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    • 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 […]

    • Injured in a Car Accident? Important Virginia Auto Insurance Coverage Info

      Injured in a Car Accident? Important Virginia Auto Insurance Coverage Info

      If you or a loved one is involved in a serious car accident, there is likely to be significant property damage to your vehicle and physical injuries requiring medical care. In these unfortunate situations, you will likely need to file […]

    • How to Document Your Injuries After a Serious Virginia Beach Car Accident

      How to Document Your Injuries After a Serious Virginia Beach Car Accident

      After being involved in a car accident in Virginia Beach, you will probably be shaken up; rightfully so. But, you’re first thought needs to be your physical health and your next thought should be gathering evidence to strengthen your personal […]

    • Should I Give the Truck Insurance Adjuster a Recorded Statement?

      Should I Give the Truck Insurance Adjuster a Recorded Statement?

      No, you should not give the truck insurance adjuster a recorded statement. But, why not?! The short answer is because it’s not in your best interest. Within days of getting into a truck accident, letters and phone calls from the […]

    • Railroads Regularly Retaliate Against Workers Who Report Safety Problems

      Railroads Regularly Retaliate Against Workers Who Report Safety Problems

      “From October 2007 through June 2015, OSHA figures show, railroad workers filed more than 2,000 retaliation complaints.” That count comes from a railroad workplace safety investigation originally reported on FairWarning.org and reposted on Salon. The retaliations came in the form […]

    • Burned Alive: Corporate Indifference and Defective Lawnmowers

      Burned Alive: Corporate Indifference and Defective Lawnmowers

      Just days before Christmas in 2010, 88-year-old Frank Wright got on his Ryobi ride-on lawnmower to mulch and vacuum up leaves that collected on his backyard. While mowing, a fire suddenly broke out causing his clothing to catch on fire. […]