VIRGINIA PERSONAL INJURY CASES
If you’ve been injured because of the reckless or negligent behavior of another person, consider seeking the support of an experienced Virginia personal injury lawyer. Our team is well-versed in the claims process, statute of limitations, defenses to liability, damage caps, and other important factors that may prove relevant to your claim. We can provide you with an honest assessment of your options and answer any questions you might have about the claims process. Don’t be intimidated by overly complicated procedures – we’ll handle it for you so you can focus on getting better.
COMPENSATION FOR PERSONAL INJURY VICTIMS
The amount depends on your specific set of circumstances. A person who is responsible for an accident that leads to an injury may owe the injured person for things including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income because of the incident, and/or because of the time spent unable to work or undergoing treatment
- Permanent injury or disfigurement
- Loss of social and educational experiences, including missed school, vacations, or special events
- Emotional damages like stress, embarrassment, or depression
The following guidelines typically apply:
- The more painful and permanent the injury, the higher the potential damages
- The more invasive and long-lasting the medical treatment, the higher the potential damages
- The longer the recovery period, the higher the potential damages
- The more serious and visible any permanent injury, the higher the damages
A personal injury attorney can look at the facts of your case and give you honest insight into the value of your claim. While you may be tempted by a quick payout from the insurance company, an attorney may counsel you that it’s in your best interest to wait for a better offer.
VIRGINIA WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUITS
The unexpected loss of a loved one can be traumatic, especially when the death was the result of negligence or oversight by another person. If you’ve suffered such a loss, a Virginia wrongful death lawyer can review the facts of your case and determine whether your have grounds for a lawsuit. An attorney can seek compensation for the harms and losses you’ve suffered, and work to ensure that the person responsible is held liable.
A wrongful death lawsuit is a legal claim brought by the surviving family members of someone killed as a result of someone else’s reckless or neglectful behaviors. This kind of lawsuit is brought in civil court, like other kinds of personal injury matters. Essentially, the victim’s family pursues legal action on the behalf of their deceased loved one. While nothing can undo the damage that has been done, financial compensation can help ease the burden that an unexpected loss often brings.
Under Virginia’s Wrongful Death Statute, a claim must be brought by the personal representative of the estate – essentially, whoever is appointed by the state or by the will. The spouse and children of the deceased are eligible to collect in a wrongful death suit. Other family members who are financially dependent on the deceased may also be entitled to damages.
There are several types of damages which can be collected in a wrongful death claim in Virginia. These damages include pain and suffering, loss of consortium or companionship, medical bills, funeral expenses, reimbursement for lost income, services for the deceased, and in cases of willfully reckless conduct, punitive damages.
PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS IN VIRGINIA
Distance should never prevent a person from getting the quality legal service and justice they deserve. That’s why we offer meetings in our office and safely and securely online. Although we are based in Norfolk, our clients reside across the state and the nation. Richard Serpe is licensed to practice law in Virginia, Texas, and Louisiana. As a paperless office, we’ve been technologically equipped to securely and effectively serve our clients for decades.
When you need an advocate, we are just one phone call away. Our clients become like family – and as family, we take your concerns to heart. Call or text us at (757) 233-0009 to set up your free consultation.