Posts by John Fishwick

Video Discussion: Tools of the Trade

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In the fifth episode of our firm’s video web series, which can be viewed below, firm owner John P. Fishwick, Jr., and firm investigator Isaac Van Patten are pleased to present an exclusive, behind the scenes look at the legal and investigative tools used by our firm to ensure that we build the strongest possible case…

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Video Discussion: Changes to Virginia Law for 2020

New Laws on the Books

In the fourth episode of our firm’s video web series, which can be viewed below, firm owner John P. Fishwick, Jr., and firm investigator Isaac Van Patten are joined by Senator Creigh Deeds (D-25), a member of the Senate of Virginia who has represented the 25th district (Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Alleghany County, Bath County, Highland County,…

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Video Discussion: Treasure Law

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Fishwick & Associates is pleased to present our very special third episode of our firm’s video web series, Treasure Law; or, if you prefer, Fishwick & Associates and the Temple of Zoom. In this more lighthearted episode, which can be viewed below, firm owner John P. Fishwick, Jr., associate attorney Daniel J. Martin, firm investigator…

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Introducing Our YouTube Channel

Fishwick & Associates is pleased to announce our new YouTube channel, where we will regularly post videos discussing our firm, developments of the law, and other areas of interest. In the first episode, which can be viewed below, firm owner John P. Fishwick, Jr., and firm investigator Isaac Van Patten discuss how Fishwick & Associates…

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COVID-19 Restrictions and the First Amendment

U.S. Constitution

For the past several weeks, COVID-19 or novel coronavirus has spread throughout the United States, contributing to an unprecedented pandemic. From school to work to where we shop and eat, this serious disease impacted almost every facet of our daily lives. State governments have responded to COVID-19 in various ways, including through executive orders. These…

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Automobile Accidents Caused by Uber or Lyft Drivers: Who is Responsible?

A smartphone in a vehicle displaying a ridesharing app.

In the past, determining responsibility for an automobile accident was relatively straightforward. If someone driving their own personal vehicle caused an automobile accident, that person was responsible. If someone driving a company vehicle or a taxicab caused an automobile accident, not only the driver but the entity they were employed by was responsible as well.…

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The Accommodation Defense in Drug Distribution Cases

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Giving, distributing, or possessing with intent to give or distribute a controlled substance is a serious crime in Virginia, which may result in up to 40 years imprisonment and a fine of $500,000.00 per charge. Not all drug distributions are alike, however. Virginia law recognizes that a seller of drugs should not be treated the…

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Contributory Negligence in Virginia

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Imagine you are in an automobile accident on Interstate 81, just outside of Roanoke, Virginia. Another driver is texting on their phone, not paying attention, and speeding. At the same time, you simply forget to put your turn signal on before merging. Your vehicle and the other driver’s vehicles collide, causing you to sustain serious…

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Denied Coverage After an Accident? Consider a Declaratory Judgment

After a car accident, the last thing you want is a denied insurance claim. Unfortunately, many victims face unwanted red tape, delays, and unreasonable denials. While a jury trial is sometimes necessary to resolve these issues, a declaratory judgment action may efficiently resolve coverage disputes. In this blog, Fishwick & Associates explains the essentials of…

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