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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, […]

Rick Shapiro

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 […]

Rick Shapiro

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 […]

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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 […]

Rick Shapiro

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 […]

Randy Appleton

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

The month of May is dedicated to Motorcycle Safety Awareness, a national safety initiative that focuses on motorists and motorcyclists “sharing the road” with one another. But more and more people are taking a stand and encouraging rider safety, maybe […]

Patrick Austin

Texting Not the Only Distraction for Teen Drivers

A survey of teenaged drivers in the Pacific Northwest revealed that while warnings about the dangers of texting and driving have largely gotten through, much work remains to curb distracted driving among the group most prone to causing, getting injured […]

Randy Appleton

America Makes Progress on Combatting Drunk Driving, But Drugged Driving Increases

Breath and blood sobriety tests, thousands of which were conducted in Virginia Beach, VA, indicate that drunk drivers have become less of a threat on American streets and highways. The same studies conducted for the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration […]

Rick Shapiro

Injured by a State or City-Owned Vehicle? Watch Out for This Little Known Law

The statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is two years from the date of the accident in Virginia. See Va. Code § 8.01-243. However, there is a little-known law that can actually be used to bar legitimate claims of […]

Rick Shapiro

Understanding Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage and Why It’s So Important

Unfortunately, many drivers try to save money by having “minimum” car insurance policies. These are policies with coverage limits that would barely cover a routine fender-bender accident. If you get into a serious auto accident and the at-fault driver has […]