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Marks & Harrison is proud of our strong ties to the Charlottesville community and the aggressive, passionate representation we provide for the injured and disabled throughout Albemarle County and surrounding areas.
Fletcher works closely with paralegals Sharen Dowdy, Kara Payne, and Brenda Smallwood to provide the friendly and professional service that Charlottesville residents have come to expect from our firm.
The move from our original location at Peter Jefferson Place to the new office building allowed us to expand the services we provide to clients throughout Charlottesville, Albemarle and surrounding communities.
We are able to assist clients in Charlottesville in a wide range of cases, including those that involve:
When you are ready to take legal action, call or reach us online for a free consultation.
Our practice is not limited to personal injury. Our lawyers can help the Charlottesville community with Workers’ Compensation and Social Security disability benefits. We can assist with initial claims for benefits as well as any appeals that may be pursued.
Many of our lawyers attended the University of Virginia as either undergraduates or law school students, while David A. Harrison III Field at the school’s football stadium is named after the uncle of one of our law firm’s founding partners, David A. Harrison Jr.
Our “Casual for a Cause” program allows members of our Charlottesville office to donate funds (and wear casual attire to work) that go to local families in need during the holidays.
Our personal injury law firm also visits local schools to talk with teenagers about the dangers of texting while driving and drinking and driving.
A workers’ compensation hearing, meanwhile, would be held at the local Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission regional office in downtown Charlottesville.
Social Security disability claims are processed by the local Social Security Administration field office. In Charlottesville, that office is located at Pantops Mountain Place. Hearings are held in the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review in the same building.
Examples of careless and reckless conduct that leads to motor vehicle accidents include:
You should see your regular physician or go to the emergency room at a local hospital such as:
You should also obtain a copy of the accident report. You can get this copy by going to the local law enforcement agency which responded to your crash in Charlottesville such as:
Nothing is more frightening and confusing than being unable to work because of an injury or illness.
Don’t wait to get started. For a free consultation, call or reach us online today.
First, we can determine whether you qualify for SSD benefits, which are provided by the federal government. These are monthly payments. They are based, in part, on your earnings record. You may also be eligible to receive past due benefits, or backpay, which can be provided to you in a lump sum payment.
You can apply for SSD benefits by calling (866) 613-3959, going online or by going in person to the local SSA field office in Charlottesville.
If your claim is denied, we can help you to request a new review by DDS or, if necessary, we can represent you in a hearing before an administrative law judge at:
We can continue to fight for the benefits you deserve before the Appeals Council in Falls Church or by filing a lawsuit in:
If your medical condition arose from a work-related injury or illness, you should file a workers’ compensation claim in addition to seeking SSD benefits. Our Charlottesville workers’ compensation lawyers can help you at every stage.
We can assist you with seeking a settlement of your claim. If necessary, we can represent you in a hearing before the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission. You will pay us nothing unless you obtain the workers’ compensation and/or SSD benefits you deserve.
Many of the clients we assist in Charlottesville suffer from catastrophic, or life-changing injuries, including:
We will pay close attention to how you have been impacted by another person’s negligence, and we will work aggressively to pursue full and fair compensation for you and your family so that you can pay for your medical treatment and move on with your life.
It is important to act without delay if you are injured in an accident caused by another or if you are seeking disability benefits.