Personal Injury Lawyer in Gainesville
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If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, you know how a sudden loss of physical abilities can affect your life. Whether temporary or permanent, you are likely facing expensive medical bills and time off work. Adding potential insult to these injuries is that another party could have prevented these injuries had they simply acted more carefully.
If the negligence, recklessness, or even intentional acts of another person, company, or business caused your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. Personal injury cases take many forms. While each case is unique, chances are good that your situation is one a personal injury lawyer in Gainesville at the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC has conquered before.
Call 571-229-1800 today to schedule a free evaluation of your case.
What Types of Cases Does the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC Handle?
While we focus our entire practice on personal injuries, we do handle quite a few different types of personal injury cases. We help Virginia residents with claims from:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dog bite injuries
- Wrongful death
What Compensation Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Claim?
Every claim is different; however, our Gainesville personal injury lawyers will work to build a strong case and help you recover compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Pain management expenses
- Psychological services or counseling
- Physical, occupational, or vocational therapy
- Prescription medication
- Costs of assisted living or long-term care facilities
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earnings (including loss of accrued retirement earnings)
- Value of household expenses incurred due to inability to perform household labor
- Loss of consortium or loss of society
- “Pain and suffering” and inconvenience
- Wrongful death damages
- Punitive damages(if the surrounding circumstances were particularly egregious)
Jim Parrish can investigate your case and determine what you might be eligible to recover.
Recovering Compensation Requires Proof of Actionable Conduct
For us to recover compensation, our Gainesville injury attorneys must be able to prove:
- The liable party owed you a duty.
- The party breached that duty.
- The breach caused your injuries.
- You suffered damages.
To hold another party accountable, a victim must have a cause of action that the law recognizes. This is the case whether the other party is an individual, company, or business. Regardless of how serious the injuries are, the victim must prove there was actionable conduct on the part of the responsible party.
“Actionable” conduct refers to behavior that provides a reason to take legal action. When dealing with personal injury claims, there are generally two different types of behavior involved: negligence or intentional conduct.
Negligence is unintentional wrongdoing. It occurs when someone’s conduct falls below a particular standard of care. Negligence can arise from a mistake or from a party’s violation of a traffic law or city ordinance. For example, if a driver runs a red light and crashes into a car, he has behaved negligently. A party can also behave negligently if it allows a dangerous dog to interact with the public with no warning of the dog’s aggressive tendencies.
Intentional conduct (also known as an “intentional tort”) refers to situations such as assault and battery. For example, if a driver purposefully hit your car during a fit of rage, you can hold him liable for intentional conduct.
Jim Parrish and his Gainesville personal injury attorneys will investigate your case, gather evidence, and build a strong case to get you the compensation you need.
Recovering Compensation Requires Insurance Experience
Attorney Jim Parrish of the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC is a former insurance industry lawyer who now puts his knowledge of insurance company tactics to good use representing victims.
Insurance companies will be working hard to deny the wrongdoer’s liability and/or minimize the extent of your injuries. Jim knows these tactics and how to defend against them.
Also at issue will be Virginia’s rather harsh contributory negligence law: if you contributed to the accident or your injuries, recovering compensation will be difficult. A Gainesville injury lawyer will determine whether your case is vulnerable to accusations of fault and will begin building defenses against these accusations so he is ready for anything the insurance company attempts to throw at you.
Recovering Compensation Requires Immediate Action
Even though the law provides two years to file a personal injury lawsuit, the processing of your claim should begin right away.
While you are focusing on healing, your legal team can begin working up your case. As you continue to receive treatment for your injuries, Jim can do things such as interview witnesses (before they forget details, move away, etc.) and obtain important records.
Our personal injury lawyers in Gainesville will also develop a compelling theory of the case and consult with expert witnesses whose informed opinions can help fill in missing pieces of the puzzle that your team will put together for a jury or insurance company.
Let the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC Take a Heavy Burden off Your Shoulders
Dealing with personal injuries and their related claims is not an experience anyone should tackle alone. Let a skilled legal team handle the details and provide timely updates to you while you focus on getting better.
If you are ready to place your case in the capable hands of a caring professional team, call the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC at 571-229-1800.