When starting work at a new company, or even when being promoted or receiving a severance package, you might be given a non-compete clause (NCC) to sign. This is your company saying to you, “For a period of time after you work for us you can’t work for our competitors.” Maybe it adds on, “even if we fire you,” or other provisions specific to the clause. Although this may seem like a practice exclusive to corporate jobs, MarketWatch reported that not only is the number of companies asking employees to sign these agreements increasing, but the breadth of industries is... Read More →
If you are considering the possibility of pursuing a personal injury claim in Virginia, you need to know about the defense called contributory negligence. Virginia is one of a handful of states that still applies the defense of contributory negligence, and, if it applies, it will prevent an injured party from recovering any financial compensation for their personal injury action. With that in mind, here are three things to know about contributory negligence in Virginia. First, contributory negligence may bar an injured person’s personal injury recovery even if the injured person was only one percent at fault. That rule can... Read More →
If you have been injured by someone who was playing with their phone instead of paying attention to the road please feel free to contact us today for a free case evaluation. Handheld phone use and texting is prohibited in all of the District of Columbia. Unfortunately, all of us have been on the Capital Beltway and looked over and seen someone doing 70MPH while looking down at their cell phone instead of paying attention to where they are going. Drivers are doing much more than calling their friends. Some are taking selfies or checking their Facebook or Instagram feeds.... Read More →
There are many variables to automobile accidents. These variables include the types of vehicles involved in accidents, contributing factors behind the car wreck, types of injuries and what kind of property damage occurs. There are also variations in the types of auto accidents. Some of the most common types of car accidents include rear end collisions, side impact wrecks, multi-vehicle pile ups, head on accidents and rollovers. Rollover accidents in particular are very serious. These usually cause significant damage to property, as well as serious injury. Unfortunately, a fatality is often times seen as a result of a rollover auto... Read More →
Being injured as a result of someone else’s negligence can wreak havoc on your life. You are likely to have substantial medical bills, pain, suffering, and lost wages. Hopefully, you have retained a good personal injury lawyer to assist you with getting compensation for your injuries. Fast forward. Now it’s the end of the case, and either through settlement, or at trial, you have recovered a large sum of money. Of course, no amount of money for your personal injury case can undue the hands of time; but, if handled properly, the funds you receive may make your life easier.... Read More →
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