The Attorney-Client Relationship
The attorney-client relationship is unique among professional contracts and services. Especially in cases of personal injury, medical malpractice, family law and business law, both attorneys and clients need to follow some basic but important rules in order to succeed in the legal system. To learn more about what to expect from your attorney's representation, read this article from Roanoke, Virginia attorney Jeff Krasnow.
Kalafut v. Gruver (1990)
Dismissal of an action for a child's wrongful death against a tort-feasor whose negligence occurred when the decedent was in the mother's womb is reversed in a case where the child was born alive but died shortly thereafter because of injuries proximately caused by the defendant.
Hall v. Hall (1990)
In a wrongful death case, because an unbiased jury under proper instructions found that the evidence preponderated in the plaintiff's favor, there was no legal justification for a retrial on the issue of liability. The trial court erred in setting aside a jury verdict in favor of the plaintiff and the jury verdict is reinstated as it relates to the issue of liability, and the case is remanded for a new trial limited to the issue of damages.
McManama V. Plunk (1995)
In August 1991, a year and two days after the original filing, in an ex parte order, the trial court granted the plaintiff's motion for a voluntary nonsuit. On January 6, 1992, the plaintiff filed a second motion for judgment on the same cause of action and naming the administrator of the estate as defendant. The defendant was served with process and filed a special plea of the two-year statute of limitations and motion to dismiss.
Stump V. Doe (1990)
The driver of a large station wagon was towing a 22-foot camping trailer on an interstate highway when a tractor-trailer overtook and passed him and he lost control of the vehicles. The station wagon and trailer overturned in the median strip, killing the driver's young daughter who was one of the passengers in the station wagon.
You can make a Difference
2005 will be an important year for both current and future victims of personal injury and medical malpractice, as the issues of liability and tort reform come before Congress and the Senate. Make a difference in the outcome by contacting Virginia’s Senators and members of Congress and speaking out against business-friendly tort reform.
5 Steps to a Medical Malpractice Award
Medical malpractice cases are among the most difficult any lawyer faces. The Roanoke, Virginia medical malpractice lawyers of the Krasnow Law Firm have many years of successful experience in this field. Learn about the five steps involved in medical malpractice cases: investigation, discovery, depositions, expert testimony and settlement or trial.