If you have suffered an injury through the fault of another, be it from a motor vehicle accident, or some other event, then you have a potential claim.
If you have been in an automobile accident with little property damage (i.e., damage to the car) and minor injuries, then retaining an attorney usually would not make financial sense. However, if you have serious injuries you should retain Parrish Law Firm, PLLC.
Insurance companies are in business to make money and they will take advantage of you to accomplish that goal. Insurance adjusters are professionals who review hundreds of accident claims a year and they routinely will offer you less than what you deserve if you are not represented by competent legal counsel who is ready, wiling and able to battle the insurance company in the legal arena. You need Parrish Law Firm, PLLC to inform you of your rights and ensure that you receive your claim’s full value. Being involved in an accident is a stressful experience, but by hiring an attorney you take some of the worry out of the process. By retaining Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, you will have the peace of mind in knowing that your claim for injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and suffering is being handled by experienced professionals, which will allow you to focus on healing your injuries and getting back to normal life.
Hello everyone. This is Jim Parish. I am a personal injury accident attorney in Virginia and today I would like to explain the process of arbitration.
ARBITRATION is a process by which parties who are at issue in a lawsuit or claim allow an independent third party, usually a retired judge or another lawyer that practices in the same area, to decide their case. During an ARBITRATION each side gets the opportunity to put on evidence to question witnesses and to have people testify on their behalf. At the end of the arbitration, the arbitrator will take all the information that’s been gathered, review it, and then issue an opinion with his or her decision about the case. Usually ARBITRATION is binding and that means that when the arbitrator issues his or her decision, that’s the end of the case. It’s very much like going to court. However, some of the formalities of court are avoided. Many personal injury cases are resolved through ARBITRATION. It’s usually a less expensive way to go, and the parties are typically happier. I hope this information is helpful. Thank you.
Hello everybody I am Jim Parish of the Parish law firm. I am a personal injury accident lawyer in northern Virginia. Today I would like to answer the question; “what do I do if I don’t remember what happened in accident due to my injuries?”
In such a case it’s very important to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible so that the accident can be reconstructed. There are experts in Virginia, as well as in other states, that can go to the scene of an accident, take measurements, review pictures and so forth, and essentially recreate what it is that happened in the accident. Also, very important to contact witnesses to the accident as soon as possible after, because people’s memories of course fade over time. So again, very important to contact a qualified, experienced personal injury accident lawyer, as soon after an accident as possible, in order to get the best advice, and make sure that all relevant and important evidence is maintained. Thank you
Hello everyone. This is Jim Parish. I am an accident attorney in northern Virginia with officers in Manassas and Fairfax. Today I would like to answer the question “do I have to file a lawsuit in order to recover money from my injuries?”
The answer is no. The vast majority of personal injury claims, especially those coming from automobile or motorcycle accidents or some other type of accident, are settled without having to go to court. And by settled, I mean, there’s a negotiated resolution reached between the injured party’s attorney, and the person who caused the accident insurance’s company. I hope that’s a helpful answer. Thank you.
Good afternoon everyone. This is Jim Parish of the Parish law firm. I am a personal injury attorney in Virginia, Prince WilliamCounty, Fairfax, Fauquier County, Loudoun County and so forth. One of the most common questions I receive is “what is the statute of limitations in Virginia for filing of a personal injury claim?”
The statute of limitations in Virginia is two years from the day that the injury was issued. What that means is that if you don’t file a lawsuit or settle your personal injury claim within two years of that day of that injury, then any claim you may have will be forever barred by the statute of limitations. And that means you have no right to recover after that two-year period. I hope this information is helpful. Thank you, folks.
Hello everyone, this is Jim parish with the parish law firm. I’m a personal injury lawyer. I handle accident injury claims. People come to my office and often ask me the question: “what is negligence?”
Negligence is simply defined as unreasonable behavior under the circumstances. In an accident type of situation, typically it means that someone has violated a rule of the road or traffic law. For example, someone has failed to stop at a stop sign; failed to stop at a red light; is speeding; has failed to yield the right of way; and so forth. If you are successful in proving that someone has violated one of these traffic laws, then you’re a long way toward proving that that person was negligent. I hope this information has been helpful. Thank you.
Hello everybody this is Jim Parish of the Parish law firm. I’m an accident injury attorney in northern Virginia and today I’d like to answer the question: “what is contributory negligence?”
Contributory negligence is a defense that is asserted by someone who is accused of causing another injury. It simply means that the party who caused the accident is now accusing the party who is injured of being partially at fault for the accident. This is a favored defense of insurance companies. I know, I used to work for insurance companies and used to handle many cases and defend many cases based on this defense. In Virginia, if a court deems you to be, as an injured party, 1% at fault for an accident, then you are barred from any recovery. Meaning that you cannot receive any money for your injuries. I hope this has been helpful. Thank you.
Hello everyone I’m Jim Parish and today I would like to answer the question: “what is a tort?”
A tort is a fancy legal term for a wrong against another. Tort law is made up of auto accident claims, motorcycle accident claims, tractor trailer accident claims, slip and fall, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and dog bites. Of course, there are many other categories, but those are the most common. So, if you hear someone say, “do I have a tort claim?” think, does that mean somebody else has caused an injury due to no fault of their own. That’s the simple definition. I hope that helps.
This is Jim Parish of the Parish law firm in Manassas Virginia. People often come to my office and ask the question: “what is contingency fee?”
The contingency fee is the type of fee structure under which most personal injury cases are handled. What it means simply is that if there is no recovery in the case, that is, if there is no money obtained, either through a settlement or through a court judgment, then the injured person, the client, does not owe the attorney anything for his time. If there is a recovery, then the attorney will be entitled to a percentage of that recovery. The standard percentage in Virginia is 1/3 of anything that is recovered. I hope this information has been helpful.
Hello everyone. This is Jim Parish. I’m an accident injury attorney in northern Virginia with officers in Manassas and Fairfax. I do handle cases throughout Virginia as well. Today I’d like to answer the question “what do I do if I don’t feel comfortable with the attorney that I have initially hired?”
The answer in such a case is quite clear. You can tell that attorney that you no longer desire his services, and then you are free to go hire another attorney with whom you have the appropriate level of confidence. It’s very important that you trust your attorney and trust his or her judgment because the personal injury case that they are handling for you will likely be the only one in your lifetime. So, if you’re not happy with your current attorney, do some research, look around on the internet, and then contact the attorney in whom you feel most confident. Thank you.