After representing defendants for years, Gary decided to help victims. More specifically, he represents accident victims with serious injuries, including traumatic brain injury, caused by the fault of others. He also handles wrongful death claims.
Under Virginia law, an injured person can seek compensation for injuries caused by another person’s negligence if the injured person was not also at fault. Depending on the facts, victims can seek compensation for medical expenses, past and future lost wages, future diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, and inconvenience.
Actual payment for injuries typically depends on the extent to which insurance exists to cover the loss, particularly when the person who caused the injury has limited or no resources. To determine available coverage, it is essential to review and understand the terms, limits and exclusions of all potentially applicable insurance policies. Gary routinely performs such evaluations for clients in order to determine whether there is a recoverable claim.
Assuming coverage is potentially available, the ability to effectively present claims to the insurance adjuster on a level playing field is critical. There is an inherent conflict between the insurer’s interests, which the adjuster protects, and the accident victim’s interests. The insurer seeks to limit exposure by paying as little as possible on claims, while the victim wants to be treated as an individual deserving fair and just compensation for injuries caused by an accident covered by insurance.
Having represented and advised insurers and their adjusters for years, Gary understands the claim process from both sides. Armed with that experience and knowledge of how insurers/adjusters evaluate and litigate claims, he aggressively seeks coverage for his injured clients. Full compensation is typically sought through aggressive settlement negotiations, but trial may be necessary if the insurer and/or person who caused injuries refuse to negotiate in good faith.
If you have suffered an injury through no fault of your own, please contact us for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.