Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers Blog

What Our Free Consultations and Contingency Fees Mean for You

by admin@gotechark.com | January 10th, 2022

Getting a lawyer doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, it doesn’t have to cost you a penny out of your pocket.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we know that the idea of spending a lot of money on an attorney when you’re already facing medical bills and lost wages can be intimidating and stressful. We also believe that access to the legal system shouldn’t be limited to people who can afford to pay expensive lawyer fees.

By offering free consultations, we allow injured victims from all walks of life and with all types of injuries to tell us their story without worrying about invoices or hourly rates. They can take their time and give us all the information about what happened. From that point, there’s no obligation to hire us.

When clients decide to move forward with our firm, they still won’t face any costs associated with our services. The only time we get paid is when we win our clients’ cases. And even then, we only take a percentage of their settlements. That means there’s no risk to calling our firm or hiring us to take on your claim. If you don’t get a check, you don’t owe us anything!

You have enough on your plate after an injury that wasn’t your fault. You shouldn’t have to worry about additional expenses from an expensive law firm. Contact our Virginia personal injury lawyers today for a free consultation. We want to help you get the money you’re owed.

We Handle Birth Injury Claims with Compassion and Care

by admin@gotechark.com | January 3rd, 2022

The birth of a child is supposed to be a joyous event. But for some families, it’s the beginning of a painful chapter of their lives. Some birth injuries are unavoidable, but others happen because doctors and other medical providers are negligent.

When negligence causes innocent mothers and children to suffer serious injuries, healthcare workers and facilities should be held accountable. But at the same time, many of the victims of birth injuries are dealing with shock, regret, and grief, and the last thing they may want to do is deal with the legal system and a hostile insurance company.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Virginia birth injury lawyers know how devastating these situations are for families. We know that many families need compensation, but they can’t imagine dealing with a prolonged back-and-forth with their doctor, their hospital, and an uncaring insurance company. That’s why we do everything in our power to take the burden off their shoulders.

If your family is dealing with the aftermath of a preventable birth injury, we’re here to help. We’ll give your claim the passionate and dedicated representation it deserves while protecting your rights every step of the way. Don’t settle for less than what you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation and let our caring legal team go to work for your family.

Don’t Be Afraid to Sue After a Dog Bite Injury

by admin@gotechark.com | December 27th, 2021

70% of American households own at least one pet, and more than 50% of American households owns a dog. The sheer number of dogs in America, combined with the fact that many people consider them to be members of their family, means that dogs are widely accepted in society, including many public places.

When dogs bite, it can be shocking for victims and owners. And even though dog bites can be extremely painful, disabling, and even life-threatening, many bite victims are reluctant to pursue compensation. Dog bite victims often fear that something bad will happen to the dogs that bit them, or they believe that they must have done something wrong to cause the bite to occur.

But neglecting to file an injury claim after a dog bite is a big mistake. It’s not uncommon for dog bite victims to need medical treatment, including hospitalization and even surgery. That’s because dogs have long, sharp teeth, and their bites can cause severe bleeding, nerve damage, and infection. The medical bills for a single dog bite can overwhelm many health insurance plans and deplete savings.

Dog bites can also cause victims to become disabled. Persistent pain, numbness, and nerve damage can make it difficult for them to do their jobs. And when they aren’t working, they aren’t earning the paychecks they and their loved ones depend on.

If you or someone you love was bitten by a dog, you need to speak to an experienced Virginia dog bite lawyer. Note that most dog bite claims are paid through insurance, not the dog owners’ pockets. Contact Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation.

Who Can You Sue After a Drug Injury?

by admin@gotechark.com | December 20th, 2021

The last thing you expect to happen after taking a prescription drug is getting worse or even developing new health problems. But that’s an unfortunate reality for many Americans every year.

And while many drug injuries are because drugs are inherently dangerous, there are other factors at play in these situations as well. And because other parties are liable for those factors, that means victims can sue different people and parties after drug injuries.

Potentially liable parties after drug injuries include:

  • Pharmaceutical companies

Drug companies are responsible for designing drugs that are safe and effective and then properly testing them before releasing them to the market. They must also disclose all side effects and adverse events while seeking approval. Unfortunately, some drug companies hide that information to help their drugs make it to market.

