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Where can you file a personal injury lawsuit in Virginia?
HOW CAN YOU FILE A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT IN VIRGINIA? If you have questions about personal injury cases in Virginia, it’s best to hire a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to explain your options. In the Code of Virginia, § 8.01-262 provides where lawsuits can be filed in Virginia. Generally, a personal injury plaintiff can file suit: Where the defendant resides or has his principal place of employment or, if the defendant is not an individual (i.e. is [...]
How much can you sue for in a personal injury claim in Virginia?
HOW MUCH CAN YOU SUE FOR IN A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM IN VIRGINIA? If you have questions about personal injury claims in Virginia, it’s best to hire a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to explain your support options. The short answer is, generally, a Plaintiff can ask for any amount. However, asking for an amount does not mean that a party will ultimately receive that amount as an award or settlement. Additionally, as with everything, there is more [...]
How do personal injury settlements work in Virginia?
HOW DO PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENTS WORK IN VIRGINIA? If you have questions about personal injury settlements in Virginia, it’s best to hire a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to explain your support options. A “settlement” is an agreement between an injured person and negligent person and his or her insurance carrier to resolve a claim. Almost universally in personal injury matters, the settlement will be between the injured party and the negligent party’s insurance carrier. In exchange for [...]
What You Need to Know about Child Support in Virginia
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHILD SUPPORT IN VIRGINIA If you have questions about child support in Virginia, it’s best to hire a knowledgeable family law attorney to explain your support options. People often come to us with questions about child support – How is child support calculated? If my ex and I have equal time with our kids, I won’t have to pay anything, right? What if I can’t afford it? Here are some of [...]
W. Henry M. Jones is Named a CowanGates Principal
W. HENRY M. JONES IS NAMED A COWANGATES PRINCIPAL W. Henry M. Jones, a trial lawyer with CowanGates, has been named a principal of the Chesterfield-based law firm. Jones has been an attorney with CowanGates since graduating from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2015. His practice focuses on civil trial work, including: personal injury, eminent domain, real estate litigation, contract litigation, business litigation, and collections. Jones is also a recipient of a 2021 Best [...]
Who Will Care For My Child If I Die?
WHO WILL CARE FOR MY CHILD IF I DIE? In Virginia, if you die before establishing guardianship for your child, the court may decide who will care for your child. By definition, a guardian is an individual who has the legal authority to care for the personal and property interests of another person — including a minor child. In Virginia, as the parent, you may designate a guardian who may care for your child (and, if so [...]
Jon Laaser Reports
August 21, 2019
with co-host Danny Nokes