Manassas Personal Injury Lawyer
Have you sustained a personal injury that is someone else’s fault, whether they be a business or an individual? We know the pain and anguish that can come from a car accident, dog bite, or any other major event. Our team of personal injury lawyers in Manassas, VA, can help get you the compensation you deserve – even if we can’t make your injuries go away.
No matter how you suffered your injury, you can — and should — hold the at-fault party liable for your injuries. However, this is much easier said than done. But you do not need to handle it alone. A personal injury lawyer in Manassas at the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, can help.
What Can I Expect from Working with the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC?
Our firm takes the “personal” in personal injury cases to heart. We form close relationships with our clients, and our legal team takes the time to thoroughly discuss each case.
To us, you are more than a claim number or a case summary. You are a person who is suffering due to someone else’s negligence, and you deserve the compassion and support that come with professional legal representation.
We Will Handle Your Case With Honesty
At the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, we value honesty and integrity. We are very candid with our clients about the road to compensation and the challenges we may face from insurance companies.
Our goal is always to win maximum compensation for your injuries, and from the beginning, we will be very honest with you about what that might look like.
We Will Update You on Your Case
Throughout our handling of your case, we will keep the lines of communication open to make sure you understand and are up to date on what is happening. You can trust that our legal team will provide the highest quality legal services in a cost-effective and conscientious manner.
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC’s Personal Injury Lawyers Can Handle Your Case
Whether you have suffered a temporary or permanent injury, we can help. Our Manassas, VA, team of lawyers has familiarity with state and local laws that can help you get the compensation you deserve.
We have represented a wide range of personal injury victims and helped them obtain compensation to help them recover from their accidents.
Some of our team’s practice areas include:
- Work-related accidents
- Car accidents
- Dog bites
- Bicycle accidents
- Defective or dangerous drugs
- Construction accidents
Don’t try to handle your personal injury case alone, and don’t try to go directly through the insurance companies to reach a settlement. We recommend consulting a personal injury attorney before agreeing to any kind of settlement or signing any paperwork.
How Can I Recover Compensation?
The first step to getting compensation after an injury is filing a claim. The process of filing a claim after an accident is not easy. Filing a claim requires:
- Gathering information
- Preparing an argument
- Defending you against accusations of fault
- Calculating your damages
Fortunately, you will not need to do any of that. We will take on these responsibilities and leave you to focus on your recovery. All you need to do is respond to any questions our team has and continue receiving medical attention.
What Kinds of Damages Can I Recover?
Once both sides have investigated the accident, you will likely receive a settlement offer. In most cases, it will be much too low. When our team represents you, we fight hard to ensure you get the compensation you are owed to ensure that it covers all your accident-related expenses.
The damages your can recover will include:
- Immediate and ongoing medical bills
- Diminished quality of life
- “Pain and suffering” and inconvenience
- Loss of wages and other income
- Mental and emotional trauma
- Lasting disabilities and disfigurement
However, before you meet with our Virginia personal injury lawyer, we can explain some factors that may play into the amount of money you can get, such as:
Compensation for an Unexpected Loss
While many personal injury cases result in injuries, many also result in fatalities. If your family has been devastated by the sudden and negligence-based loss of a loved one, you have our condolences. We are committed to helping families recover damages related to these losses.
Wrongful death damages can include:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of society
- Loss of guidance
- Loss of financial contributions
Like personal injury and all civil cases, wrongful death damages have a time limit. The wrongful death statute of limitations in Virginia is generally two years from the date of a loved one’s demise, according to Va. Code § 8.01-244.
The Severity of Your Injuries
Certain accidents can result in traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, broken bones, and other severe injuries. Our medical experts, as well as your physicians, will testify regarding your injuries and discuss the treatments you have undergone in the past, as well as future treatments.
Many medical treatments are expensive and can drive up the total amount of damages.
The Effects on Your Career
In personal injury cases, many people must miss work because of their injuries. You can recover lost wages depending on how much you would have earned had the accident not occurred.
Your Future Ability to Work
Despite months of rehabilitation and recovery, many people are unable to return to the jobs they once had after an accident. You could recover the damages for loss of future earning capacity.
Whether You Were Partially at Fault
Contributory negligence laws make it difficult for injured parties to recover the compensation they deserve. Our attorneys will do our best to prove that your accident was the other party’s fault.
We Will Collect Evidence to Prove Your Case
To get a full picture of what happened, we will need to gather evidence related to the incident. The type of evidence we gather can depend on the type of accident.
Information that Could Support Your Motor Vehicle Accident Case
When a car crash occurs, we will collect police reports from the scene of the crash, as well as testimony from witnesses who saw what happened.
