PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS AND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW
Representing the Injured Throughout Fairfax, VA and Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Personal injury covers a broad spectrum of bodily injuries caused by the negligence or wrongful act of another. Our Springfield, VA personal injury attorneys have decades of experience in representing victims in cases that range in size from small to serious personal injuries and wrongful death.
While automobile accidents are the most prevalent source of personal injury, numerous other causes also result in severe injury or death, including accidents in the workplace, accidental slip and fall, animal bites, hazardous property conditions, toxic substances, medical negligence, side effects from pharmaceutical drugs, dangerous products, and so on. Damages with which victims of personal injury must contend include physical pain, emotional anguish, expensive medical bills and lost wages.
Because the medical profession has become extremely specialized and technical, an individual may not realize he or she has been victimized by medical malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs through misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, failure to diagnose, improper medication, improper medication dosage, surgical errors or wrong treatment. Medical malpractice cases require a high level of competence and substantial access to resources for gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses and securing medical professionals who are willing to testify to prove the occurrence of medical malpractice.
Compensation in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Cases
The objective of a personal injury, slip and fall or medical malpractice case is to recoup compensation for damages sustained so the injured party can recover and return to a normal life. However, in cases involving catastrophic injury (brain damage, paraplegia, coma, etc.) severe injuries may be permanent, and therefore restoring the injured person to a healthy condition and resuming his or her previous lifestyle becomes impossible. In such instances, the claim will be structured toward recovery of compensation to cover the extremely high costs of hospitalization, rehabilitation, long-term health care, modification of the home and vehicles (to accommodate the handicapped individual), and to pay for caregiver assistance.
The personal injury lawyers in Fairfax, VA of Becker, Kellogg & Berry, P.C. have helped thousands of injured people and are fully aware of the consequences that an accident can have on both the injured party and their family. Contacting us ensures immediate legal help for injury cases and our attorneys take immediate action including in-depth documentation of important details about your accident. In wrongful death cases, our personal injury lawyers can assist the surviving family to receive compensation for medical costs, funeral expenses, estate administration, pain and suffering, loss of companionship and other long-term consequences resulting from the wrongful death. The statute of limitations for wrongful death is two years in the Commonwealth of Virginia, three years in the State of Maryland and one year in Washington, D.C.
In today’s litigious society, seasoned and competent legal representation is necessary for fair and just compensation in personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Typically, personal injury lawyers face opposing counsel of large insurance companies. Insurance companies secure profits by paying as little as possible or denying personal injury claims.
Becker, Kellogg and Berry, P.C. invites you to arrange a consultation at no charge with our injury attorneys to evaluate your case and determine the viability of pursuing a claim on your behalf. Personal injury cases are taken on contingency, and legal fees are therefore based on the client's recovery. Please call our office at 888-312-5087 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.