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Dog Bite, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania | John P. Harris III

Posted by John Harris on Sat, Jan 29, 2011 @ 12:55 PM

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If you are bitten by a dog, call Fredericksburg attorney John Harris. He recently obtained a verdict for a pedestrian attacked by dogs. The pedestrian who was walking home from convenience store was bitten in his testicles. The attack by a pit bull and a mixed breed dog was without warning. Before he could be killed, a good sameritian, who happened to be driving by, rescued the pedestrian.

Tags: Slip and fall or trip and fall

If you are injured while visiting Canada

Posted by John Harris on Mon, Jan 24, 2011 @ 05:26 PM

If you are visiting Canada and have the misfortune to be in an accident or suffer a slip and fall you will need a lawyer who is committed to helping you get the compensation you deserve. The trial lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth provide this service to seriously injured people in Eastern Ontario. This video described their philosophy. You can reach Brenda Hollingsworth at Auger Hollingsworth, 130 Albert Street, Suite 1005, Ottawa, Ontario. By phone: 613-233-4529 or on the web at www.ottawalawfirm.ca or www.personalinjuryottawa.ca.

Tags: Canada, fall, slip, accident, lawyer

Your Uninsured Motorist Coverage and the hit and run driver

Posted by John Harris on Fri, Nov 05, 2010 @ 12:16 PM

A hit and run accident is a good example of why you need unisured motorist coverage. This example occured in Caroline County when a tow truck driver save the life of a young woman. He was injured and the young woman suffered a shattered left elbow and a compound fracture of her radius, a bone of the forearm. 

http://www.johnharrislaw.com/library/bid/55756/Why-You-Need-Uninsured-Motorist-Insurance-Coverage

Tags: Car Accident Injuries & Deaths, accident

ATV kills and paralysizes

Posted by John Harris on Sat, Oct 30, 2010 @ 12:31 PM

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The other morning on TODAY while I was shaving, they were talking about the hazards of kids and ATV’s.  They announced that on that evening there was going to be an hour long show on the hazards of ATVs.  Unfortunately, I missed that show.  But, I already know the dangers of ATV’s and kids.  One of my clients was a father who when his son did not come home for supper found his son dead as a result of an ATV accident.  He was 14.  He had gotten permission to ride in a neighbor’s cornfield.  The tracks showed that he had been riding the ATV around and around in the cornfield jumping the machine over a little bump.  It overturned and crushed him.

Another client let his 10 year ride an ATV in a pasture.  The ATV hit a bump and flipped, landed on top of him and killed him.

A 16 year old client lost control of his ATV hit  tree and suffered brain damage which resulted in impaired speech and paralysis down one side of his body.

Another 16 year old client attempt to ride straight up a steep hill.  The ATV flipped over backwards and literally pinned his heels to his ears.  He actually heard his back break.  He is paralyzed from the waist down.

The fun of riding an ATV is not worth the risk.

Tags: ATV, dead, paralyzed, ATV Accidents - Three wheelers and Four wheelers, accident, killed

Pit bull attack takes life of toddler | Fredericksburg, VA car accident lawyer

Posted by John Harris on Fri, Oct 15, 2010 @ 04:31 PM

According to Fredericksburg.com, an Orange County toddler died from a Virginia pit bull attack on September 28th. The family pit bull mauled the small girl, who was pronounced dead at University of Virginia Medical Center.

The girl had left her home and wandered into the area where the dog was chained when she was attacked by the pit bull. The mother of the girl told deputies that she had been preoccupied and went to find the girl when she noticed that she was not inside the home.

The parents of the girl have been uncooperative, according to police, and investigators are still trying to piece together the full details of what happened the day of the attack.

If you or someone you know has suffered injuries due to a Virginia pit bull attack, contact the Harris Law Firm to learn your rights. Virginia dog bite lawyer Attorney Jack Harris has handled cases involving dog bites, and encourages readers to exercise caution around dogs of all breeds.

