Stars And Stripes

Independence Day ranks highest in average daily crash deaths

  • June 30, 2017
  • Matthew Mikula
  • Blog
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Did you know, on average, more people die in motor vehicle crashes on July 4th than any other day of the year?  In a recent study evaluating data from 2010 to 2014, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety determined an average of 118.4 lives are lost in crashes that occur on July 4th.  The seco...

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drink and drive

DUI Case Result

  • June 8, 2017
  • Matthew Mikula
  • Attorneys, Blog, DUI, Traffic
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DUI Charges Reduced in Virginia The Gilliam Law Group is pleased to say that, yet again, we have another satisfied client. Over a year ago, a client was involved in a bad car accident where they lost control of their vehicle and wrapped their SUV around a tree.  When the paramedics arrived they...

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Medical Debt Collections

  • May 24, 2017
  • Kent Gilliam
  • Blog, Collections, dental collections, medical collections
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Medical Debt Collections A Different Animal   I read a statistic in the Medical Group Management Association newsletter dated April 2010 that said the recovery rate of outsourced medical debt was 15.77%.  For every dollar outsourced, a medical practice could only expect to see 16 cents retu...

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Will

What is the importance of a Will?

  • May 19, 2017
  • Kent Gilliam
  • Blog, Wills, POA, AMD and Estates
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What happens if I die without a Will? In Virginia, any legally competent individual, over the age of eighteen, can make a will.  Even so, many people, because of procrastination, cost, or the thinking they have to little to justify a Will, don't have one.  According to a recent Gallup poll, 56% o...

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DUI

What you need to know about DUI’s

  • May 15, 2017
  • Matthew Mikula
  • Blog, DUI
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Driving Under the Influence (of Drugs or Alcohol) Everyone knows it is illegal in Virginia to drive under the influence. However, it is not in and of itself illegal to drive a vehicle if you have consumed alcohol (it is illegal to be in possession of an open container, and it is also illegal to c...

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Things you should know about Speeding and Reckless Driving Tickets

  • May 15, 2017
  • Matthew Mikula
  • Blog, Traffic
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Reckless Driving and Speeding Tickets In Virginia traffic cases where speeding is alleged, such as in Virginia Reckless Driving by speed cases, a traffic defense attorney should review the police officer’s or trooper’s calibration certificate.  Section 46.2-882 of the Virginia Code requires ...

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Traffic Violations

Could a traffic violation affect my driving record?

  • May 8, 2017
  • Matthew Mikula
  • Blog, Traffic
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Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and “Demerit Points” Whether you are a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia or you reside out-of-state, the traffic laws of Virginia apply to you while you operate a vehicle on Virginia’s roads.   The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is th...

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