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  • Motorcycle Accident Prevention Tips

    | 6-Oct-2017

    Riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating experience and many riders crave the rush and freedom this iconic ride provides. However, motorcycles are inherently less safe than cars, given the minimal protection they provide. Of course, this does not mean you should give up your bike, though it does mean you should exercise extra caution and be prepared for any obstacles or problems that might ...
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  • Bicycle Safety Tips

    | 9-Sep-2017

    Riding a bicycle can be potentially dangerous, given the inherent lack of protection riders have compared to those in motor vehicles. However, bicyclists who educate themselves on the rules of the road, maintain awareness of their surroundings, and obey traffic laws can minimize their chances of being involved in an accident and the severe injuries often sustained in such incidents. Here are some ...
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  • 6 Tips to Avoid a Pedestrian Accident

    | 9-Aug-2017

    Motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians are responsible for thousands of preventable injuries and deaths each year in the United States, and unfortunately, the problem is getting worse. According to a 2017 report by NPR, distraction is causing a record number of pedestrian deaths. But pedestrian accidents shouldn’t be an inevitability – they are entirely preventable when both ...
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  • Car Accidents & Release Forms: What Should You Sign?

    | 19-Jul-2017

    There’s a whirlwind of activity that follows a car accident as all parties involved prepare to protect themselves. If you’ve been involved in an accident caused by another driver’s negligent driving, it is likely that you will be contacted by their insurance company. The company may send you forms to sign, including a medical authorization release, a release of all liability and ...
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  • Who is Liable for Your Trucking Accident Injury?

    | 3-Jul-2017

    Truck accidents can cause devastating injuries, and victims are often faced with an uphill battle to recover the damages they deserve. Truck accidents are notoriously complex compared to auto accidents. Many different parties are involved in a commercial truck accident, but assigning liability to any of them can be difficult. A skilled truck accident attorney can help you fight for your rights and ...
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  • Pursuing Compensation after a Brain Injury

    | 7-Jun-2017

    The unfortunate nature of accidents is they are unpredictable, which is part of what makes them so frightening and stressful to deal with. Accidents that leave you with seriously debilitating physical injuries, such as brain injuries, are all too common and can affect you for life. The victims of these catastrophic injuries are entitled to compensation for their medical bills and pain and ...
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  • What to Do After an Injury at a Construction Site

    | 7-Jun-2017

    Perhaps one of the most undeniably dangerous professions, construction work can often create rather hazardous and risky working environments. Construction workers have to deal with these frightening working conditions every day, and risk their lives each time they are on the job. Predictably, construction site injuries occur quite often, and injured workers have rights to compensation following an ...
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  • Serious Car Accidents: When Should You Call an Attorney

    | 8-May-2017

    No car accident is easy. From fender benders and rear-end collisions to intersection accidents and highway wrecks, all car accidents have the potential to result in injuries and various challenges for victims. Whenever an auto wreck that could and should have been prevented causes victims to incur damages they would have not otherwise faced, they have the right to file a claim for compensation. ...
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  • When Do Car Accident Cases Go to Court?

    | 1-May-2017

    Most personal injury and car accident cases are resolved out of the courtroom. This means that when victims suffer injuries due to the negligence of others and file a personal injury claim, they work with the at-fault party’s insurance provider to reach an agreement on how much compensation should be provided. This compensation will cover the damages a victim suffered as the result of a ...
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  • Is My Car Part of the Takata Airbag Recall?

    | 19-Apr-2017

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called the Takata airbag recall one of the “largest and most complex safety recall[s] in U.S. history.” The company began making airbags in 1988 and held 20% of the market in 2014. During 2013, vehicles made by 19 different automakers were recalled to replace frontal airbags on the driver’s and passenger’s ...
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  • What to Do If You Are Hit by a Drunk Driver

    | 4-Apr-2017

    About 28 people a day are killed in the United States in vehicle crashes involving a drunk driver, and every 90 seconds a person is injured in a drunk driving accident. Each day, about 300,000 people drive under the influence. While there is, unfortunately, nothing that you can do to change the decisions of a negligent driver, what you can do is ensure that you yourself are a responsible and ...
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  • Who is Liable for a Truck Accident?

    | 31-Mar-2017

    Accidents involving trucks and commercial vehicles are known for their overwhelming potential for devastating consequences. Due to the sheer size and weight of tractor-trailers, truck accidents frequently result in injuries. In many cases, these injuries are catastrophic and can upend the lives of victims and families. In the most tragic situations, these injuries often prove fatal. At The Barrera ...
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  • Can I Sue My Employer for a Work Injury?