Tags: attacked by the pit bull, injuries due to a Virginia pit bull attack, Virginia dog bite lawyer Attorney Jack Harris, Virginia pit bull attack

What amount of punitive damages can I get against a drunk driver?

Posted by John Harris on Fri, Jul 09, 2010 @ 10:50 AM

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Reckless, malicious, or irresponsible conduct should not be rewarded or tolerated. The the politicians in Virginia have capped punitive damages at $350,000. $350,000 may be a suitable cap for damages against a drunk driver who has caused and accident which caused serious personal injury or death. In other situations, a cap of $350,000 is not nearly enough. Consider the situation in the Gulf of Mexico created by BP. PP would glad to be let off the hook for the $350,000 cap created by the Virginia legislature.

Tags: accident, personal injury, drunk driver, death, reckless, Drunk Driving Injuries & Deaths

What amount of punitive damages can I get against a drunk driver?

Posted by John Harris on Fri, Jul 09, 2010 @ 09:38 AM

Reckless, malicious, or irresponsible conduct should not be rewarded or tolerated. The the politicians in Virginia have capped punitive damages at $350,000.  $350,000 may be a suitable cap for damages against a drunk driver who has caused and accident which caused serious personal injury or death. In other situations, a cap of $350,000 is not nearly enough. Consider the situation in the Gulf of Mexico created by BP. PP would glad to be let off the hook for the $350,000 cap created by the Virginia legislature.

Tags: accident, injury, death, reckless, drunk, driver, personal

Dog Bite - Dog Attack - Pit Bull - Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania | John Harris

Posted by John Harris on Thu, Jun 17, 2010 @ 11:47 AM

Football coach bitten by pit bull when dog collar fails.

The dog's was brand new, purchased two days earlier. The dog, a pit bull, was tied to a tree with a cable which was attached to the D-ring on the collar. The collar was made in China according to the label. Collars made in the USA have the D-ring welded shut. When the coach arrived to pick up one of his players the dog pulled against the tree. The collar's D-ring was not welded shut. As a result, the when the dog pulled the D-ring straighten out which released the dog. The coach was viciously attacked from behind but escaped into his car.

Tags: attack, pit, bull, pit bull, Dog Bite, Stafford, fredericksburg, injury, Spotsylvania

A new book to help auto and truck accident victims deal with insurance companies and adjustors.

Posted by John Harris on Wed, Jan 20, 2010 @ 04:44 AM

I have written a new book,THE SMART CONSUMER’S GUIDE TO YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE. I wrote it because my mission in life is to make sure people are treated fairly. It is my feeling that people who are injured through no fault of their own are often treated by insurance companies and their adjusters.

In THE SMART CONSUMER’S GUIDE TO YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE, I give the public instruction, insights and tips they need to protect themselves when dealing with insurance companies and insurance adjusters. The book helps you understand your rights, explains things to watch out for and discusses in an understandable way both settlement and trial procedures. This book helps level the playing field for people who are injured through no fault of their own.

Tags: accident, insurance, personal injury, injured, auto, truck, adjusters, adjustors, case, companies, victim

Pit bull attack takes life of toddler | Fredericksburg, VA car accident lawyer

Posted by John Harris on Thu, Oct 15, 2009 @ 10:46 AM

According to Fredericksburg.com, an Orange County toddler died from a Virginia pit bull attack on September 28th. The family pit bull mauled the small girl, who was pronounced dead at University of Virginia Medical Center.

The girl had left her home and wandered into the area where the dog was chained when she was attacked by the pit bull. The mother of the girl told deputies that she had been preoccupied and went to find the girl when she noticed that she was not inside the home.

The parents of the girl have been uncooperative, according to police, and investigators are still trying to piece together the full details of what happened the day of the attack.

If you or someone you know has suffered injuries due to a Virginia pit bull attack, contact the Harris Law Firm to learn your rights. Virginia dog bite lawyer Attorney Jack Harris has handled cases involving dog bites, and encourages readers to exercise caution around dogs of all breeds.

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