Verdict In Fairfax County – Merchandise Fell On Woman At IKEA

A  33-year-old woman, went to IKEA on her day off from work looking for a table top she could use as a writing desk.  She didn’t find anything in the main part of the store, so she went to the As-Is section, where IKEA displays for sale it is returned and damaged goods of all … Read moreVerdict In Fairfax County – Merchandise Fell On Woman At IKEA

A Motorcycle Accident On The Shoulder Of A Highway

Motorcycle operator on the shoulder of a highway is killed when he is struck by a driver with cataracts who was returning home after her eyes were dilated by her eye doctor.  The case settled for the driver’s insurance policy limits plus personal assets. A man had stopped his motorcycle off the highway at a wide … Read moreA Motorcycle Accident On The Shoulder Of A Highway

Passenger In A Taxi Cab Struck By A Bus

A man that was a 65-year-old passenger in a Red Top taxi cab which was struck by a Metro bus in Arlington, resulting in moderate property damage to the taxi. Plaintiff suffered a detached retina in his left eye, as well as a herni­ated disc at C5-C6 and L5-S1.   A vitrectomy surgery was performed on his eye and ulti­mately. It … Read morePassenger In A Taxi Cab Struck By A Bus

Why You Have to Be ‘Perfect’ to Win a Slip and Fall Case

From the time we are born, our body is trying to figure out every which way it can to get us to move. Babies delight grownups when they first get all their muscles to move in the right way so they can roll over and then when they can crawl and then walk. Just like … Read moreWhy You Have to Be ‘Perfect’ to Win a Slip and Fall Case

Pedestrian Crossing The Street Was Hit By An Oncoming Car

Pedestrian crossing the street a few feet outside the crosswalk after dark was hit by an oncoming car.  The driver claimed he did not see him, although he was under a street light.  The issue was whether the pedestrian had lost the right of way because he was outside of the crosswalk.  The insurance company first said the … Read morePedestrian Crossing The Street Was Hit By An Oncoming Car

Walkers: Beware If You Are Injured While Walking, Winning Your Case Is Very Hard

Contributory negligence is the law.  The injured person must not have ‘contributed’ (done anything to cause) his own injury even in the slightest.  That law is very unfair to pedestrians. An article about a client we recently represented.  She was seriously injured when she tripped over a defect in a sidewalk that had been created and was … Read moreWalkers: Beware If You Are Injured While Walking, Winning Your Case Is Very Hard

Child Killed In Crash, Not Wearing Seatbelt

A child died in December when the pickup truck in which he was riding crossed the centre line and hit an oncoming SUV head-on.  He was four years old.  The accident happened on near its intersection.  According to the Police, he was not wearing a seatbelt. It is so easy to forget to put a child’s … Read moreChild Killed In Crash, Not Wearing Seatbelt