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Virginia Jury Awards $37 Million in Tire Truck Rollover Case

Largest Virginia Personal Injury Award A federal jury in Richmond Virginia awarded Jonathan Halperin’s client $37 Million Dollars.  The case involved a blown tire truck.  As a result, the driver’s cement mixer truck rolled over.  Unfortunately, our wonderful client is now confined to wheelchair. In conclusion, this verdict is the largest Virginia Personal Injury case in 2018. Hankook Tire Tread …

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Nursing Homes Can’t Force Victims of Elder Abuse into Arbitration

Nursing Homes Can’t Force Victims of Elder Abuse into Arbitration A ruling in Washington D.C. on September 28, 2016 led to fantastic news for nursing home residents. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ruled that nursing homes could not force residents who have suffered injuries, abuse, or neglect due to negligence into …

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New DC Law Will Help Bike Accident Victims Get Paid

New DC Law Will Help Bike Accident Victims Get Paid Washington, DC – September 20, 2016. The D.C. Council approved a new law today which will help cyclists and pedestrians get compensated when they are struck by motor vehicles. When Will the Bill Pass?​ Paul Zukerberg, a personal injury lawyer and cyclist himself, was there for the …

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Fatal Tesla Crash Clouds Future of Self-Driving Cars

Fatal Tesla Crash Clouds Future of Self-Driving Cars Self-driving cars are supposed to be the wave of the future, but the first fatal crash of a Tesla on auto-pilot is putting doubt on the futurists’ plans. The crash report is horrific. According to the New York Times, the Tesla autonomous driving system failed to see a …

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Virginia Wesleyan Rape Case Trial Begins

Virginia Wesleyan Rape Case Trial Begins The Virginia Wesleyan College rape case started in civil trial as of last week. Attorney Halperin is representing the victim who was allegedly raped by an upperclassman on the school’s campus back in 2012. ABC 13 News Now reported that the former student of VWC is suing the college …

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Zukerberg & Halperin File Fire Pit Law Suit

Zukerberg & Halperin File Fire Pit Law Suit Rockville, Maryland – May 20, 2016. Zukerberg & Halperin, a personal injury law firm with offices in Washington and Richmond, filed a law suit today over a severe backyard fire pit burn injury. Fire pits – a classy backyard addition – can also become burn injury hazards. …

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Nissan Recalls 3.5 Million Faulty Airbags

Nissan Recalls 3.5 Million Faulty Airbags Nissan Motors has joined the airbag recall to the tune of 3.5 million U.S. vehicles. The problem lies with a faulty passenger seat sensor and is safety critical. What Is Wrong With the Airbags? When operating properly, the sensing system is supposed to detect whether the front passenger seat …

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Self-Driving Cars Bad News for Personal Injury Lawyers?

Self-Driving Cars Bad News for Personal Injury Lawyers? With Honda and Chevy now joining Tesla in making self-driving or semi-driverless cars, the days of auto accidents may be numbered. No crashes, no personal injury lawyers needed thank you. Tesla pioneered cars on auto-pilot with its pricy Model S. Just last week it announce a budget ($35K …

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Time for Mandatory Pedestrian Detection Systems on Cars

With the rise of pedestrian deaths related to car accidents in DC, Maryland and Virginia, it’s time for mandatory pedestrian detection systems on all new cars. Sensor technology has focused on vehicle-to-vehicle detection systems for use in autonomous driving cars. With human error as the leading cause of motor vehicle fatalities, self-driving cars many one day reduce …

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