Suffering a serious personal injury in a car accident, truck accident, slip and fall, defective product failure, or other accident can be expensive as well as life-altering. A personal injury costs the victim medical expenses as well as lost income during their recovery. In a car accident, there are costs to repair or replace a vehicle, as well.
The attorneys at Lichtenstein Law Group PLC assist individuals and families in the Salem, Virginia area who have been harmed by others’ negligence and recklessness. Founding attorney John E. Lichtenstein has successfully resolved hundreds of cases involving serious injury and wrongful death. If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in such an accident, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. The statute of limitations in Virginia for filing most personal injury claims is two years. The clock begins ticking from the date you were injured.
Contact our experienced Salem, VA, personal injury lawyers if you have suffered serious harm in an accident that was someone else’s fault. Our injury lawyers in Salem, VA, investigate and prepare each case thoroughly. That careful approach gives us an advantage at the negotiating table and in the courtroom.
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A serious personal injury can change the victim and his or her family forever. The injured individual suffers not just physically but also emotionally, psychologically, and financially. A family dealing with the new reality of a temporarily or permanently disabled loved one goes through shock, anger, frustration and grief.
The types of personal injury cases that the Salem injury lawyers at the Lichtenstein Law Group most commonly deal with include:
Virginia’s civil law imposes a time limit on filing a personal injury lawsuit. In most cases, it is two years from the date of the injury. In others, such as a discovered injury that was not initially apparent, the deadline would be two years from when the injury was discovered or diagnosed.
While two years seems like a long time, it is not necessarily. A personal injury claim requires an investigation of the accident to determine liable parties and investigating liable parties to determine whether they have insurance policies that can be accessed to provide compensation through an injury claim. There is a multi-step process to filing a claim. Most importantly, time is required for the injured to be treated and recover to have a full understanding of the extent of the victim’s injuries and the impacts on his or her life.
It is best to begin the process by contacting a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after a serious accident. At the Lichtenstein Law Group, we do not charge hourly fees in personal injury cases. We do not charge any legal fee unless we recover money for you.
Our attorneys will need to show by a preponderance of evidence that the defendant was at fault and liable for your injuries to establish a basis for you to receive compensation. Our legal team includes highly experienced trial attorneys. But we settle most cases without a trial by compiling solid evidence and negotiating aggressively with insurers to reach a settlement.
In general, we must be able to demonstrate that:
Further, we need to show what compensation the plaintiff is due, which may include money for:
The Salem, Virginia, personal injury lawyers of the Lichtenstein Law Group PLC have the experience and dedication to help you in a claim for compensation from an auto accident, workplace accident, defective product injury, other accidental injury, medical malpractice, or wrongful death. Our thorough preparation of each case gives us the advantage in negotiations and, if necessary, in court.
If you need a Salem personal injury lawyer, contact us at 540-685-1075 or online today for a free, no-obligation discussion of your personal injury case.