What are the elements of a “bad faith” claim against an insurance company?

Posted Posted in Assault & Battery, Civil Rights, Contract Law, False Imprisonment, First Amendment, General, Libel & Slander, Litigation, Negligence, Personal Injury Law, Sexual Assault, Wrongful Death

If an insurance company intentionally disregards the financial interests of their insured and fails to settle a claim within the policy limits resulting in a judgment exceeding those policy limits then it may be liable for the excess judgment under Virginia law.   Given the risks, complexities and costs of litigation, it may be appropriate […]

Police pointed weapon at me – is that excessive?

Posted Posted in Assault & Battery, Civil Rights, Excessive Force, Fourth Amendment, Personal Injury Law

Question:  Is it a violation of the Fourth Amendment for an officer to aim his loaded weapon at a person where the alleged crime at issue is minor and nonviolent, the suspect does not pose an immediate threat to the safety of the officers or others, and he is not actively resisting arrest or attempting to […]

Virginia Civil Rights Law Firm Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, PC obtains a $25.35 Million Judgment for Sexual Assault Victim

Posted Posted in Assault & Battery, Assault & Battery, Civil Rights, Personal Injury Law, Sexual Assault

Virginia Civil Rights & Personal Injury Law Firm Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, PC obtains a $25.35 Million Judgment for Sexual Assault Victim in Virginia (Largest Settlement in 2017 – Virginia Lawyers Weekly, March 18, 2018) On October 6, 2017, Civil rights and personal injury attorneys with Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, P.C. successfully obtained […]

A summary of the law for wrongful death in Virginia caused by the negligence or wrongful act of another.

Posted Posted in Assault & Battery, General, Negligence, Personal Injury Law, Wrongful Death

En Español Call Today –> 804-783-2000 A summary of the law of wrongful death actions in Virginia. When a family member dies as a result of the neglect or wrongful action of another, a lawsuit for damages may be brought by the personal representative of the decedent within two years after the death of the […]

Unreasonable Force in “Terry Stop” Gives Rise to Officer Liability

Posted Posted in Assault & Battery, Civil Rights, Excessive Force, Fourth Amendment, Personal Injury Law

En Español Quarter Million Dollar Verdict to Richmond Police Officer Wesley Moore, represented by Civil Rights Attorneys Tom Roberts and Andrew Bodoh. On January 30, 2013, a Richmond jury awarded a $250,000 to Richmond police officer Wesley Moore against a junior patrol officer for battery arising from a August 10, 2010 stop in South Richmond. […]