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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Every year millions of people are injured in motor vehicle accidents — many very seriously. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, someone in the United States is killed in a car accident every 16 minutes
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How Do I File a Claim?

The first step in filing a workers’ compensation claim in Virginia is to report your injury or illness to your employer in writing immediately after the accident or diagnosis.
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Seatbelt Issues

Virginia has enacted laws requiring drivers, front-seat passengers, and all passengers up to 18 years of age to wear seatbelts.
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Federal Workers' Compensation Laws

Several federal workers’ compensation laws have been enacted to provide protections to federal nonmilitary employees and specific classes of private employees who have suffered on-the-job injuries.
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Types of Compensatory Damages

You are entitled to compensation if your injuries prevent you from working, thereby causing you to lose income. For example, if you are a landscaper who can't work for a week because you sprained an ankle in an accident, you are entitled to compensation for that week of lost wages. You are also entitled to lost wages if you miss work because of treatment.
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Nursing Home Malpractice

In the United States today, there are over thirty-six million people above the age of 65. According to statistics, many will need some form of assisted living, whether it is a nursing home, assisted living facility or other elderly facilities.
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Types of Negligence

When a lawsuit is brought for damages caused by an accident, the judge or jury must decide who caused the accident, since more than one person may have been negligent, including the person who is bringing the lawsuit.
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Statute of Limitations

A law establishing the time limit within which a lawsuit must be brought is called a statute of limitations. Different types of cases have different statutes of limitation.
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