We will also take photographs of the scene and look for relevant surveillance footage. If the driver was intoxicated, we will subpoena records to determine the driver’s blood alcohol concentration.
Evidence in a Truck Accident Case
In addition to looking for police reports and witnesses as we would in a car accident, we will also look for trucking logs that show whether the driver had violated federal trucking regulations by driving too much in one day.
A Manassas personal injury lawyer will also look for company records to show if and when it performed vehicle inspections if we believed shoddy maintenance contributed to the crash.
Information in a Bicycle/Pedestrian Accident Case
If you suffered injuries in a pedestrian or bicycle accident, we will investigate the scene, determine whether you had the right-of-way, and begin creating defenses to any accusations that you were at fault.
Supporting Evidence in a Dog Bite Case
If a dog attacked you or a loved one, we will determine whether the owner knew his dog was dangerous and/or if the dog was unrestrained at the time of the accident.
How our Manassas Personal Injury Attorneys Can Build Your Case?
Once we have all the evidence we need, we will start putting it all together. We will focus on proving that the other parties in your case were negligent and are, therefore, liable for your injuries and damages.
Negligence occurs when a person breaches the duty owed to another person by acting irresponsibly. For example:
- If a drunk person gets behind the wheel and crashes into another vehicle, she has breached a duty to her fellow motorists to follow all traffic laws and operate her vehicle safely.
- A motorist turning left fails to accurately survey the intersection and turns in front of a motorcycle, causing a crash. By failing to survey the intersection, the driver
- has behaved negligently and might be liable for any injuries the rider suffers.
In addition to proving that the parties were negligent, we must prove their negligence caused your injuries. For example, if the other driver was intoxicated, but you caused the crash, you cannot recover compensation.
We Can Talk to Experts to Get More Information
Expert testimony is often helpful for proving certain aspects of your case. A forensic engineer or another scientific expert can testify as to how the accident occurred.
In a car accident, they may have to reconstruct the accident and determine the speed of the vehicles or the visibility at the time of the crash. We may call medical experts to testify to the mechanism of the injuries. They can testify to whether the accident that occurred could cause the types of injuries the victim suffered.
They can also testify to what treatments are necessary and what the future looks like for the victim. This is very helpful when proving your damages.
We Have Years of Experience
Jim Parrish is solely committed to fighting for the rights of those who have been injured as a result of an individual’s or company’s negligence. Before starting his own personal injury firm, Jim served as a partner in one of Virginia’s oldest trial law firms, working alongside highly respected litigators and learning about the inner workings of insurance companies.
Now, the skilled personal injury legal team at the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, draws on Jim’s insights and knowledge of the insurance industry to build strong cases for our clients.
Although the fight for justice is never easy, our firm takes great satisfaction in knowing we are securing full and fair compensation for people who really need and deserve it.
A Manassas Personal Injury Lawyer Will Negotiate on Your Behalf
Negotiating with the at-fault party or their insurance company can be a stressful and frustrating process. It can involve several rounds of back-and-forth discussions and can involve several rounds of discussion with us. Throughout the process, we will:
- Clarify the value of your injuries and related expenses
- Create a settlement demand and field all settlement offers
- Explain the pros and cons of every offer you receive
The final decision to accept or reject a settlement offer is always yours to make. Our goal is to help you make a well-informed decision and to fight for the best possible financial payout for you.
We Will Prepare Your Case for Court
Rarely do personal injury cases wind up in court. A settlement offer can be made all the way up until the judge or jury returns a verdict. If your case goes to court because an acceptable settlement agreement is not forthcoming, we will not hesitate to represent you in court. Our team will:
- Review the defendant’s information
- Conduct interrogatories and depositions
- Prepare you and your witnesses
- Ensure you understand the trial process
If you have never been to trial before, the process can be overwhelming. We clarify this for you and handle the detail of your court case from start to finish.
We Work Hard to Create Happy, Satisfied Clients
No one can tell you what it means to trust our personal injury team to represent you like our previous clients. When they tell others about our law firm online, they say:
- Karen Jackson: Mr. Parrish was an outstanding attorney and hit the ground running in perusing the maximum settlement for our case…He truly delivered excellent service and patience with our case. I would definitely choose this firm again!
- Xavier Hernandez: The Parrish Law Firm did an excellent job in representing me in my claim. They were able to get the maximum settlement for my case…Great experience hands down.
You are never alone when our team handles your case. When we represent you, we work as hard to win compensation for you as we did for these clients.
Contact the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC Team Today to Learn More about Your Options
If you or a loved one was injured due to another party’s negligence in Manassas, reach out to a Manassas persona injury lawyer from our law team today. Contact us for a free case review.