Do You Handle Police Brutality Cases?

In some cases, law enforcement officers can cause serious and even deadly injuries by using excessive force. If the police injure you, then you may be able to file a civil claim to recover compensation for your medical bills and other damages. In this video, attorney Victor Long explains how we handle police brutality claims and gives an example of a past case. Many times, they’re very valid protests that occur. Well-meaning people have issues with things that are going on. The example that comes to my mind is that, several years ago, there was a Ku Klux Klan march…

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Can an Injured Employee Receive Benefits in Addition to Workers Comp?

After a construction accident, injured workers may be entitled to a recovery through a workers compensation claim. However, these benefits are limited. In some cases, you may be able to collect benefits in addition to workers comp through a third party claim. In this video, attorney Victor Long explains when you may be able to file a lawsuit against parties other than your employer. Quite often there are other remedies that are available on a construction site. Your average construction site, particularly a major construction site, has many different subcontractors, along with a general contractor. Based on the law in…

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How Can We Stop Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving is a major cause of deadly car accidents in Washington DC and nationwide. However, ending the problem presents certain challenges, including the fact that so many different distractions can cause a serious car crash. Nevertheless, in this video, attorney Salvatore Zambri explains the two methods which may help stop distracted driving: education and empowerment. Video Transcription When I give these distracted driving presentations, I like to do many things, but two principle things. One is to educate them. I want them to know how dangerous this is. I want them to realize the science behind it. How far…

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Can Drivers Beat the Odds of Distracted Driving?

Crashes caused by distraction can be devastating, as drivers often do not have time to brake before a collision. However, many motorists still believe they can beat the odds of distracted driving. As a result, people still text and drive or allow other distractions to pull their attention from the road. In this video, attorney Salvatore Zambri illustrates the very real dangers of driver distractions by sharing an example of a previous car accident case he represented. Video Transcription When people text and drive, and engage in any other habitual pattern of distracted driving, it’s not a question of if,…

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Do Medical Malpractice Cases Put Doctors Out of Business?

Many people who experience medical injuries have concerns that filing medical malpractice cases puts doctors out of business. If you like your doctor, then you may hesitate to file a lawsuit out of concern. However, as attorney Patrick Regan explains in this video, doctors have medical malpractice insurance to protect them in case they make a mistake. This insurance can compensate you for a medical injury due to a mistake, even though making a medical error does not necessarily mean that your physician is a bad doctor. Video Transcription Another myth is that medical malpractice cases drive doctors out of…

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Is There Help for Parents with a Birth Injury Case?

In this video, attorney Jacqueline Colclough explains why parents who need representation for a birth injury case are uniquely vulnerable. While a birth injury usually does not physically affect a parent, mothers and fathers feel the pain keenly. Medical negligence during pregnancy and/or delivery is a betrayal of a parent’s trust. As a registered nurse who worked in obstetrics, and as a mother herself, Jacqueline Colclough offers help for parents with a birth injury case in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia. Video Transcription I think by nature when women are pregnant, and they’re starting their families and they’re having children,…

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Are Medication Errors Serious?

Medical malpractice like medication errors can cause serious injuries or even wrongful death. In some cases, a doctor may prescribe the wrong drug or the wrong dosage, harming the patient. However, the pharmacist may also make a mistake, causing a harmful drug error. In this video, attorney Patrick Regan uses an example of a past case to answer the questions: are medication errors serious? Video Transcription There’s a huge myth that there are frivolous malpractice cases. In fact, it’s very rare that a malpractice case is ever filed without having a physician on board who has already reviewed the case…

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Are Swimming Pools Dangerous?

Swimming pools can be hazardous, especially to children who may not know their own limitations or how to avoid dangers like pool drains. However, a pool can be doubly dangerous because it is also likely to catch a child’s attention, making it an attractive nuisance. In this video, attorney Paul Cornoni answers the question: are swimming pools dangerous? He explains possible safety risks and what a pool owner must legally do to prevent fatal swimming pool accidents. Attractive nuisance is something just what you would maybe think it sounds like. Is that if it’s attractive for a kid, but they…

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How Does Contributory Negligence Affect Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents?

Only a few states, including Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia, follow a doctrine of contributory negligence for accident claims. It bars an accident victim from filing an injury claim if he or she contributed to the accident in any way at all. However, as attorney Paul Cornoni explains in this video, new laws in Washington DC help protect pedestrians and cyclists from loss of fair compensation after an accident with a motor vehicle. Video Transcription DC, Maryland and Virginia have this antiquated law called contributory negligence, which defendants try to use in almost every bicyclist case. And what that means…

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Can a Surgical Consent Form Affect a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Before undergoing a surgical procedure, patients generally sign a consent form acknowledging certain normal injury risks. However, a surgical consent form does not absolve the doctors of the hospital of liability if medical negligence causes harm. In this video, registered nurse and attorney Jaqueline Colclough explains what constitutes negligence and why you can still file a medical malpractice claim in spite of a consent form. Clients come to us who have had an injury that they believe occurred during surgery. And they come to us and they ask questions about consent forms. Consent forms are routinely signed by patients and…

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