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Motorcyclists, Beware

As a biker, you probably think your biggest concern is other drivers, but what happens after a collision may have far greater consequences.
Watch For Motorcycle RidersIf you’ve been injured in a motorcycling accident, call the experienced and aggressive attorneys at Montagna Klein Camden. We’ll fight to get the compensation you deserve.

Motorcycle riders are more vulnerable to serious injuries when involved in accidents. With nothing but the wind above you and the road just inches below your feet, almost any motorcycle accident can result in some type of injury. No matter how alert and careful you are, it only takes one distracted automobile driver to knock you off your bike and send you crashing to the pavement.

What happens next is critical. Don’t let another motorist’s lack of awareness or concern for your rights put you or other bikers at greater risk. Call an experienced lawyer who won’t let them get away with their careless and reckless behavior.

The personal injury attorneys at Montagna Klein Camden are vigorous advocates for civilian and military motorcyclists involved in accidents across the Norfolk, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, and Portsmouth areas. We offer more than 100 years of combined legal experience and have achieved millions of dollars in settlements. Call 877-622-8100 today for your free legal consultation.

We specialize in helping military service members and their families who have been involved in motorcycle accidents. Our tenacious Personal Injury lawyers understand the insurance intricacies and special considerations involved with handling of motorcycle accidents involving military personnel.

Although bikers enjoy the same rights on our roadways as car and truck drivers, negative attitudes toward motorcyclists can sometimes lead to predetermined assumptions that the motorcyclists are at fault in an accident. At Montagna Klein Camden, our attorneys will battle to make sure your rights are understood and protected, during settlement negotiations or at trial. Our goal is never to get you a quick settlement. It’s to get you the settlement you truly deserve based on your injuries and the circumstances surrounding your accident.

Don’t try to go it alone; enlist the help of a veteran attorney who understands the procedure, requirements and expectations of the courtroom. Victims who try to represent themselves, or who don’t hire experienced motorcycle accident attorneys, often receive far less compensation than they should. Detailed documentation of the damage to your motorcycle, lost wages as well as physical and mental injuries are all critical to your settlement’s success.

The attorneys at Montagna Klein Camden in Norfolk and Newport News, Virginia will take the time to dig deep and understand the circumstances surrounding your accident, as well as the full impact of your injuries. That kind of attention not only maximizes your settlement terms, it helps you make sound decisions moving forward with your case.

If you are a civilian or a member of the military and you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact the attorneys at Montagna Klein Camden today.

No other law firm will fight harder on your behalf. Don’t settle for less.

Welcome to the Family

Call Montagna Klein Camden To Get Results

‘Let us make you an offer you can’t refuse.’

Within the Montagna Klein Camden family, we know crime inside and out, just like the law. When you’re searching for a smart, tough, aggressive lawyer in Norfolk, Newport News or Virginia Beach, there’s only one wise choice. Call a Montagna Klein Camden attorney, and put your case to sleep with the fishes.

Our lawyers are skilled, experienced and eager to fight for your rights. You won’t need to choose a side, accept a bad offer or call in any favors. All you need to do is make one phone call, to schedule your free legal consultation with a knowledgeable Montagna Klein Camden attorney in Hampton Roads, Virginia.

We’ll take care of the rest.

So if you’ve been injured due to the negligence of another, hurt at work, or otherwise wronged by a person, group or company, don’t wait around. Call us today.

-Quotes from the movie ‘The Godfather’ are intended to be humorous and entertaining. Thanks for reading & call us today for your free legal consultation!

St. Patty’s Aftermath

Saint Patrick's Day Drinking

Top of the morning to you – unless it’s the morning after St. Patrick’s Day. Some folks find a pot of gold on St. Patrick’s Day, others find a jail cell, and others find themselves in the hospital. DUIs and subsequent injuries are woes commonly piled atop the inevitable hangover of March the 18th.

You can’t do much about the headache, but this year, save yourself some stress. If you  or a loved one were injured by a drunk or incapacitated driver during this year’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities, call a legal professional with experience. Call the attorneys at the Montagna Klein Camden Law Firm in downtown Norfolk, Virginia.

It’s never a good decision to drive home after a night of drinking green beer, and simply being on the streets during a holiday which is infamous for its alcohol consumption is risky. We know YOU’LL be safe, but there are so many folks who get behind the wheel when they shouldn’t.

