1. Q. Why should I call David L. Parker, P.C.?
A. Call David L. Parker, P.C. to get straight forward, honest legal advice and hard hitting representation. David is an experienced, energetic trial attorney who concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, criminal law, and family law. David will personally meet with you and discuss every aspect of your case. Call or e-mail David for a free personal initial consultation.
2. Q. What is a personal injury claim?
A. A person has a personal injury claim when they have sustained injuries due to someone else’s negligence. Personal injury claims may arise out of numerous circumstances; the most common being automobile accidents. For example, a person maybe injured as they are driving through an intersection and are hit by another driver who accidently runs a stop sign. The person who was accidently hit has a claim for his personal injuries sustained in the accident.
3. Q. If I am injured in an accident, why should I call an attorney?
A. Insurance companies have teams of adjusters, investigators, and their own attorneys who are in the business of limiting the amount of compensation that you are entitled to recover. The less that the insurance companies payout in claims, the more they can keep in profits. Therefore, you need someone on your side to discuss your case and explain to you your legal rights. Call David L. Parker, P.C. for a free personal initial consultation.
4. Q. If I am injured in an automobile accident, what should I do?
A. First, if you are hurt, seek medical attention immediately. You owe it to yourself and your family to have a medical professional thoroughly exam and treat you for injuries from the accident. Some injuries may not be apparent until days after the accident; seek medical treatment immediately. Second, call David L. Parker, P.C. for a free personal consultation concerning your accident. Do not make any statements to the insurance company concerning the accident; these may be used against you at a later date. Do not sign any releases or settlement offers presented to you by the insurance company. You do not know the extent of your injuries until you have been seen by a medical doctor and released from his care. If you sign a settlement offer or release of liability, you may waive any right to recover for your injuries. Get straight forward advice from David L. Parker, P.C. concerning your rights and what you should do in your situation.
5. Q. What am I entitled to recover for my injuries sustained in the automobile accident?
A. Generally, the person who caused the accident is responsible for paying (usually through his car insurance) for the following:
– your medical bills sustained in the accident;
– your lost wages for time you had to take off from work due to injuries from the accident;
– your pain and suffering from injuries caused by the accident; and
– your inconvenience caused by the accident.
6. Q. What can I expect to pay David L. Parker, P.C. in a personal injury case?
A. David L. Parker, P.C. handles personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. If you do not recover any compensation, than you do not owe any attorneys fees. If David L. Parker, P.C. is successful in obtaining you a recovery, either by settlement or award, than the firm receives a percentage (1/3) of the recovery. Whether David L. Parker, P.C. is successful or not in obtaining a recovery, the client is responsible for incidental costs of the case. These costs normally include what the doctors charge us to copy your medical bills, court filing fees, and expert witness fees, if necessary. In the typical case, these costs are nominal and range from $30 to $60 dollars. The firm usually advances these costs so you will not have to pay anything up front.
7. Q. How long after the accident do I have to settle my claim?
A. In Virginia, every action for personal injuries must be brought within two years after the action accrues. Therefore, in most personal injury cases, you must either settle your case or file a lawsuit within two years of the date of the accident. If you do not do so, you may forever lose your right of recovery. There is special provisions in the Code of Virginia that pertain to the injury of infants (a person under 18 years of age) and those under other disabilities. In addition, there are special notice provisions that apply to claims against cities, counties, and the Commonwealth. It is very important that you call David L. Parker, P.C. as soon as possible after the accident to determine which statue of limitation period applies to your claim.
8. Q. What will David L. Parker, P.C. do for me?
A. David L. Parker, P.C. will handle every legal detail of your case so that you can concentrate on recovering from your injuries and getting on with your life. David L. Parker, P.C. will conduct a thorough investigation of your accident to include questioning witnesses, photographing the vehicles involved and the accident scene, obtaining the police accident report, and using private investigators and accident reconstructionists, if needed. David L. Parker, P.C. will handle all contacts and negotiations with insurance companies involved. We will monitor your medical status and order all of your medical records and bills to evaluate. David L. Parker, P.C. will also consult with medical experts regarding your injuries when necessary. David L. Parker, P.C. will use all of its legal skills and expertise to protect your legal rights and obtain a fair recovery for your personal injuries. Call for a free personal initial consultation.