Have you recently suffered an injury recently that was not your fault, but it left you unable to continue to live your life as you always have? If so, you are probably facing the difficulty of fighting with the insurance companies over your settlement. The process can be frustrating, long, and terrifying as you face rising medical bills with no income to pay them.
Hiring a Newport News personal injury attorney can alleviate the pain of dealing with the legal processes, jargon, and complexities of injury claims. The personal injury lawyers in Newport News, VA at the Montagna Law law firm are ready to provide advocacy, legal advice, and representation to stand up for your rights today.
Virginia personal injury lawyers can be the greatest ally in your fight for justice. When you are dealing with bullying insurance adjusters threatening you with no settlement at all, a Newport News, Virginia personal injury law firm knows how to fight back. Such firms can provide advice and representation. They can sometimes point you to essential resources on your road to wellness. They will put in hours of hard work building iron-clad cases to ensure the rights of injury victims they represent.
Virginia injury law states that you will be barred from an award if you are even 1% responsible for an accident. Insurance providers count on that and use it against you. Having the right VA personal injury lawyers in your corner can be your best chance at getting the full compensation you deserve.
If you must go to court, Montagna Law will employ our best trial lawyers to fight for you. A good injury attorney will stand by you every step of the way. It is important not to just go for the first law firm you see in the local lawyer directory. Call Montagna Law, where we put a transparent and caring attorney-client relationship first. We have represented Hampton Roads injury victims in Newport News, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and beyond.
Like every state, Virginia has a statute of limitations. In our state, you have two years from the date of your accident to file an injury claim or two years after death in the case of a wrongful death suit. If you file late, you risk a judge dismissing your case. That is why it is so important to secure the services of a qualified and experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as you have been injured.
The U.S. news is filled daily with the types of accidents resulting in Virginia’s most common personal injury claims. These are just a few of the types of claims common in Virginia:
Our practice areas cover most of these and many other injury cases. If you have suffered from one of these injuries or any other form of serious injury due to the reckless, careless, irresponsible, or even malicious acts of another, contact the law offices of Montagna Law today at (757) 622-8100 or fill out our contact form to get a free case evaluation with one of our Virginia personal injury lawyers.
Car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and truck accidents can be caused by many factors, from distracted drivers to poor road conditions, speeding, DUI, and beyond. Each accident has its own characteristics to consider, and your injury lawyer at Montagna Law knows how to hold the responsible parties accountable.
Premises liability is when you get hurt on someone else’s property. If they knew about a risk and failed to address that danger, and you get injured, they can be held responsible for your injuries. Most of these cases are of the slip and fall variety, but they can also involve falling objects, machinery injuries, and other dangers.
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional treating you makes a grievous mistake, and you get hurt. From misdiagnosed illnesses to botched surgical procedures, they can be complex to pursue because hospitals do not like to admit fault. Montagna Law does not typically represent malpractice cases, but we may still be able to provide advice.
Wrongful death cases involve the death of a loved one at the hands of another party. In Virginia, only the estate’s designated representative (executor) can bring such a suit, but the award can then be divided among surviving relatives.
Every case is unique, and only after we give you a consultation will we be able to estimate a value for yours. In general, however, there are two types of damages in such a case: economic and non-economic.
Economic damages are easy to value. They include medical bills, lost wages, and the like. They will usually form the basis of your case and are essential to value other damages.
Non-economic damages are more subjective. They cover physical pain and suffering, emotional trauma, loss of companionship and consortium, reduced quality of life, and other “invisible injuries” that can arise from things like a brain injury. Usually, they are valued as a multiple of your economic damages, but your attorney may use other methods to put a value on them.
Personal injury cases are paid out in lump sums or structured settlements. A lump sum is the most common.
Lump-sum settlements are paid out all at one time. After you receive your payment, you cannot seek further compensation. Because of this, we often wait until we have a strong idea of how much you will need before agreeing to a settlement.
Structured settlements are paid in installments, which are negotiated along with the award. Usually, they are paid periodically on a regular basis and are funded by an annuity.
For the most part, injury settlements are not taxable because they are not considered income. Some parts of your award, however, are taxable. These include lost wages and income awards, tax-deducted medical expenses, punitive damages, and dividends or interest earned payments.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury at the hands of a reckless or malicious individual, Montagna Law may be able to help. With over 175 years of combined experience and ranked among the state Super Lawyers, we have the knowledge and skills to offer legal representation to a wide range of injury victims.
We are not a huge corporate PLLC that treats everyone like a number. We’re a personal law firm that treats our clients like family and puts our client relationships first. We have had clients all over the state, from Yorktown to Virginia Beach, Williamsburg to Norfolk, Chesapeake to Fairfax, from the mainland to the peninsula, and beyond. Contact our law offices today for a free case review at (757) 622-8100, or fill out our easy contact form. Dedicated legal representation is just a phone call away.