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    • Acura’s Message to Owners:  We’re Just Like the Rest

      Acura’s Message to Owners: We’re Just Like the Rest

      Acura, the luxury car division of Honda, enjoys a fine reputation in the United States built up over 25 years of innovation, according to Acura.com.  However, the Acura brand is demonstrating no difference from Ford, Chevrolet and other car manufacturers involved […]

    • Why Attempting to Negotiate with an Insurance Company Without a Lawyer is a Mistake

      Why Attempting to Negotiate with an Insurance Company Without a Lawyer is a Mistake

      Mantra of auto insurance claims adjusters and defense attorneys – Delay. Deny. Defend. Simply put, an auto insurance company’s main objective is not compensating you, even if you have documented injuries stemming from a car wreck. In fact, many auto […]

    • Talc Powder – Potential Cause of Ovarian Cancer

      Talc Powder – Potential Cause of Ovarian Cancer

      Many cigarette companies knew about the health risks associated with their product years before it was brought to light to the general public. The same goes for the railroad industry and exposure to toxic asbestos fibers. Unfortunately, history appears to […]

    • Hide and Seek – FRA Considering Rules That Would Allow Railroads to Hide Safety Lapse Evidence

      Hide and Seek – FRA Considering Rules That Would Allow Railroads to Hide Safety Lapse Evidence

      In years past, railroads have been caught, on numerous occasions, trying to hide evidence of safety lapses in court. As such, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) is requesting the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) abandon a proposal that would give […]

    • Study: Emotional Driving, Reckless Speeding Top Risk Factors for Serious Car Crashes

      Study: Emotional Driving, Reckless Speeding Top Risk Factors for Serious Car Crashes

      A follow-up to a seminal 2009 Virginia Tech study that showed distractions like taking a cell phone can take drivers’ eyes off the road for as long as 24 seconds has revealed that so-called “emotional driving” and speeding recklessly do […]

    • Does a Prior Injury Effect My Auto Accident Injury Claim?

      Does a Prior Injury Effect My Auto Accident Injury Claim?

      Moving forward with a personal injury claim after a car accident, while having a pre-existing injury, can be challenging, but is not entirely impossible. The insurance company will likely tell you that your “new” injuries, if they exist at all, […]

    • New Asbestos Claim Killer Making Its Way Through Congress

      New Asbestos Claim Killer Making Its Way Through Congress

      The Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act, also referred to as the FACT Act, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, poses significant harm to asbestos victims and their families. In short, the FACT Act would forfeit the privacy of individuals […]

    • Stay Safe on the Roads This Winter

      Stay Safe on the Roads This Winter

      It’s the time of year when the roads get icy, snowy, and treacherous. Though, it’s been rather balmy in Virginia Beach during the “winter” of 2015 (knock on wood). Nevertheless, this blog is meant to provide some essential safety tips […]

    • The Top 10 Civil Justice Stories of 2015, Part 2: The Fab Five

      The Top 10 Civil Justice Stories of 2015, Part 2: The Fab Five

      Alright folks, here are the top-five civil justice stories for calendar year 2015. If you disagree with the rankings, let us know in the comments section below. Let us know if we missed any other stories that you think should […]

    • Top 10 Civil Justice Stories of 2015, Part One

      Top 10 Civil Justice Stories of 2015, Part One

      Attorney-inventor-author Richard N. (Rick) Shapiro frequently blogs at Virginia Beach Legal Examiner and he wrote the 2015 international award winning fiction thriller Taming The Telomeres. In addition to being a published, award-winning author, he a prolific American inventor/product designer. Special […]