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Personal Injury FAQ

We will represent you in the most difficult and stressful personal injury cases you or a loved one have experienced. We have many years of experience in dealing with Personal Injury cases in the Fairfax area and will do everything we can do get you the best results in this trying and stressful time. We are located in Fairfax, Virginia and due to our convenient location next to the Fairfax County Judicial Court Complex, we can easily service clients throughout Northern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Loudoun County and Prince William County. We are experienced in litigating contested cases and our professional obligation to be diligent in the preparation and presentation of your case to the court will show. We are also sensitive to the stress our clients are under during domestic relations litigation.

Common Questions regarding Personal Injury in Fairfax:

What is a personal injury lawsuit?

A personal injury lawsuit is a claim made by a person who has been injured due to someone else's action, inaction or mistake. Personal injury claims can be made in instances of car accidents, wrongful deaths, slip and falls, birth injuries, medical malpractice, construction accidents, brain injuries, harmful products, dog bites, and more. If you are injured in any way, schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers to see if you have a case and may be entitled to money.

How much does a personal injury lawyer cost?

Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis. This means that they only collect a fee if they are able to get money for you. Costs may not be contingent upon the outcome of a case.

What exactly do I receive money for in a personal injury lawsuit?

You can collect money for lost income, pain and suffering, medical costs and more.

I am partially responsible for my injury. Do I still have a case?

Virginia is not a comparative negligence state, and still recognizes contributory negligence and assumption of risk as valid defenses to allegations of negligence. However, the analysis of these issues is fact intensive and this type of concern would need to be discussed with counsel. Even if you are partially responsible for your injury, you still may be entitled to money, depending on the amount of blame that is placed on you. By signing up for a free consultation with an injury lawyer, you can determine if you may be entitled to money.

We also represent our clients on the basis of their faith. As a member of the Christian Legal Society and as a trial practitioner with over twenty-seven years experience, we assist our clients with the most difficult of life decisions.

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