Virginia Personal Injury Resources

The state of Virginia is located in the South Atlantic region of the United States. In 1607, the first permanent English settlement was in Jamestown in the Colony of Virginia. The name Virginia was coined by Sir Walter Raleigh and Queen Elizabeth I. The Queen may have been inspired to name the colony Virginia because of her status and image as the Virgin Queen. Geographically close to Washington D.C., many people in Virginia pursue law degrees in pursuit of a career in politics. There is a limit of 2 years to file for a personal injury complaint in Virginia. It must be proven that the person who caused the injury was negligent and that their failure was what caused the injury.
Virginia had an estimated population of 8,185,866 in the year 2012, which makes it the 12th most populous in the United States. The state had a total of 907,267 civil incoming cases, which is 11,306 cases per 100,000 of the total population. When is a case covered by criminal law as opposed to civil as a tort case? Criminal cases are those in which the defendant physically does something to commit an illegal act. Tort law covers the cases of physical harm or property damage where intent may not be established, and possibly when no action is taken.
Under the contributory negligence rule in Virginia, you cannot recover damages if you were negligent of your own safety. Even if you were found to be slightly negligent in your accident, damages cannot be recovered. Like the rest of the country, in Virginia, a signification portion of civil cases in the state courts are personal injury cases. These claims all involve some kind of injury to a person or to property due to the actions of another entity. Many lawsuits fall under this category, including medical malpractice, construction accidents, defective products, and traffic accidents. Traffic accidents generally make up the bulk of personal injury claims, and this is certainly the case in Virginia.

Virginia State Resources
State of Virginia: http://www.virginia.gov/
Official Portal of Virginia: http://www.virginia.gov/
Virginia Legislature Online: http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/
Virginia Government Information Sites w/ Links: http://www.virginia.gov/government
Virginia Secretary of State: http://www.commonwealth.virginia.gov/
Fairfax County Official Website: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/

Virginia Court Resources
Virginia Courts Online: http://www.courts.state.va.us/
Links for Virginia Courts: http://www.courts.state.va.us/courts/home.html
Virginia Office of Court Administration: http://www.courts.state.va.us/courtadmin/
Supreme Court of Virginia: http://www.courts.state.va.us/COURTS/SCV/HOME.HTML
United States Court Locator: http://www.uscourts.gov/court_locator.aspx

Virginia Legal Associates
State Bar of Virginia: http://www.vsb.org/
American Bar Association: http://www.abanet.org/home.cfm
Fairfax County Bar Association: http://www.fairfaxbar.org/
Center for Justice and Democracy: http://centerjd.org
American Association for Justice: https://www.justice.org

Other Virginia Legal Resources
Personal Injury in Virginia: http://research.lawyers.com/Virginia/Personal-Injury-in-Virginia.html
Virginia Legal Resources: http://libguides.law.virginia.edu/virginia-legal-resources
Virginia Constitution: http://constitution.legis.virginia.gov/
Virginia Legislature and Statutes Online: http://leg1.state.va.us/000/src.htm
Virginia Rules of Evidence: http://valawyersweekly.com/wp-files/pdf/scova-va-rules-of-evidence.pdf
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/
Virginia Public Records finder: http://vadoc.virginia.gov/offenders/locator/
Daily Legal News: http://www.law.com/newswire/
Martindale-Hubbell National Attorney Locator: http://www.martindale.com