If you are headed to a holiday party, there is nothing wrong with taking a bottle of alcohol with you as long as the bottle has not been opened. If your bottle has been previously opened, or the seal has been broken, you run the risk of being charged with violating your state's open container law. Understanding what these laws are, as well as the penalties involved, may keep you from having to contact a traffic law or DUI attorney before the new year gets started.
If you suffer an injury due to somebody else's negligence, you can normally file a lawsuit against the negligent party (the defendant). To keep these cases simpler, state laws dictate that you only have a certain amount of time (called the statute of limitations) in which you can file the lawsuit. In Virginia, the statute of limitations is different if the injured party is a child. Find out more here.
Workers compensation is designed to help you if you are injured while working. However, if you are driving while working, you may have some questions about your coverage. If you've been injured in a car accident during work, check out these five must-know facts.
You May Be Covered Under Workers Compensation
Some people drive a lot for their jobs, such as delivery drivers. Other workers may only get out of the office every once and a while for their job.
There are a several DUI defenses that could be used to reduce or eliminate charges you may be facing for driving under the influence. One of the more interesting tactics is to claim double jeopardy when faced with two distinct punishments for the same incident, as happens in states where the defendant is both criminally and administratively punished for a DUI. Here's more information about this DUI double jeopardy argument and whether this is a good strategy for winning your case.
In most cases, an auto accident is exactly that: an accident. However, there are those out there who are willing to do anything in order to obtain money, including staging an auto accident. If you have recently found yourself to be the victim of an auto accident scam, there are a few things you can do to handle the situation.
The Scam: The Not So Delicious T-Bone
A "t-bone" accident is a term used to describe one car slamming into the side of another car at an intersection, thus forming a "