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The aftermath of an injury can be catastrophic, especially for people who live paycheck to paycheck. The inability to work coupled with mounting medical expenses can be devastating. If another person caused your injury, you may be entitled to compensation for any resulting injuries or property damage.
A personal injury lawyer in Dumfries, VA at the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC is here to help you understand your rights and options. Our Dumfries, VA legal team will review your case to determine the most appropriate course of action, and we will help you seek the maximum compensation available to you. Contact us today at 571-229-1800.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer in Dumfries, VA Can Help You
The Parrish Law Firm has extensive experience in all areas of personal injury law. We have worked tirelessly to obtain the maximum compensation available to our clients in all types of personal injury cases, including those involving:
- Auto accidents, including drunk driving accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Commercial truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Dangerous and defective drugs
- Defective products
- Wrongful death
A personal injury lawyer in Dumfries, VA can help you obtain the compensation you deserve if you have been injured due to another’s negligence. We can help you determine whether another party’s negligence caused your injuries.
Determining and Proving Fault
To recover compensation, it is necessary to first prove that another party or parties were at fault. In some situations, it is possible for more than one party to be involved. Commercial trucking accidents are a good example; it is not uncommon for two or more parties to be at least partially responsible for a trucking accident.
Consider the following scenario: A truck driver crashes into another vehicle because he was fatigued. It is possible that his fatigue was a result of excessive working hours. Such a situation could implicate the trucking company. And what if faulty brakes made the crash more serious than it would have otherwise been? The manufacturer could also be responsible.
To prove liability, we must establish that four basic elements were present:
- The party in question owed you a duty of care: For example, another driver, who ran a red light and crashed into your car, owed you a responsibility to share the road responsibly.
- The party in question breached that duty: The at-fault driver was texting at the time of the accident.
- Due to this breach of duty, an accident or injury occurred: The other driver’s negligence caused the accident.
- You suffered damages: Due to the other driver’s negligence, you have mounting losses, such as medical expenses, “pain and suffering and inconvenience,” lost wages, and auto repair bills.
Let Us Deal with the Insurance Companies
Following any accident, the last thing you want to do is deal with insurance companies, paperwork, and gathering evidence. Fortunately, the Dumfries, VA legal team at the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC is here to help. We will gather pertinent evidence—including police reports, medical records, eyewitness statements, and photographs—to help you substantiate your claim, and we will position you for the most favorable outcome possible.
We will negotiate with insurers so that you do not have to. When personal injury victims deal directly with insurance companies, it is not uncommon for them to accept the first offer of a settlement. But this is often a major mistake. You may be entitled to a significantly-larger settlement. If the insurer refuses, we can take your case to court.
Jim Parrish has the first-hand experience in the insurance world. He knows how insurers think. They will do everything they can to avoid paying your claim. Having an attorney with knowledge of the inner-workings of big insurance companies is invaluable.
Let us get started on your case today. Call for a free consultation: 571-229-1800.
Possible Types of Recovery
Depending on your case, you may be able to recover losses due to:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Loss of future earning potential
- “Pain and suffering and inconvenience”
- Reduction in quality of life
Time Is of the Essence
In Virginia, you only have two years to file a lawsuit. If you have not settled or filed by that time, your window of opportunity may close permanently. The Parrish Law Firm, PLC, will meet all deadlines so that you can receive the compensation to which you are entitled in a timely manner.
If you have recently been injured, two years might seem like more than enough time to decide to settle outside of court or to bring a lawsuit. But those two years are wrought with deadlines and negotiations, and even a slight error can add months to the process. Further, memories fade, and evidence becomes more difficult to obtain with each passing day. The sooner the better…and the less stressful.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer in Dumfries, VA Today
If you suffered an injury in Dumfries, VA, you have a right to seek compensation for your injuries. You do not need to handle this process alone when there is help available. At the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, we want to get you the compensation you deserve. For a free and confidential consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Dumfries, VA, call 571-229-1800 today.