Your life changed significantly the day you suffered a serious personal injury. No matter the cause, the bottom line is that the actions or inactions of another person inflicted serious harm. Perhaps you are lucky enough that your injury will eventually heal, and you will go on to a new normal. Perhaps the injury is so severe that you suffer permanent disability or impairment and can never work again or remain employed in your current field.
The Exmore personal injury lawyers at Rutter Mills can help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. For more than half a century, our dedicated attorneys have secured millions of dollars in settlement and verdicts for our clients.
Types of personal injury
Motor vehicle accidents, including those involving trucks, make up most of the lawsuits. However, personal injury cases run the gamut. Other common types include:
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Premises liability
- Workplace accidents
Some are considered catastrophic, meaning the individual will never recover and will likely require long-term or lifelong care. Catastrophic injuries often shorten a victim’s lifespan. Examples of such injuries include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Loss of limbs
- Loss of eyesight
- Multiple fractures
- Severe burns
- Severe neurological disorders
Statute of limitations
In Virginia, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit is two years from the date of the accident.
A personal injury may result in the death of the victim. If a person succumbs to their injury, the personal representative of the estate may file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years of the death date.
While two years may sound like an ample amount of time, it is vital to consult a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the injury. The sooner a lawyer can begin collecting evidence and documenting your case, the better. Otherwise, critical evidence could get lost, and the memories of witnesses could fade.
Personal injury damages
In Virginia, damages, or compensation, in a personal injury case may include:
- Medical expenses, current, and future
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Loss of future earnings
- Earning capacity diminishment
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Emotional trauma
Keep in mind that insurance companies want to pay out as little as possible in damages. Attorneys know the fair value of a claim, based on the person’s injuries, the prognosis, and the long-term implications involving surgeries, and treatments. A fair settlement addresses both the present and necessary future resources.
Contact Exmore personal injury lawyers
If you or a loved suffered a serious personal injury due to the negligence, recklessness, or even deliberate actions of another party, you need the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer at Rutter Mills. Call us today or contact us online to arrange a free consultation. No matter the type of personal injury, we work hard to identify those responsible for your injury and hold them liable. There is never a fee unless we win.
When you’ve been injured, you’ve got a lot at stake… but so does the insurance company. Walking into the court room with a serious lawyer makes all the difference. Watch our video to learn more about Rutter Mills.
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