Do I Have a Virginia Personal Injury Case?
Have you been bitten by a dog or involved in a car or tractor trailer accident in the Richmond, Virginia area? Wondering if you have a valid case? Here at O’Bryan Law Firm we help you determine who is responsible for causing harm or injury to you and to make sure that person(s) are held liable for the damage that was done.
You probably do have a legitimate case if you suffered an injury on your body and/or there was damage to your property. A personal injury may either be physical or emotional that stem from a number of actions by another person. You are entitled to financial compensation for your medical expenses, time off work, damage to your property, and even pain or suffering caused.
In the state of Virginia, you have a personal injury case if you can prove:
- The existence of a duty owed to you by the person who caused your injury
- The other person failed to perform the duty that they owed you
- You suffered injuries or damages
- A person’s negligence caused injury to you
A personal injury lawyer can look at the laws in Virginia and help you pinpoint who exactly was at fault. When you are involved in a dog attack or car accident, it’s important to write down notes about the incident and take photos if possible. Even the smallest detail is important in a personal injury case.
Pursuing a personal injury case will require some time and patience. It may be weeks or months before your case is settled. If there is more than one victim involved, the process could be longer. Your lawyer has to collect all the necessary information from your doctor and employer (if you missed work), plus deal with the insurance companies who have stacks of claims on their desks.
The value of your case and the financial compensation you receive varies from person to person. There are many factors involved including the extent of your injury, the amount of your medical bills, and your condition after you have finished medical treatments.
In Virginia, if there was more than one person involved in causing injury towards you, each person who was found negligent is responsible for the total damages under the principle of joint and several liability. Keep in mind that there may be a chance that you were partly responsible for the accident which can reduce the amount of your recovery.
If you’ve suffered an injury through the fault of another person – whether it’s a dog bite, tractor trailer accident, drunk driving accident or other related car accident – you’re probably losing work compensation and feeling the aches and pains from the injury. Don’t let people (like insurance claims adjusters!) make you feel guilty for wanting to file a personal injury claim. We are here to help you recover and relieve the burden of doing all the necessary paperwork so you get the compensation that you are entitled to.
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