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Were You Injured by Someone's Negligence in Virginia?

Whether we are aware of it or not, we run the risk of suffering a personal injury every day. When we get into a car, our lives are in the hands of other drivers, who we expect to be completely focused on the road, but oftentimes, are not. When we seek medical care, we expect a correct and timely diagnosis. When we buy a piece of furniture, we trust the designers and manufacturers developed a safe product. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. The irresponsibility of others can dramatically change your life in just seconds, sometimes causing catastrophic results. Unexpectedly, you could be dealing with grief, debilitating injuries, lost wages, and permanent limitations.

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Why Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer in Virginia?

Extremely high medical expenses paired with the possibility of the loss of future income increases stress and anxiety. If this has happened to you, you are not alone. If you or your loved one has been hurt due to someone else’s negligence, then you have rights. The Virginia personal injury lawyers at Regan Zambri Long will help you navigate the claims process and ensure you are awarded the maximum amount of compensation owed to you.

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Regan Zambri Long covers all of Virginia state, including Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Alexandria, and Arlington. They also practice in Washington, DC and Maryland. The attorneys know it is impossible to go backwards and change what happened to you, but they will work diligently to secure a better future. They treat their clients with care and compassion, but fight passionately for their rights in the courtroom. The VA personal injury lawyers at Regan Zambri and Long will pursue financial compensation to lift the burden of hospital stays, long-term care, lost wages, and medications. Regan Zambri Long has recovered over $650 million for their clients and will closely guide you through the claims process from start to finish. Contact the personal injury attorneys at Regan Zambri Long today for a free consultation. Let them focus on fighting for your rights while you focus on a full and complete recovery.

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Why Would I Need a Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer?

A personal injury is when someone acts in a negligent manner that causes harm to another person. According to The American Bar Association, if someone else is responsible for the injuries you sustained or damages done to your property, then you have a right to file a personal injury lawsuit against them. It is extremely important to hire a personal injury lawyer right away for the following reasons:

  • Severe and/or debilitating injuries leave victims having to take on unexpected medical bills, including treatment, physical therapy, medications, hospital stays, rehabilitation, and follow up appointments. In many cases, the injury leaves the victim unable to work, drastically reducing or even eliminating income to help pay for the new expenses.
  • The claims process can be overwhelming – especially in complex cases involving many parties. Regan Zambri Long personal injury lawyers have an expert understanding of the claims process, insurance companies, and Virginia laws. They know the best strategy to pursue your case and win a favorable outcome for you.
  • Insurance companies are not eager to pay the maximum amount of compensation owed to you. Therefore, they will send an adjuster who often uses manipulation tactics  in order to get you to accept less than what you deserve. Insurance companies are also known to delay responding to your case. Instead of spending hours trying to get in touch with the insurance companies, your attorney will do that for you and put the pressure on them to respond in a timely manner.
  • The personal injury lawyers at Regan Zambri and Long will be able to gather the evidence needed in order to pursue your case. For example, if you are involved in a car accident on Route 58 in Norfolk, our attorneys will collect the police report, speak to witnesses, research the other driver’s record, and even look into the car manufacturer. We have the time and the financial backing to gather the evidence, take care of the paperwork, and negotiate with insurance companies so you can have the time to continue your healing process.
  • There may be multiple parties who are liable for the accident. For example, if you are involved in a trucking accident on I-64 in Virginia, the responsibility could lie with the driver, the trucking company, the cargo loaders, or all of the above. Your attorney will investigate and identify each party at fault and will pursue a case against one or all of them.
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What Are the Most Common Types of Personal Injury Cases in Virginia?

Regan Zambri Long handles a variety of personal injury claims, though the most common are car accidents. The Virginia DMV reports that over 130,000 crashes happened in 2018, leaving over 66,000 victims injured and 819 dead. 18% of those accidents were caused directly by distracted driving, which is the number one cause of car crashes in the United States. In 2019, the Virginia Patch reported that the most dangerous highway in the state was I-58, with over 45 fatalities from 2015-2017. Common injuries from car accidents are broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, neck and back injuries, internal bleeding, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The most important thing to do following a car accident, after reporting it to the police and seeking medical attention, is to call a car accident lawyer who can reach out to the insurance companies and negotiate on your behalf.

Virginia highways are a hub for truck drivers, who pass through the state on highways I-95, I-81, and I-64. Being involved in a truck accident can be devastating as the weight of a semi truck with a trailer attached can be as high as 80,000 pounds. Truck drivers are the most likely to drive while drowsy, which is as dangerous as driving while intoxicated. There are specific laws regarding truck drivers in the United States, which can make the claims process tricky. The Regan Zambri Long truck accident attorneys know the trucking laws in Virginia, DC, and Maryland and can help guide you in the right direction throughout your claims process. Recently, the lawyers recovered a $15.2 million settlement for their client involved in a truck accident and they will work around the clock to make sure you receive the proper amount of compensation for your case.

What are Other Types of Personal Injury Cases in Virginia?

Other common types of personal injury cases include medical malpractice, which is defined as “any act or omission by a physician during treatment of a patient that deviates from accepted norms of practice in the medical community and causes an injury to the patient.” Virginians are fortunate, as they have nationally ranked hospitals such as University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, and VCU Medical Center in Richmond. However, even with the best, medical malpractice is still the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Typically, medical malpractice comes in the form of a late or a lack of diagnosis, which can lead to heart attacks, cancer, strokes, and clogged arteries. The Virginia statute of limitations to file a claim for medical malpractice is two years. However, this statute depends on whether the malpractice caused death and when the malpractice was discovered. Since these factors are very specific to the case, it is essential to have a medical malpractice lawyer to advocate for your rights to pursue a claim.

