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Social Media Use Adds to Distracted Driving Danger

By now we are all familiar with the dangers of drivers distracted by their cellphones. Talking while driving and, even worse, texting while driving increase the likelihood of an accident. But new research from AT&T reveals that smartphone users are developing even more dangerous driving habits linked to social media and internet use while driving…. Read More »

How You Know it’s Time to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

Immediately following your car accident you will be contacted by the insurance company. They will be eager to settle your claim and move on. You will likely be offered a low settlement amount that may not even cover your medical bills, lost wages or property damage. At Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban we don’t think… Read More »

How Can I Be Compensated for a Dog Bite Case?

This question can be answered two ways: first, by addressing what a dog bite victim must prove to win compensation, and second, by explaining what kind of compensation the victim can get. Dog bite cases are decided under the law of the state in which the bite occurred. In the states where we practice —… Read More »

A Timely Reminder: Fourth of July Fireworks Safety

Before you decide to play with fireworks this Fourth of July, it might be a good idea to recall what happened to NFL defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul last year when he played with fireworks. The 26-year-old star pass rusher for the New York Giants had purchased a rental truck full of pyrotechnics that were newly… Read More »

Top Three Types of Nursing Home Abuse

Elder abuse is all too common in our society. Especially if you’ve gone through the painstaking process of selecting a nursing home, where you hope your elder loved one will be safe, it is devastating to learn that he or she has been abused. Nursing homes promise quality care, but too frequently fall short of… Read More »

Don’t Let a Boating Accident Ruin Your Memorial Day

Memorial Day marks the traditional start of summer, but for some boaters and their families, it may be a tragic ending. Last year, a 37-year-old man drowned in the Chesapeake Bay when a small boat capsized in the early morning hours. Seven people out fishing on Memorial Day on Whitehall Bay near Annapolis had to… Read More »

2nd Annual VA Vigilante PaddleFit Challenge

2nd Annual VA Vigilante PaddleFit Challenge Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban is honored to be the presenting sponsor for the 2nd Annual VA Vigilante PaddleFit Challenge. The Non-Profit VA Vigilante PaddleFit Challenge was founded to help raise money for homeless and disabled veterans in North Carolina. All proceeds from this event will go directly to… Read More »

What Makes Someone an At-Fault Driver in North Carolina or Virginia?

This issue of fault in a Virginia or North Carolina car accident is critically important. These states, unlike many others, strictly adhere to the doctrine of contributory negligence, which states that any fault to the cause of an accident makes an injured party ineligible for compensation. So, in Virginia and North Carolina, you don’t have to… Read More »

Delaying Medical Treatment Can Damage Your Personal Injury Case

You’ve had a car accident and you’re shaken up, but you’re not sure whether you’re hurt. You go through the motions of exchanging identification and insurance information with the other driver, but wonder whether you should go to the hospital. After all, your new health insurance has a high deductible, so a big chunk of… Read More »

Why Not Accept a Quick Settlement and Put Your Accident Behind You?

Everybody wants closure. You had a frightening accident and you’re in the midst of a painful recovery. There is a natural desire to put all that behind you, and settling the legal aspects of your case can bring you one step closer to the next phase of your post-accident life. So, if an insurance company… Read More »

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