  • Doctors

Doctors are responsible for quickly and accurately diagnosing and treating their patients, and that includes prescribing them the right medication. But it’s not enough to pick the right medication—it must also be the right dosage and avoid possible interactions with other drugs patients are taking.

  • Pharmacies

Pharmacies are responsible for filling prescriptions written by doctors, and they must do so accurately. When pharmacies give patients the wrong dosage or even the wrong medication altogether, not only can those patients quickly get worse, but they may develop unnecessary side effects, complications, and injuries.

If you suspect that you or someone you love suffered a drug injury because of someone’s negligence, we’re here to help. Contact the Virginia drug injury attorneys at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation.

Can You Get Money for Pain and Suffering After an Auto Accident?

by admin@gotechark.com | December 13th, 2021

When many auto accident victims tally up their damages after a crash, they tend to think of their economic losses. These include their medical bills, which may continue to add up for years to come, and their lost wages, which also may be a factor for the foreseeable future.

But there’s another non-economic damage that auto accident victims can and should factor into their compensation claims: their pain and suffering. Whether they suffer chronic and debilitating pain, become physically disabled, or even develop depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder, victims of auto accidents can see their quality of life decrease significantly after crashes.

However, insurance companies are already reluctant to pay economic damages when victims have itemized bills and proof of lost paychecks. Getting them to pay for non-economic damages can be even more difficult, as they may balk at the idea of compensating someone for reduced quality of life.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Virginia auto accident lawyers believe that people should be compensated not just for the losses that they can calculate on paper, but also the losses that can’t as easily be quantified. When we build auto accident claims for victims, it’s our job to determine how much money they’re owed for both their economic and non-economic damages.

Contact us today for a free consultation. We leave no stone unturned when we investigate crashes for our clients, and we won’t let any amount of compensation slip through the cracks for your family, either.

Let Our Lawyers Handle Your Family’s Wrongful Death Claim

by admin@gotechark.com | December 6th, 2021

When you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, the last thing you want to do is deal with an insurance company and legal red tape. Grief is difficult to handle physically, mentally, and emotionally, and trying to navigate the complexities of a wrongful death claim can be too much to bear. In addition, you may not even be able to think clearly while you’re grieving, which means that mistakes can jeopardize your chances of getting compensation.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Virginia wrongful death lawyers have years of experience helping families during these difficult times. When you contact us, you won’t have to worry about any aspect of your claim. Whether it’s communication with the insurance company or the at-fault party, determining how much money you’re owed, or negotiating to get a fair settlement, you’ll have peace of mind knowing those tasks are in our experienced hands.

But if you’re planning on getting a lawyer to assist with your wrongful death claim, it’s important that you do so quickly. The statute of limitations for these cases in Virginia is two years from the date of the death. Just calling our office or filling out a web form can be a significant first step towards getting the compensation you’re owed.

You’ve been through enough already, and now you need the assistance of a caring, compassionate, and dedicated legal team. Get Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers on your side today—we’ll fight to get your family full compensation.

Why Should You Hire a Lawyer to File a Personal Injury Claim?

by admin@gotechark.com | November 29th, 2021

Personal injury lawyer ads are everywhere—on television, on billboards, and even on buses. It’s easy for people to roll their eyes at the idea of calling a personal injury lawyer, as they’re commonly associated with “frivolous” lawsuits and injuries. But when you’re hurt through no fault of your own and are facing big expenses for medical bills and lost wages, you may change your tune on the value of personal injury lawyers.

Hiring a personal injury lawyer is important for a few reasons:

  • It helps you get all the money you’re entitled to.

Injuries are expensive, and insurance companies rarely pay victims what they’re truly owed. That means that even if the insurance company offers you a settlement, it may not be enough to cover your current bills, let alone your future bills.

  • It allows you to focus on your recovery.

When you’re trying to heal from a serious injury, the last thing you need is to deal with an uncooperative insurance company. When you hire a personal injury lawyer, you don’t have to talk to the insurer anymore. Instead, your lawyer will handle all communication on your behalf.

