As you go through life, there are unfortunately many ways to suffer an injury caused by someone else’s negligence. The National Safety Council reports that last year saw 65 million injuries, most of which were preventable. If you have been injured at no fault of your own, you have three goals:
A Virginia personal injury attorney can help you achieve those goals. Contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
Personal injuries can occur in a vast number of accidents. When someone is negligent, it can lead to serious consequences for victims. After an injury, you will want an experienced lawyer to guide you through the process. At RVA Personal Injury Lawyers, we handle a wide variety of cases, including:
Importantly, not every accident leads to a personal injury case. The most effective way to determine whether you have the right to recover compensation is to have your case reviewed by a Virginia personal injury lawyer today.
The validity of a legal claim is contingent on a person or entity being negligent and causing your injuries. That is the first step in getting you the compensation you deserve for your injury and losses. Our team will investigate your accident and find out who is liable. We will review their insurance policy once we find this person or entity.
During this process, we will be collecting evidence that supports your claim. Examples of evidence in a personal injury case can include police reports, surveillance footage, medical records, receipts, and other things that may establish liability and damages. The insurance company will be doing the same but is collecting evidence and trying to use it against you. They are responsible for paying your losses if you can prove your injuries resulted from the accident. Liability is a complex legal matter that should be handled by a Virginia personal injury lawyer.
After determining liability and collecting evidence, the next step is to prove your damages. You will have to show that you had monetary losses from the accident. Case worth is a vital aspect of your claim. Depending on your case, there are different damages you can pursue.
After an accidental injury, you are likely entitled to compensation for both your economic and non-economic losses. Economic losses are monetary losses like medical expenses, lost income, car repairs, or lost earning potential. Non-economic losses include things like pain and suffering and lost quality of life. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to evaluate all of your losses and ensure that you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled under the law.
Suffering an injury is devastating. Some injuries can heal, while others have a lasting impact on your life. The responsible party should pay you for your losses. Insurance companies rarely do the right thing without being forced to do so. To schedule a free case evaluation with a personal injury attorney in Virginia, call RVA Personal Injury Lawyers at (804) 915-1611 or contact us online.
There are many personal injury lawyers in Virginia, but we believe that we stand out for several reasons:
We have a deep understanding of the legal and insurance systems in Virginia and will use this knowledge to get justice on your behalf.
Sharif Gray has a proven track record of success in securing millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. We will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.
We understand that every case is unique and we take the time to listen to your story and understand your needs and goals. We will work with you to develop a customized legal strategy to get the justice you deserve.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you get paid. You can rest assured that we are working hard to get you the best possible result.
The statute of limitations is two years for most personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases in Virginia.
For most cases, you must file a lawsuit within that time frame. But there are exceptions. Give us a call at (804) 915-1611 to discuss your options.
In Virginia, the jury considers the following factors when deciding the amount of a verdict:
(1) Any bodily injuries sustained and their effect on health according to their degree and probable duration;
(2) Any physical pain and mental anguish suffered in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to suffer in the future;
(3) Any disfigurement or deformity and any associated humiliation or embarrassment suffered in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to suffer in the future;
(4) Any inconvenience caused in the past and any that probably will be caused in the future;
(5) Any medical expenses incurred in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to occur in the future;
(6) Any earnings lost because of being unable to work at their calling;
(7) Any loss of earnings and lessening of earning capacity, or either, that may reasonably be expected to sustain in the future; and
(8) Any property damage sustained.
Virginia Model Jury Instruction No. 9.000: General Personal Injury and Property Damage
There is no cap on damages in most personal injury cases. But there is a cap on damages in medical malpractice cases.
There is also a cap on punitive damages.
Your personal injury lawyer should pursue the full and fair value of what was taken from your health and quality of life.
Sharif Gray has won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, and he is known for taking cases to trial.
We are not settlement lawyers. We are committed to trying cases well. Because of that, we do not handle hundreds of cases at a time. We are selective in the cases we take so we can get justice for the people we represent.
Nothing until we win your case.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you get paid.
If we resolve your case before filing a lawsuit, we charge a fee of up to 33.33% of the recovery. After a lawsuit is filed, we may charge a fee of up to 40% of the recovery.
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