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General Personal Injury

What Is the Difference Between a Settlement and a Trial in a Personal Injury Claim?

Posted on January 11, 2020 to
During your DC personal injury claim, you may hear your lawyer talk about a settlement versus a trial. These are two different legal processes. You do not receive a settlement by going to trial. Rather, they are two ways...
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Can You Sue the City of Fairfax for Illegal Detention?

Posted on October 14, 2019 to
Illegal detention is a serious civil rights infringement that could lead to lasting damages to a victim’s reputation, career and personal wellbeing. If a law enforcement officer recently illegally detained you in Fairfax, Virginia, you may have a case...
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What Are Anti-bullying and Cyberbullying Laws in DC?

Posted on September 16, 2019 to
Bullying is conduct characterized by aggressive behaviors, harassment, discrimination and power imbalances. Bullying, like abuse, can be physical or verbal. It can also be electronic, in the form of cyberbullying. As many as one in three students in the...
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How Is Pain and Suffering Determined in a Personal Injury Claim?

Posted on April 25, 2019 to
Most Americans have heard the term “pain and suffering” but they may not understand how this concept really comes into play in civil claims. The justice system in the United States recognizes that for most injury victims, their experiences...
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Cycling to Work: Better Health and a Longer Life

Posted on November 22, 2017 to
Choosing two wheels over four is not only a great way to save on gas, but it could save you years of health complications later as well. One British medical journal published a study confirming how bicycling to work...
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D.C.’s Child Fatality Rates Drop, but Still Not Great

Posted on October 29, 2017 to
For years, the District of Columbia has carried a sobering rank on child fatalities per year. For years, DC has ranked as one of the highest for child and infant mortality rates, but from 2008 to 2015, improvements have...
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What is a Contingency Fee?

Posted on August 18, 2017 to
Contingency fees or the contingent fee is when a client pays fees to their attorney only if the attorney is successful with the case. Contingency fees are common with personal injury claims. In this instance, the plaintiff would not...
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Five Injury Hazards Hiding in Your Home

Posted on April 20, 2017 to
Home Injury Attorneys Serving the Injured in Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland Your home is supposed to be a haven. You want friends and family whom you invite to be free from any risks of injury or illness, and...
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Litigation Versus Pre-Trial Settlement: Assessing the Pros and Cons

Posted on April 14, 2017 to
Experienced Injury Attorneys Discuss Litigation and Pre-trial Settlements for Clients in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Every personal injury case is different. Depending on the details of your case, it might be in your best interest to settle instead...
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Why Law Firms with Celebrity Spokespersons Are Not Ideal

Posted on April 11, 2017 to
Why You May Want to Look Past Celebrity Endorsements When Selecting an Injury Law Firm in Maryland, Virginia & Washington D.C. Many companies and brands use celebrity endorsements to promote their services. While this is an acceptable practice allowed through...
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