Personal Injury Lawyer in Fairfax
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Accidents and injuries often cause physical and financial catastrophe for innocent people. If another party was responsible for your accident, you can hold it responsible for any losses you experienced.
To learn more about how to move forward, you owe it yourself to discuss your case with a personal injury lawyer in Fairfax as soon as possible. Call the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC today at 571-229-1800.
Who We Help
The Parrish Law Firm has fought to recover money for many injured victims and their families in a variety of personal injury matters. These include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dog bite injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Child Injury
- Back and spinal injury
- Brain injury
- Dangerous drugs
- Dietary supplements
- Defective products
- Wrongful death
Whether you are dealing with a reckless truck driver, a motorcycle crash, a pedestrian accident or dog bite, chances are good the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC has helped someone in a case similar to yours. We have also helped parents recover compensation for injuries to sons and daughters.
How We Help
At the initial consultation stage, we carefully sort through all the facts to provide you with best and worst-case scenarios. We will review the documents that you have available and will advise you accordingly. Most clients find it beneficial to prepare for their initial consultation by writing down a list of questions to bring with them. Feel free to ask us anything you want.
If we are a good fit for your case, we will go to work for you right away. We will handle the following in your case:
Determining and Proving Liable Parties
To recover the compensation you need, we must prove another party caused your accident. It is possible that more than one party is responsible for your injuries. We will not let any potentially responsible party off the hook if applicable facts and law support their liability.
Four basic elements comprise proof of liability in a personal injury case.
First, we must establish that the wrongdoer owed the victim a legal duty to do or to refrain from doing something. For a driver, this includes driving safely. For a dog owner, it includes keeping a dangerous dog contained.
Next, we must prove that the party in question breached this duty of care (e.g., the party was texting while driving, the dog owner allowed his dangerous dog to roam the streets unleashed).
What follows is the question of causation: But for the at-fault party’s negligent actions, would injury have resulted?
Lastly, we must prove damages. Unfortunately, hospital bills and W-2s are not usually enough to prove a victim’s damages. Cases sometimes require expert testimony to establish the breadth and depth of a victim’s losses.
At every step of your claim, an insurance company may be working hard to tear your case apart. Get a lawyer who is prepared to work harder on your side.
We also handle the gathering of evidence. What we might need depends on how your injuries occurred. For example, for a car accident, we might need the police report, the driver’s cell phone records, eyewitness statements, and red-light camera footage.
For a dog bite case, we might need the photos of the injuries, eyewitness statements, and any records of prior incidents with the dog.
Negotiating with Insurers
Unfortunately, even with an airtight case, insurers will often offer you less than you deserve. We will ensure your settlement contains all your losses. If not, we will negotiate with the insurer until it agrees to a fair settlement. If the insurer refuses, we are not afraid to take it to court.
What Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Case?
If your case is successful, you can recover compensation for all your losses. These might include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- “Pain and suffering” and inconvenience
- Mental anguish
- Lost quality of life
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
Under Virginia law, you have two years to settle a claim or file a lawsuit. If you do not settle or file suit within that time, you will be unable to recover anything.
When you work with the Parrish Law Firm, PLC, we will meet all deadlines to ensure your right to compensation.
Our Clients Come First
Jim Parrish of the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC has personal first-hand experience with how insurance companies treat victims. Not only does Attorney Parrish have extensive experience litigating victim’s claims: he actually started his career in the insurance defense industry.
Wanting to establish a firm that would put victims first, Jim left the insurance defense side and moved over to the victim’s side. You can read about the personalized attention that other clients have experienced and find out for yourself during your free claim review what makes the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC different.
To schedule your free claim review, call 571-229-1800 today.