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  • Four Things to Do After a Work Injury

    | 3-Aug-2015

    If you are like most employees, you may not have had to deal with workers’ compensation before. The following tips can help you know what to do if you become injured at work. Seek medical attention. Do not delay in getting care. If needed, go to the emergency room, or ask your employer if you are required to see a certain doctor or if they will allow you to choose your own doctor. If you are ...
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  • OSHA's Fatal Four

    | 21-Jul-2015

    Since 1971, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has partnered with employers, health and safety professionals, and other advocates as a means of creating safe and functional workplaces. Since then, injury and death rates resulting in the workplace have decreased tremendously. Nonetheless, many injuries and fatalities occur in the workplace every day. In fact, OSHA reports that there ...
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  • Understanding Uber, Lyft Insurance Claims in Virginia

    | 10-Jul-2015

    Uber became legal earlier this year in February, and this begs the question about how to cover the costs should the driver get into an accident. Is the driver covered under his or her own insurance or is Uber on the hook for injuries? Legislators have already implemented regulations to govern Uber, and the company must comply to continue legally operating in the state. These regulations include ...
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  • Avoiding Preventable Accidents During Fourth of July Weekend

    | 30-Jun-2015

    The Fourth of July is nearly here and for many across Virginia, that means time for vacation, celebration, and parties. At The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC, we would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Independence Day. We would also like to remind local residents about avoiding preventable accidents this holiday weekend. As with many other holidays throughout the year, Fourth of July ...
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  • Insurance Settlements: Why You Should Never Take the First Offer

    | 9-Jun-2015

    When you have been in injured, in cases such as an auto accident, and are looking to pursue compensation for any damages incurred, you should know that process can often be exhaustive and lengthy. You may feel compelled to end negotiations as quickly as possible and take the first offer given. However, this is not ideal. By doing this, you will not be able to pursue further compensation for the ...
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  • Amtrak May Fall Short of Providing Enough Compensation to Derailment Victims

    | 1-Jun-2015

    In 1997, Congress passed the Amtrak Reform and Accountability Act, which capped the amount of compensation available to those injured while riding on Amtrak trains. Only $200 million will be offered per incident. That means that the May 2015 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia will, by law, only be able to pay out the $200 million to divide among the over 200 injured and at least eight who were ...
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  • What Is Virginia's Statute of Limitations?

    | 8-May-2015

    What does statute of limitations? It is a provision in the law, which each state governs on its own. It that allows individuals a certain amount of time to file a personal injury lawsuit. The time limit is to prevent lawsuits from being filed many years later on down the line, when the memories of the incident have faded and the evidence has not been preserved and are no longer fresh. In Virginia, ...
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  • Hit-and-Runs Are a Large Concern Now More Than Ever, Study Shows

    | 29-Apr-2015

    There has been an increasing number of hit-and-run accidents in recent years, according to one study presented by USA Today. Lawmakers are brainstorming on a variety of ways to make the laws tougher on hit-and-run offenders, with steeper penalties and extended incarceration times, to name a few. Here are some examples of changes occurring across the nation: A Florida bill will charge hit-and-run ...
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  • How Can I Protect Myself from a Truck Accident?

    | 23-Apr-2015

    A jury awarded $165 million dollars to the family of a woman named Mariala V., who was struck and later killed by a FedEx truck driver. Mariala’s car was pulled over on the side of the highway, along with her daughter, and younger son, a 19-month-old at the time. As a result of the impact, the daughter also died, leaving the young boy as the sole survivor of the incident. Further ...
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  • Sun Glare Causes Car Accident: Who Is to Blame?

    | 20-Apr-2015

    Most drivers have experienced those few seconds of blinding sun glare. It may only last for a few short moments, but there it takes is a second to cause an accident. There is no law, unfortunately, that excuses a driver from liability in an accident due to sun glare. It may have been one of the main causes of the accident, but the other portion of personal injury law stipulates that everyone who ...
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  • A new study from researchers at the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is suggesting that distracted driving among teen motorists may be a much bigger problem than previously thought. According to the study, police reports indicating the cause of collisions may be seriously underreporting the true facts about how many crashes distracted driving really causes. Here are a few key points about the AAA ...
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  • Self-Driving Cars Could Eliminate 90% of Accidents, Study Says

    | 9-Mar-2015

    A newly published study from a multi-national consulting firm is suggesting that self-driving cars - considered the wave of the future - will significantly improve safety on American roads. The study, which was detailed in The Wall Street Journal found the following: If widely used by American motorists, self-driving cars could eliminate as much as 90% of roadway accidents. Autonomous cars could ...
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  • In Alexandria, Virginia, there were 1,711 total car crashes in 2012, and there is a good chance that most of those crashes resulted in one or more of the parties filing an insurance claim. If you happen to go through that experience, consider a few tips for talking to an insurance adjuster. Read on to learn about the laws surrounding insurance claims to protect your rights whilst making a claim. ...
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  • How Social Media Can Ruin Your Insurance Claim

    | 20-Dec-2014

    Interconnectivity is prevalent throughout modern society as the internet and social media give us access to each other in ways no one could have imagined years ago. But if you were in an accident and filing an insurance claim, adjusters may use information on your social media accounts to discredit you. You could be contradicted by the insurance company about the severity of your injuries or ...
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  • Recovering Permanent Total Disability Benefits in Virginia

    | 16-Aug-2014

    When someone is in a major accident at work and is unable to work as a result of injuries sustained in the accident, the injured party may recover workers’ compensation to cover medical bills and partial lost wages. Several types of benefits are available depending on whether the worker suffered a temporary or permanent disability, and whether the employee can return to work. Permanent total ...
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  • Your Rights Under Virginia Workers' Compensation

    | 16-Apr-2014

    Workers’ compensation laws can be complicated. As a result, employees may neither fully understand workers’ rights nor their employer’s responsibilities. One of the most important things to remember is that Virginia workers’ compensation is designed to protect those injured while on the job. Aiding those who are injured while on the job includes: providing appropriate ...
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  • Handling the Auto Insurance Claim Process

    | 16-Jan-2014

    Many people don’t realize that the auto insurance claim process starts right away at the scene of the car accident. The driver and others like the police will gather information and start collecting evidence. In fact, when handled properly from the start, it makes the process easier. Steps to Take Immediately after an Accident One of the most critical elements in an auto insurance claim is ...
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