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How a Virginia Truck Accident Attorney Can Help You

Truck accidents remain a major problem in Virginia, throughout the region, and around the country. Indeed, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that around 90 large commercial trucks are involved in deadly crashes in Virginia each year. That accounts for nearly 10 percent of all fatal accidents that occur within the state. Many more tractor trailers are involved in very serious crashes that lead to life-altering injuries. Commercial truck accidents also create particularly complex legal situations. If you have been injured in an accident with a large truck, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced Alexandria truck accident attorney who can help protect your legal rights and financial interests.

Your Attorney Will Collect Evidence

To recover the full and fair truck accident injury compensation that you deserve you will need to produce evidence that supports your claim. Key evidence comes in many different forms. Specifically, the following forms of evidence can be used to help support your legal claim:

  • Photographs of your injuries;
  • Your medical records;
  • Supporting statements from your doctor;
  • Photographs of the accident scene;
  • Testimony from accident scene re-creation experts;
  • Supporting statements from witnesses;
  • Truck inspection or maintenance records;
  • Electronic recording data from the truck.

Your Attorney Will Sort Out Liability

Truck accidents are especially complicated for many different reasons. One of those reasons is that sorting out liability is far more complex. Put simply, there are just many more parties that could potentially be held responsible for the accident. In some cases, more than one party may actually split the liability for your crash. Parties that are commonly found to be liable for commericial truck crashes include:

  • The driver of the truck;
  • The driver’s employer;
  • The manufacturer of the truck or trailer; or
  • The company that was leasing the truck.

Your Attorney Will Handle the Insurance Company

Finally, it is also necessary that you have an attorney by your side to help you handle the insurance company. As the American Bar Association (ABA) notes, the majority of personal injury claims settle before they actually go to trial. This means that you need to ensure that you reach a settlement agreement with the insurer that truly accounts for the full value of your injury claim. Ultimately, insurance companies do not have your best interests at heart. They will try to settle your claim for the lowest value possible. You need an attorney by your side who can fight to protect your rights.

Contact Our Office Today

Truck accident victims need aggressive legal representation. The experienced truck accident attorneys at the the Kamerow Law Firm, PLLC are standing by, ready to help. To learn more about what our attorneys can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact or call our Alexandria office today at (703) 370-8088. Our truck accident attorneys will review your case free of charge, with no further obligations to you.

Medical Malpractice: Doctor Misdiagnosis

Often, when people go to see their doctor they do not know exactly what, if anything, is wrong with them. Whether you are going in for your annual check-up, or because you sense a problem with your health, you have the fair and reasonable expectation that your doctor will examine you and accurately assess your condition. Unfortunately, all too often, doctors fail to make accurate diagnoses. This failure can result in very serious damage to the patient. If you were misdiagnosed by a medical professional, and you suffered an injury or a medical complication as a result, you may have been a victim medical malpractice.

When Does Doctor Misdiagnosis Become Medical Malpractice?

An innaccurate medical diagnosis is not necessarily medical malpractice. The law does not expect that doctors will be able to quickly and accurately diagnosis every possible medical condition. Indeed, some conditions are still not understood by entirely medical science. Instead, you must prove that your misdiagnosis occurred as a result of negligence in order to hold a medical professional responsible for your damages. Misdiagnosis is ‘negligence’ if another ordinary doctor could have reasonably made an accurate diagnosis under similar circumstances. Of course, proving that a misdiagnosis was negligent is often extremely challenging. It always requires extensive investigation by a qualified medical malpractice attorney. If you were a victim of misdiagnosis, or a delayed diagnosis, you likely will not be sure if your doctor was negligent or not. If you ask your doctor, he or she will no doubt either refuse to comment or will deny their negligence. You owe it to yourself and to your loved ones to have your case reviewed by an experienced attorney. Your attorney will be able to help you explore your options and will determine exactly what needs to be done to help you seek fair compensation.

What Compensation is Available for Medical Malpractice Victims?

Doctor misdiagnosis victims can suffer very severe damages. Unfortunately, as with other medical malpractice cases, doctor misdiagnosis can even lead to a patient’s death. Victims of medical malpractice are legally entitled to recover compensation for the entire extent of their losses. This means that victims may seek recovery for both financial losses as well as any intangible losses. To be more specific, our attorneys can help medical malpractice victims seek recovery for:

  • Any emergency room fees
  • Ambulance costs
  • All other medical costs
  • Any expenses associated with rehabilitation
  • Lost income, including lost future wages
  • Long-term disability costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of limb
  • Loss of life enjoyment
  • Compensation for a wrongful death

Do You Need Legal Assistance?

At the Kamerow Law Firm, PLLC, our medical malpractice attorneys are ready to fight for your legal rights and financial interests. If you were a victim of doctor misdiagnosis, please call our Alexandria office today. Our team serves malpractice victims throughout the region, including in Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County, Maryland. Contact our office today, 703-370-8088.

Northern Virginia Uber Passenger Injuries

The ridesharing application ‘Uber’ is increasingly popular in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Many consumers throughout the city and in Northern Virginia regularly use the service. Inevitably, this means that there will also be some accidents involving these vehicles. Uber accidents present unique legal challenges for the victims. If you have been in an accident as an Uber passenger, or as a passenger with any other ridesharing service, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced Alexandra car accident lawyer as soon possible.

Four Things You Need Do After an Uber Accident

 

  • Seek Medical Help

 

You should always get yourself checked out after any car accident. This is true because:

  • You need to protect your health
  • You need to protect your legal rights

Certainly looking out for your health always comes before anything else. Car accidents often result in delayed onset injuries. Proper precautions must be taken, so please get yourself evaluated just to be sure. Additionally, in the event that you file a legal claim in relation to your injuries, you will need official medical documentation that can be used to support your claim.

 

  • Call the Local Police

 

If a car accident results in injuries, the state of Virginia requires the drivers to call the police. As a passenger, you have an interest in ensuring that the police are property notified. An officer will file an official report about your accident and you need to make sure that the contents of the report are accurate and fair to your interests. This police report will be used as evidence in an potential personal injury claim that you might bring.

 

  • Report Your Accident to Uber

 

If you were injured as an Uber passenger in Northern Virginia, you have a duty to report the accident to the company. This can generally be done through your smartphone app or through the company’s website. Please be sure that you file a report immediately after your crash. In the event that you fail to file report with the company in a timely manner, it could potentially put your legal rights in jeopardy. If you have any difficulty filing the report with the company, or if Uber gives you any trouble when you try to report your accident, pick up the phone and call an attorney right away.

 

  • Hire a Lawyer

 

Uber accident injuries are notoriously complex. Please do not try to go through the injury claims process on your own. At the Kamerow Law Firm, PLLC, we have extensive experience helping car accidents victims recover the full and fair compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury in an Uber accident, please get in touch with our team today to request your free case review. We serve accident victims throughout Northern Virginia, including in Alexandria, Arlington, Springfield and Fairfax.  Contact our office today or call us at 703-370-8088.