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  • Negligence: How Can I Tell If I Might Have a Claim?
    Negligence: How Can I Tell If I Might Have a Claim?

    In order to prevail in a claim against a defendant for negligence, a plaintiff must plead and prove that: The defendant owed him / her a duty; The defendant breached that duty; The plaintiff was ...

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  • Contributory Negligence: It's All or Nothing
    Contributory Negligence: It's All or Nothing

    Virginia is one of the few states left in the country that recognizes the doctrine of contributory negligence. Most other states have some form of "comparative negligence." The doctrine of comparative ...

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  • Punitive Damages in Drunk Driving Cases
    Punitive Damages in Drunk Driving Cases

    Two types of damages are recoverable in a personal injury action in Virginia: compensatory and punitive . Compensatory damages are designed to compensate the injured person for their injuries—medical ...

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  • Virginia Researchers Explore New Ways to Diagnose Traumatic Brain Injury
    Virginia Researchers Explore New Ways to Diagnose Traumatic Brain Injury

    By: Allan M. Siegel A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Concussions are particularly concerning injuries because they are often unpredictable in nature and can have such a profound ...

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  • 5 Safety Tips for the Holidays
    5 Safety Tips for the Holidays

    This is many people's favorite time of the year. The leaves are changing color, family and friends visit, the kids are out of school, a fire crackles in the fireplace, football is on and good food and ...

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