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Injury Law

Personal Injury Lawyer

Any injury can change your life, but typically a personal injury case arises from one that changes your life significantly. Even a broken bone can cause irreversible damage and lifelong pain. On top of the medical concerns that an injured individual has, the financial aspects and battle with insurance companies can be even more frustrating.

I am focused on easing those frustrations and the pain that a personal injury has caused for my clients and their loved ones. The financial burden that they carry is directly the result of another party’s negligence, and I work to make sure that the at-fault party or at-fault party’s insurance company is held responsible and fairly compensates the individual for his or her injury.

I represent clients across Virginia in personal injury cases including:

  • Slip-and-fall accidents or trip-and-fall accidents
  • Defective products
  • Premises liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Wrongful death
  • Motor vehicle accidents (involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, public transportation, commercial vehicles, etc)
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
  • Accidents caused by DUI drivers
  • Any injury that is caused by the negligence of another person

Beyond the initial medical bills that an injured person must cover, there may be other damages as well: for example, lost wages from him or her being unable to work while recovering, a loss of the ability to go back to work and earn a level of income that is comparable to what he or she was making prior to the accident, and long-term medical care that is required for life.

Obtaining an accurate assessment of these needs is crucial to making sure that you are going to be financially secure going forward, so make sure to get an independent medical and legal opinion. My office can help.

Injury Law

Injury And Criminal Lawyer For The Greater Lynchburg Area

In more than 35 years as an attorney in both federal and state courts, I have seen almost every kind of case come across my desk at the law office of Sid Kirstein, Attorney at Law. In that time, my experience has grown beyond simple representation. Based upon my expertise, I am able to customize my approach to every individual I represent.

I firmly believe that a successful and experienced lawyer can take on any legal matter if he or she will devote sufficient time to get to know the client and study the law applicable to the case. This is what I do for a living. While I have spent a significant amount of my practice as an injury and criminal defense lawyer for the Greater Lynchburg area, I also have history of success representing clients across Virginia in a wide range of other cases, including:

  • Medical and legal malpractice
  • Personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death claims and DUI driver accidents
  • Criminal defense ranging from misdemeanor to serious felonies, including drug and theft crimes
  • Divorce, including child custody, visitation, child support and other family law matters
  • Lemon law and defective products
  • Real estate disputes and construction disputes
  • Estate planning, including wills and powers of attorney

Going The Extra Mile With Integrity And Personal Attention

When an individual walks into my office, a legal matter has already disrupted his or her life. I do whatever I can to ease the legal burden for him or her, remaining straightforward and informative through all of our communication. I want my clients to understand what their legal dispute involves and how it will affect their lives.

While I am very comfortable taking matters into the courtroom for my clients, I will only do so if necessary. If skillful negotiation becomes appropriate for your case, then I will advise you as such. Similarly, if you have no bullets in the gun, then I will let you know so that you do not go into battle with no ammunition, so to speak. There is no sense in spending your time, hard-earned money and resources on a legal matter that will not get you anywhere.

Injury Law

How to find Lawyers with No Up-front Fees

I was involved in an accident and I am scared that i am not going to be able to pay for all of my medical bills. Who knows how long these medical bills will keep piling up on me, but it does not seem like there is any end in sight. So what I need to do is to hire a no win no fee lawyer that will represent me in court and to make sure that I get the money that I deserve from this accident. It was a gruesome accident and I am surprised that no one died, given the circumstances. The other party involved in the crash was very seriously injured, but the accident was their fault. It is not like I want money from them though, but just the insurance company that insured them

I think that I should be eligible for quite a large settlement, or a large amount of compensation, depending on how the company decides to handle this case. I would like to get it over with as soon as possible, but as long as my lawyer does not charge a fee unless he wins the legal battle, then it does not really matter how long they try to extend the case, eventually, there will be a verdict and an award of finances to me. I am pretty confident that justice will be served, but I am still nervous.

I wish that I could have avoided this accident, but i am sure that anyone who has ever been in an accident like the one that I was involved in would be inclined to say the same sort of thing. I just pray for a full recovery at this point, and we will see what the future holds. I am just taking it one day at a time.

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Workplace Injuries Should Be Handled By the right Injury Lawyers

To file a work related injury case, it is important to seek the services of a workplace injury lawyer. A workplace injury lawyer has the experience and expertise to advise you. However, not every practicing lawyer can correctly and accurately advise you on a workplace injury case. When an employee is injured while on duty, there are options he or she can pursue to get compensation for the damages caused. In most cases, the only compensation that injured employees receive is from the worker’s compensation insurance. However, this is not the only avenue of compensation.

One can sue for damages in many other ways depending on the situation and the details of the injury. For instance, if harm was caused to you by faulty product, you can actually sue the manufacturer of the product under product liability action. Every manufacturer is required by law to check and ensure the safety of the products they produce. If a product causes harm to others then the manufacturer is liable for the ensuing damages. When the employer is responsible for your injury, a personal injury lawsuit against them is the most prudent course of action . You should visit the Goodman Law Group website for more information about how the Goodman Law Group can help you successfully be compensated for your injuries.

However, compensation for work related injuries will only compensate for your financial losses but not for other pains such as pain and the inconvenience causes as a result of the injury. For you to be able to raise a legal complaint against your employer for damages caused in the workplace, you need to understand your rights. Understanding your rights as a worker gives you the power to claim much more than the financial support and compensation. However, depending on the nature of the damage you can sue the employer.

Injuries at the workplace can be caused by neglect on the part of the employer or manufacturer or it can be as a result of the worker’s fault. Therefore, it is important to investigate the root cause of the injury before filing a lawsuit against the employer only to realize that the fault was yours. Compensation is only viable when the root cause of an injury is directly connected to the employer’s actions. Otherwise, your lawsuit will lack grounds for compensation claims in court and you will definitely lose your case. To avoid this undesired outcome, it is therefore prudent to make sure that the cause of the injury is direct responsibility of the employer, hence the importance of a lawyer to make things right.