We aggressively approach legal relief for our clients, including putting our team of veteran investigators to work as soon as possible after we take on a case.
Bryan L. Meadows serves as our lead attorney in Fredericksburg. Bryan is joined in the office by our hard-working, highly dedicated paralegals: Carolyn Bryant, Carey Majean, and Kelly Powers.
If you have been injured through no fault of your own or hurt on the job, or if find yourself in need of disability benefits, you can schedule an immediate meeting with Marks & Harrison, in Fredericksburg.
You will find us centrally located on Route 1 in front of the DMV in Fredericksburg, which also is the home of the University of Mary Washington and many areas that have thrived in recent years due to the HUBZone economic development program.
Marks & Harrison has served accident and injury victims and their families throughout Virginia for more than 100 years, making us one of the oldest law firms in the Commonwealth.
We are also one of the largest personal injury firms in Virginia, with offices in Fredericksburg and eight other cities, including our headquarters in Richmond. Our legal team features 20 lawyers, 50 paralegals and a crew of skilled investigators.
For seven consecutive years, our law firm has been honored as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, a distinction based on the reviews of our peers in the legal profession.
Allow us to put our skill, experience and resources to work for you today.
At Marks & Harrison, we represent only plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death matters. If you have been injured by a careless driver in an auto accident and need a Fredericksburg car accident lawyer or harmed by a negligent medical professional or impacted by a defective product, we want to help you.
Our firm also assists those who have suffered a job-related injury or illness or who are struggling to get by due to a permanent disability that prevents them from working. Our disability attorneys handle workers’ compensation as well as Social Security disability cases, from the initial filing of claims through all necessary levels of appeal.
Marks & Harrison, doesn’t just practice law in Fredericksburg. We contribute to the community in a variety of ways.
For instance, throughout the year, our employees make donations that allow them to dress casually for the day in our office. We use those donated funds to buy meals for Fredericksburg-area families during the holiday season. It is called our “Casual for a Cause” program. The program has been warmly received in the community, including receiving special recognition from the Spotsylvania Department of Social Services in 2012.
Our personal injury law firm also serves as a sponsor of Rappahannock Legal Services, which provides free legal help to low-income clients in Fredericksburg and surrounding areas.
If you can no longer work because of an injury or illness, including a condition that arose at your job, you should get in touch with our Fredericksburg disability benefits lawyers at Marks & Harrison right away.
You may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, Virginia workers’ compensation benefits or both. We can help you explore and pursue all options available to you.
Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are monthly benefits paid by the federal government based on your work record. Our Fredericksburg SSD benefits lawyers will review your case and determine whether your physical or mental condition meets the Social Security Administration’s narrow definition of “disability.”
We can get to work immediately on compiling medical evidence to support your claim for monthly benefits payments, including obtaining a statement from your treating doctor.
If your application has been denied, don’t give up! Many applications are denied at the initial stage and approved on appeal. We will make sure your appeal is timely filed and fight for you through every stage. If you must go to a SSD benefits hearing, you can feel good knowing that our experienced SSD benefits attorneys will be at your side.
In addition to seeking monthly benefits, your Marks & Harrison attorney can seek any back pay you may be due.
We also assist those who lack the work record to qualify for SSD benefits but may be eligible to receive Supplement Security Income (SSI) benefits based on their income level and disability. Talk to us today to learn more.
Workers’ compensation benefits can in Virginia can cover your medical expenses, including emergency treatment, tests, surgery, prosthetics, assistive devices, medication and ongoing therapy and rehabilitation. You do not even need to pay a deductible. Related travel costs may also be covered.
Additionally, workers’ compensation benefits can cover a portion of the wages you lose due to your work-related injury or occupational disease. You can be eligible for these benefits even if you can still work but, due to your disability, you are forced to work a lighter-duty, lower-paying job.
Our Fredericksburg workers’ compensation lawyers will help you to file a claim, negotiate a settlement with your employer and/or its workers’ compensation insurer and, if necessary, represent you in a hearing before the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission and in any appeals.
