If you’ve been hurt in Radford, Virginia, due to someone else’s negligence or an intentional act, it can be hard to know what to do to protect your health and livelihood.
You’re likely dealing with severe pain from your injuries, you may be forced to miss work, you have medical bills piling up, and a number of other challenges. This all adds up to an extremely stressful and scary situation.
When they get hurt, Virginia residents turn to the Radford personal injury attorneys at Lichtenstein Law Group. We have more than 100 years of combined legal experience among our attorneys. We pride ourselves on taking the most challenging cases that other firms can’t handle.
From car crashes and motorcycle accidents to medical malpractice cases and product liability claims, our Radford VA attorneys have the experience and tenacity to pursue a positive resolution in your case. Get your free initial consultation today by calling us or visiting our contact page.
Experience makes all the difference in hiring an injury attorney to help you seek the fair compensation you’re owed. You can know everything there is to know about personal injury claims in Virginia, but until you’ve put that knowledge to work and gotten your clients the compensation they deserve, it’s all theoretical.
There are specific nuances you learn in personal injury cases that come from on-the-ground experience negotiating with insurance companies and fighting for what injured people are rightfully owed.
We’re proud of the work we’ve done at the Lichtenstein Law Firm. We have more than a century’s worth of combined experience among our attorneys. We’ve helped our clients recover millions of dollars in compensation. We can put that experience to work on your behalf when you hire our firm.
Our law firm has also been recognized by multiple professional legal organizations for our strong track record of successful case results. Among other honors, founding attorney John Lichtenstein was elected President of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association from 2015-2016. When you combine our experience, professional credentials, and dedication to our clients, you get a qualified personal injury firm that will vigorously fight on your behalf.
Our firm handles a wide range of personal injury claims, no matter difficult or complicated they may appear. Some of the cases we handle include:
Our firm is equipped to handle these injury claims and others. If you were injured in Radford or surrounding areas of Virginia and someone else is responsible, there’s a good chance we can help you. Contact our office to learn more.
Though it’s not a legal requirement for you to do so, the first step in any personal injury case is to hire an attorney to represent you. Personal injury claims require a lot of work to win: There’s a lot of paperwork to fill out, negotiations to undertake with the liable parties and their insurers, evidence to gather, court motions to make, deadlines to meet, and more. That’s a great deal of effort if you’re injured and are forced to miss work while healing. Let a lawyer handle your legal claim while you focus on your recovery.
Once you’ve hired a lawyer, your attorney will let the responsible party (or parties) know that you expect fair compensation for the harm you’ve suffered. This means sending a demand letter for financial compensation to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, repairs or replacement of property, and other losses you’ve incurred and will incur due to your injuries. Your lawyer will negotiate with the other party’s insurer (in most cases) and will attempt to settle with them.
If the other side refuses to settle or offers you a lowball settlement offer, your lawyer may advise filing a lawsuit against them. The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury case in Virginia is two years from the date of the accident. Your lawyer will make sure your lawsuit commences before the time limit runs out.
Next comes the discovery process, where your attorney will gather more evidence to support your case and likely continue negotiations with the opposing party’s lawyer. While your attorney is researching your case, they may consult with additional experts to substantiate your claim.
If a settlement still cannot be reached through negotiation, then the case may proceed to trial. Trials can take a long time, and there’s a chance of appeal once the trial is over. After you’ve reached a settlement or the trial ends, you’ll collect whatever compensation the courts determine you are owed.
In civil cases like personal injury claims, the state sets a time limit for how long you can wait to file a claim. This is known as the statute of limitations. In Virginia, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years from the date of your injury.
If you have not filed a claim by that time, you will most likely lose any opportunity to recover compensation for your injuries. Only very narrow exceptions may extend the deadline. That’s why it’s essential to hire an experienced attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you hire a lawyer, the sooner they can begin investigating your claim and the less chance you have of the statute of limitations expiring.
The Lichtenstein Law Group PLC has the experience, skill, and resources necessary to pursue the answers, compensation, and justice that you deserve.
Are you worried about how you’ll afford to hire a lawyer? Don’t be. We represent clients on a contingency-fee-basis, which means we won’t charge you anything unless and until we win your case. For your free consultation with an experienced Radford injury attorney, call us or visit our contact page.