If you suffered physical and/or psychological injuries from an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligent, reckless or intentional actions, you may be entitled to compensation. However, dealing with insurance companies or attempting to obtain compensation from the responsible individual or company may be aggravating, especially without a skilled Vienna VA personal injury lawyer. At The Strong Law Firm, we understand the difficulties you face and will fight to obtain the outcome you deserve.
Different Types of Personal Injury Cases
There are a variety of personal injury cases that may incorporate different legal theories of liability. To recover the compensation you deserve, you need a Vienna VA personal injury lawyer with experience in the specific areas of law relevant to your accident and injuries. Our knowledgeable legal team handles personal injury cases throughout Virginia in the following areas:
- Motor vehicle accidents involving cars, trucks, and motorcycles
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Construction accidents
- Dog bites
- Premise liability
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home neglect and abuse
- Product liability, which involves dangerous and defective products
- Dangerous prescription drugs
- Workers’ compensation
- Wrongful death
Process for Personal Injury Claims
Personal injury claims procedure could last anywhere between a few months to over a year, or longer. Whether your goal is to quickly settle or to go to trial, the process is stressful. Our competent Vienna VA personal injury lawyer can help ease you on your journey to resolution. With experience in thoroughly investigating personal injury claims, aggressively negotiating with insurance companies and opposing parties, and tenaciously litigating cases successfully, The Strong Law Firm is able to help you attain the best possible outcome.
Below is a list of steps you may encounter in your personal injury claim.
Negotiating With Insurance Companies
After an accident, the insurance company will wish to obtain your version of the events. However, what you say can be used against you. Although you may believe you acted properly, the insurance company will spin your statements so that the responsibility is placed on your shoulders. No matter how friendly the insurance adjuster may sound, insurance companies are not your friends. Always speak to a Vienna VA personal injury lawyer prior to making any statements to the insurance company.
As a for-profit corporation, insurance companies are in the business of making money. Thus, your first offer will likely be a low-ball offer — which usually does not include compensation for all your damages, such as lost wages, future medical expenses, pain, and suffering. Before accepting any offer, speak to a Vienna VA personal injury lawyer, who will assess your damages, evaluate the insurance’s offer, and increase your opportunity of reaching a fair settlement.
Continuous Medical Treatment
Immediately or soon after the accident, it is crucial to obtain and continue to receive medical treatment. The best evidence of injury is medical evidence revealing your extensive recovery process. Our Vienna VA personal injury lawyer can help you seek effective medical treatment, as well as obtain your medical records documenting your injuries and recovery process.
Damages to Property
If you were involved in a car accident or if your property was damaged in an incident, you may need to quickly recover your losses, such as repairing your vehicle or replacing your personal effects. A Vienna VA personal injury lawyer can help you quickly recover your property losses from the insurance company.
Litigation Process and Trial
If settlement cannot be reached, then your matter may go to trial. The litigation process is both time consuming and costly. It may involve evidence production, depositions, expert witnesses, and independent medical examinations. We have experience in every stage of the litigation process and will be with you throughout the process.
Personal Injury Case Liability in Virginia
Before obtaining compensation, the first task is determining who is responsible for the accident that caused your injuries. If one or more parties are solely responsible for the accident, then losses will fall entirely on the responsible parties. However, Virginia follows the doctrine of contributory negligence. The doctrine states that if you are found even remotely, say 1%, at fault for the accident, you may be denied compensation entirely.
Insurance companies and opposing parties will attempt to blame you for even a small portion of the accident to avoid compensating you. They may also try to settle for less than your damages, rationalizing that you are partially at fault. It is vital to seek help from a Vienna VA personal injury lawyer who can ensure responsibility falls on the person(s) who caused your accident.
The goal of personal injury claims is to make the injured person whole again after injury. We can help recover your damages, such as:
- Past, present and future medical expenses
- Past, present and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damages
- Out-of-pocket expenses
Contact a Vienna VA Personal Injury Lawyer
With a history of obtaining favorable outcomes for our clients, we have both the experience and knowledge to help you recover the compensation you deserve. We will listen to your story and goals and then tailor our strategy to your needs. Call a Vienna VA personal injury lawyer with The Strong Law Firm at (703) 991-1043.