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Virginia Car Accident Settlement Process and Timeline

April 27, 2022 by the Parrish Law Firm
Virginia Car Accident Settlement Process and Timeline

If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident, you need to understand how the Virginia car accident settlement process and timeline work. One of the easiest ways to gain this understanding and avoid putting your right to recover damages at risk is by consulting a personal injury lawyer in your area….


Biggest Misconceptions Regarding Virginia Car Accident Cases

April 27, 2022 by the Parrish Law Firm
Biggest Misconceptions Regarding Virginia Car Accident Cases

If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident, you need to know how state and local laws and regulations will affect your potential insurance company or lawsuit. When you decide to pursue the at-fault driver to recover damages after the accident, a personal injury lawyer will explain the biggest misconceptions regarding…


Virginia Car Accident Compensation Laws

April 27, 2022 by the Parrish Law Firm
Virginia Car Accident Compensation Laws

Virginia is an at-fault state, which means the driver whose negligence caused the accident is responsible for its financial consequences. If you were injured when another vehicle collided with your car, a personal injury lawyer can explain Virginia’s car accident compensation laws. Various state laws will require you to gather evidence, prove the at-fault driver’s…


Do I Have A Personal Injury Case? Questions to Ask Yourself

April 12, 2022 by the Parrish Law Firm
Do I Have A Personal Injury Case? Questions to Ask Yourself

The worst case scenario happens. You’ve been injured in a car accident, dog bite incident or some other personal injury, and now you’re wondering to yourself, “Can I recover damages related to my personal injury?”. Don’t fret! We’re here to help. Here is a very simple set of questions you can ask yourself to determine…


Dangerous Teen Driver Behaviors (+ Advice)

March 8, 2022 by the Parrish Law Firm
Dangerous Teen Driver Behaviors (+ Advice)

Whenever you see scenes of people driving recklessly in movies, chances are it involves rowdy teens trying to show off. Well, sadly that’s not too far off from how it is in real life. Teenagers, finally free from being driven everywhere by their parents, often take their newfound freedoms a bit too far. What most…


Meet Alvaro Sahagun, Winner of the Parrish Law Firm Academic Scholarship

February 17, 2022 by the Parrish Law Firm

“I am a first-generation Mexican-American;” wrote Alvaro Sahagun to start the essay that won him the $1,000 Parrish Law Firm Academic Scholarship. “My parents immigrated from Mexico to the U.S. for a better lifestyle, but faced multiple economic hardships.” Sacrificing close access with friends and family, the Sahagun family moved to the U.S. and struggled…


Driving in the Rain Is More Dangerous Than You Think

February 11, 2022 by the Parrish Law Firm
Driving in the Rain Is More Dangerous Than You Think

Driving in the rain is more dangerous than most people assume. Rain can seriously reduce visibility and make roads slippery. Severe rain, such as downpours during hurricanes, only compound these dangers.  When driving in the rain, you should slow down, make sure your lights are on, double-check when making lane changes, and leave extra space…


5 Tips to Stop Distracted Driving

February 9, 2022 by the Parrish Law Firm
5 Tips to Stop Distracted Driving

In today’s world, there are more distractions than ever before to take our eyes away from the road. From easy access to addicting apps like Snapchat and Instagram to finishing your makeup or vaping away, the roads have never felt less safe. Below we’ve compiled a list of tips to prevent yourself from getting distracted…


Here’s Why 2020 Car Accident Deaths Have Been the Highest in 13 Years

January 26, 2022 by the Parrish Law Firm
Here’s Why 2020 Car Accident Deaths Have Been the Highest in 13 Years

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirms that car accident deaths in 2020 were at a 13-year high. Nearly 40,000 people passed away that year in fatal accidents – even though Americans drove less in 2020 than in previous years. The COVID-19 pandemic was a major cause of these fatalities, as both the NHTSA…


Exchanging Car Accident Information in 2021

December 30, 2021 by the Parrish Law Firm
Exchanging Car Accident Information in 2021

Code of Virginia § 46.2-894 notes that for collisions that result in injuries, death, or property damage, you must exchange information with the other driver. You’re required to give your:  Name License plate number Address Driver’s license number Vehicle registration number You must also share this information with the attending police officer. Failing to give…


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