As much as we carefully plan our lives, the unexpected still happens. When the unexpected is a serious injury, the Tuckahoe personal injury lawyers at Rutter Mills put their 50 years of experience to work for injured Tuckahoe residents to help them recover full compensation.
Whether the injury was caused by a motor vehicle accident, a slip and fall, medical malpractice, a dangerous product, a workplace accident, or some other incident, an injured party may be entitled to compensation from legally liable parties. Experienced Tuckahoe personal injury lawyers from Rutter Mills investigate claims to determine who may be at fault, the legal basis for claims, and what the damages are, and then we advocate for the maximum compensation due.
Who may be at fault for a personal injury?
An injury is considered a “personal injury” when someone else – whether a person or a business – may be legally to blame. Legal blame usually requires a proving a breach of a legal or professional duty to do something or to refrain from doing something.
Doctors are bound to exercise the standard of care of other physicians practicing in the same specialty and geographic location. Business owners are required to make their premises safe and warn those who enter of dangers of which they are aware. Individuals are required to act reasonably and carefully to prevent harm to others. When these or other duties are breached and you are injured as a result, you may have a valid personal injury claim.
Compensation available for a personal injury
Virginia law allows personal injury victims to be “made whole” by those legally responsible. Injuries affect each person differently so the Tuckahoe personal injury lawyers at Rutter Mills take the time to understand how an accident affects you.
Compensation includes reimbursement for losses that are easy to calculate like out-of-pocket payments for medical care, lost wages, and funeral costs in the case of wrongful death. But it also includes losses that are more complicated to quantify, like pain and suffering, disability, loss of companionship, and emotional distress. There are several ways to estimate the compensation due for these losses and your personal injury attorney will build a case that fully values them.
Hire a Rutter Mills attorney to protect your rights
Personal injury victims have a disadvantage when it comes to injury claims and litigation. Defendants often have a team representing them that includes insurance adjusters and defense lawyers. These representatives will often pressure injured parties to settle early for less than they deserve, or to make incriminating statements to wrongly imply that the victims are at fault. An injury attorney will provide a valuable shield to protect against these tactics.
A personal injury lawyer will also make sure all of the technicalities are followed. You need to file your personal injury claim within the statute of limitations, comply with court requirements and fees, gather and present necessary evidence, and formulate compelling arguments. Rutter Mills attorneys take the lead on these matters so you can focus on recovering from your injury and adjusting to your new normal.
Rutter Mills is pleased to offer effective representation on a contingency basis. Consultations are always free of charge and we never charge a legal fee unless we secure compensation on your behalf.
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“Nothing makes you feel more vulnerable than being hurt or ill. And nobody likes to ask for help. But when you need it most, we’re at our best. We give our clients the confidence and support they need to know they’ll be taken care of – that they’ll get the best outcome possible, even in the face of a very bad situation.”
– Brother Rutter