government under the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA)
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Auto Accident Causes

In 2010, there were nearly 5.5 million police-reported traffic crashes, in which 32,885 people were killed and 2.25 million people were injured.
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Factors Affecting Damages Awards

It stands to reason that the most important factor which will affect the amount of damages that you can recover is the nature of the injury sustained. The more serious an injury is, the higher the value of the claim.
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Amount of Damages

There is no simple, universal formula that lets us put a price tag on injury, pain, and suffering. Rather, at Schilling & Esposito we rely on our experience in handling injury cases of all kinds to enable us to form an expectation as to what your case might be worth. This experience is crucial in order to ensure that your case will not be settled out of court for less than it is worth in court.
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Types of Damages

The term compensatory damages derives from the word "compensate," meaning "to make up for" or "to make whole." Generally, these damages can be broken up into two sub-categories — actual damages and general damages.
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