Personal Injury Lawyers in Lynchburg, VA
If you or someone you love has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, whether an auto accident, slip and fall, defective product, or something else, you need effective, compassionate, and sound legal counsel to ensure you receive just compensation for your losses.
When an accident occurs, it can disrupt your life completely and leave you with a ton of unanswered questions. Who is going to pay for your damaged vehicle or other property? What about the time you’ve lost from work and your upcoming bills? Whose insurance company will pay your medical bills? These questions don’t always have simple answers.
The Pack Law Group in Bedford represents the victims of personal injury throughout central Virginia. We have extensive experience helping injury victims seek justice from the parties responsible for their harm. Contact our office today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
At the Pack Law Group, our personal injury attorneys provide a tremendous depth and breadth of experience to its clients. We are uniquely equipped to help you and your loved ones pursue the compensation and justice you deserve. Our firm handles cases involving:
There are over 8.3 million vehicles registered and 6 million drivers licensed in Virginia. Each year, more than 100,000 accidents take place, resulting in tens of thousands of injuries. If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, you have the right to pursue a claim.
Truck accidents can happen in an instant, and it’s an unfair matchup between a passenger vehicle and a commercial truck. These are complex cases where more than one party could be held responsible for your damages.
Motorcycle accidents often have devastating consequences for the rider due to a lack of safety devices and protection. If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle crash, we can help you hold the right parties completely accountable for their actions.
When you step onto a bus, whether public or private, you trust you are in good and safe hands. This isn’t always the case. If you were injured in a bus accident, whether as a passenger or the driver of another vehicle, our experienced personal injury attorneys can help protect your right to recovery.
Pedestrian accident injuries can be catastrophic, and no two cases are quite the same. Our pedestrian accident attorneys will aggressively pursue the parties responsible as we protect your rights from insurance companies with inequitable claims tactics. We also handle bicycle accidents.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Property owners have a duty to safely maintain their premises. This includes fixing any dangers and cleaning up any spills, and warning about hazards in a reasonable period.
Property owners also have a duty to provide necessary security and safeguards to prevent vandalism, assaults, animal attacks, theft, and other injuries on their property.
Designers and manufacturers of vehicles, machinery, chemicals, appliances, toys, and other products owe a duty to workers and consumers not to release products that have design or manufacturing defects.
Personal Injury Liability in Virginia
Individuals and businesses that assume responsibility for the safety and health of others – whether driving a vehicle, owning property, or running a business – are obligated to act in a manner that doesn’t cause injury.
It only takes a moment of inattention or negligence to cause an accident that leaves innocent victims with life-changing physical and emotional injuries. Often, these injuries can be severe such as traumatic brain injury, back injuries, paralysis, and burns.
When preventable injuries occur due to the carelessness or negligence of another party, Virginia personal injury law allows victims to pursue the responsible party for damages.
Virginia is also one of the only states in the nation that subscribes to the narrow “contributory negligence” concept. In short, you will not be able to recover anything if the defendant is able to show that you were partially responsible for your injury – even just one percent.
Knowing this, it’s crystal clear that an insurance company is likely to do everything in its power to undermine your case. They may allege that you were somehow responsible for your injuries so that they won’t have to pay a dime. Don’t let this happen. You’ll need to be vigilant from day one, which means you should refuse to sign any releases or give a recorded statement. It’s also a good time to get a strong legal advocate in your corner.
What is My Case Worth?
It’s tough to put a value on a case just after an accident. But, if you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, you shouldn’t have to bear the financial burden of your losses. When you meet with the personal injury attorneys at the Pack Law Group, we will carefully and thoroughly evaluate your case.
The damages you may be able to collect equal what the accident has cost you physically, mentally, and monetarily, including:
- Property losses– includes the cost to repair or replace property involved in the accident.
- Medical treatment– includes the costs of past medical care resulting from the accident and estimated future care required.
- Lost income– you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and future lost earning capacity.
- Pain and suffering– includes compensation for the pain and discomfort resulting from the accident, past and future.
- Emotional distress– you may be compensated for other emotional impacts from the injury, such as insomnia and anxiety.
- Loss of enjoyment– includes compensation for loss of enjoyment of certain activities, such as hobbies and exercise.
Deadline for Filing a Virginia Personal Injury Lawsuit
All states place a time limit on filing personal injury claims, and Virginia is no different. According to Virginia Code § 8.01-243, you have just two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. If you miss this deadline, you won’t be able to collect compensation for your injuries.
In a perfect world, you’ll begin pursuing justice immediately so that evidence remains fresh, and there is plenty of time to pursue your case. We recommend that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident.
Speak with a Qualified Virginia Personal Injury Attorney
If you or someone you love has been injured in a vehicle accident or suffered an injury due to another party’s wrongful conduct or negligence in central Virginia, we can help. Personal injury claims give you a tool for seeking restitution from the parties responsible for your damages.
The Pack Law Group in Bedford handles every personal injury case with care and an eye towards personalized service. We aggressively pursue full and fair compensation for personal injury victims and their families.
You won’t pay us anything upfront for representation since all of our personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. Contact our office today at 540-586-7225 or reach out to us online to schedule a free consultation.