The law firm of Huffman & Huffman specializes in personal injury law, including serious injuries, car accidents, tractor-trailer and truck accidents, drunk driving accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, product liability and other types of personal injury. Huffman & Huffman attorneys serve the entire state of Virginia, including Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Richmond, Suffolk, Williamsburg and Virginia Beach with quality legal care when injury occurs as a result of the negligence of others.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, let our experienced legal team guide you through your time of need, seeking justice and demanding appropriate compensation for your injuries. We have helped our clients win settlements worth millions of dollars and we can help you if you've been injured by carelessness.
What to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney
You will want to work with an attorney that combines skill, experience, and drive. When it comes to handling an injury case, your attorney should be willing to go the full distance to accomplish the best possible outcome. You will also want to ensure that the attorney you choose has a history of successful case results.
At Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law, P.L.L.C., we have all of these qualities and more! Make sure you choose an attorney who embodies the team you want representing you.
Liability in a Personal Injury Case
One of the most important elements of a personal injury case is determining fault. Once fault is established, the at-fault party will need to pay compensation to the injured party, whether it is negotiated or settled in court. A plaintiff can prove fault in a variety of ways, but a few essential elements must be proven in order to find a party liable:
That the defending party owed you a duty of care
That this duty that was owed to you (the plaintiff) was breached
That the cause of the plaintiff’s injuries was this breach of duty
That the plaintiff suffered damages, such as missed wages from work or medical bills
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Case?
Each state has a specific time period in which you are entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit and pursue the compensation you deserve. If this deadline passes, you will be barred from being able to file a claim. In Virginia, under Virginia Code § 8.01-243, the deadline to file a personal injury claim is two years.
The court could refuse to accept the personal injury claim if it is filed after this time.