Accidents are violent, upsetting, and, by their very nature, unexpected. You could be on your way to work or simply going to the grocery store for a quart of milk and the next thing you know, you are on the side of a busy interstate or down on the floor. The pain is intense and […]
A question we often hear from personal injury clients is “Is it even ethical to bring a personal injury lawsuit?” I represent personal injury clients from all walks of life, from doctors and lawyers to construction workers and bus drivers and I find that no matter what their background, most of them are hesitant about […]
Virginia’s laws regarding texting and driving are changing. As of July 1, texting became a primary offense, meaning that the police can pull you over even if this is the only probable cause they have that you have committed a driving offense. The rash of recent texting while driving accidents and a prominent new documentary […]
Oliver Wendell Holmes made the point almost 100 years ago that the “life of the law” is constantly changing and adapting, like life itself. Clearly, we cannot continue to apply old laws to new circumstances. We see this with all of the new privacy protections which are being enacted, laws pertaining to computers, technology, etc. […]
Jeff Brooke discusses what you need to know about the Statute of Limitations for personal injury claims in Virginia.
Medical bills can add up quickly after a serious accident. There are certain things you should know about who is responsible for your medical bills after accident.
Hear Jeff Brooke discuss the law that determines what happens when an everyday product malfunctions and causes injury.
Attorney Jeff Brooke explains why you should consult with a personal injury attorney after you have been injured.
The recent settlement of the NFL Players Union with the National Football League Owner’s over head injuries has cast a new spotlight on closed head injuries. What are they and what significance do they have in personal injury cases? Closed head injuries are also sometimes called “traumatic brain injuries” (“TBI”). As the name suggests, the […]
The Jeff Brooke Team handles many types of injury cases, but auto accidents are by far the most common. Within the category of auto accidents, the “rear-ender” is the single most common. And now that winter weather is upon us, you can be sure that the number of rear-enders is going increase up dramatically. It is […]
Commercial trucks often weigh over 80,000 pounds, so it should be no surprise that when they are involved in an accident, the results are often devastating. According to early estimates by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were an estimated 4,889 large trucks and buses involved in fatal accidents in 2017, a 9-percent increase from […]