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Like Our Recent Blog Topics? Here Are More Great Resources for You to Check Out

We've covered the basics of personal injury law and avoiding car accidents in our recent blogs. If you'd like more information on either of these topics, then check out these additional websites.

 

 

  • Lawyers use the term “tort law” to refer to the body of law covering personal injuries. If you want to know more about what is included in that body of law, then check out this website.

 

 

  • Check out these auto safety tips to help keep you safe and happy whenever you're on the road.

 

  • Staying safe on the road is everyone’s responsibility. Follow these steps to help keep safe and avoid an automobile accident.

What Constitutes a Personal Injury?

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If you've been injured in an auto accident, you may not know how the law applies to you. In addition to potential criminal charges filed against the person/persons responsible for your injury, a personal injury lawyer may be able to get you compensation for any injuries you sustained as a result of the collision.

 So what constitutes a personal injury? Lawyers use the term tort law to talk about the body of law that covers personal injury. It is defined as the body of law that gets “remedies...to provide relief for persons who have suffered harm from the wrongful acts of others.” These acts can range from negligence to the intentional ignorance of dangers.

 Here are some examples to help you better understand what constitutes personal injury:

 

  • Car accidents

Lawyers deal with these cases on a daily basis. If a driver fails to take reasonable precautions, including driving at excessive speed or reckless driving, and you were injured as a result, then you will most likely have a personal injury claim.

  • Animal bites

Pet owners are responsible for their pets. If you are bitten by a viscous dog that got out of its yard, then the owner failed to take the necessary precautions and could be subject to a lawsuit for damages.

  • Prescription Drugs

Ephedra is one of the most well-known examples of prescription drugs causing personal injury. In this case, the manufacturers were held liable for personal injury of a large number of people. Ephedra was used in diet drugs and led to heart attacks in some consumers. The manufacturers were charged for failing to take the proper precautions, and the FDA subsequently banned the drug.

  • Environmental Pollution

This isn't saying that you can sue for damage to the environment. But, if a company’s pollution has caused a direct impact on your health, you may be able to collect for those damages. Mining, power, and chemical companies are a few of the industries that have been taken to court by personal injury lawyers.

 

Remember, personal injury cases protect individuals who have been injured by the negligence or intentional wrongdoing of another person or group of people. An auto accident lawyer or personal injury lawyer is your best option to ensure that you are treated fairly.

 If you need a car accident lawyer, the Auto Accident Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers can help get the financial compensation you deserve. Let us represent you, and you'll see why we've been voted the best personal injury attorneys in Prince William County since 2007.

 

Disclaimer:

The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.

 

What is Negligence?

If you think you have a personal injury claim, one of the questions your personal injury attorney will have to examine is whose negligence resulted in the accident? Negligence is how you determine fault when it comes to personal injury cases.

 In this video, you'll learn more about negligence and how it may apply to you. Personal injury cases are very different than criminal cases, and this video will help explain how to determine who may have been at fault if you were injured.

 If you think you may need a lawyer, then the Auto Accident Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers in Manassas, Virginia should be your first choice for a personal injury attorney. Our friendly and professional staff is ready to fight for you.

 

4 Tips For Staying Safe On The Road And Avoiding Car Accidents

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The Auto Accident Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers wants you to know some steps you can take to ensure that you stay safe on the road.

A car accident can take a great day and make it terrible. There are millions of drivers on our roads every day, including drunk, tired, aggressive, and distracted drivers. You can only depend on yourself to prevent a car accident and avoid the employment a personal injury lawyer to help pick up the pieces. Follow these steps and minimize your need for a car accident lawyer.

 1. Maintain your car

Improper maintenance can cause tires or brakes to fail or your vehicle and to not handle properly, increasing your chance of an auto accident. If you're not comfortable checking your car for maintenance necessities, then you should have a certified mechanic do an inspection for you.

2. Pay attention

With our ever-faster and busier lives we tend to try and do more while we're on the road. Avoid eating, using your cell phone, or searching for things while driving. This will prevent you from causing a car accident and will help you avoid someone else who may not be as careful.

3. Red means stop

This means traffic lights AND stop signs. A rolling stop may be just enough time to get the front of your car into traffic where it will get hit. Car accident attorneys probably won't be able to get you out of a ticket for failure to stop at a stop sign.

4. Changing lanes

Use your turn signals; it's the only way other drivers know you're changing lanes. Also, if you see hazards in your lane, including debris or swerving cars, then move to another lane to help avoid a potential collision.

 

Even auto accident attorneys will tell you that you are the only person you can count on to keep you safe on the road. Arm yourself with knowledge and a safe vehicle to help avoid an auto accident.

 If you've been injured in a car accident due to someone else's negligence and need a personal injury attorney, then call the Auto Accident Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers Our professional personal injury attorneys can help you get compensation for damages and suffering.

 

Disclaimer:

The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney. 

 

Auto Accident Attorney Kevin Paul Childers Q&A: Can I Contact The Person Who Is Responsible For My Injuries?

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At the Auto Accident Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers we love to answer your questions about auto accident law. So, don't be shy... ask away!

Question: Can I contact the person who is responsible for my injuries?

Answer: Again, absolutely not!  If you contact the person or persons responsible, you could jeopardize settlement of our case. Remember that any statement you make, even an innocent comment, could be used against you or misinterpreted.  It is not appropriate for you to contact the tortfeasor even if the tortfeasor has not told the truth about how the incident occurred.

 

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