Written by our personal injury lawyers in Manassas
Personal injuries are most often the result of car accidents, on-the-job accidents, slip and fall accidents, and defective products.
The personal injury lawyers at Carluzzo Rochkind & Smith know how devastating these accidents can be. Since 1987 our personal injury lawyers have been helping victims in Manassas, Prince William, Manassas Park, Gainesville, Haymarket, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Dumfries, Bristow, Warrenton, Centreville, Fairfax, Stafford, Chantilly, Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Herndon, Reston, Alexandria, Annandale, and Arlington. We have gained a reputation for success based on our core values of professional excellence, personal integrity and outstanding service to our clients and the community.
Liability and the Personal Injury Case
Our personal injury lawyers know that a personal injury case typically hinges on two questions: who was at fault in the accident that caused the injury, and was that party negligent. If so, then the injured party may be able to get monetary compensation from the negligent party. Oftentimes that money comes from an insurance company that will do everything it can to keep from paying anything.
Obtaining compensation for your injury requires proving negligence, which our personal injury lawyers are experienced at. Negligence is a legal concept that shows who is responsible for you getting hurt. It involves three basic aspects:
- You must demonstrate that the defendant acted in a way that runs contrary to the way a normal, reasonable person would act in the same circumstance. Essentially, you are showing that they either behaved in a very irresponsible way, or that they failed to behave responsibly.
- You must prove that it was this irresponsible action or failure to act which resulted in the accident.
- You must demonstrate that the accident caused by the defendant was either the direct cause or proximate cause of your injuries.
We know how to handle the insurance companies
Insurance companies are businesses and they’re out to make a profit, but they cannot do that when paying out hundreds of thousands, or even millions, in claims. And as you’ve heard, or maybe even experienced, insurance companies will go to great lengths to avoid paying your case.
They will often start by appearing compassionate and tendering a very lowball settlement for your injuries. They may try persuasion or trickery to get you to sign off on their offer. If you do, you could damage your case. If you refuse, they might turn more threatening, blaming you for the accident, claiming you’ll get nothing if you pursue the case, even saying you’re faking your injuries.
Dealing with these insurance companies and their slick employees requires someone in your corner who knows the laws, who knows exactly how to step up and hold them accountable, and who can defend your rights. Our personal injury lawyers in serve families in Manassas, Prince William, Manassas Park, Gainesville, Haymarket, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Dumfries, Bristow, Warrenton, Centreville, Fairfax, Stafford, Chantilly, Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Herndon, Reston, Alexandria, Annandale, and Arlington and will remind everyone who the victim is, and give you the best possible shot at significant compensation for the injuries you’ve suffered, damage to your quality of life and relationships, your mounting medical bills, lost wages and more.
Discover Your Full Legal Options And Protections
Please contact us through email, or call one of our personal injury lawyers in Manassas at 703-361-0776 for quick response and to schedule a free initial consultation. We handle all accident cases on a contingency fee basis, and we look forward to speaking with you about your unique situation.