Types of Cases Our Fredericksburg Personal Injury Law Firm Handles
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 Fredricksburg disability attorneys handle workers’ compensation as well as Social Security disability cases, from the initial filing of claims through all necessary levels of appeal.
Our Involvement Within the Community
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.
Fredericksburg Personal Injury Lawyers
If you have suffered injury due to someone else’s negligence, you should not wait to learn about your legal rights and options. You may eligible to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, emotional distress and more. At Marks & Harrison, we can discuss your case today. You can find our conveniently located Fredericksburg office on Route 1 in front of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles building.
For more than 100 years, we have served personal injury victims and their families throughout Virginia, making us one of the oldest law firms in the Commonwealth. We are also one of the largest personal injury law firms in Virginia, with offices in Fredericksburg and nine other cities, including our headquarters in Richmond. Our legal team features 20 lawyers, 50 paralegals and a crew of skilled investigators. We have 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.
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, Kelly Powers, Cindy J. Torrice, and Emily Torrice. Our consultations are always free, and you will owe us nothing for our legal services unless and until we secure compensation for you. To learn more about how we can put our skill, experience and resources to work for you, contact us today.
How Can Our Fredericksburg Personal Injury Lawyers Help You?
When you work with Marks & Harrison at our Fredericksburg office, we will be committed to providing the highly professional and sincerely compassionate service that you deserve. Your case will start with a free consultation. We will take the time to find out what happened to you and learn how your injuries have affected your ability to work and enjoy your life. You can also feel free to ask any questions that you may have about your case or about our law firm’s approach to serving our clients.
You can also count on our legal team to:
- Promptly investigate your case – Our investigate team includes former law enforcement officers and an insurance claims adjuster. We also regularly consult with experts in fields such as accident reconstruction and life-care planning. We can quickly collect evidence in your case and carefully analyze it to determine why your accident occurred, who should be held responsible for it and how much you may be eligible to recover in damages.
- Handle all paperwork – We will timely and properly file all required documents with the insurance companies and in the court with jurisdiction over your case. Keep in mind that the statute of limitations in Virginia limits the time you have to file a claim. So, you should contact us as soon as you are ready to take legal action
- Seek a full and fair settlement – We will thoroughly document your accident, injuries and damages and demand a full and fair settlement. We know how to present strong cases to insurance companies and aggressively negotiate with them for the funds our clients deserve.
- Take your case to trial if necessary – If an insurance company challenges liability or the amount of damages in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, we will be prepared to fight for you in court. Our attorneys are highly trained and experienced trial lawyers.
We represent personal injury clients in Fredericksburg on a contingency fee basis. In other words, we will not get paid unless and until we recover compensation for you through a settlement or a jury verdict. Before we begin work on your case, we will fully explain the details of our fee and cost agreement with you.
What Types of Injury Cases Does Our Fredericksburg Injury Law Firm Handle?
Our personal injury attorneys at Marks & Harrison assist clients in Fredericksburg, VA and surrounding areas in a broad range of injury cases, including:
We understand the chronic pain and other complications that people suffer from when they receive a whiplash injury in an accident. We can review your medical records and consult with doctors and other medical experts in order to assess the harm you have sustained and seek a recovery of your medical expenses.
- Soft tissue damage
Another important factor to consider is the extent of your property damage and/or bodily injuries.Tears, strains and other types of injuries to cartilage, ligaments, tendons and muscles can be painful and debilitating. Our attorneys realize how these injuries can keep people from working and engaging in normal life activities. We give serious attention to these injuries and seek compensation that victims are due.
- Broken bones
A fracture that you suffer in an accident can significantly alter your life. Your recovery could involve surgery, physical therapy and more. As a result of the injury, you could miss work for an extended period of time and may face a permanent disability.
Depending on the severity of the burn, you may suffer from a loss of function as well as permanent scarring and disfigurement. A burn can also leave you vulnerable to infections and other potentially fatal complications. Our goal will be to secure funds that allow you to get the medical treatment you need.
- Internal injuries
The force of impact in a crash or fall can cause internal bleeding or damage to organs which requires immediate medical attention. In some cases, broken ribs or other fractures can lead to life-threatening internal injuries.
- Traumatic brain injury
If you or your loved one has suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI), we will conduct a thorough, careful analysis of the cause of the injury and the extent of its impact. We realize how these injuries – even mild concussions – can have a major effect on a person’s ability to think clearly, move around and control his or her behavior.
- Spinal cord injury
Due to a traumatic blow to the spine in an accident, victims may sustain a wide range of injuries, from paralysis to a herniated or slipped disc. Our attorneys work tirelessly to pursue compensation that covers a victim’s medical needs and reflects the full impact of a spinal cord injury on a person’s ability to work and engage in daily activities.
- Wrongful death
If your loved one could have brought a personal injury claim against another if he or she had survived the incident, then you are likely eligible to pursue a wrongful death claim against that party. A Marks & Harrison wrongful death lawyer can help you to seek damages that include the recovery of your loved one’s lost financial support and the expenses incurred in putting your loved one to rest.
Marks & Harrison Named Top Law Firm in the 2020 “Best of the Burg” Awards
The personal injury attorneys of Marks & Harrison extend a hearty thanks to Fredericksburg residents for voting our law firm as the “Best of the Burg” for 2020.
The awards, sponsored by the Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star, ask readers to nominate their favorite businesses in the area. The top five nominees are then voted upon to determine who wins “Best of the Burg” in their particular category.
Marks & Harrison has served injured people throughout Virginia since 1911. Our injury lawyers are dedicated to pursuing compensation for clients who have been harmed in a variety of accidents in Richmond, Harrisonburg, Petersburg, Fredericksburg, Tappahannock, Chesterfield, Hopewell, Charlottesville, Louisa, Staunton, and the surrounding communities.
How Did Your Injury Occur in Fredericksburg?
If someone else’s negligence caused injury to you or a loved one, an experienced Fredericksburg personal injury attorney at Marks & Harrison will fight for the compensation you deserve. We frequently work with clients in cases involving:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
Fredericksburg Legal Information
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. Those courts are part of the 15th Judicial Circuit. The other courts in the Circuit are Caroline, Essex, Hanover, King George, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond County, Stafford and Westmoreland.