It only takes a moment for an accident to cause a serious injury that can change your life for months, years, or forever. You may suddenly find yourself with broken bones, a concussion or other brain injury, a spinal cord injury, disfiguring lacerations or cuts, burns or internal injuries. Your initial hospital stay may be short compared with how long it takes to recover as fully as possible. When you retain a lawyer to represent you in a case involving serious injuries, you should find a lawyer who has successfully handled cases like yours.
Successfully resolving your case will involve more than sending a letter to an insurance company with a copy of the accident report and copies of your medical bills.
You may need physical therapy to learn how to eat again, how to walk again, or how to regain use of your arms or legs.
You may need occupational therapy to regain your ability to do your job.
You may need a wheelchair or special equipment around your home to help you get in and out of bed or in and out of the bath or shower.
You may need plastic surgery to repair burns or scars.
You may need psychological care or counseling.
Your lawyer will need to talk with you and your different health care providers to understand what you have been through, how it has affected not just your ability to work, but all areas of your life, and how your injuries are likely to affect you in the future.
When you need a surgeon, you want to find someone who has successfully performed your surgical procedure many times before.
When you need a lawyer you want to find someone experienced in handling injury cases like yours. The personal injury lawyers of Michie, Hamlett, Lowry, Rasmussen & Tweel, have been successfully handling serious personal injury cases for people in Virginia and other states for many years and would be happy to meet with you at a time and place convenient for you should you ever need our help.