Why are There More Car Accidents in the Summer?

Summer weather is finally here. After a long winter, nicer weather seems to be here to stay. For many people this means more days spent outside, family vacations, beach days, barbeques, and any number of other activities that are better in the summertime. With all of the good times summer brings, there are some unexpected dangers. Car accidents are more likely to occur in the summer. Most people would not think this because there is relatively no inclement weather to deal with, but the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that more accidents occur in the summertime across the
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Steps to Take After a Car Accident in Virginia

Whether you are involved in a minor fender bender or your vehicle is totaled, being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic event. You are suddenly thrust into a situation in which you might not be sure what to do. While no one sets out on the road with the aim of being involved in a car accident, it is important for drivers to know some basic steps to take following an accident. A car accident can lead to a personal injury claim for damages incurred. Seek Medical Attention Your number one priority should be to seek medical
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Boundary Disputes in Virginia

Deciding that you want to build something on your property, whether that be a fence, pool, shed, or some other structure, can be very exciting. You are looking forward to the possibility of improving your land and having a structure that you and your family can enjoy for years to come. For many people, an improvement that they wish to make to their property is the addition of a privacy fence. If you are building a fence on your property, it is essential to know the Virginia laws governing property boundaries. You might be thinking that you do not need
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The Basics of Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Virginia

If you have been injured in the workplace, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act is the governing statute over workers’ compensation disputes throughout the state. The majority of employers throughout the state are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance in case their employees are hurt and entitled to compensation. If you have been injured at your place of employment, you must report the injury as soon as possible to your employer. An injured employee should also make a claim to the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission. Each claim must be filed within two
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Five Social Media Mistakes that can Affect Your Personal Injury Claim

It seems like everyone around you has a profile on at least one of the many social media platforms available to us today. In fact, it is probably surprising if you meet someone who does not participate in any social media. While social media can be beneficial by providing instant news updates, connecting you with family and friends across the globe, or introducing you to people who have the same interests as you, there are some negative aspects to social media. For instance, if you are involved in a personal injury suit, social media activity can be detrimental to your
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