Victims of serious accidents suffer from more than just the pain of their injuries. From the first moments after the accident, their lives may be changed forever. They are often scared and worried about the future, how they’ll pay their bills, how they’ll support their families, how to get their cars fixed, and how to get the medical care they need. In this period of crisis, they are often also receiving paperwork and calls from the insurance company that they don’t know how to deal with. Even though they may have been hurt through no fault of their own, they are left to deal with the overwhelming aftermath—and they often need help making sense of it all.
While most people can handle the insurance process after minor accidents or injuries, the process can be much different following a serious accident or death. Dealing with insurance company without experience often results in poor settlements or more complications for the injured person, and victims often accidentally give up their rights accidentally by saying, signing, or doing something that they didn’t fully understand. It is the insurance adjuster’s job to protect the company’s bottom line, and the insurance company is unlikely to tell injured people when they are needlessly signing away their rights or accepting far less than their cases are worth.
This is exactly why accident victims and their families need someone who will listen to what they have to say and can fight on their behalf, negotiate with the insurance company, and handle all the claim paperwork. If you have found yourself in this situation and aren’t sure where to turn, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and talk with the attorneys at our Fairfax office today at 877-652-1553.
What Happens When Another Person Causes Serious Injuries or Death?
Some of the most serious accidents and injuries happen because someone else did or failed to do something that could have prevented the injury. For example, an accident may happen because another driver chose to drive under the influence, or even because a store employee failed to report a dangerous spill. In cases like these, the victims of another person’s or company’s negligence may have the right under the law to file a personal injury claim seeking compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, ongoing care needs, and more.
Injuries and deaths can happen for a lot of reasons, and understanding how the law applies to any given accident can be very difficult. If you have any questions about your rights, don’t be afraid to ask an attorney. At Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC, we handle cases of personal injury and wrongful death of all kinds, including cases that involve:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bus and train accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bike and pedestrian accidents
- Boating accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Multiple car accidents
- Catastrophic injury accidents
- Fatal injuries and wrongful death
- Slips, falls, and other injuries on unsafe properties
We also help individuals and families with insurance issues after these kinds of accidents and injuries, as well as in cases of wrongful death or injuries that lead to death.
The True Cost of an Accident or Injury That Was Not Your Fault
Sometimes, people who have been hurt or lost loved ones to another person’s carelessness just want to start adjusting to the changes and moving on with their lives. Unfortunately, the real costs of a catastrophic injury or the loss of a life quickly add up. Beyond medical bills or funeral expenses—which are often enough to empty a family’s savings on their own—a serious accident can continue to take toll on the lives and finances of the victims for years into the future.
While many people are hesitant about opening a personal injury lawsuit or even talking with an attorney, the truth is that the financial relief is allowed by the law and can help families truly recover in difficult times. Taking legal action can also help bring peace of mind that the at-fault person or company has been held responsible for the harm done. Sometimes, filing a personal injury claim is the best way for victims to “make it right.”
At Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC, we understand what families go through after serious accidents and injuries—and we also understand what’s happening on the insurance company’s side. We used to be insurance adjusters, ourselves, and we believe that past experience has given us the ability to better help the victims of accidents get the compensation they deserve.
Our Fairfax Personal Injury Lawyers Fight for You After You’ve Been Hurt
Most people have never been victims in accidents before, and it’s completely normal to feel unsure about what to do, whom to talk to, or how to get help. If you or a family member has been hurt, our personal injury attorneys in Fairfax are ready to listen and offer information. We offer a completely free initial case review, and we can even come to the hospital or to your home to meet with you.
If you have questions about your rights after a serious injury, don’t be afraid to fill out our confidential contact form or reach out to us today at 877-652-1553 for answers.