Regan Zambri Long also takes on workers’ compensation claims. Injuries in the workplace can cause burns, loss of limbs, and traumatic brain injuries. Workers comp claims are often heavy in paperwork and one mistake in the paperwork can delay your case. A workers’ compensation lawyer can do the paperwork for you so your claim is submitted correctly and on time.

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Why Should I Choose Regan Zambri Long to Represent Me in Virginia?

The award-winning personal injury lawyers at Regan Zambri Long come highly recommended by judges and other lawyers nationwide. In fact, many cases they receive are referrals from lawyers who do not have the resources or expertise to take on large cases. Regan Zambri Long has the financial backing to take on large corporations and insurance companies. You can rest assured that your lawyer will be on your case from beginning to end. They prepare every case to go to trial and have won millions for their clients in both settlements and verdicts. The attorneys are hands-on and make themselves available to their clients at all times. They understand the trial you’re going through and they are here to guide you through the process every step of the way. The initial consultations are free and you will be able to talk with an attorney who will give you a realistic assessment of your claim. They do not work on a retainer, and will only recover a fee if a settlement or a verdict is reached in your favor.

There are countless testimonials from past clients thanking Regan Zambri Long for their kindness and tireless work. One client said she was treated as if she were a family member, which eased her anxiety and boosted confidence in her case. The personal injury lawyers at Regan Zambri Long have a deep understanding of what their clients are going through when they first come into their lives. They are results-driven and work efficiently, knowing their clients want to move on with their lives as quickly as possible following a horrific accident. Salvatore Zambri, one of the partners at Regan Zambri Long, puts it this way: “I carry with me every day the responsibility of bringing about some comfort and some measure of justice for those impacted by tragedies. It is the very reason why I became a lawyer.”

Virginia Personal Injury FAQs

How Much Compensation Will I Receive From My Personal Injury Claim?

There is no way to estimate the exact amount you will receive from your claim as it depends on the severity of the injuries sustained and the amount of property damage. However, Regan Zambri Long will work diligently to make sure you receive the maximum amount of compensation.

Is a Settlement Different From a Verdict?

Yes. Settling a case means that the insurance company agrees to pay the correct amount of compensation you deserve for your injury. The Regan Zambri Long lawyers will be able to help you decide if the settlement offer is acceptable or if a lawsuit needs to be filed. The RZL lawyers know the court systems and have won millions for their clients in verdicts.

Does Regan Zambri Long Handle Catastrophic Injury Cases?

Yes, including traumatic brain injuries and burn injuries. The catastrophic injury attorneys at Regan Zambri Long work with medical personnel to strengthen the claims on behalf of their clients.

Are There Other Grounds For Personal Injury Besides Negligence?

Yes. The first is strict liability, which holds designers and manufacturers responsible for injuries due to defective products. In these cases, the claimant (the person making the claim in the lawsuit) needs to show the product was designed or manufactured in a manner that made it unreasonably dangerous to the consumer. The product liability lawyers at Regan Zambri Long have an extensive background in these cases. The second premise is intentional wrongs. These are less common than other personal injuries. If someone hits you, even as a joke, you may have a claim for battery. If someone causes deep emotional stress, tries to damage your reputation or trespasses on your property, you would have an intentional wrongs claim against them. These cases are civil proceedings, not criminal proceedings, and are more difficult to prove in court. That is why it is important to have a Regan Zambri Long personal injury lawyer on your side.

Will the Person Who Caused My Injury to be Punished?

No. Punishment only happens in criminal cases. Personal injury cases are civil cases so defendants do not receive a jail sentence.

I Was Injured While Riding as a Passenger in a Friend’s car. Do I Have to Sue My Friend in Order to Receive Compensation?

No. There are several sources of compensation such as your insurance company and your friend’s insurance company. All litigation will be directed at the insurance companies, not your friend. The same applies to cases involving accidents in the home of a friend or family member.

I am Partially Responsible for My Accident. Can I Still Receive Compensation?

Virginia is one of the five jurisdictions (which also includes Washington, DC and Maryland) that use the contributory negligence law instead of the comparative negligence law. This means, if you had any fault in the accident, you cannot seek compensation for your injuries.

What Are the Most Common Unintentional Injuries Reported in Virginia?

According to the CDC, slip and falls result in about one-fourth of all emergency room visits annually. Besides motor vehicle accidents, the next cause of hospital visits is unintentional poisoning, which accounted for over 65,000 deaths in 2019. Other unintentional injuries are drowning, fire and burns, and suffocation. If you have been affected by an unintentional injury, the attorneys at Regan Zambri Long can help you reach the settlement you deserve.

My Child Was Injured in a Car Accident. Can I File a Claim on Their Behalf?

Yes. Virginia law does not allow minors to file lawsuits before their 18th birthday, but it does allow the suit to be filed on behalf of the minor. The suit can be filed by any adult the court deems appropriate, but it is usually the child’s parent or legal guardian.

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Have you or your loved one sustained injuries in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia? Regan Zambri Long PLLC has the best lawyers in the country to analyze your case and answer the questions you may have.

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