    | 20-Mar-2017

    Being injured on the job can be a difficult experience, especially when you are not sure where to turn for compensation. When it comes to workplace injuries, most employees in the state of Virginia are covered by workers’ compensation, which is a no-fault insurance system that provides medical and wage supplementation benefits for injured workers. As a no-fault system, workers’ ...
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  • The Dangers of Driving While Fatigued

    | 13-Feb-2017

    Every person who gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle has the legal duty to drive in accordance with the law in order to reduce the risk of auto accidents. While most people understand this duty and what it means – i.e. obeying traffic laws, not driving under the influence, etc. – many people still commit negligent acts that result in preventable wrecks and injuries. One of the ...
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  • Why You Should Avoid Saying "Sorry" After an Accident

    | 6-Feb-2017

    An alarming number of people will experience a car accident at least once in their life. Although we all hope that it will never happen to us, the truth is that it happens all the time, and it is important to be prepared so that you know exactly what to do in the chaos of a frightening and confusing situation. Knowing what to do “just in case” can help protect your ability to file a ...
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  • Why You Should Refrain from Wearing Flip-Flops While Driving

    | 29-Jan-2017

    Chances are, when you are getting dressed for work, to run errands or to go out, you aren’t considering how safe your shoes are or aren’t for driving. But, did you know that your footwear selection can actually be the difference between a serious collision or safety. It’s true. In fact, statistics prove that nearly 1.4 million car crashes occurred when drivers’ sandals were ...
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  • The Importance of Maintaining a Safe Distance from the Steering Wheel

    | 29-Jan-2017

    When it comes to where you sit when you get in the car, you probably do not give it much thought or even consider how that choice of location can affect your safety. However, where you choose to position your driver’s seat can actually be the difference between severe injuries and safety in the event that you are involved in a car accident. In fact, the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety ...
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  • 3 of the Most Dangerous Occupations in America You Never Would Have Guessed

    | 8-Dec-2016

    In 2010, 4,547 fatal accidents occurred in the workplace. In 2012, this increased to 4,693 casualties, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While it is sad that these numbers are so high, you may be surprised to learn what occupations are the most dangerous. To provide you with some insight, we have listed the three of the most dangerous jobs in America that you may have never guessed: 1. ...
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  • Can Seasonal Workers Qualify for Workers' Compensation Benefits?

    | 14-Nov-2016

    The holiday season brings about hectic and busy circumstances for many businesses and companies. As a result, many businesses are forced to hire seasonal workers. Below are some occupations commonly hired during this time of year: Grocery store employees Department store employees Chefs and restaurant workers Security guards Drivers Decoration services Snow movers Of course, like any other ...
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  • Recovering Permanent Total Disability Benefits in Virginia

    | 2-Nov-2016

    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 benefits 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 is able to return to work. ...
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  • Worker Safety in Hospitals

    | 4-Oct-2016

    When most people think of hospitals, they imagine a place where people can be treated for injuries and illnesses. However, many people fail to realize the hazards that hospital workers face every day. In fact, in 2011, United States hospitals reported nearly 253,700 hospital employees sustained work-related illnesses and injuries. Studies show that this is nearly double the rate for the entirety ...
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  • Hearing Loss: America's Most Common Work-Related Injury

    | 14-Sep-2016

    Hearing loss is the most common work-related injury in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to researchers, roughly 22 million Americans are exposed to damaging levels of occupational noise each year. While exact numbers of affected workers are hard to come by, an estimated $242 million is spent annually on workers’ comp benefits for ...
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  • Client Hit by Ambulance Driver Defeats Immunity & Gets Compensated

    | 30-Aug-2016

    It is with great pleasure that we can announce today that our client has finally received compensation for her automobile accident which occurred in 2013. This was a hotly contested case in which the defense refused to play ball throughout. Our client was stopped at a red light in Fairfax County when an ambulance transporting a drunk person approached her from behind. This ambulance driver ...
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  • Leading Causes of Death in the Workplace: OSHA's "Fatal Four"

    | 22-Aug-2016

    Since 1971, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has partnered with employers, health and safety professionals, and other advocates as a means of creating safe and functional workplaces. Over the years, injury and death rates in the workplace have decreased tremendously. Nonetheless, many workplace injuries and fatalities occur every day. In fact, OSHA reports that there are ...
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  • Workplace Fatalities on the Rise in Virginia, Officials Urge Vigilance

    | 10-Aug-2016

    A rise in workplace deaths has sparked concern across Virginia, and state officials are urging residents and employers to take greater vigilance when it comes to work safety. The announcement came earlier this month from the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) program after a review of mid-year statistics. Their findings: there have been 29 preventable work-related deaths due to injury ...
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