Personal Injury Law, also known as tort law, applies to a lot of different types of injuries. It is designed to protect you if you are hurt due to the someone else’s fault and to provide you with a fair compensation for the losses you suffered.
Every tort claim has two basic issues—liability and damages. Was the defendant liable (responsible) for the damages you sustained, and, if so, what is the nature and extent of your damages? If you can prove liability and damages, you should be entitled to the compensation.
You only have a limited time to file a legal action after you have been injured. It is called Statute of Limitation, which is 2 years in Virginia. It means if you don’t file a suit within 2 years of your injury, you will lose your claim forever.
The crucial part of any personal injury claim is getting an adequate medical treatment. The value of your claim (and the amount of money you will receive from the settlement or judgment) is determined by the severity of your injuries and the extend of your medical treatment. You need comprehensive medical records to back up your injury claim. If you don’t follow your doctor’s directions or quit your medical treatment, you compromise not only your medical recovery, but also the financial recovery.
This is the Personal Injury law in a nutshell. Every case is different and has its own hurdles to overcome to reach a fair and proper resolution. There are a lot of defenses that opposing party can bring up, various insurance coverage sources that might be applicable and other issues that only experienced Personal Injury attorney can spot and address.
Click below for some of the common Personal Injury cases we work with and contact us for your free consultation and free case evaluation. We help people throughout Hampton Roads and beyond to get justice for the harm they suffered.
Olga Pazilova (Attorney)
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