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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

Car Accidents
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.

Truck Accidents
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.

Brain Injuries
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.

Wrongful Death
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.

Athlete Injuries
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.

Catastrophic Injuries
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.

Motorcycle Accidents
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.

Whistleblower Cases
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
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 compensation.

Medical Malpractice
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.

Bicycle Accidents
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 an intersection.

Pedestrian Accidents
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.

Premises Liability
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.

Student Injuries
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.