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April 2015 Archives

We provide experienced advice after car accidents

Car accidents are common in Virginia, especially on busy roadways, certain dangerous intersections and highways with excessive traffic. While many accidents are relatively minor fender benders that cause primarily property damage with no physical injuries to any of the parties involved, other accidents are more serious. Depending on the severity of the accident or the effect it has had on you or your family, filing a car accident claim against the driver responsible for causing the accident may be an important way to protect your financial interests and ensure that you have the financial resources necessary to meet you and your family's needs.

Punitive damages under Fair Credit Reporting Act

In Saunders v. Equifax Info. Servs., LLC, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia recognized that the typical punitive damage analysis does not fit within the context of a Fair Credit Reporting Claim where the Plaintiff elects, and is awarded, statutory damages. The district court identified four factors consistent with the opinions of the Supreme Court, but reflecting the realities of a Fair Credit Reporting violation: (1) whether a plaintiff was financially vulnerable; (2) whether the conduct involved repeated actions or was an isolated incident; (3) whether there were factors mitigating the reprehensibility of the defendant's conduct; and whether the punitive damages award was properly based on an award of compensatory, as opposed to statutory, damages.

What is brain injury rehabilitation?

A brain injury is one of the most traumatic things that a person can suffer because the brain controls all aspects of the body. For this reason, if the brain is injured, a person will suffer many physical effects across the body. Although people often talk about emergency treatment for brain injuries and the immediate medical treatment that follows a brain injury, it is brain injury rehabilitation that can help a person regain the abilities and skills that were initially lost due to the injury. Without effective rehabilitation-and sometimes even with rehabilitation-a serious head injury can result in permanent disability and the need for long-term care.

Fatality results in truck crash involving two semis

Driving a vehicle is such a common and everyday activity that many people drive as if they are on autopilot. While a person can go through months or even years without being in accident, however, the reality is that motor vehicle accidents are quite common, and often deadly. Especially when the accident is a truck crash, the effects of the collision can be quite severe. In many situations, the size of a tractor trailer will result in an accident involving several different vehicles and resulting in serious injuries.

What rehabilitation tactics are needed after a brain injury?

When a person in Fairfax suffers from a brain injury, the first priority is to make certain the injuries are treated properly to prevent death, extensive damage and the need for long-term care. Once a person is out of danger and begins to recover, it will become necessary to consider rehabilitative options to make certain he or she is able to return to some semblance of normalcy. Understanding the various forms of rehabilitation a person will need is the first step.

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