Personal Injury Lawyer
A sudden accident can thrust you into financial hardship, physical pain, and a diminished quality of life.
A personal injury lawyer can help you obtain the significant compensation you deserve for the harm you suffered.
Injured clients come to The Silverman Law Firm in Richmond, VA, because our practice has won personal injury cases since 1998.
There Are Many Forms of Compensation In a Personal Injury Case
The standard type of compensation in a personal injury case is compensatory damages. Compensatory damages can be awarded to reimburse you for both quantifiable economic losses and subjective non-economic losses. Richmond personal injury lawyer Josh Silverman can seek compensatory damages for the following and more:
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lessened earning capacity
- Loss of companionship
Two Key Virginia
Personal Injury Principles
Few Limits on Compensation
Unlike some other states, Virginia places no limit on the compensatory damages that can be awarded in a personal injury case. This means you can receive a sufficient monetary payment that truly covers the extent of your suffering.
Virginia also allows for the pursuit of punitive damages. While rarely coming into play, punitive damages can be awarded for up to an additional $350,000 in personal injury cases where it is proven that the defendant acted in an egregiously reckless or malicious manner.
Virginia is rare among states in that it follows contributory negligence. This means that you can not recover any compensation if you are found to be even slightly at fault for your injury or if your negligence was even a minor cause.
This legal framework can be especially jarring for clients who are familiar with the more permissive comparative negligence laws at use in other states. Virginia's contributory negligence laws make it extremely important to hire a personal injury attorney who has an extensive track record in proving that their client in no way caused their own harm.
Reach Out to Our Personal Injury Attorney
Mr. Silverman brings a true level of care to his personal injury lawsuits. He is a Richmond native who has practiced law in Virginia for 20 years. Our personal injury lawyer has a heightened desire to succeed in each case since he is representing his lifelong neighbors.
Many personal injury clients struggle with high medical bills, lost wages, and an inability to work. Mr. Silverman does not add any financial stress to his clients. He handles personal injury lawsuits on a contingency basis. This means he charges absolutely nothing unless he obtains a verdict or settlement. Reach out now to request your free consultation at our comfortable office.
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There Are Several Subcategories of Personal Injury Cases
Property owners must follow legal standards set by premises liability laws. If they fail to safely maintain their property or if they behave in another negligent manner they can be liable in a premises liability lawsuit.
Medical professionals are held to a certain duty of care. If a doctor, nurse, or other health care worker harmed you or a loved one, our personal injury lawyer can pursue a medical malpractice case to obtain financial compensation.
Some accidents end in total tragedy. If your loved one passed due to another individual's negligence, our team can file a wrongful death lawsuit. This shares many similarities to a personal injury case and can also cover burial and funereal expenses.
Statute of Limitations Laws
Set Strict Deadlines
Statute of limitations laws place hard time limits for when different types of lawsuits must be filed by. These deadlines also vary state to state. If you fail to meet your deadline, you likely forfeit the ability to receive the compensation you need.
The deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit in our state is two years from the date of the accident. You have two years from the date of your loved one's passing to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Medical malpractice deadlines can be extended based upon specific circumstances. Let's take the example of a medical provider leaving a foreign object in your body. Regardless of when this occurred, you have one year to file from the time you discovered or reasonably should have discovered the object.
Claims Against the Government Have Even Stricter Deadlines
In some cases, your local municipality may be responsible for your injuries. Virginia provides just six months for a plaintiff to file their written statement seeking damages. This makes it all the more important to speak to Mr. Silverman as soon as possible.
Mr. Silverman Can Stand Up For You
Statutes of limitations and other Virginia laws can be confusing. Some injured people are also overwhelmed by aggressive insurance company tactics. Their representatives often reach out to obtain out-of-context statements or pressure you into accepting a lowball settlement.
Our personal injury lawyer is here to explain all relevant laws, win cases, and handle each aspect of your personal injury claim for you. Retain him at no cost so he can handle all insurance company communication and seek the most compensation possible.
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