Hillsville Personal Injury Lawyer
Accidents can happen anywhere in Hillsville. Maybe you were walking down the grocery store aisle when you slipped and fell on some spilled liquid, or you might have been rear-ended as you tried to pull out of the post office parking lot.
Regardless of how an accident happens, you probably will find yourself with large medical expenses, painful injuries, and few ideas about what to do next. You are not alone.
At The Jackson Law Group, we represent injured victims just like you—people who have had their world turned upside down after suffering an accident that is not their fault. Contact us to get started with a personal injury attorney in Hillsville today.
Cases We Handle
Our personal injury experience is very broad. We can represent someone injured by the negligence of another person, which typically means that a person was insufficiently careful. We can help you with the following:
- Car accident
- Truck accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Pedestrian accident
- Catastrophic injuries
- Brain injuries
- Slip and Fall cases
- Negligent security
- Premises liability claims
- Wrongful death
No case is too small to not at least meet with a Hillsville personal injury lawyer to review your case. Based on our review, we might decide that submitting an insurance claim for compensation is your best move. In other situations, we will immediately fly into court to file a lawsuit. If you’ve been injured, then contact us so we can review your options.
Personal Injuries, Large and Small
Our clients have suffered many types of personal injuries, from those that can heal on their own to those that require expensive and exhausting surgery. We have helped clients with:
- Sprains, strains, and other soft-tissue injuries
- Nerve damage
- Back injuries
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord damage
Whatever the injury, you should receive prompt medical attention, which will improve your odds of making a thorough recovery.
Some people also die in an accident. For example, 819 people died in traffic accidents in 2018, according to statistics kept by the Department of Motor Vehicles. We have helped surviving family members consider their legal options, including a wrongful death case.
When Can You Sue?
Most personal injury cases are based on negligence. Virginia imposes a duty on people to act with ordinary care. If they don’t, and they injure someone they owed a duty of care to, then you can sue them.
It isn’t always obvious you have a case. For example, you might have been involved in a multi-car accident and not know precisely who is responsible. Or you could have been injured as part of a crowd and wonder if you can hold someone legally accountable for your injuries.
This is where you need an attorney. A lawyer can identify who to sue and also prepare paperwork to bring an insurance claim or file a lawsuit. A lawyer will also make sure that you meet deadlines.
How Much Compensation Can I Receive?
Our clients have received money for the following:
- Medical care related to your injuries, including surgery, transportation to the hospital, diagnostic tests, doctor visits, rehabilitation, and prescription drugs, among other costs.
- Lost wages, when you must take a break from work to recover.
- Repair of your damaged vehicle. If it is totaled, you can have it replaced.
- Pain and suffering, for the inconvenience and pain you experience as a result of your injuries.
Of these, pain and suffering compensation is the hardest to calculate. You can use medical bills, receipts, and pay stubs to estimate the amount of your other losses. But pain and suffering have no market value so they are somewhat subjective. If you file a lawsuit, you can receive any amount the jury awards you.
Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer in Hillsville?
A lawyer is the only friend in your corner who is looking out solely for your interests. It is important to realize that the insurance company is not your friend. Instead, the defendant’s insurer is constantly looking for ways to deny a claim or at least reduce the amount of compensation you receive. A personal injury lawyer in Hillsville is the only one who has your best interests at the forefront of their mind.
Your attorney can:
- Gather evidence to use to establish negligence in your case.
- Handle all communications with the insurance adjusters.
- Negotiate a settlement on your behalf that provides fair compensation.
- File a lawsuit, if necessary, after negotiations collapse.
Not all personal injury lawyers are the same. Some rarely practice in this area of law and do not understand the steps necessary to obtain favorable compensation. We do.
Speak to a Personal Injury Attorney in Hillsville The Jackson Law Group Today
Our firm has provided legal representation to those injured in Hillsville for years. To find out more, please contact us to schedule a free consultation.