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If you live in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and have suffered an injury through no fault of your own or been diagnosed with a disabling medical condition that keeps you from working, you can turn to Marks & Harrison’s office in Harrisonburg to receive the professional and compassionate legal services you deserve.
The Marks & Harrison office can be found on Market Street – just a few blocks down from Court Square Theater, which serves as a centerpiece of major efforts that have been undertaken in recent years to revitalize Harrisonburg’s downtown area.
Marks & Harrison is one of the oldest law firms in Virginia. We opened our doors in 1911 and have continued our practice, uninterrupted, since that time. We are proud to say that, for over three generations, our lawyers have stood up for the rights of injury victims and those with disabilities.
Additionally, three of our lawyers — John C. Shea, Gregory S. Hooe, and Louis D. Snesil – were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America©.
If you are a Harrisonburg resident, it will be helpful for you to know more about the local courts and offices where your case may be pursued.
Harrisonburg falls within the 26th Judicial Circuit, which has seven Circuit Courts that hear personal injury, wrongful death and other civil law cases.
Motor vehicle traffic can be dangerous in Harrisonburg and other areas throughout the Shenandoah Valley. According to a report issued by the Harrisonburg Police Department, five intersections in particular have the area’s highest number of accidents:
The reality is that many crashes in Harrisonburg are completely preventable. They result from drivers’ careless and reckless decisions and actions.
If you have been injured by the negligence of another driver or lost a loved one in such a crash, you should get help today from our experienced Harrisonburg accident lawyers.
Our goal, on the other hand, will be to use our experience and knowledge to pursue the maximum amount of compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and all other damages caused by your accident.
We know how important it is to get your life back on track as quickly as possible after you have been in a crash. That is why we will get to work on your case right away.
We have experience handling a wide range of car accident claims and other types of motor vehicle accident cases in Harrisonburg, including those that involve:
We represent Harrisonburg accident victims and their families on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will pay no costs or attorney fees unless and until we obtain a settlement or verdict in your favor.
If you believe that you or a loved one has been harmed by another person’s careless, reckless or intentional acts, you should seek help from an attorney at our Harrisonburg office.
The attorney can also make sure that you receive medical care while your case is pending and resolve any health care or other liens that may be attached to your verdict or settlement.
It all starts with a free consultation, which we can do by phone or in person at our Harrisonburg office. There is no reason to be nervous or intimidated by this consultation.
The aftermath of a serious accident can be confusing and, at times, a little frustrating. The following are some steps you can take to protect yourself and your legal rights after an accident in Harrisonburg.
You can also order a crash report through the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles website. This report can help us to launch our investigation of the accident.
In many other types of incidents, reports may be available. For instance, you can contact the store where a slip and fall occurred or the animal control agency that responded to a dog bite or other animal attack.
Even if you have failed to take all or a few of the above steps, don’t let it stop you from seeking legal assistance. Remember: Marks & Harrison is here to help you.
If a physical or mental condition prevents you from working in Harrisonburg, you owe it to yourself and your family to learn more about your right to seek disability benefits. These benefits can help you to get the medical care you need and cover a portion of the income you would have otherwise earned if you were healthy.
The federal government provides SSDI benefits to individuals who suffer from a condition that meets the Social Security Administration’s definition of a “disability” and who have a sufficient work record.
If you lack a work record that makes you eligible for SSDI benefits, you may still qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
Our Harrisonburg legal team can help you to avoid and overcome such problems.
For instance, we can assist you with preparing a thorough, accurate application. If your claim is denied, we can help you to appeal the decision, including representing you in a hearing before an administrative law judge.
In some cases, your family members may be eligible for SSD benefits as well based on your disability. We can work with you to explore all of those options.
In contrast to SSD benefits, workers’ compensation benefits are part of a state-based system. Workers who suffered a job-related injury or illness may be eligible to receive these benefits.
Workers’ comp can pay for all of your necessary medical care and cover roughly two-thirds of the wages you cannot earn due to your disability or two-thirds of the difference between what you earned before your injury and what you can earn now.
We will strive to resolve your case through a settlement. However, if a hearing is necessary, you can count on us to present a compelling, persuasive case on your behalf.
We can also assist you with managing your benefits if you qualify for both SSDI benefits and workers’ compensation payments.
Do not let financial concerns stop you from pursuing the disability benefits you are entitled to receive. Our Harrisonburg disability claims lawyers will charge no costs or legal fees unless we secure the benefits you are owed. Contact us today to get started.
The amount which you may recover in a personal injury claim will depend on a variety of factors, including the nature and extent of the injuries you have suffered and the available sources of compensation.
In some situations, punitive damages may be sought. Unlike the other damages discussed above, these damages are not aimed at compensating you for your losses but, instead, to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar conduct in the future.
Our lawyers have experience working with clients who have suffered injuries such as fractures and cuts as well as more life-changing, or catastrophic, injuries such as:
The Harrisonburg car accident lawyers of Marks & Harrison will be committed to seeking just compensation for all of the injuries you have suffered.
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