June is National Elder Abuse Awareness Month. It is important to highlight the abuse that elderly people oftentimes endure because of people taking advantage of their vulnerabilities at their age. According to the National Council on Aging, Elder abuse includes “physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, neglect, and abandonment. Perpetrators include children, other family […] June 26, 2020 READ MOREHow Long Will A Virginia Personal Injury Claim Take?
Many of our clients are eager to learn how long their personal injury claim will take. Unfortunately, there is no quick or easy answer to this question. Here’s how the average timeline often works out: Initial consultation. When a potential client schedules an initial meeting with our team, they share their story and learn of […] January 08, 2020 READ MOREDo I need to hire a personal injury lawyer?
A: No. You are not required to hire a personal injury lawyer to make a claim. However, you need to be careful not to sign away your legal rights with the other insurance company for a small settlement. If you agree to a settlement and sign the release papers, you cannot ask for more money […] January 03, 2020 READ MOREAssisted Living Resident Dies After Being Left for Hours in Hot Van
The family of an 83-year-old assisted living resident has filed a lawsuit against the facility responsible for leaving the woman in a hot van for more than six hours this summer. AL.com reports that the senior suffered heatstroke and had to be placed in a medically-indued coma as a result of the incident. Tragically, the […] September 10, 2019 READ MOREVirus Kills 2, Sickens 55 in Springfield Retirement Home
Two people have died and another 20 have been hospitalized after a virus broke out in a Springfield, VA retirement community. Reports say as many as 55 people total have suffered symptoms of a respiratory virus that spread through the retirement home like wildfire. Symptoms of the virus include cough, fever, and pneumonia. Local health […] July 16, 2019 READ MORE