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New documentary “Hot Coffee” | Richmond Personal Injury Lawyer

TV review: On HBO’s ‘Hot Coffee,’ a persuasive finding for the plaintiffs – The Washington Post.

There is a new documentary about the famous McDonald’s hot coffee lawsuit.

The story, in case you haven’t heard, is that 79-year-old woman spills a cup of 180 degree coffee in her lap and suffers second and third degree burns that are so bad that doctors feared she would not live.

The victim sued to cover her medical costs and the jury awarded her $2.86 million, an amount that was reduced by the judge.

The documentary will be showing on HBO this summer. Check your local listings for times.



Is it true that I only have one year to file a lawsuit?| Virginia accident lawyer

July 8, 2009 1 comment

That’s not true in Virginia. In Virginia you generally have two years to file a lawsuit or insurance claim after an accident injury, but it is different in every state.

For more free information for injured people in Virginia, get the Accident Injury Book!

Do I have to go to court? | Virginia personal injury lawyer

May 28, 2009 1 comment

Do I have to go to court?

No you don’t have to go to court. The decision on whether to go to court or not is always yours. Sometimes however it is important that you file suit in your case because the insurance company is being unreasonable in the amount of money that they are offering.

If you have a serious injury and the insurance company is not offering serious money then our advice to you would be to file suit so that you can get the serious money that your case deserves.

Often times insurance companies offer settlements before you need to go to court but more often than not their strategy is to offer you less than what you can get through trial.

Keep in mind that insurance companies and their attorneys know exactly how much your claim is worth, and they are in a much more powerful position to negotiate with the other party than you are. Their job is to resolve the potential “liability” by paying as little as possible to you. Many valuable rights were lost because the injured person believed what he or she was told by the insurance company.

Some personal injury attorneys just try to settle your case without ever trying your case. At O’Bryan Law we are committed to obtaining your fair compensation, and if the insurance company refuses to pay the acceptable amount, then we proceed in court. We know how much you are entitled to and we ensure that your injuries and losses are fairly compensated for.

Do I have to pay my lawyer a down payment to handle my personal injury case in Virginia?

April 28, 2009 2 comments

No you do not. Most lawyers handle personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis.

What that means is the lawyer does not get paid until the case settles at the end of the case. The lawyer will usually advance or pay all expenses involved in handling your case. It makes you lawyer sort of a partner in that they get paid based upon a percentage of the recovery, so it’s a real incentive to do the very best job we can with each and every client.

That means you don’t have to take any money out of your own pocket. All money will be paid at the end of the case.

This enables everybody, regardless of their race, gender, age, or financial condition to have their day in court and sue even the most powerful corporations who have unlimited funds to pay for lawyers.

Richmond Virginia car accident, truck wreck, dog bite, personal injury case lawyer, Attorney Wayne O’Bryan answers your questions.

Can I settle my own injury case without hiring a lawyer? | Richmond VA Personal Injury Lawyer

Categories: Accidents, FAQ, Video

Who should I talk to after my accident? | Richmond Virginia auto accident lawyer

Richmond, VA and southside Virginia lawyer Wayne O’Bryan answers the question “Who should I talk to after my accident?”