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What is Uninsured (UM) and Underinsured (UIM) Motorist Coverage?

February 27, 2017 by

Not all drivers carry insurance coverage. In fact, in Virginia, drivers can even opt out of having coverage if they pay a $500 annual fee, according to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. Although many people do pay this fee and officially register as an uninsured driver with the DMV each year, many others simply…


Yes, Men Pay More Than Women for Car Insurance

February 22, 2017 by

The answer you give when filling out the gender question on your application for a driver’s license will affect your wallet. That’s because insurance companies have crunched their accident numbers, and men, especially young men, are a bigger risk – which translates to higher insurance rates. If you are a 16- to 24-year-old male in…


Case of Wrongful Death for Fairfax Woman?

November 2, 2016 by

28 year old Sun Mi Shin from Fairfax has been identified as the hiker found in Vermont on October 21.   It took dental records to identify her remains and she was never reported missing therefore investigators are in the process of determining Ms. Shin’s activities between Virginia and Vermont. Police say there’s no indication of illegal activity….


Are Defective Brakes a Safety Issue with Thousands of Harley Motorcycles?

September 15, 2016 by

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced that it would be investigating Harley-Davidson motorcycles based on complaints that some of the motorcycles suffer from brake failure. An article by Reuters reports that the investigation involves 430,000 motorcycles, all manufactured by Harley-Davidson from 2008 to 2011. According to reports, there were more than 40…


Distracted Driving: Using Hands-Free Devices Could Be Just as Bad as Talking on Your Cellphone

September 1, 2016 by

You may think that using a Bluetooth or other hands-free device would be a safe way to talk on your phone while driving. Think again, according to a new study released by researchers at the University of Sussex. In order to determine whether Bluetooth devices are distracting for drivers, despite the fact that this technology…


Unsafe Toy Alert – Virginia Personal Injury Attorney, Parrish Law Firm

November 30, 2015 by

W.A.T.C.H. – World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc.’s President Joan Siff recently stated that 3 million units of toys have been recalled in the past year. These toys were recalled because they were deemed defective and could injure children.. (Isn’t it good that they were still on shelves and not being used by kids?) The…


Drones and Personal Injury

November 12, 2015 by

Drone injuries are a relatively new occurrence in personal injury. In the United States, drone enthusiasts have almost no legal regulation – anyone can purchase one and use it. What this means is that anyone can fly one, and many times because of the nature of the flying object – they can fall and hurt…



Pharmaceuticals – Causing More Harm Than Good?

November 3, 2015 by

According to WHO (World Health Organization) the global pharmaceutical market is worth $300 billion per year. This number is projected to rise even higher to $400 billion per year within the next three years. Large pharmaceutical companies currently spend 1/3 of all of their sales revenue on marketing their products. This equates to about twice…


Accidents & Back Injuries

October 29, 2015 by

Automobile Accidents Studies involving people have demonstrated that a motor vehicle accident of as little as 5 mph can induce cervical (neck) injury. Approximately 15% to 40% of those injured in automobile accidents will struggle with chronic pain for the rest of their life. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Who Pays for…


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