No one wants to contemplate the possibility that they may be injured at the hands of someone else, but when it happens, it’s important to be prepared for the ramifications. For many, a serious injury can have a life-altering effect. The time that you spend away from work can impact your everyday life and your ability to work and live independently. If this continues for an extended period of time, the long-term consequences can be devastating.
Common types of personal injury accidents include traffic accidents, work accidents, trip and fall accidents, and assault. Any of these can also include mental trauma. Emotional distress damages can be a major component of recovery in a personal injury case. If you are injured and file a successful lawsuit, you can get compensation for pain and suffering in addition to any economic damages related to your injuries. Any of these afflictions take time to develop and are therefore hard to catch at inception, but they can cause lasting and damaging repercussions in your daily life and the life of your family.
The amount of damages available always depends on the exact nature of your injuries. This is where consultation with the BSGR team is critical.
Every case is different but the majority of personal injury cases follow 1 of 3 ways. The dispute may be resolved through informal settlement before any lawsuit is filed. The issue can be discussed and settled through mediation and arbitration; or A formal case can be filed through civil court proceedings.
Again, it is important to tailor the approach you decide to take to your needs and what is the best legal outcome for you, so if you think you are entitled to compensation, it’s important you proceed guided by the advice of proper, knowledgeable counsel no matter which path the case may follow. The sad reality is that the interests of the corporation or the insurance company will run counter to yours. They will always try to pay you less than what you are owed; it is in THEIR best interest to dismiss your concerns as soon as possible. We work towards making sure you are treated fairly and your concerns are heard.
However, it’s important to note that if you live in Virginia, the Commonwealth has strict filing deadlines for personal injury claims. If you have been injured and it’s not your fault, do not wait to contact us, your ability to collect may pass you by.
The good news is that no upfront money is required on most claims, so if nothing is recovered, our services at Beckman Schmalzle Georgelas & Ross are free of charge. If you suspect you may be entitled to compensation from pain suffered at the hands of others, give us a call and let’s work together to get you the outcome that will allow you to resume your life as soon as possible.