To be blunt the entire idea of “damages” is money. In order to receive compensation for your “damages,” the claims procedure provides you with money.
- Impaired concentration
- Lack of coordination
- Memory loss
- Ringing in the ears
- Sleepiness or excessive fatigue
- Dilated pupils
Will the opposing insurance company make interim payments to cover medical bills before the final settlement?
The adversarial insurance company will only make one settlement payment, which will be in exchange for termination of the case.
This answer is often of great concern to many folks, especially those without health insurance and people who face damage to their credit ratings for unpaid medical bills. However, it is a rule without exception.
Over the years, I have successfully negotiated with health care providers to avoid collections until after a case is over and this is something I will attempt to do for my future clients. Please keep in mind that this is usually not possible, but I will try my best.
A competent accident lawyer will help you evaluate your case and determine whether going to trial makes sense. Many lawsuits are settled without an actual trial. A settlement avoids the costs and delays of a trial and can result in a greater net recovery.
We know how insurance adjusters evaluate claims because we have worked with insurance companies in defending lawsuits alleging personal injury.
Also, founding attorney James Parrish’s father was an executive in the insurance industry for over thirty years, so Mr. Parrish has a unique insight into the way claims are evaluated and resolved. We know what the adjusters need to see and the ideal way to present your claim so that you will receive full value. Insurance adjusters and their attorneys know that Parrish Law Firm, PLLC concentrates a great deal of its practice in the personal injury arena and that we are not afraid to go to Court.
If the car was owned by another party, under certain circumstances, you could pursue action against that person. If the accident was caused by some product defect or roadway disrepair, you may be looking to recover from the automobile manufacturer, municipality or construction company responsible for road repair. A qualified and experienced accident injury lawyer will help you get organized and plan a strategy.
Each state has its own time period within which a personal injury claim must be brought, based upon a number of different factors. This is referred to as the statue of limitations. In Virginia, the statute of limitations is generally 2 years from the date of the accident.
Contact Parrish Law Firm, PLLC Contact Us by clicking here or by calling us at 571-229-1800, to schedule an initial consultation.
This meeting is FREE OF CHARGE. During our meeting, we will discuss your situation and devise a strategy to make sure that your legal rights are protected and preserved.
The client pays nothing up front for a typical personal injury or medical malpractice case.
There will be normal costs involved, such as postage and copying, as well as costs in obtaining police reports, medical records, and expert opinions. These costs will be advanced by the firm and deducted once a verdict or settlement is obtained. Our fee is one-third of whatever is recovered for the client. We do not receive a fee unless the client receives a settlement or verdict. No settlement is agreed upon without the client’s informed consent. Criminal/traffic cases fees vary depending on the severity of the charges. For your convenience, we accept payment by major credit cards.
What should I know going in?
Put our experience to work for you. Unless money is collected for you, you pay no legal fees. Your initial consultation is free-over the phone or in our office. You can speak with an experienced attorney to discuss your legal rights and options. All necessary costs to pursue your case will be advanced on your behalf. If no money is collected for you and you have followed our advice, you won’t be asked to repay them.
If you do not have the necessary doctors or health care providers, we will provide you with names of respected medical professionals.
What happens if I have a case?
We will perform the legal research necessary to support your case. Then, we will notify insurance adjusters of your claim through letters of representation. This ensures you won’t be bothered by the at-fault party’s insurance company.
After compiling all medical bills, records and any other information necessary to support your claim, we will send a demand letter to the at-fault party’s insurance company to demand appropriate compensation. This is basically a letter which states the reasons for your claim, and asks that they “make it right.” We will negotiate with the insurance company to ensure maximum recovery.
We will keep you updated with any offers that are made to settle your case. At the end of your case, you will be provided with full accounting of all the expenses, your medical expenses, liens on your case and legal fees so you can see exactly how much money you’ve received from the settlement or injury verdict.
If an appropriate settlement is not reached, your attorney will consult with you regarding a lawsuit, and what it means to you and your involvement. Only you can approve the final settlement of your case. We can make suggestions, but at the end it is your decision.
What if a settlement is not reached?
If an appropriate settlement is not reached, you and your attorney can discuss filing a lawsuit.
If a lawsuit is filed, we will help you respond to interrogatories and discovery requests, as well as prepare you for your deposition. Your attorney will conduct the depositions of the defendant and any key witnesses.
Your attorney will continuously consult with you and prepare your case for trial. At the conclusion of your case, we will ask for your feedback on your experience with us.
After your case is completed, we will stay in touch. You have the option of subscribing to our newsletter, with periodic legal information which may be of interest to you.
Our clients and past clients are encouraged to come to us with any legal question or concern they may have. We do not charge for this service. If your legal question or concern is outside of our area of expertise, we will provide you with a referral to an appropriate attorney.
If you, or your loved one, have been injured in an accident in the Northern Virginia area, it would be in your best interest to contact an experienced Virginia personal injury lawyer who will protect your rights and ensure you get the justice and compensation you rightfully deserve. Virginia has a statute of limitations that may prohibit you from filing a lawsuit if too much time has passed. Contact Parrish Law Firm, PLLC today for a FREE evaluation of your case – 571-229-1800.