Tracy Morgan and Wal-Mart: A Comedian's Tragic Accident Provides a Cautionary Tale

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

The collision last summer between a Wal-Mart tractor trailer and a van carrying actor Tracy Morgan and his entourage is a tragic example of what not to do while on the road. The six car pileup occurred on June 7th and resulted in the death of comedian James McNair. There were also a number of serious injuries spread between the two trucks and four cars involved in the collision, most notably, to actor and comedian Tracy Morgan. As of this writing, both Morgan and McNair’s family have filed suit.[1]

Overview of Accident

The investigation into the cause of the accident is still ongoing, but early evidence  suggests the Wal-Mart driver was at-fault. Delivery…

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Early Investigation Is Key After a Tractor Trailer Accident

P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Tractor Trailer Accident Attorney

It is important to begin an investigation as quickly as possible following a tractor trailer accident. Typically accidents involving tractor trailers cause significant damage due to how large and heavy these trucks can be. Because of this, insurance companies will often dispatch an investigator immediately to the scene of the accident in order to secure evidence and complete a thorough investigation. It then becomes critical for an investigation to be completed on behalf of the injured party as early as possible.

In this short video, Chris Guedri stresses the importance of early investigation after a tractor trailer accident and explains several ways it…

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Rights and Responsibilities - Biking Laws in Richmond, VA

By: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Bicycle Accident Attorney

Virginia’s roadways are home to vehicles of widely varying sizes and weights, but none is smaller, lighter, or more vulnerable than the bicycle. Cycling down a busy road full of vehicles that can easily cause you serious injury is a nerve-wracking affair for any cyclist, but the danger can be minimized if both drivers and riders understand their rights and responsibilities on the road. In 2012 more than 700 cyclists were killed in collisions with other vehicles in America, and almost 50,000 were injured.[1] Furthermore, estimates predict that as few as 10% of bicycle-related crashes are reported to the police.[2] Better understanding of cycling laws can help us reduce…

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5 Tips for Staying Safe on Icy Roads

By: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Lawyer

Ice creates some of the worst and most dangerous driving conditions out there. You should always exercise extreme caution if dealing with icy conditions, and ask yourself if you really want to be on the roads when they are in such a dangerous state. Conditions severe enough to blanket the roads in ice should eliminate almost all reasons for traveling. However, if you absolutely must drive in ice, here are some tips to help get you to your destination safely.[1]

Avoid overconfidence

Many people get themselves into trouble in icy conditions by overestimating their driving abilities. Perhaps they live in a cold area and think they are used to driving on ice.…

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Safety Precautions You Should Take During the Holidays

By: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

The holidays are a fun and joyous time for family and celebration, but the cold weather brings with it a number of safety hazards you need to be aware of. More than half of all house fires occur in December, January, or February. As you work to stay warm during the chilly winter months, always be aware of safety! The biggest causes of house fires are electrical heating appliances and open flames, each of which comes with its own safety concerns.

Electrical heating equipment is responsible for one in seven house fires and one in six house fire deaths. Your ducts need to be cleaned or at least inspected every year to prevent dangerous buildups and blockages. Space…

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Answers to Common Questions on Brain Injury

Recovering from an injury is hard, but when someone suffers a brain injury it can make the recovery process even more trying. Brain injuries can wield long-term symptoms resulting in long treatment and recovery times.

P. Christopher Guedri has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of brain injury litigation. He believes in educating the public on the seriousness of brain injury and works to provide education and resources on the topic.

In the below articles, Chris Guedri and the personal injury attorneys of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen have shared some of their knowledge on brain injuries and answer some common questions that you may have:

Why Should I Hire an Attorney if I’ve Suffered a Brain Injury? The… Read more

Chris Guedri Answers Your Questions about Truck Accidents

With over thirty years of experience as a Richmond truck accident lawyer, P. Christopher Guedri has successfully helped his clients deal with the devastating consequences of their accidents. He has an in depth understanding of the complexity and high stakes involved with trucking accidents. Additionally, he is a seasoned veteran of the courtroom, where he has won multimillion-dollar verdicts for trucking accident victims.

If you have been injured in a truck or tractor trailer accident, Chris Guedri has the experience and legal knowledge to help you get the compensation you deserve. The following is a series of videos and articles by Chris Guedri that may help answer some of your questions about truck accidents:

VIDEO: An Experienced…

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Thinking Ahead: How to Make Sure Your Car is Equipped for Any Situation

By: Chris Guedri 

Every day millions of Americans take to the road without ever considering the full implications of their morning commute or afternoon run to soccer practice. Driving is such a normal part of our daily routine that many of us neglect the most basic safety precautions and preparations. Planning ahead for an emergency can make all the difference between escaping a dangerous situation and death or serious injury.[1]

To start, your car should always contain the basic tools needed for car maintenance and repair. A good set of jumper cables has the potential to save you hours of standing on the side of the road. A tire iron and a jack that is rated for a car of your size are also absolute necessities, but perhaps…

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An Unavoidable Menace: Congestion on the Roadway

By: Chris Guedri

These days we see lots of attention focused on the dangers of drunk driving or distracted driving. While these are dangerous, reprehensible, and illegal activities, they do involve choice on the part of the driver and can be avoided. But how do we deal with situations that cannot be avoided, such as an over congested road? Heavy traffic has the potential to create equally dangerous situations, and any driver can encounter it at any time through no fault of their own. Heavy traffic conditions create irate drivers, inspire boredom, and offer large numbers of potential obstacles.

The single most important aspect of dealing with congested traffic is patience. It is vital that you accept you will not be reaching…

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Chris Guedri Recognized as 2015 Lawyer of the Year in Richmond

P. Christopher Guedri, an attorney from the law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen, recently was named the 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in Richmond, Virginia by the publication Best Lawyers in America.

This honor is given to a single individual from each practice and metropolitan area, making it particularly significant. The lawyers are assessed through peer review assessments and chosen by their impressive voting averages. It is a reflection of the high esteem in which these lawyers are held among their leading peers in the same communities and practice areas.

Chris Guedri is a take-charge lawyer whose forceful personality compliments his formidable litigation and negotiating skills.…

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