Why are Attorneys Important if you are Involved in a Tractor Trailer Accident?

By: P. Christopher Guedri

Accidents involving tractor trailers or other commercial vehicles often result in serious injury or death. In these situations, getting the money you and your family deserve can be especially important to the recovery process. Unfortunately, when commercial drivers and their insurance companies are involved, getting the restitution you deserve can be a complicated and confusing process. This is why hiring an attorney is especially important if you or your family have been injured in a tractor trailer or commercial vehicle accident that was not your fault.

Why are these kinds of accidents so complex? The truck driver and his company have an overwhelming advantage when it comes to resolving personal…

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Tips for Choosing a Day Care

By: P. Christopher Guedri

With all of the child care options available in Virginia, choosing the best day care for you and your child can be a daunting task. At first glance, it might seem impossible to tell the difference between two similar day cares. The best way to distinguish between child care centers is to prepare a list of questions to ask. The answers to these questions can help you determine which day care is the best fit for you and your child. Selecting the right day care is an important decision, because you are entrusting them with the safety and responsibility of caring for your child. As such, this process can be overwhelming for many parents. Fortunately, the American Academy of Pediatrics, in conjunction with HealthyChildren.org,…

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How Long Does it Take to Settle a Personal Injury Claim in Virginia?

By: P. Christopher Guedri

If you have been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault and you are considering contacting a personal injury attorney regarding your claims, you probably have many questions., One of those questions will doubtless be, "How long is this going to take?" Unfortunately, because no two personal injury cases are the same, there is no simple answer. The amount of time it takes to settle your claim will depend on a number of factors including the severity of your injuries and the circumstances of your case. In this article I will walk you through the stages of a personality claim to help you better understand the timeline.

Stage 1: Recovery

If you were in an accident that wasn't your fault,…

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Why Prompt Investigation is Key in a Tractor Trailer or Commercial Truck Accident

By: P. Christopher Guedri

Tractor trailer or commercial truck accidents often lead to very serious injuries or even death. Typically the stakes are very high, both for the plaintiff and the defendant when the accident leads to a personal injury case. If you have been involved in a tractor trailer or commercial truck accident, you should avoid giving statements to anyone regarding the incident before you speak to an attorney. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible following the accident because prompt investigation following a tractor trailer or commercial truck accident can often mean the difference between winning and losing your case.

If you do contact an attorney regarding your involvement in a tractor…

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Do I Give a Recorded Statement to the Insurance Company?

After you've been in an accident that wasn't your fault, you may receive a call from the insurance company of the person who hit you. The insurance company might ask you to give a recorded statement about the accident. Even though you may want to seem cooperative, you shouldn't answer any of the insurance company's questions. But what is a recorded statement, and what is so wrong with answering the insurance company's questions?

A recorded statement is essentially a question and answer session between you and the insurance company. The person on the other end of the phone will ask you questions about your claim. He or she will then record your answers. Your answers to those questions then become part of the official record of the…

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Meet Paul Christopher Guedri

 P. Christopher Guedri has been a personal injury attorney with the Virginia law firm of Allen & Allen since 1991. Chris’ practice is focused primarily on catastrophic injuries and wrongful death cases, such as trucking accidents, premises liability, product liability, bus accidents and traumatic brain injuries. Chris Guedri is AV Peer Rated by Martindale Hubbell and is listed in Best Lawyers in America.

With an array of experience in handling personal injury cases, Chris has mastered complex technical, scientific, and medical information which benefits his stance as a strong adversary against the defense. Chris’ dynamic personality compliments his formidable litigation and negotiating skills, all of which have aided him in getting…

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Guedri Listed in Largest Verdicts of 2013

The personal injury law firm of Allen & Allen is pleased to announce that attorney P. Christopher Guedri is featured in the recent Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly article “Virginia’s Largest Verdicts of 2013.”

Tied for the #6 largest verdict of 2013 was Chris Guedri’s a $5 Million verdict in the premises liability case, Cousins v. Food Lion LLC. Guedri’s client was a woman who was knocked down in a Food Lion grocery store and suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Outlined below is a closer examination of Guedri’s case. Paul Christopher Guedri is a personal injury lawyer with the Allen & Allen Law Firm. His practice is focused on traumatic brain injury cases as well as car and trucking accidents and product liability. Chris is listed…

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