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Jay Braddock Jackson

Jay Braddock Jackson

Uniquely experienced to handle your insurance claim.
  • Personal Injury, Elder Law, Estate Planning ...
  • Virginia
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Summary

In total, I spent 35 years in the insurance industry, handling liability claims. Prior to attending law school, I worked as an insurance adjuster and in claims management at GEICO. My positions allowed me the opportunity to learn a great deal about insurance company claims operations and the difficulties that large insurance companies face as well as the biggest hurdles for people who need to make claims. My work led me to attend law school while continuing my career in insurance. Following my graduation, I moved into the position of attorney with the company. Since that time, I have defended the insurance company and its policyholders in lawsuits in Virginia and have managed claims, personal injury litigation and insurance bad faith lawsuits country-wide basis. All of this makes me uniquely qualified to manage your claim and experienced in the maximization of the recovery you will receive from the insurance company.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Insurance Claims
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Education Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • auto accident
  • car accident
  • Motorcycle accident
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    I accept contingency fee arrangements on all injury cases.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Lawyers are expensive. At our firm we have three levels of associate, legal assistants, certified paralegals and attorney. We will always perform any portion of your work at the least expensive level possible and always checked and supervised by an attorney.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
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Professional Experience
Attorney-at-Law
Law Offices of Jay B. Jackson
Current
Staff Counsel and Claims Attorney
GEICO
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Defended GEICO and its insureds in personal injury and property damage suits. Defended GEICO in suits over policy interpretation and coverage issues. Handled cases in both General District Court and Circuit Court throughout much of the Commonwealth. In addition, I had worked for 20 years for GEICO PRIOR to going to Law School and held Liability Adjuster jobs at all levels and all levels of line management, ultimately holding the position of liability expert. I am well-suited to manage your injury claim through the many inevitable roadblocks of presenting an insurance claim.
Multiple claims management and adjuster jobs
GEICO
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I held all liability adjuster jobs at GEICO in the Washington, DC office. I became a supervisor in 1988 and opened a small branch office in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1990 which was ultimately to grow into the Regional Headquarters. During this time I held many management positions and the job of technical expert in the region.
Education
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
J.D. (2004)
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Honors: cum laude
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
B.S. (1983) | Business Management
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Awards
Juris doctor cum laude
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar  # 70137
Member
Current
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Fredericksburg Area Bar Association
Member
Current
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Legal Answers
32 Questions Answered

Q. I'm administrator for an estate in Gloucester County, VA. Am I obligated to research back child support of beneficiary?
A: When a person dies owing back child support, the debt passes to the estate. That debt is owed to the custodial parent and not to the child. Normally, this person would need to file a claim with the probate court in order for the debt to be recognized. It does not appear that you, as administrator have an affirmative duty to research the issue. You may ask the Commissioner of Accounts to conduct a Debts and Demands Hearing. At that time, all persons and entities to whom the estate owes money are required to submit their claims.
Q. Rear ended the other car backing up while parking and his insurance claims that both are responsible for damages. Why?
A: I do not know which insurance company it is with which you are dealing, but their explanation of the liability is inadequate at best. Virginia is a contributory negligence state, which means that you have a claim against the other driver if you have not contributed to the fault in the accident in any way. If it is their position that you have contributed by driving down the parking aisle, then they should be able to state, with specificity the action that you took which they feel was negligent. Then you can address that item. Additionally, the unfair claims practices act in Virginia (and in other states) requires that any denial of liability include the reason for that denial. HOWEVER, if the car in front of you was in control of the lane and then began backing, you may have a very tough battle. If, however, the other driver was backing INTO your lane of travel, you should be OK.
Q. Is the shop responsible for towing if work performed incorrectly and car breaks down after leaving shop
A: Yes, the shop should pay for the tow, if the breakdown is due to the incorrect repair. If the breakdown is due to the original problem, and the repair was ineffective, that may be more difficult. If you took the car in for a repair and they told you that it was completely repaired, then you should have no trouble with the tow. On the other hand, if they repaired it by "trying to save you money" or used a less aggressive kind of a repair in the hope that it would work, then the tow may be your responsibility.
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Contact & Map
Princess Anne Building
Suite 101
600 Lafayette Blvd
Suite 101
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Telephone: (540) 322-1928
Fax: (540) 322-1820