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Traffic Violations? Do you need an Attorney?

A moving traffic violation, or, sometimes referred to simply as a moving violation, is any traffic law that is broken by the driver or operator of a motor vehicle, engine, or train, while the vehicle is in motion. Examples of this could include mechanical violations, speeding, running a red light, driving with an expired license, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, or driving while under the influence. However, Just like not all traffic stops lead to a ticket, not all traffic violations need an attorney. Everyone breaks a traffic law at some point in his or her life. Some violations carry a more severe punishment than others depending on the nature of the offense.

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Topics: Criminal, Traffic & DUI

Type of Compensation Awarded in a Personal Injury Case

When it comes down to deciding whether or not to file a personal injury lawsuit, you may ask yourself “is this case even worth anything?” While there are no cut and dry methods of determining how much a personal injury claim is worth, the amount awarded for  will be determined based on intent, liability, personal responsibility, and accountability. Other factors include if the injured party played any role in the incident, or if the defendant’s conduct is in question.  

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Welcome to the Team Vincent Molitor!

Furgeson, Rawls, and Raines P.C. would like to welcome our newest attorney to our practice, Mr. Vincent Molitor. His areas of expertise include real estate, personal injury, estate planning,  traffic and criminal law. Vincent has always had a fascination with the legal and court systems and grew up following his dreams. After graduating from the New York University School of Law in 1999; Vincent went on to obtain an undergraduate degree, a B.S. in law and justice, from Trenton State University and an A.A. in History from the Ocean County College. He won the Cali Award for legal writing while in law school. Mr. Molitor has several professional affiliations, the most recent becoming a member of the Virginia State Bar.

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Understanding a Personal Injury Lawsuit

There can be so much confusion when trying to understand the law in the event of an injury. Especially considering there are multiple factors when it comes to personal injury suits. A personal injury lawsuit is a civil suit where the person injured (known as the plaintiff) files a lawsuit against a company or individual (the defendant) whose negligent or intentional actions caused bodily harm to that person. Because of the injury, the plaintiff files a suit for the defendant for a monetary settlement amount.

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Adoption in Virginia Part I


Adopting a child is a method people can use to expand their family. Limited to married couples, including same sex married couples, children can be adopted privately, through an agency, from foster care, or from a country outside of the United States. Once an adoption is complete, the adopting parents become the full legal custodians of the child, responsible for their health, support, education, and welfare.

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Topics: Family Law

     

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