Pre-existing Injuries and Their Impact on Personal Injury Cases

At the beginning of a personal injury case, it is often presumed that the victim was in a state of flawless health before their accident. However, in reality, most people deal with all sorts of health conditions, large and small. As a result, we frequently receive questions from potential claimants regarding pre-existing conditions and how … Read more

Sexual Assault Cases: Shedding Light on an Extremely Important Issue

With the recent rise of the #metoo movement, litigation of sexual assault cases has become a public focus. Sexual assault remains a huge problem in our society, so much so that modern estimates project that one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused by the time they turn 18. Even … Read more

Depositions in Personal Injury Cases – They Don’t Have to be Scary!

You’ve been injured in an accident.  You are now a party in a legal case in an effort to recoup your damages. You are experiencing a whole new, unfamiliar world, and you’ve just been called for a deposition. You may feel a little afraid, and reasonably so; you’ve never given a deposition before.   Don’t sweat–the … Read more

The Dangers of Improper Semi-Truck Maintenance

When a heavily-loaded commercial truck collides with a smaller vehicle, serious or fatal injuries are almost inevitable. After a truck accident, you may be quick to pin the blame on driver error, but a large number of big-rig accidents are the direct result of a failure to inspect and maintain the truck as required by … Read more

Potential Damages to Be Aware of After Rear-End Accidents

Car accidents are scary enough when they unfold in front of you, but the unexpected jolt of a rear-end collision can be just as stressful. Rear-end accidents are more common than you might think–according to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), these crashes constitute nearly 30 percent of all accidents that … Read more

The Potential Long-Term Effects of Whiplash

  As a general rule, you should try to avoid injuries to your upper back and neck as best as you possibly can. This applies to all types of injuries, but whiplash and its potential long-term effects can be especially brutal. Accident victims can suffer whiplash from a number of different scenarios, yet it is … Read more

Difference Between Personal and Bodily Injury for Washington Cases

Whenever an individual suffers injuries due to the negligence or carelessness of another, they will likely wonder whether or not they are eligible to recover damages. In some instances, the actions of the liable party may even warrant criminal charges. Regardless of the circumstances, however, two terms that all claimants are likely to hear are … Read more

Van Law Firm Attorney Goes on “The Vegas Take” to Discuss Cosby Case

Attorney at Van Law Firm Gabriel Czop On June 30th, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court delivered a controversial ruling that overturned defamed comedian Bill Cosby’s previous conviction for indecent assault. The court’s reasoning for this decision had to do with complications surrounding an agreement that was made between Cosby and previous prosecutors. Essentially, Cosby testified in … Read more