$225,000 SETTLEMENT FOR GLOUCESTER MAN INJURED IN TRUCK CRASH

29 Mar / 0 Comments

In February 2021 Virginia car accident attorney Ed Atkinson concluded a $225,000 settlement for a Gloucester youth injured in a serious motor vehicle accident.  When the pickup truck in which he was a passenger took a turn too fast it left the roadway and struck a guardrail and a trial.  The young man fractured his […]

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$300,000 SETTLEMENT IN CHESAPEAKE PIT BULL DOG BITE INJURY

03 Feb / 0 Comments

Virginia dog bite lawyer Ed Atkinson secured a policy limit settlement from a homeowner’s insurance policy in a serious dog bite claim in early 2021.  The incident took place in the days following Thanksgiving when a pit bull attacked a woman over a plate of leftovers, causing permanent injury to her face including the loss […]

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$200,000 SETTLEMENT IN CROSSWALK CAR ACCIDENT NEAR ODU

21 Jan / 0 Comments

In late 2020 Norfolk, VA accident lawyer Ed Atkinson settled a car-strikes-pedestrian case after protracted negotiation and civil litigation.  Atkinson argued that the driver of a rental car failed to maintain a proper lookout and was otherwise negligent when he drove into a busy intersection near Old Dominion University and knocked a man walking his […]

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Filing Nursing Home Lawsuits Due to Neglect in the Age of COVID-19

02 Jun / 0 Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a high-stakes situation for families who have loved ones in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities. With many of these facilities now saturated with coronavirus cases, elderly residents have been left to suffer the consequences of inadequate care—in many cases, this means preventable death. The Health Crisis Has a […]

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How safe are Pitbull and Pitbull Mixed-Breeds as a family pet?

01 Jun / 0 Comments

The mention of Pitbull-breed dogs stirs up strong feelings. Some people swear to their gentleness, while others are uncomfortable being near them. Most Pittbull owners will tell you that their temperament is much more docile than what the stereotypes would have you believe. This may be the case when the canine in question is in […]

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3 Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

19 Feb / 0 Comments

Each individual that lives in a nursing home has a story. While the large majority of nursing homes provide a safe environment for the elderly individuals living in the nursing home, there are unfortunately some nursing homes that neglect their residents. If you or someone you know is concerned about the experience that your loved […]

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Most Common Types of Nursing Home Abuse

13 Feb / 0 Comments

Nursing home abuse is never a fun topic to discuss. If you have a loved one residing in any type of nursing home or long-term care facility, it’s important to recognize signs of abuse. If we can condemn these actions, we can improve not only the standard of care for our loved ones, but a […]

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Eye Opening Stats on Nursing Home Abuse

29 Jan / 0 Comments

If you’ve never done your research on nursing home abuse, it’s time to get familiar with a few statistics. At Atkinson Law, we have seen so many families alarmed at the eye-opening stats regarding nursing home abuse this day in age. The truth of the matter is, millions of our elderly Americans are abused or […]

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Nursing Home Ownership, Neglect and Elder Abuse

18 Oct / 0 Comments

A recent investigation by NBC News reveals a pattern of neglect and criminality at nursing homes and elder care facilities owned and operated by Skyline Healthcare.  While the report is deeply disturbing, it reveals what nursing home negligence attorneys and victims know all too well: corporate cost cutting and low government oversight translate into systematic […]

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$47,500 settlement in pit bull attack personal injury claim

21 Jan / 0 Comments

Norfolk personal injury lawyer Ed Atkinson negotiated a  $47,500 settlement for a young man attacked at work by his boss’ pit bull in Chesapeake, Virginia.  The owner had the pit bull on a leash and said it was friendly.  When the young man went to pet the dog, however, it made a vicious lunge toward […]

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“On the cover of the Rollin’ Stone!” – Atkinson Law in the news

08 Feb / 0 Comments

I am pleased to report that Atkinson Law settled two cases in December with a combined value of $1.15 million, and it earned an article in Virginia Lawyers Weekly, a statewide trade publication.  It all arose out of a serious car accident on the eastern shore.  My clients were making a left turn with a […]

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Norfolk Motorcycle Crash Case Settles for $61,000

19 Dec / 0 Comments

It’s the time of year when I like to review some of the more interesting cases I’ve handled and assess the results.  One of my better cases this year concerned a young Navy medical corpsman.  One evening a large SUV (sport utility vehicle, in this case a Cadillac Escalade) pulled out in front of him […]

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Adopted Pit Bull Mauls and Kills Elderly Owner

12 Jun / 0 Comments

On June 1st, just hours after being adopted, a pit bull attacked and killed its 90-year-old owner at her Virginia Beach, Virginia home.  The deceased’s daughter told WAVY that she witnessed the pit bull, “Blue” kill her mother in a vicious and unprovoked attack. Notably, the daughter said she was playing with the dog outside […]

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How much is my personal injury case worth?

10 Nov / 0 Comments

In my years of practicing accident injury law, two questions come up the most: how long will my personal injury case take and how much money will I get? Major factors shaping the value of your personal injury case include the nature of the injury, whether it is permanent, your health insurance and/or car insurance […]

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Norfolk Traffic: New Bike Lanes on Llewellyn

29 Aug / 0 Comments

For the past several weeks, the city of Norfolk has been altering Llewellyn Avenue, converting two automobile lanes into bicycle lanes between downtown and 35th Street.  I was excited about this development when it was first announced, and I wrote about it in my personal injury lawyer blog last year.  “Putting the sexy back in […]

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Norfolk Attorney Settles Knee Injury Case for $62,600

13 Jul / 0 Comments

I am pleased to report that one of my all-time favorite clients accepted a settlement offer in her personal injury claim against a driver who rear ended her small car back in December 2014 in Virginia Beach.  My client is not a rich lady.  She is in her early sixties and works at a local […]

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Attorney wins $25,000 in car accident case | Norfolk General District Court

16 Jun / 0 Comments

It has been too long since I last posted on the Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyer blog, but I have been very busy taking car accident cases to trial, settling other personal injury matters, and moving into my new office location in downtown Norfolk, right across from the new courts building.  Now that I have settled […]

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Virginia: Dogs that bit five-year-old child were Belgian malinois

14 Dec / 0 Comments

WAVY 10 news reported this Sunday that a dog attack in Chesapeake, Virginia left a five-year-old girl with a bite on her neck that required an airlift to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  The girl later underwent surgery at CHKD.  According to WAVY, the child and her mother were visiting with friends at the home where the […]

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Ed Atkinson named a 2016 Super Lawyer Rising Star

24 Nov / 0 Comments

I am pleased to report that I was named for this peer-nominated award presented by the Thompson-Reuters company.  While the representative from the company did not specifically say so, I feel certain that the 2016 Rising Star award confirms that: “I’m rocking my peers, puttin’ suckers in fear” in the great tradition of LL Cool […]

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Compensation for Virginia Victims of Eugenics Sterilization

12 Nov / 0 Comments

Attorney Representation for Virginia Eugenics Sterilization Victims The Commonwealth of Virginia forcibly sterilized over 7,000 people between 1924 and 1981 under the Eugenical Sterilization Act, claiming that they were either “mentally ill” or “mentally deficient.” In an effort to remedy this historic crime, Virginia law now offers up to $25,000 of compensation to sterilization victims […]

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