If you or a loved one was unfortunately hit by a drunk driver you deserve compensation for any injuries or losses that were a result of the accident. Back and neck injuries or a wrecked car could turn your world upside down, especially if they cause you to miss work. We are tough on drunk drivers and will do everything we can to make sure that you or your loved one is represented and gets the most compensation possible. Don’t let an accident ruin your life. Call our personal injury lawyers today.

If you do drink this year, play it safe. Utilize one of the many available options for transportation. With the entire world a mere tap away from your fingers, it’s never been easier to call up a ride. Uber, Lyft, the Tide or the public buses are always a better choice than getting behind the wheel while intoxicated.

Should the worst occur, and you or a loved one are injured by a drunk driver, contact the attorneys at Montagna Klein Camden in Norfolk for your free legal consultation.


The Many Faces of Personal Injury

Personal Injury is a broad term, which can include numerous types of accidents and incidents, and can occur at any time. The experienced personal injury attorneys at the Montagna Klein Camden Law Firm are familiar with the many faces and forms that personal injury cases can take. Regardless of how it tries to hide or disguise itself, our skilled personal injury lawyers will sniff it out.

The Face of Personal Injury

The Negligent Stranger: If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of another person, or worse, a faceless corporation, then you’ve got a personal injury case. Your injury does not need to be physical or even visible; emotional distress can be just as damaging as bruises and broken bones. Negligence can be accidental or intentional, and can include a broad array of incidents.

The Liability: A defective product can be dangerous, and that product’s manufacturer is in big trouble when you bring your product liability case to the attorneys at Montagna Klein Camden in downtown Norfolk, VA. These liabilities blend in, looking like everyone else, while concealing potentially dangerous secrets. They hide in plain sight, and strike when you least expect it.

The Transporter: Planes, trains, automobiles and ships; there is no mode of transportation where this master of disguise can’t find you. Truck and auto accidents are just a short drive away whenever you get behind the wheel, and the risk of injury only increases as the vehicle grows larger and more elaborate. Statistically speaking, everyone will likely encounter this visage of personal injury, at some point in life. When you do, call in your free legal consultation from the personal injury professionals at Montagna Klein Camden Law Firm in downtown Norfolk, Virginia.

Departure: If the unspeakable happens, and someone you love has been the victim of a wrongful death case, know that you do have options. Although we can’t turn back time, we’ll stay by your side every step of the way. We will fight those who have stolen from you that which is most precious and invaluable, so that you can grieve in peace, and begin to heal.

A Montagna Klein Camden attorney is a rare breed, one who will both fight for and protect you during the sensitive process of filing and pursuing your lawsuit. We understand that you’ve been through a painful and life-changing experience, and we’ve got the skills and knowledge to help. Let us fight in your corner, to get you the compensation you deserve, and prevent the guilty parties from injuring anyone else.

Contact us today for your free personal injury consultation at Montagna Klein Camden in Norfolk, Virginia.

Hearts & Minefields

Hearts-MinefieldsEach year, February brings hearts of candy, paper and chocolate. Flower sales skyrocket, restaurants fill tables faster than they can answer phones and love is generally in the air. For many, the fourteenth of February is a time of celebration, whether of romance or the single life. For some, it’s a less-than-happy time, casting a harsh light on past decisions and mistakes.

Whatever your relationship status this year, chances are good that you’ll come close to some sort of legal love issue. Trust the experienced lawyers at Montagna Klein Camden in Norfolk to help guide you through the minefield of Valentine’s Day. Happy fourteenth!

A few common & complicated matters of the heart that arise on Valentine’s day:

