Being injured in an accident is a terrible experience and even more of a hardship when the accident was caused by the negligent, reckless or intentional actions of another person or entity. Beyond serious injuries and prolonged pain and suffering, many accident victims must deal with mounting medical expenses. When an injury prevents someone from working for any length of time, the financial burden can become overwhelming not only for the injured, but loved ones as well. At times like these, it helps to call on an adept personal injury attorney.
Located in Vienna, Alavi Law, PLLC helps injury victims in Virginia obtain the compensation they deserve. We are dedicated to holding responsible parties accountable for accidents and helping the injured get back on their feet. Guided by a principle that no one should suffer because of another’s negligence, we provide a powerful combination of aggressive legal representation and caring, efficient service. We have a well-earned reputation for delivering an exceptional client experience.
Our Vienna Personal Injury Attorney Handles All Cases
Our personal injury practice is broad-based and includes all types of accident cases, including:
Automobile Accidents — Because Virginia is a No-Fault insurance state, most car accident claims are resolved through a negotiation with an insurance company. Insurers are focused on the bottom line, profits, and often seek to settle claims for as little money as possible. We leverage our legal knowledge and negotiating skills to help injury victims obtain the maximum compensation they deserve. If an insurer fails to offer the full value of a claim, we are prepared to litigate the matter in court.
Motorcycle Accidents — Virginia offers motorcyclists a range of beautiful vistas, which is one of the reasons motorcycle riding is so popular. With more bikers on the road today, motorcycle accidents are becoming increasingly common. Although there are numerous causes of motorcycle accidents, nearly eighty percent involve collisions with other vehicles due to the other driver’s negligence. We have extensive experience handling motorcycle accident cases and protecting the rights of injured motorcycle riders.
Ridesharing Accidents — Currently, ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft have become a popular alternative to customary taxicabs, other car service providers, and public transportation. Rideshare or Transportation Network Companies (TNC), and their drivers have a duty to ensure the safety of passengers, other motorists, and pedestrians. As such, both the driver and TNC can be held liable for injuries that arise from accidents. While the state’s no-fault insurance law applies, rideshare accident claims involve unique challenges, which makes having proper legal counsel invaluable.
Truck/Tractor-Trailers Accidents — Virginia serves as a gateway of interstate commerce for the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Therefore, automobile drivers in the state must share the roads and highways with commercial trucks and tractor-trailers. Although truck safety laws are in place to reduce the risk of truck accidents, collisions can lead to devastating injuries, particularly to occupants of smaller passenger vehicles. Alavi Law is dedicated to holding negligent trucking companies and truck drivers accountable and protecting the rights of truck accident victims.
Slip, Trip, and Fall — All property owners in Virginia, whether residential, commercial or public, have a duty to provide a safe environment to pedestrians and visitors. Just the same, slip, trip, and fall accidents frequently occur as a result of all types of hazardous conditions — wet floors, broken steps, cracked or raised sidewalks, icy or snow-covered parking lots, poorly lit areas, and other dangerous conditions. When an injury occurs because the property was not maintained or a visitor was not adequately warned about a hazard, an injury victim may recover damages through a premises liability lawsuit.
Wrongful Death — Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy, but it can be even more of a burden when the reckless, negligent or malicious conduct of another person or entity caused or contributed to the death. Although money can’t replace a loved one, we can help you find justice by pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Virginia?
There is a statute of limitations to file a civil lawsuit in Virginia which requires a personal injury lawsuit to be filed within two years of the date of the accident or injury. If your claim is against a public entity or employee, you must file a Notice of Claim with the appropriate government agency within one year of the date of the accident before initiating a lawsuit.
How much is my personal injury claim worth?
It’s difficult to determine the value of an injury claim because each case is unique and hinges on factors such as the type of accident and the extent of your injuries. Generally, however, you may be able to recover economic damages that are designed compensate you for lost wages, past and future medical expenses, property and other monetary losses. Additionally, noneconomic damages may cover pain and suffering, physical impairments, loss of enjoyment of life and similar harm. If the at-fault party’s conduct was intentional or particularly egregious, punitive damages may also be awarded, but statutory caps are in place limiting such awards.
Finally, Virginia is among the few states that follow a contributory negligence rule regarding personal injury claims. This means that the other party must be deemed to be 100 percent at fault for you to be awarded compensation. If you contributed to the accident in any way, even if you were only one percent at fault, you may not be able to file a lawsuit, unless you were injured as a passenger on a bus or other common carrier.
Contact A Personal Injury Attorney Today!
We are committed to helping injury victims obtain just compensation so that they can recover physically, emotionally and financially. Well versed in the applicable negligence laws, we work tirelessly to hold negligent parties accountable. Because most injury claims involve dealing with an insurance company, we fight to obtain the maximum settlement that you deserve. If an insurer fails to make a reasonable offer, we may recommend filing a civil lawsuit. Finally, we handle all injury claims on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t pay any attorney’s fees until we win your case. Get in touch with our office today or complete the contact form on our website to set up a consultation.