Personal Injury Case: Q & A

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Do Clients Ever Get Discouraged From Pursuing A Personal Injury Case? Yes. They get discouraged often with the pace of the medical treatment because it’s often longer and more intense than they imagines at the beginning, maybe weeks and weeks of physical therapy and they have to take off work for half a day to  … Read more

Social Media: How It Affects Your Personal Injury Case

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The Role Of Social Media In A Personal Injury Case Ninety-nine times out of a hundred, social media tends to hurt a person’s personal injury case. By definition, social media is social and chatty; it’s “What did you do today?” and “Here’s what I did today” and “Here’s how I am feeling”, and “Here’s the  … Read more

Accident Injury Claim: How Much Compensation May Be Awarded

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Can An Attorney Predict How The Case Will Proceed And How Much Compensation May Be Awarded? The attorney can and should give the client an anatomy of a typical personal injury case that fits the facts as the client describes them and tests them for liability of the person that injured them, and come up  … Read more

Estimating Your Chances Of Winning A Personal Injury Case

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Can A Good Attorney Estimate My Chances Of Winning A Personal Injury Case? Yes, they would be able to because that is different from predicting how much they might recover. When you first talk to an attorney on the phone and have a consultation with them, then the number and types of questions they will ask  … Read more

Common Challenges Faced In Winning A Personal Injury Case

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What Factors Make A Personal Injury Case Difficult To Win? There is rarely a perfect personal injury case scenario; every one of them has problems, deficits, holes and issues. The major issue is the question of liability, which means proving that the other person who caused your client’s injury truly at fault, and were they  … Read more

The Most Difficult Aspect Of A Personal Injury Case

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What Is The Most Difficult Aspect Of A Personal Injury Case For An Attorney To Deal With? The single most difficult thing we have to deal with is the insurance company; that’s where the rubber meets the road; the only thing a personal injury attorney can do is to be direct about it and get  … Read more

The Importance Of Photographs In A Personal Injury Case

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How Much Weight Do Photographs Carry In A Personal Injury Case? There is an old Confucian or Chinese proverb that says, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Unfortunately, most attorneys are too wordy.  We probably talk too much, when we probably should allow pictures, photographs, drawings, blueprints, demonstrative evidence like that do our speaking  … Read more

Personal Injury: Tips On Dealing With Insurance Companies

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What Should I Do If The Insurance Company Contacts Me After An Accident? There are usually two insurance companies involved in an auto accident case; yours and the opposing party’s, and since you were injured and they are the bad guys, their insurance company wants to pay you as little as possible. The other insurance  … Read more

Personal Injury Attorneys: How Do They Get Paid For A Case

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How Does An Attorney Get Paid For A Personal Injury Case? A personal injury attorney is different from other type of attorneys, such as tax, criminal, maritime and estates and trusts attorneys, who get paid either a flat fee or on an hourly basis, because we are compensated on a contingency fee basis, which means that  … Read more

Personal Injury In Virginia: How Is Someone Compensated?

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How Is Someone Compensated If The Other Party Has No Insurance? Fortunately, it does not happen often, but it does happen. The reason why it does not happen often is because most states, including Virginia, require drivers to carry uninsured motorist coverage, in addition to both bodily injury and property damage liability insurance. That means, if  … Read more