Car Accident Lawyer in Loudoun County
Get Your Free Claim Review
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a car accident, you have probably been dealing with expenses, inconvenience, and physical injuries. Both bodily injury and emotional distress may also distract you from resuming a “business as usual” lifestyle.
If you have not spoken with a car accident lawyer in Loudoun County, doing so sooner rather than later can help your cause. It is important to move swiftly to preserve evidence and avoid making mistakes in discussing your accident with others. Having an attorney’s letter of protection may also keep medical creditors at bay to help you preserve your credit score while your claim is pending.
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC helps car accident victims recover fair compensation for their damages. Get started today with a free claim review:
Designing a Game Plan for Your Case
At Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, we treat each client’s problems as unique and work to solve as many of those problems as we can. To work up your case properly, we will thoroughly investigate each factor in your accident and scrutinize all potential sources of liability.
Our investigative team can collect data and witness statements while our advocates deal with third parties on your behalf, including insurance company claims adjusters. We may consult with experts from other disciplines to advance your case. These could include accident reconstructionists, doctors, forensic economists, and vocational/employment evaluators.
Although most personal injury cases settle out of court, we begin preparing for trial at the beginning of your case and do not stop until we recover what you deserve. Leave all the details to the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC while you focus on recovery.
Types of Compensation We Pursue for Our Clients
Generally, two types of damages are available to victims: economic and noneconomic. At the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, we look for many subcategories of damages within these two broad categories.
You may hear the term “special” damages in relation to your accident. These are economic damages and include items quantified with receipts, invoices, or statements of account. Medical bills, whether for services or durable medical equipment, fall into this category. You may also be entitled to reimbursement for household tasks that you would have performed yourself, but for the accident.
Economic/special damages also include lost wages, lost earnings, and loss of potential future income. Paystubs and other documents can substantiate lost wages. Lost self-employment income requires other documentation.
Future medical expenses will require medical testimony concerning your needs within a reasonable degree of medical certainty. Likewise, loss of earning potential (and any consequence thereof, such as retirement earnings) will probably require expert testimony.
Noneconomic, or “general,” damages are the second category of damages. Though there is not a precise method for valuing your mental anguish and “pain and suffering,” this part of a car accident case can be significant. Car accidents can force victims to deal with chronic pain and forsake time with their family and their hobbies.
Inconvenience is another factor that comprises noneconomic damages. The disruption of attending appointments and handling logistical issues that arise entitles victims to compensation.
Do Not Accept a Settlement Without Having an Attorney Review It
Insurance companies sometimes tempt victims into settling a case before they hire a lawyer. While what the insurance company offers may seem like a substantial sum of money at the time, it is difficult to anticipate what the future holds without guidance and without a checklist of everything to which you might be entitled.
Once you sign a settlement agreement, the document is a binding contract that is nearly impossible to reverse in the event second thoughts creep in or, worst-case scenario, future needs arise for which there are no available funds.
Additionally, there may be more than one responsible party in your case. It is critical to review the details of your accident with an attorney to ensure you are making the best decision.
How to Prove Liability in a Car Accident Case
An insurance company can deny your claim if you cannot prove its insured was at-fault for the accident. Proving this requires establishing negligence:
- Duty: All drivers owe each other a duty of care to obey traffic laws and drive safely.
- Breach: The driver in your accident breached this duty by breaking a law or driving unsafely.
- Causation: The breach caused your accident and injuries.
- Damages: The accident caused you to suffer physical, financial, or emotional harm.
Attorney Jim Parrish spent the early part of his career working in the insurance industry. Because of his experience, he and his team are familiar with the inner workings of insurance companies. This means he can anticipate and defend against any tactics the insurance company might use to devalue or deny your claim.
Simplifying Life for Our Clients
At the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, we hope to alleviate as much of your stress as possible. Our services have benefitted many clients, and we hope to offer you the same experience. Call us today for a free claim review: 571-229-1800.