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Family members of a 14-year-old girl in Petersburg, Virginia, report that she was crossing the street to her bus stop when a motor vehicle struck her. Though she sustained no broken bones, family members describe serious injuries requiring hospitalization, including a collapsed lung and a “brain bleed.”

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Virginia is the best place in the country to do business. This bodes well when you’re just starting, but you want to make sure you get off on the right foot so your company can realize everything you have in store.

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In the estate planning process, you may need to name a trustee to manage your estate. The trustee is the person who takes charge of your assets when you die. Often, people will choose a family member or a friend about being his or her trustee. Sometimes, this can be a great choice.

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Virginia motorcyclists have likely heard the term road burn before. Experiencing it first-hand is just as likely. After all, it is one of the most common injuries motorcyclists face. It also tends to be mild. But are there more severe cases? If so, how can you deal with them?

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A car accident does not always need to involve multiple vehicles to be serious, and it is not only the drivers who may experience ill effects as a result. A crash may also involve passengers, pedestrians and others who may end up injured or killed from involvement in the collision.

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When starting a new business in Virginia, one of the first decisions you must make is how to structure your fledgling company. Depending on your circumstances, you may consider setting up a limited liability company or other formation types.

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The homeowner’s association takes care of certain maintenance issues, including public area landscaping in many master-planned communities in Virginia. It also helps ensures the area is safe for residents. At Patel & Dalrymple, PLLC we often handle disputes between homeowners and HOAs.

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We are right in the middle of the holiday season, which for many Virginia residents means holiday travel. If you are getting ready to take a road trip, it is not only bad weather you should be aware of. Drowsy driving is responsible for more accidents than you may have expected.

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One aspect of starting your own business in Virginia is figuring out what type of legal entity you want to use. There are several different legal structures that the state allows, and each one has unique requirements.

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There is an array of documents that you may include as part of your Virginia estate plan in Virginia. One you might want to consider is a power of attorney. This document can come in handy if you need someone to act on your behalf when you cannot do so yourself.

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