  1. Getting engaged. This is obviously the big one, and, one would think, the least problematic. Potentially the most romantic moment of your life, and also the last uncomplicated one. If you haven’t read our post on engagement and conditional gifts from last year, take a look. You may be surprised to learn that just because the ring has been handed over on bended knee, it’s not necessarily a “done deal.”
  2. Getting divorced. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the national day of love throws into sharp relief everything that one’s partner is not, leading to quite a few divorces on the big day. Regardless of how strong your emotions this year, it’s important to remember not to say things you might regret if you do decide to file for divorce. Always consult a lawyer before making significant legal decisions. Montagna Klein Camden offers free legal consultations to all, so stop by and let us help you out.
  3. Revenge Porn. In the digital age, anything and everything can and will end up on the internet, where it lives forever. It’s no surprise that in the aftermath of many a messy breakup, personal and revealing photos are finding their way online. In a new trend dubbed “revenge porn,” exes get even by posting compromising photos of their former lovers online in a form of public humiliation. If you suspect that you or a loved one may be a victim of this illegal and offensive practice, contact the attorneys at Montagna Klein Camden for your free consultation.
  4. Digital Dating. With more and more folks turning to their smart phones to find love, it makes sense that the rules of dating would change. There are numerous apps tailored to finding romance quickly, and reviews both positive and negative. The biggest downside to dating apps is the lack of privacy. As users enter personal information in hopes of enticing a viable partner, very few consider the fact that the information is now permanently “out there.” Your data will more than likely be sold and used against you in relentless sales schemes and ads. Be cautious when sharing any information online, and contact your Montagna Klein Camden attorney if you’re concerned about your privacy.
  5. Office Romances. It makes sense, doesn’t it? You spend 40 hours a week with a group of people, you work the same hours and you presumably have the common interest of your professional industry. You’re a team, working together and supporting one another. It’s not surprising that so many folks dip into the office dating scene, nor is it surprising that it often causes problems. Employers are able to change the workplace rules about office relationships at any time, so make certain to familiarize yourself with existing policies before diving in.

We hope you feel better equipped now to deal with the legal minefield that is Valentine’s day, and that you’ll call Montagna Klein Camden in Norfolk if you fall victim to one of these V-Day pitfalls. Our experienced attorneys are ready and waiting to fight for your case. Call for your free legal consultation today.

Craziest Lawsuits of 2015

Montagna-Law-Police-On-Toy-BikesAs 2015 fades into the past and we settle into 2016, it becomes easier to look back with clarity. Some things that seemed routine at the time now seem brighter and special somehow; perspectives shift; things change; and some of those things that were not so funny then might make you chuckle a little now.

In this spirit, Montagna Klein Camden in downtown Norfolk, VA invites you to join us in looking back at the most ridiculous legal battles of 2015.

Craziest Lawsuits of 2015:

  1. A woman tried to pull the old “hot coffee burned me!” trick on McDonald’s, suing for $10,00. She provided photos of the 2nd degree burns her hand received when she was handed a coffee cup with an unsecured lid. As the insurance company reviewed the claims, they noticed something odd: the photograph of the woman’s hand was from a hospital’s website. They then contacted her medical provider and learned that she had not been treated for burns recently.
    -Her entire claim was fake, downloaded off the internet, proving that even in adulthood, it pays to do your homework. She was not awarded the cash, and was instead charged with 21 felonies and worker’s compensation fraud.
  2. Regardless of how you feel about the actress, most people chose to side with Mila Kunis when a childhood friend resurfaced in 2015 and promptly sued her. The Ukranian singer claimed that Kunis had stolen her pet chicken 25 years previously, and demanded $5,000 for her emotional suffering.
    -Kunis fought the charges, stating that she “would never steal someone else’s chicken!” The singer eventually dropped the charges after her therapist “taught her how to forgive.”
  3. Anheuser Busch purchased Beck’s beer in 2012, and moved production of the beverage from Germany to the United States. Unfortunately, the company neglected to disclose the fact that the German-made beer was no longer being made in Germany, and got sued by a trio of lifelong Beck’s drinkers (without receipts).
    -The Class Action lawsuit brewed up $3.5 million for the lawyers who filed the suit, while anyone claiming to have purchased Beck’s beer from 2012 – 2015 is able to receive a $50 refund.

CaptureWe hope you’ve enjoyed these silly, wacky, ridiculous lawsuits of not-so-long-ago 2015. We at Montagna Klein Camden in Norfolk, Virginia hope you never find yourself the target of a crazy lawsuit, but if you do, contact us.

Our Norfolk attorneys are skilled and experienced in many aspects of VA law including Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Defense Base Act and more. Call us for a free legal consultation if you need help, and let us fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

Simple Overview of Practice Areas

The study of law is pretty widely known to be an area of special interest. It’s not something that folks ‘dabble’ in, it’s not something that one person can be an expert at. Attorneys attend law school for years to obtain that job title, and no attorney studies every single aspect of law. If it were easy, everyone would do it, right?

