Northern Virginia Personal Injury Attorney
Grounds for Personal Injury Claims in Northern Virginia
If the accident that caused your injury or the death of a loved one was
caused by another party, you may be entitled to compensation. The courts
in Northern Virginia recognize the right of an injured person or surviving
family member to pursue compensation for an accident caused by another
party's negligence. The key to success in a personal injury or wrongful
death claim is to prove that the defendant is responsible for causing
the accident through some type of careless or reckless action or omission.
If the other person did something, or failed to do something, that led
to your injury or your family member's death, you can come to Chaikin,
Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. for help. We have been fighting
for accident victims and their families for over 45 years, and our Northern
Virginia personal injury attorneys have decades of combined experience.
With a track record that includes more than 10,000 clients and many million-dollar
and multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts, we are ready to take
on even the most challenging cases and win.
Types of Cases We Handle in Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax
Whether you suffered whiplash in a collision caused by a driver who was
texting behind the wheel or lost a loved one in a tragic
drunk driving accident, our attorneys are ready to help. We work to keep the roads of Northern
Virginia safer by holding negligent drivers accountable for their actions.
Our attorneys may be able to help you take legal action if your accident
was caused by
truck driver fatigue, violations of
trucking regulations or other types of negligence. There are many
truck accident causes, but if the trucker is at fault you have a right to demand compensation.
Going up against a truck company can be challenging, but we are ready to fight for you.
Our attorneys have a proven track record of success in fighting for clients
who had suffered brain injuries, with several multi-million-dollar victories
on behalf of our clients. A traumatic brain injury can have devastating
consequences for the accident victim and his or her family, but with our
help you can pursue compensation.
No amount of money will ever be enough to undo what has happened or to
replace the tragic loss of a loved one. You may, however, be able to recover
financial compensation for the often staggering economic impact of the
death of a family member, in addition to holding the party who caused
your loved one's death accountable for his or her actions.
Some sports accidents are nothing more than accidents. Anyone playing
sports does assume a certain amount of risk of serious injury due to the
very nature of the activity; however, when an athlete is hurt in an accident
that should have been prevented, it is sometimes possible to pursue legal
action against a party such as a school system, a coach or school administrator.
If you have suffered a catastrophic injury such as a spinal cord injury,
an amputation, severe burn injuries or a traumatic brain injury, your
life will never be the same again. From the possibility of permanent disability,
to the enormous costs associated with medical treatment and lost income,
to loss of enjoyment of life, you deserve to be compensated for what has
happened to you.
Research has demonstrated that in two-thirds of all collisions between
motorcycles and automobiles, it is the driver who is at fault. Drivers
frequently injure or kill motorcyclists in accidents by denying the right
of way at intersections and while turning, as well as by colliding with
the bike or by cutting the rider off during a lane change.
When you act as a whistleblower by speaking out about some type of corruption
or fraud against the government, you can not only do your part to see
that justice is served, but you may also be able to recover monetary damages.
Whether you want to blow the whistle concerning regarding some type of
fraud against the federal government or Virginia state government you
can come to us for help.
Drowning accidents can occur in private pools, public facilities, during
waters sports, and in a variety of other situations. When these accidents
are caused by another's negligence or by their failure to uphold reasonable
safety standards, victims and families have the right to pursue financial
Do not assume that your doctor did everything that could be done to protect
your health or the health of a family member. Doctors make mistakes, just
like everybody else. When they do, the patient often suffers devastating
consequences. Hold your doctor accountable for injuries caused by negligence.
As healthy as cycling may be, this mode of transportation also carries
with it major risks of injury or death. The simple fact is that a large
percentage of drivers do not pay enough attention to the road and will
often fail to spot a person riding a bicycle when turning or crossing
If a driver has injured you or your child in a pedestrian accident, you
can come to us for help. While pedestrians are sometimes found to be at
fault in such situations, a careful investigation of the incident will
frequently demonstrate that it was the driver who caused the accident
through some type of inattentive or reckless behavior.
Victims and guests who are injured on another's property may be entitled
to compensation when it can be proven that the premises owner failed to
maintain a safe or healthy environment. Premises liability claims can
be filed for trip and fall accidents, dog bite attacks, construction site
accidents, and other types of accidents on someone else's property
Slip & Fall Accidents
Most people who experience a slip and fall accident are fortunate enough
to be able to get right back up and walk away without having suffered
any type of serious injury. Others are not so fortunate. The Centers for
Disease Control reports that these incidents are the leading cause of
traumatic brain injury and the second-most common cause of spinal cord injury.
When you send your child to school, you do so with the expectation that
he or she will be safe and well cared for. If, however, your child has
been injured in an accident on a school bus, in the classroom or somewhere
else at school, it is important to consult an attorney and determine whether
you may have grounds to sue for monetary damages.
How much is my case worth?
One of the first questions that we usually receive from a client has to
do with the
value of the case. The person who comes to us for help in pursuing compensation wants to
find out just how much he or she may end up receiving in a
verdict or settlement. This is entirely understandable, since the aftermath of a serious accident
can be an enormously trying time. You find yourself facing large medical
bills for the treatment you have received, and may be grappling with questions
concerning whether or not you will be able to afford the care that you
will need to make a full recovery.
Furthermore, you may be struggling to make ends meet as you have been forced
out of work to recover, and you might never again be able to earn the
income that you need to support your family. Fortunately, your personal
injury claim may be able to provide you with financial compensation for
all of these costs. In addition, you can claim noneconomic damages for
your pain, suffering and emotional distress. To find out how much your
claim for compensation may be worth, and to take your first steps toward
recovering compensation, contact us now for a
free case evaluation.