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When you are injured on the road, you deserve compensation. Let The Harris Law Firm in Fredericksburg, Virginia, fight for your rights when you are involved in a car, drunk driving, truck, or bus accident.


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Auto accidents can be caused for any number of reasons including drunk driving and other impaired driving; drowsy driving and drivers falling asleep at the wheel; distracted driving due to texting, rubber-necking, and inattention; speeding; aggressive driving; inclement weather conditions; mechanical issues; and road problems. Your auto accident attorney can help you regardless of the type of accident that caused you injury.


It’s important to remember that the insurance company isn’t always looking out for your best interests after an auto accident. If you need to ensure that you get all the compensation that’s coming to you, we’re always ready to help.


Your medical malpractice attorney will arrange a meeting in which you can discuss your case. This is often referred to as an "initial consultation," which is typically conducted at no cost to you. Be prepared to discuss your injury and any money you have spent related to the injury, such as medical bills, lost money, and lost pay.


Failure to meet your state's statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice claim - a period of (usually) two or three years dating from the discovery of the harm - could bar you from ever pursuing your case. Contact our office to discuss what exceptions may exist.


In a DUI case, the prosecution must prove that the defendant was driving a vehicle and under the influence at this time. If the defense can disprove either of these 2 points, the case will be dropped.


Without damage to a patient, there is no basis for a medical malpractice claim, even if negligence occurred. However, it’s important to understand that damage can occur without negligence, such as when someone dies from a terminal illness.


If you were involved in a car accident, as a plaintiff you must prove that the one responsible for your injuries/damage was in fact liable. If you suffered whiplash, for example, you must legally prove that the whiplash was a direct result or consequence of the actions or conduct of the defendant.


In some instances, you may be asked to sign a release after your injury. Do not sign any paperwork without having a lawyer read over it to ensure your rights are protected. If you sign a release, you may be unable to recover any monetary compensation.


Did you know that in a rear-end collision, where someone hits you from behind, it is virtually never your fault (specifically, 99 percent of the time)? This is because it is required by law that drivers are able to safely stop, no matter the road conditions.


According to the law, drivers need to be alert and vigilant at all times to avoid accidents. Thus, drivers are expected to be on the lookout for pedestrians, road hazards, and other traffic at all times. Failing to do so (due to texting or another distraction) could constitute negligence in the event of an accident.


When in an auto accident you must, of course, advise your insurance company; however, it is best to speak with an attorney regarding your accident claim who can help you understand the paperwork involved, if you need to be defended in the matter, or if you are potentially entitled to a settlement.


Basically, there are two elements that need to be proven in every DUI case. First, the court must show that you were operating the vehicle. Second, they must prove that you were legally impaired, which means that you had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of over 0.08%.


Your accident has caused you to have considerable pain and maybe even cost your job- or at least considerable income due to the time it took to recover. You deserve to be made whole again- and an attorney is the best way to help make that happen.


There is no telling how long it would take to pursue and resolve a medical malpractice claim. While many malpractice claims are settled out of court, cases that go to trial could conceivably take years to reach a conclusion.


Finding ways to make your life normal again after an injury can be a long, painful process. Sometimes getting your legal rights can seem like that, too. But an attorney will help you make at least that process as easy as possible, and is your best way to get all that you are eligible to receive.


According to the American Humane Society there are roughly 4.7 million dog bites each year in the U.S. and 800,000 of those cases require medical attention. As personal injury attorneys, we represent victims of animal attacks.


Does your child ride the bus to school? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration riding the school bus is the safest mode of transportation for children. However, since 1990 nearly 1,500 people have died in accidents involving a school bus. Only 9% of those deaths were school bus passengers.


If you have been involved in a car accident, you have legal rights that enable you to file a lawsuit against the responsible driver. In the case of another driver, if you can prove that he or she operated the vehicle irresponsibly, then you may be entitled to compensation.


When faced with an aggressive driver, get out of the way; do not challenge the aggressive driver, such as by making eye contact or gesturing; and do report serious aggressive driving to the police. Sometimes, even doing everything possible to avoid a crash with an aggressive driver will still result in a collision. If you have been the victim of an aggressive driver, be sure to contact an auto accident attorney to best understand your rights.


Your personal injury attorney is going to be knowledgeable and experienced in this area of the law. They will know what you can expect to get for your injuries, as well as whether or not you have a strong case. Hiring this specialized attorney is going to be more beneficial than speaking to a general lawyer, or a lawyer that has a different specialty.


Just because you have had a glass of wine or a beer with your dinner that does not necessarily mean your blood alcohol content is above the legal limit. If you think you have been improperly singled out for DUI, seek professional help immediately.


If you are involved in a traffic incident and you have been drinking, do not discuss the situation with the officer(s) on the scene (or elsewhere) until you have spoken with an attorney. What you say can harm your case.


Medical malpractice is the intentional or non-intentional act of committing professional negligence by a health care provider, where a patient receives a substandard level of care that results in injury or death. Our experience with medical malpractice cases can help you decide your next course of action.


Motor vehicle accidents involving bicyclist injuries or fatalities, like most personal injury law cases, hinge on the motorist’s negligence and any possible actions by the cyclist that may have caused the accident.


While heart disease and cancer are the two leading causes of death in the United States, deaths from medical malpractice are a close third. If a loved one has passed because of suspected negligence or other malpractice issues, consult with an attorney for help.


If you are bringing a claim to court against a driver who you believe caused a car accident that you were involved in, you must show that the defendant (or person you are suing) was negligent. This means proving fault, which most often involves documented support, such as a policed report.


Medical malpractice cases encompass a range of situations including misdiagnosis, improper administration of treatments, and incorrect treatments, to name just a few. A medical malpractice attorney can help you to understand if your case falls under medical malpractice and can guide you in the steps needed to resolve your case.


Did you know that nearly 1.4 million people are arrested for DUI across America each year? The penalties differ from state to state and are in constant revision, which is why it is essential to have an experienced defense attorney who knows the specifics of the relevant state law.


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