Because we know just how confusing legal terms can be, particularly for the uninitiated, we’ve compiled this list of our practice areas and explained, in simple, everyday language, what each means. We hope you find it helpful, and feel free to give us a call for a free legal consultation. Our Norfolk attorneys are ready and waiting to fight for your case.

Judges Table - Understanding the LawPersonal Injury: Personal Injury claims may include physical, mental and emotional injury, as well as damage to reputation (defamation).

This means that if you were slandered, injured in an automobile accident, during a dental or medical procedure, in an assault, by a defective product, contracted a disease, illness or were otherwise injured in any way, you may have a Personal Injury claim.

If you were injured due to the negligence of another person, don’t wait to call the professionals at Montagna Klein Camden. Time restrictions apply to Personal Injury claims, so call today.

Workers Comp: Workers Compensation cases occur when employees are injured due to circumstances of the job.

Workers’ Compensation is a type of insurance provided to those injured while working. Compensation may take the form of financial reimbursement or medical treatment. Injured workers may accept compensation from the employer, but only if the worker agrees to relinquish the right to sue the company. When this is done, certain forms of compensation are withdrawn.

If you were injured while working you should call the legal professionals of Montagna Klein Camden. Talk to someone with experience, and find out if you have a case. Our legal consultations are free, and time limits may apply to your claim. Don’t wait, call today.

Defense Base Act: The Defense Base Act (DBA) applies to longshoreman and harbor workers who are injured while on the clock, and provides medical treatment and financial compensation to defense contractors or employees outside of the United States.

Most contracts with a U.S. government agency outside of the U.S. will be covered by the DBA, military or not. The failure of any agency or company to provide DBA insurance can result in vulnerability to common law suits, in which the claimant (or his/her heirs) who file the claim do not have the burden of proof.

If you get hurt while working for a government agency, you may have a legitimate claim. Call today for your free legal consultation with Montagna Klein Camden.

Social Security & Disability: Social Security Disability provides support for individuals who cannot work due to a disability, whether physical or otherwise.

It may be temporary or permanent, depending upon the disability, but is generally required to last for a minimum of 12 months to qualify. The severity and longevity of the injury is a key factor in these types of cases.

If you or a loved one believe you qualify for Social Security Disability, please don’t suffer in silence. Call for a free consultation with the experienced lawyers of Montagna Klein Camden today.

Hearing Loss: To qualify for a Hearing Loss claim, a worker must have suffered a permanent loss of hearing in both ears, after being exposed to 90+ decibels over a period of 90 days.

Working in an exceptionally noisy environment can cause hearing loss, which may result in legal compensation. The loss of hearing is not required to be equal, but must have affected both ears to be eligible.

If you have suffered a severe loss of hearing in both ears due to your workplace environment, contact the legal offices of Montagna Klein Camden today for your free legal consultation.

Here at Montagna Klein Camden, you are our priority. We fight for you every step of the way, climbing the judicial and legislative ladders together. We care about the outcome of your case, and we care about you. Contact us today for a free consultation if you’ve been injured at work, in an automobile accident, or on a ship. We know the law, and we know how to make it work for you. Don’t wait to file your claim, call the professionals at Montagna Klein Camden in Norfolk, Virginia, for help and advice. You’ll be glad you did.

Holiday Survival Guide

montagna-holiday-survivalLast week we discussed how company holiday parties can result in worker’s compensation cases. But outside of the office, what happens when the holidays get too rough? 80,000 people end up in the hospital each year during the holidays, and of those, 6,000 go on Christmas day.

Follow our guide for a safe, injury-free holiday, but remember: if you or someone you love IS injured during the holidays, you may have a Personal Injury case. Play it safe; call the skilled personal injury lawyers at Montagna Klein Camden Law Firm in Norfolk, VA.

Holiday Survival Guide

Decking the Halls: Many people get injured while decorating their home for the holidays. Falling from ladders is a common holiday injury; either while stringing up lights on the house or adjusting the tree topper. Always have a spotter when using ladders, and never stand on chairs when decorating. Children have a habit of swallowing the light bulbs, causing further yuletide hysteria, so keep an eye on any young tots in the vicinity.

