It is impossible to put a price on everything a serious personal injury cost you in terms of economic and noneconomic damages. You might never fully recover from a bad accident in Virginia. While nothing can reverse your damages, the civil justice system can do its best to reimburse you appropriately for your damages...Read More
You could have grounds for a civil claim in Virginia as the victim of any type of negligence. The state’s civil justice system allows injured victims to bring claims against defendants for causing or contributing to their losses. Recognizing the differences between negligence and professional negligence on a legal level, however, could help you...Read More
Negligence takes many shapes and forms. The most basic definition of negligence is a breach of duty of care. In Virginia, a person could fall victim to many different types of negligence. These include ordinary negligence, professional negligence, gross negligence, vicarious negligence and workplace negligence. Workplace negligence is a special area of law involving...Read More
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 against the city. A civil lawsuit against the government may end in compensation for your...Read More
Approximately 25 people fell 30 feet from a ski lift in West Virginia when the lift suddenly derailed. More than 100 were stranded on the lift for 2 hours before they were finally rescued. Two people were injured during the accident. Though the cause is still under investigation, the Timberline Resort officials say the derailment...Read More
Since news reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward, employees of CBS affiliate WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia, were shot to death in August while conducting a live television interview, questions have been raised regarding workplace safety. At a news conference the day after the shooting, the station manager of WDBJ was asked if the station could have done anything more to keep...Read More
Drunk driving accidents claim over 30,000 American lives every year. Even though the public knows the horrific consequences of getting caught drunk behind the wheel, drunk driving is still a modern epidemic.
The simple, irrefutable truth is that every drunk driving accident is entirely avoidable, if only the drunk driver learned how to act responsibly.
Every month, more and more construction workers are injured and killed when site managers fail to provide safety instructions and guidelines. Workers should never have their safety compromised for the sake of the boss’ bottom line.
A Virginia construction worker was electrocuted last month on a jobsite and died on the way to the hospital.
Impatience is never a virtue—especially not when driving a car. We all want to get where we’re going in a timely manner, but taking unnecessary risks on the road endangers everyone around us. We need to learn to slow down and be more cautious when we drive. Additionally, we all need to be willing to...Read More
At Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, L.L.P., we have represented people in all facets of personal injury litigation for over a quarter century. Our Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia injury lawyers protect the rights of workers, and speak out for those hurt by defective products, exposure to dangerous substances—such as asbestos—or hazardous work places. We...Read More