PERSONAL INJURY

PERSONAL INJURY

With Offices in newport news & Virginia beach
A serious accident or injury can completely change your life and the lives of your loved ones. If you were injured yourself or have lost a loved one in an accident or other situation caused by no fault of your own, it is important to consider your right to compensation. This may not be at the forefront of your concerns at the moment, but medical bills will pile up and you may lose income if you are unable to work. A fair settlement or award can not only bring peace of mind in knowing that the responsible party has been brought to justice, but it can help you work toward a more stable future. Since 1973, Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law, PLLC has represented clients across Virginia who have been seriously injured or have lost loved ones in serious accidents or other incidents caused by negligence, defective products, and even intentional wrongdoing. We are a family-owned firm and will spare no effort in treating you like family as we fight to set things right. We have offices in Newport News and Virginia Beach and handle cases across the commonwealth.

Have you been injured caused by no fault of your own? Our Virginia personal injury lawyer will help you seek the compensation you deserve. Call Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law today at (757) 599-6050 or contact us online to get started!

PERSONAL INJURY VIRGINIA FAQ'S

  • How do you know if you have a strong personal injury case?
    Your personal injury case could be strong or have a good chance of convincing the insurance company to offer a fair settlement if you have ample evidence of liability. The more information you have that shows how the defendant contributed to your injuries, the better. No case is guaranteed a win, though. To understand the strengths and weaknesses of your case, you should work with a local personal injury attorney.
  • What is considered a personal injury?
    A personal injury is any harm done to someone due to the mistakes, negligence, or intentional misconduct of another person, especially when the situation could have been prevented with more care. Personal injuries commonly describe physical injuries, but claims can also be filed in response to emotional trauma, mental anguish, and financial loss.
  • What damages am I entitled to?
    You can sue for economic and noneconomic damages after being in a bad accident that leaves you seriously injured. Economic damages relate to tangible costs, like medical bills, lost wages, and property repairs. Noneconomic damages relate to abstract consequences of injuries, like pain, suffering, and a lessened enjoyment of life.
  • How long will it take to settle my claim?
    Your personal injury claim could settle in about 6 months if it runs an average course and there are no heated contests with the opposition. The more challenges and complexities that arise, though, the longer it will take. It is not unusual for some claims to take a year or longer before a fair settlement agreement is reached.
  • How are personal injury settlements paid out?
    The average personal injury settlement is paid out as a lump-sum settlement with an agreement that says the claimant cannot seek further compensation from the other party, even if their condition or damages worsen in the future. Rather than receiving a large settlement directly, many claimants will have their attorney’s firm handle the transaction. The law firm will verify that the settlement amount has been provided in full, arrange for the firm to be paid the agreed-upon amount, and then assist the client in the process of getting the remainder moved into a secure bank account or trust, depending on the client’s preference.
  • Do all personal injury claims go to trial?
    No, most personal injury claims will never reach the courtroom because the majority settle before a lawsuit is officially filed. Companies prefer settlements because they are private and confidential. If your case needs to go to trial, then there are probably significant complications and contests about liability
  • What are the benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer?
    The main benefit of hiring a personal injury attorney is that they can act on your behalf throughout your case, which, in so many words, means there are too many benefits to easily list in one place. For example, your personal injury attorney can investigate your accident, calculate your damages so you know you’re not asking for too little, file your claim, answer challenges, go to court and represent you, and, perhaps most importantly of all, deal with insurance company attorneys and adjusters so you don’t have to! What is the best benefit of hiring a personal injury attorney? It might just be peace of mind.
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PERSONAL INJURY VIRGINIA FAQ'S

  • When to hire a personal injury lawyer?

    You should hire a personal injury attorney whenever you feel like you don’t fully understand the next step in filing your personal injury claim, which, for many people, is the first step. Even a clerical error like missing a signature on a certain form can disrupt your case’s chances of success, so you should not hesitate to reach out to an attorney the moment you need help. You should also at least consult with a lawyer if your case is complex, or your injuries are severe.

  • Can you file a personal injury claim if you caused your own accident?

    Virginia uses harsh contributory negligence rules when deciding who can file for compensation after an accident. Under this rule, if you are just 1% liable for your accident and injuries, then you cannot recover compensation from the other liable party or parties. You must be completely free of liability to file a claim, so our attorneys know we have to work diligently to prove that you did nothing wrong to cause your accident. Due to contributory negligence rules, the chances that an insurance company will decline a claim are steepened.

  • What are the most common personal injury case types?

    Personal injury claims can originate from all sorts of accidents. Our law firm has been designed to manage complicated and common case types, so you can depend on us for legal assistance in a variety of situations. Among all the case types we work on, car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and truck accidents are three of the most common, though.

CONTACT OUR ACCIDENT LAWYERS IN VIRGINIA TODAY

Our attorneys at Huffman & Huffman have over 150 years of collective legal experience. We have seen it all. We know the law and we know how to apply it to help the injured, the voiceless, and the wronged. In fact, we have helped tens of thousands of families in our community and have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for the injured.

One of the best parts about involving a Virginia personal injury lawyer at Huffman & Huffman is that you pay no legal fees unless there is a recovery on your behalf. You pay nothing unless we secure a settlement or award. You have nothing to lose but so much to gain by involving our firm.

Contact Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law today to schedule a FREE consultation with our VA personal injury lawyer!

   

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN AN INJURY ATTORNEY

You 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 distance to accomplish the best possible outcome. You also want to ensure that the attorney you choose has a history of successful 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.

WHAT TO DO WHEN AN AUTO ACCIDENT OCCURS

  • Call the police.
  • Seek medical attention if necessary.
  • If possible, write down witnesses names and telephone numbers.
  • Take photos of the damage.
  • Contact Huffman & Huffman immediately.
  • Keep copies of medical records, bills and notes of related expenses.

MILLIONS RECOVERED FOR OUR CLIENTS

Hand Injury

$4.6 Million

 

Significant hand injury from riding lawnmower

Spinal Cord Injury

$3.55 Million

 

Spinal cord injury from a commercial truck

Brain Injury

$2.5 Million

 

Brain injury from tractor-trailer case

Wrongful Death

$2.5 Million

 

A young man was killed while riding his motorcycle when a commercial vehicle exited a parking lot directly into his path and he could not avoid

Burn Injury

$2.4 Million

 

Burn injury from a house explosion case

Orthopedic Injuries

$2 Million

 

Orthopedic injuries from a motorcycle accident

Broken Arm

$1.325 Million

 

A broken arm from an auto accident

Head Injury

$1.2 Million

 

Head injury suffered by a pedestrian hit by a car

Wrongful Death

$1 Million

 

Hip injury and replacement from auto accident

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Huffman & Huffman are the BEST lawyers in the world. They are extremely wonderful. The best team of lawyers. I have never seen lawyers like them before. I don't think any other law firm could compete with them. They're extremely professional, fast, and they always pay special attention to your case. They fixed everything, perfectly and quickly. They are the best of the best. Thank you, Huffman & Huffman, for everything you do for me and for everybody. You're the best. I can't thank you enough. Thank you.

- Esthela A

I CANNOT THANK THEM ENOUGH AND DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THEM.

Great lawyers who actually care about you and your case, kept me informed throughout the process and did everything and more to make sure I was taken care of. I cannot thank them enough and definitely recommend them.

- Charles J

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE.

They made this process very smooth for me. Everything was explained and simplified for my full understanding. Thank you again for a wonderful experience.

- Chiquita C

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