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Marks & Harrison, takes pride in providing professional, aggressive and compassionate legal representation to residents of Tappahannock and surrounding areas in Essex County.
You can find our office in the two-story brick building at 602 Church Lane – just a few doors away from the Tappahannock Town Office and the famous Lowery’s Seafood Restaurant.
He is joined in our Tappahannock office by a team of highly qualified, experienced paralegals: Sara Dixon, Lindsay Shoup, Sheila Cole, and Leslie Norman.
Marks & Harrison, is one of the largest law firms in the state that focuses solely on assisting the victims of others’ negligence and wrongdoing. We represent plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death matters, including:
Our law firm takes an aggressive approach to each case. We immediately assign investigators to look into how an injury has occurred and take prompt action against those responsible for the harm. Our goal is to move as efficiently as possible in seeking the compensation that will help our clients in their recovery.
We also assist clients in the Tappahannock region who have been injured on the job or who suffer from a disability. Our firm handles Virginia workers’ compensation benefits claims. We also help clients with their initial applications for Social Security disability benefits as well as appeals.
Marks & Harrison has served as a sponsor of the annual King William County Fest in Tappahannock, a summer festival that draws thousands of visitors to the area to enjoy local music, crafts, and food.
Our firm has been involved with local schools, such as a recent sponsorship of the Essex High football team’s “Pizza Night” at Roma Restaurant to honor the team’s run to the Division I state championship game. We have also presented our Make It Home program to local Essex County schools to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving.
If you live in Tappahannock or nearby in Essex County, it is important for you to know where your case may be handled.
In general, personal injury cases involving Tappahannock residents go through the 15th Judicial Circuit, which includes the Essex County Circuit Court on Prince Street in Tappahannock. There are 10 other courts in the Circuit: Caroline, Fredericksburg, Hanover, King George, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond County, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Westmoreland.
If you are applying for workers’ compensation benefits, you may need to go to a hearing at the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission regional office in the Tappahannock Municipal Building on Church Lane.
The nearest Social Security Administration field office is located on West Cary Street in Richmond. If you request a hearing in your case, it could be held at the Richmond-based Office of Disability Adjudication and Review.
Even though you may be a safe driver, you still run the risk of getting into a car accident in Tappahannock and elsewhere in Essex County. As Forbes reports, the average driver should expect to get involved in at least one auto accident roughly every 18 years, or three to four crashes over the course of the person’s lifetime.
As Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) statistics from 2015 indicate, when traffic increases on Virginia roads – due, perhaps, to an improved economy and cheaper gas prices – the risk of car accidents increases as well.
For instance, between 2014 and 2015, the number of licensed drivers and estimated vehicle miles traveled rose by 1.89 percent and 2.45 percent, respectively. During that same period, the state’s total traffic crashes went up by 4.59 percent.
In Essex County, on average, 226 crashes occur each year, including 12 crashes that involve drinking and driving, according to DMV statistics from a recent four-year period. Every year, on average, those auto accidents cause 104 injuries and two deaths, the DMV statistics show.
At Marks & Harrison, we know how these numbers represent people whose lives have been tragically altered or, at the very least, significantly disrupted. We use our firm’s skill, experience and resources to set things right for Tappahannock car accident victims and help them to move on with their lives.
Auto accidents can occur anywhere in Tappahannock. You can collide with another vehicle, bicyclist or pedestrian while traveling on a busy highway or when simply backing out of your driveway. However, as a Town of Tappahannock Comprehensive Plan found, some stretches of road in the area pose greater risks than others.
The Plan also noted the need to improve sidewalk conditions for pedestrians in the Town of Tappahannock and to provide safer access to areas such as schools, recreational areas, shopping facilities and the Essex Public Library on Church Lane.
Some roads and intersections may be dangerous due to poor design and maintenance. However, in reality, most crashes in Tappahannock result from driver negligence. If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered harm due to the careless or reckless conduct of another, make Marks & Harrison your first call.
As one of the largest personal injury law firms in Virginia, Marks & Harrison has the resources to handle a wide range of auto accidents. We assist individuals and families in cases that involve:
Marks & Harrison features a former insurance claims adjuster on our team as well as investigators who are former law enforcement officers. We know how to efficiently and comprehensively investigate auto accidents in Tappahannock and how use to use our investigations to seek the maximum amount for clients who have been harmed by drivers who engaged in negligence acts such as:
You can meet with an experienced car accident lawyer from Marks & Harrison at our Tappahannock office or at a location that is more convenient for you, including your home or the hospital. Our free consultation will allow us to learn more about your crash and give you the opportunity to learn more about the services we can provide to you and your loved ones.
Above all, we will protect your rights when dealing with insurance companies who are out to deny or minimize the amount you receive. We will directly deal with the insurance companies, allowing you to focus on your physical recovery. We also will negotiate with the insurance companies to seek all compensation that you deserve. If an insurer refuses to agree to a full and fair settlement of your claim, our law firm will be ready to aggressively pursue damages for you at trial.
We represent car accident victims and their families in Tappahannock on a contingency fee basis.
Whether you are pursuing a personal injury, workers’ compensation or Social Security disability claim, the Marks & Harrison, office in Tappahannock can meet your needs.