The reality is that employers and insurers want to pay as little as possible in workers’ compensation benefits. If you believe your claim was wrongly denied, don’t wait to get help from our aggressive legal team.
We can pursue both SSD benefits and workers’ compensation benefits for you if qualify for both forms of assistance. We can also explore any benefits options available to your family members. Our attorneys realize the important role these benefits can play in our clients’ lives.
Our consultations are free, and we will charge no legal fees unless you obtain benefits. We can meet in our Fredericksburg office or at any of our eight other offices located throughout Virginia. Contact us today to get started.
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicle statistics show that, on average, about 900 motor vehicle accidents occur in the Fredericksburg city limits each year, or about two to three crashes per day.
As Fredericksburg residents know, the city has several dangerous intersections such as where Princess Anne Street and Amelia Street meet in the downtown – the site of numerous crashes in recent years.
When you are involved in an accident of any kind, it can be highly stressful and confusing. Allow the Fredericksburg accident lawyers of Marks & Harrison to protect your rights and seek the compensation you are due while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
Our legal team works with skilled, full-time investigators and highly qualified experts in accident reconstruction and other fields. We can determine why your crash occurred, who should pay for your losses and what you should seek to fully compensate you for the damages you have suffered.
We can work with victims of a wide array of vehicle accidents, including:
We also assist those who have suffered serious, life-changing injuries or lost a loved one in crashes involving:
Each of these accident types involves unique types of evidence and legal issues that must be addressed. This is why it can benefit you to work with a law firm that has experience across a broad range of accidents.
For instance, if you are involved in a crash involving a tractor-trailer or other large commercial motor vehicle, we know how to take immediate steps to preserve important evidence. In fact, the investigation should begin within days and even within hours after the crash occurs.
We also understand the state and federal regulations that may be involved in your case and how to seek compensation from the many parties who may be held liable for your damages, including the driver and trucking company.
If you or a loved one has been in a vehicle accident in Fredericksburg, you can count on insurance companies doing whatever they can to deny your claim or pay as little as possible.
You can count on our attorneys to use our knowledge of how insurance companies operate to aggressively pursue the maximum amount for you and your family. Never accept a settlement offer after a vehicle crash until you meet with our attorneys first. We can negotiate directly with the insurance companies on your behalf.
Reach us today and receive a free consultation at our Fredericksburg office or at any of our eight other offices located in Richmond and throughout Virginia.
We will charge you no costs or fees unless we obtain a verdict or settlement for you. We don’t want your concerns about legal costs to stop you from seeking the justice you deserve.
A major portion of our practice at Marks & Harrison is dedicated to serving motor vehicle accident victims and their families. However, we can assist clients in Fredericksburg and surrounding areas in a very broad range of cases, including:
If you are pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death claim in Fredericksburg, your case may be litigated in the Fredericksburg Circuit Court on Princess Anne Street or the Spotsylvania Circuit Court on Judicial Center Lane in Spotsylvania.
If you are seeking workers’ compensation benefits, your case may require a hearing. The hearing may be held in nearby Richmond or at a Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission’s nearest regional office, such as the one located in the Spotsylvania County Auxiliary District Court Building on the corner of Courthouse Road and Dean Ridings Lane in Spotsylvania.
Also, you should be aware that applications for Social Security disability benefits are handled by the nearest Social Security Administration field office. In Fredericksburg, that SSA office is located just down the road from Marks & Harrison, on Jefferson Davis Highway. If a hearing before an administrative law judge is needed in your case, it would likely be held at the Richmond Office of Disability Adjudication and Review.
Marks & Harrison, offers a wide range of legal services to those who have been injured by another or disabled by an injury or illness. Our goal is to be aggressive in our pursuit of the compensation and benefits you deserve. Contact us today and schedule a free consultation with our Fredericksburg office. We can get started on your case right away.