  • It can help create change in a company or industry.

When companies or industries are liable for injuring people, they’re often resistant to change unless there are major consequences for not doing so. Paying “lowball” settlements to victims or ignoring them completely rarely results in change, but being held liable by lawyers can help make change a reality.

The Virginia personal injury lawyers at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers are here to help after an accident or injury that wasn’t your fault. Contact us today for a free consultation.

After a Motorcycle Crash, Don’t Accept the Insurance Company’s Offer Without a Lawyer on Your Side

by admin@gotechark.com | November 22nd, 2021

If you’re hurt in a motorcycle crash, the only thing protecting you is the equipment you’re wearing. Even the best helmets and riding gear can only do so much to reduce the severity of your injuries when you’re thrown from your bike. And the injuries you suffer aren’t just painful and disabling, but they’re also expensive.

For many motorcycle accident victims, getting compensation after their crashes is their top priority after receiving medical care. Insurance companies know that, and they take full advantage of it. A common cost-saving measure is for them to contact victims in the days or weeks after their accidents and offer them settlements for their medical bills and lost wages.

Because many victims need money right away, they may jump at the chance to obtain a big lump-sum payment that can replace their lost wages, begin paying down their medical bills, and help them afford their day-to-day expenses. But reality sets in once their full prognosis is revealed, which includes how much treatment they’ll need and how long they’ll be out of work.

Compensation after an accident or injury is a one-shot opportunity. After you’ve accepted a settlement, you’re locked out of pursuing more money down the road. That’s why it’s so important to have an experienced law firm on your side right away—especially if the insurance company is offering you a settlement.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Virginia motorcycle accident attorneys can review any offer you receive to determine if it’s enough money for you and your family. If it isn’t, we’ll work hard to ensure you get fair compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation.

How Slips and Falls Can Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries

by admin@gotechark.com | November 15th, 2021

For some people, slipping and falling leaves a few bruises and causes a few moments of embarrassment. But for others, slipping and falling can be a life-changing event—especially if it causes them to hit their head. Any injury to the head can cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and slips and falls are among the most likely types of accidents to result in TBIs.

When people fall, they usually put their hands out to catch themselves on their way to the ground. But that’s not always possible. Sometimes, people fall backwards or while carrying something. And in some cases, slip and fall victims are elderly or in a weakened condition that makes it difficult for them to reduce the impact or intensity of a fall.

The biggest risk factor people face when falling is hitting their head on a hard object, such as the floor, a chair, a table, or a curb, just to name a few. When this happens, the impact can cause primary brain damage, which is an immediate injury to brain tissue. Others may experience secondary brain damage, which happens minutes or hours after brain injuries and is caused by rising pressure inside the skull.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Virginia brain injury lawyers work hard to help victims get compensation after TBIs that weren’t their fault, whether they happen during car accidents, because of slip and falls, or for any other reason. Contact us today if you or someone you love suffered a TBI. We know what it takes to win your claim.

What Happens if the Other Driver Blames You for a Crash?

by admin@gotechark.com | November 8th, 2021

After some auto accidents, it’s clear who was at fault. For example, there’s not much a driver who ran a red light or stop sign can say in their defense or to pin blame on the other driver. But some crashes can be a little more ambiguous and can lead to both drivers blaming each other.

It’s not uncommon for blame to go both ways, and in some cases, it’s valid for both drivers to believe that the other person caused the crash. That’s because after many accidents, both drivers share some degree of fault. Unfortunately, Virginia is a contributory negligence state, and that means that if you’re found to be even one-percent at fault for a crash, you can’t recover any compensation!

Because of that strict rule, it’s essential to immediately challenge and rebuke any allegations of fault from the other driver after a crash. If you don’t, the other driver and their insurer can claim that any small degree of negligence on your part—even one that’s completely fabricated—contributed to the crash, which will let them off the hook of paying you any compensation.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Virginia auto accident attorneys not only help prove that other drivers were at fault after crashes, but we also help protect clients’ innocence when they had nothing to do with accidents that are being unfairly pinned on them. Contact us today for a free consultation. We’re here to protect your rights to the compensation you deserve.