Month: February 2016

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What If I Am Injured Due to the Negligence of a Common Carrier?

What If I Am Injured Due to the Negligence of a Common Carrier?Let’s start with what a “common carrier” is. A “carrier” is someone who transports people or goods.  Examples include taxis, ferries, airplanes, and buses.  There are two types of carriers, common and private. A common carrier may be thought of as a public carrier, in that it must accept a passenger or delivery if the fee is paid.  It cannot pick and choose. Continue reading “What If I Am Injured Due to the Negligence of a Common Carrier?”

What Is Assumption of the Risk and How Can It Affect My Case?

What Is Assumption of the Risk and How Can It Affect My CaseIf you’ve ever attended a live sports event, the back of your ticket probably included a legal term known as “assumption of risk.” Assumption of the risk is a legal defense that can sometimes be used to keep an injured party from recovering damages. The core of the defense is that the injured person “knowingly and voluntarily chose” to expose himself or herself to a dangerous activity. Continue reading “What Is Assumption of the Risk and How Can It Affect My Case?”

What Violations Are Considered “Major” or “Serious” in Virginia, Causing Disqualification from Holding a CDL?

What Violations Are Considered "Major" or "Serious" in Virginia, Causing Disqualification from Holding a CDL?The trucking industry is one of the cornerstones of the American transportation system. With it comes the ability to move goods across town or across the country. There is no question that the trucking industry provides an invaluable service to the American public. Continue reading “What Violations Are Considered “Major” or “Serious” in Virginia, Causing Disqualification from Holding a CDL?”

What Specific Acts May Result in the Revocation or Suspension of My Virginia Driver’s License?

What Specific Acts May Result in the Revocation or Suspension of My Virginia Driver's LicenseA lot of Virginia drivers know that they can lose their licenses if they are convicted for DUI.  However, many drivers may not realize that their licenses can also be suspended or revoked for other reasons.  These reasons relate to violations of traffic laws, and most of them are not crimes at all. Continue reading “What Specific Acts May Result in the Revocation or Suspension of My Virginia Driver’s License?”

General Laws Relating to the Revocation and Suspension of Virginia Driver Licenses

General Laws Relating to the Revocation and Suspension of Virginia Driver LicensesDid you ever think about why you have to get a driver’s license before you can drive on Virginia highways legally? Many people don’t.  As they approach the legal driving age, they get geared up to take the necessary tests, without stopping to think about why. Continue reading “General Laws Relating to the Revocation and Suspension of Virginia Driver Licenses”