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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, LLC’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 the experience you want to get the help that 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 an 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 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. We will ensure that it covers all your accident-related expenses.
However, before you meet with a Virginia personal injury lawyer , we can explain some factors that may play into the amount of money you can get, such as:
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.
We 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 the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, 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 Understand How to Handle Uncooperative Insurers
Whether you have been injured in a car accident, been bitten by a dog, or suffered severe side effects from a dangerous medication, you are likely to face a large and cut-throat insurance company standing in between you and the compensation you deserve.
At the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, our legal team has extensive insider knowledge about how these cases work. Our founder, Jim R. Parrish, actually used to represent insurance companies in personal injury cases.
In his years of mastering the ins and outs of insurance company defense strategies, Jim learned three very important things that would change the path of his legal career:
- Deep-pocketed insurance companies will employ sophisticated tactics and go to legal extremes to avoid paying injured people the money they deserve.
- Many Virginia personal injury lawyers do not have a thorough understanding of how insurance companies manipulate and twist situations to protect their pockets. Thus, many injured people don’t receive adequate and effective representation.
- A good personal injury lawyer becomes great when he believes in the cause he is fighting for, and Jim has decided the people who have been injured due to someone else’s negligence are the ones who deserve justice.
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.
We Are Involved in Our Local Community
Jim Parrish and the rest of his legal team at the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, are proud to serve Manassas, Fairfax, and the surrounding Northern Virginia communities. We aim to reflect the warmth of the good people of these communities by giving back on a professional and personal level.
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, has been recognized by the Fairfax Bar Association as Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year. The firm has also supported local teachers and students by securing donations of school supplies, and we have helped people in need in Manassas, Fairfax, and surrounding communities by sponsoring coat drives.
Jim personally serves on the board of Eli’s Heart, an organization that helps families of children who are suffering from congenital heart defects, and the PY vs. PD Foundation, which supports research and awareness about Parkinson’s disease. As a dedicated father, Jim also devotes his time to coaching young people in softball, baseball, and basketball. He lives with his wife and two children in Gainesville, Virginia.
Contact Us 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 our personal injury team today. You can begin a free case review by dialing (571) 229-1800.