A Full House: If you’re having house guests this year, or visiting friends or family, be alert. The clutter that stems from overnight bags and messy guests can cause injuries, too. Keep walkways clear of shoes, dirty clothes and kids’ toys, and make sure to have some nightlights in hallways near restrooms. Guests who use the bathroom in the middle of the night will thank you in the morning.

Step Up: Stairs pose a serious hazard around the holidays. A house full of clutter, pets and people, many of whom are likely partaking of some “special” eggnog, make stairs a very real danger. If you’ve had a few more drinks than usual, try to remember to take a deep breath before facing the steps. Make sure they’re clear of people and toys, and take your time. Nothing ruins a fun, festive night like a trip to the emergency room.

Stuffing Face: The holiday meal is riddled with peril, whether you’re eating or cooking. Hot, boiling water and long, sharp knives are out in abundance before dinnertime, so be cautious and move slowly in the kitchen. Always use a pot-holder to handle dishes if you’re not sure how hot they are, and keep an eye out for slippery spills. As always, when in-laws and alcohol mix, be careful with your words!

Holiday Shenanigans: In general, the holidays are more dangerous than most of us realize. Wrapping & unwrapping gifts can lead to accidents with scissors; assembling toys or furniture can often lead to bloodshed; candles left unattended or near trees pose a serious threat; as does the tree itself if not watered frequently. Even mistletoe is poisonous!

We’re not trying to scrooge up your holiday season, rather we’re hoping to prevent a messy or painful evening for you, your family and your friends. We know that even the most careful of people can’t always foresee danger. That’s why we’re here. Our experienced personal injury lawyers are ready to fight for you and your case, to get you the compensation you need to recover. Even if you’re not sure you have a case, call us for a free consultation. It’s what we’re here for.

5 Wacky Workers Comp Cases

With the holidays drawing near and the inevitable holiday party injuries looming, we thought it would be rewarding to look up the craziest worker’s compensation cases we could find, to share with you all. And if your company throws a party, keep in mind that any injuries sustained may be a potential worker’s compensation case. Merry Montagna, Hampton Roads!

  1. Montagna-BlogCompany Christmas parties can get pretty wild, but when that company is a zoo, all bets are off. When a meercat expert and a monkey handler fall for the same llama keeper, the claws really come out. This unusual love triangle took a violent turn at the holiday party, when the meercat expert attacked the monkey handler with a wine glass! Drink responsibly, folks.
  2. A woman brought her cat on an international flight…in her purse. When the feline (predictably) began to screech and meow, the flight attendants had to lock the poor creature in the bathroom. The cat lady in question became so enraged that she punched a flight attendant, who was sent to Urgent Care with a bloody nose after the plane landed. Imagine reporting that workplace injury! We have a new-found respect for flight attendants.
  3. Las Vegas, land of unnatural beauty, has more than a few odd skeletons in it’s closet. In a spa featuring Cryotherapy as an age defying treatment, one employee made a fatal mistake in deciding to try out the merchandise. She was later found inside the cryotherapy unit, frozen solid. This case has a twist: the facility in question was unable to provide proof of worker’s compensation insurance, and was ordered to close.
  4. A Circuit City employee filed for worker’s comp after failing to retrieve a bag of chips from a vending machine. Stay with us, here; the man was trying to impress a female co-worker, whose chips had gotten stuck. His attempts to shake the bag loose resulted in a broken hip, and we can only assume a pity date. The man actually won his case, on the grounds that he was injured while “coming to the aid of a co-worker.”
  5. A J.C. Penney employee was awarded compensation after tripping over her own dog, in her own house. Since she’d stored fabric samples in her garage, her home was ruled a “working environment,” and when she tripped on her way to retrieve them, she was injured while working.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our wacky worker’s compensation cases, and invite you to share any of your own on our Facebook page! If you find yourself injured in an absurd workplace situation, don’t hesitate to call the skilled professional attorneys at Montagna Klein Camden Law Firm in Norfolk, VA. We handle worker’s comp in Virginia and North Carolina, and we offer a free consultation to anyone who calls. Why wait?

Happy Thanksgiving Hampton Roads

Happy Thanksgiving, Hampton Roads –

We may have broken our own record this year!

If you’ve got enough, give a little. If you’re hungry, stop by For Kids this Thursday and have a hot meal, on us.

Happy Turkey Day!

For kids food drive volunteers and Montagna Law


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