Suffering an injury through no fault of your own can add a tremendous amount of stress to your life. In addition to dealing with the pain caused by your injury, you may be facing mounting medical bills and unplanned expenses, all while being incapable of working. The Fairfax personal injury lawyer team of Koonz McKenney Johnson & DePaolis LLP can help you obtain the compensation that you and your family are rightfully owed.
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You need an experienced personal injury lawyer to ensure that you receive legitimate compensation for your suffering. Most personal injury claims are resolved in settlement negotiations with the insurance company of the party responsible for the injuries. Insurance companies tend to have teams of attorneys, whose goal is to deny or minimize your claim.
Having an experienced Fairfax personal injury lawyer advocating for you will signal to the insurer that you are serious and determined to prove liability. A personal injury lawyer will assess the full extent of your losses to determine how much your case is worth, will gather the evidence to prove it, will skillfully negotiate and will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve, whether outside or in court if necessary.
A meeting with one of our attorneys can help you determine if you have the elements of a strong personal injury case in Fairfax. We have the personal injury practice area experience to effectively review your case and estimate its potential. In general, you need four main elements to have a personal injury claim.
You might have a strong claim to damages if the defendant owed you the duty to exercise reasonable care based on your relationship with the defendant and if the defendant in some way breached this duty. For the most part, only serious injury accidents are worth pursuing a personal injury lawsuit. Otherwise, an insurance claim could be enough to reimburse your damages.
In a personal injury case in Virginia, the burden of proving someone’s fault rests with the injured party, or the plaintiff. It is the plaintiff’s attorney’s job to establish the defendant’s negligence and fault through a preponderance of evidence. This burden of proof asks for enough evidence to convince a judge or jury the defendant was more likely than not guilty of negligence. Winning a personal injury case takes presenting certain evidence of the defendant’s fault for the injuries in question.
One of the most important reasons to hire a personal injury attorney to represent your case is to access resources for an accident investigation. A lawyer can revisit the scene of your accident, communicate with hospitals and hire experts to help prove your case. Then, your attorney can build a clear and convincing argument supporting your side of the story to present before a judge or jury.
The civil justice system states that an injured party will have the right to seek financial compensation from the party that negligently or purposefully caused the injuries. In Virginia, if someone else’s caused your recent accident, you may be able to file a lawsuit against that person in pursuit of financial damages. Knowing who may be liable for your injuries could take an investigation of the accident.
You may be able to file a lawsuit against one or more parties in Fairfax. The party most responsible for causing the accident will be the one that must pay for your economic and noneconomic damages. One of our attorneys can investigate your accident and help you identify the correct defendant.
In Virginia, you must act within two years from the date of your injury if you wish to file a personal injury claim. Missing your statute of limitations will most likely result in giving up any opportunity for compensation. If you have suffered a personal injury in Fairfax, contact our attorneys at Koonz McKenney Johnson & DePaolis LLP right away.
Prompt action could make an important difference in the outcome of your claim. We may be able to act before the loss or destruction of key evidence, such as tire tracks on the ground or an obstructed traffic sign. Let our lawyers handle the complex claims process for you.
We have a significant amount of experience recovering compensation in the following personal injury matters:
If you have been injured due to negligent or reckless conduct of another individual or company, you may have a personal injury claim for compensation. Speak with a highly qualified personal injury lawyer with the law firm of Koonz McKenney Johnson & DePaolis LLP today. We offer free and confidential case evaluations, with no obligations. Call (703) 498-2928 or fill out our online contact form.