When you suffer a personal injury, the impact goes far beyond the physical limitations and complications. Medical care can be costly, even if you have insurance, and the fall-out from missing work can leave you feeling squeezed financially. Fortunately, the experienced attorneys at the Halperin Law Center can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
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In theory, a personal injury claim could arise out of any type of accident caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person or entity, such as a government agency or business. That being said, some types of claims tend to occur far more frequently than others.
One such example is car accident claims, which tend to be some of the most common accidents that an attorney can be called upon to handle. Regardless of the type of accident you’ve been in, if someone else is the culprit, a top-rated accident or civil rights lawyer from the Halperin Law Center will help you maximize the value of your settlement. Some other examples of personal injury claims include:
With so many options out there for personal injury representation, one question to ask when considering the services of a particular firm is the background of the lawyers. What kind of results have they achieved? Have they been recognized at the regional, state, or national level?
This is because, when it comes to maximizing the value of your personal injury settlement or jury award, the experience and resources of the firm you choose to represent you really matter. Our experienced attorneys have a track record of getting exceptional results for their clients and can use their knowledge to help you investigate your case, negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company, and ensure an optimal outcome.
The first thing you should do after getting injured is to seek medical care. Not only will this help you heal and avoid complications, but it will also allow you to document the extent of your injuries for your official medical records.
This information will be useful when citing the true value of your damages to the insurance company, which will always try to pay you the least amount possible.
Be sure to preserve any evidence related to the accident and your injuries, including photographs.
When it comes to your personal injury settlement, don’t let an insurance company pay you less than what you’re really owed. At the Halperin Law Center, one of our nationally recognized attorneys will help you secure the maximum compensation possible.
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This answer depends on a variety of factors, but in summary, the injury-causing accident must be the result of the wrongful act of another person or company. According to the Virginia Contributory Negligence law, in most circumstances if you are at all responsible for the accident or injury, you cannot recover. That being said, you should not necessarily trust the opinion or advice of an insurance company or claims adjuster as to whether or not you are at fault or contributed to the accident, as they may not (and likely do not) have your best interests in mind. Contact an attorney who specializes in personal injury or wrongful death law to make this determination.
Though very common, this is a difficult question to answer at the beginning of a case. Each case is different, involving multiple factors, many of which may be unknown at the time of your injury. In short, these types of cases are designed to compensate you for damages (physical and financial) you have suffered. The amount of compensation depends on factors such as: severity of the injuries and whether they were permanent or disfiguring; if a hospital stay was required; the amount of time (and/or pay) lost from work; the amount of your past and future medical bills; whether or not surgery was required; and/or available insurance coverage. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine the relevant specifics of your situation and estimate the potential value of your case.
The amount of time you have to make a claim from the date of the accident/injury depends on where the accident happened and the type of claim you are making. In Virginia, it is generally 2 years from the date of the injury, however there are some governmental claims that must be brought within a year. In the District in Columbia, it’s usually 3 years from the date of injury. In Maryland, it’s typically the same. However, there are exceptions, and you should contact a trial lawyer who specializes in personal injury or wrongful death cases in order to determine how long you have to file a claim.