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Individuals who cause accidents that injure others must be met with precise and unrelenting legal action. If you’ve been harmed by the thoughtless actions of another party, you need a skilled Chesapeake, VA, personal injury attorney to help you file a claim.

A personal injury claim is your best shot at getting the compensation you need to pay off your medical debt, cover costs associated with property damage, and make up for any other losses your injuries have caused. To get the most out of your claim, you’ll want to work with an experienced lawyer. The team at Pendleton Law has just the expertise you need to succeed.

Our Attorneys in Chesapeake Can File a Claim for Any Type of Personal Injury Accident

No matter how you were injured, you can count on our team in Chesapeake, VA, to take a thorough look into your accident, gather relevant information, and hold the guilty party responsible for your medical bills and other expenses.

Our attorneys are experts in litigating a variety of different personal injury accidents, including:

Car Accidents

Injuries caused by reckless driving, distracted driving, driving under the influence can cause severe injuries that are extremely expensive to treat and recover from. If you’ve been hit by a negligent driver, in a pedestrian or car accident, our firm has got your back.

Our attorneys will help you file a personal injury claim so that you can recover the damages you need to restore your health, wellbeing, and bank account. The lawyers from our firm are highly skilled at what they do, and will pour all their efforts and resources into your car accident case.

Medical Malpractice

Health complications and injuries caused by medical negligence can haunt victims for years. If you’ve been harmed by a surgical mistake, wrong diagnosis, or dosage error, your financial losses could be crushing.

Our personal injury attorneys have handled thousands of medical malpractice cases. Over the years they’ve acquired the expertise you need to win payment for the following malpractice offenses:

  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Failure to test
  • Failure to recognize symptoms
  • Failure to treat
  • Bithy injury
  • Medication error
  • Incorrect diagnosis
  • Surgical mistake or wrong-site surgery
  • Anesthesia error

Product Liability

When dangerous goods and poorly tested drugs make it onto the market, tens of thousands of consumers can get hurt. If you’ve been hurt by a product that lacked safety mechanisms or contained hazardous materials, our attorneys can help you file a product liability claim.

We can also help you seek compensation for injuries caused by harmful drugs. Our personal injury team has a great deal of experience litigating claims for Elmiron and Xarelto injuries. If you were harmed by one of those drugs, or any other type of medication, we’ll be able to secure the compensation you need to manage health effects you’ve suffered.

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse is a despicable act, but an all too common reality in elder care facilities throughout Virginia. If you visit your loved one and notice any of the tell tale signs of nursing home abuse, contact our firm as soon as you can.

One of our personal injury lawyers in Chesapeake will launch an investigation into your loved one’s mistreatment and determine who is at fault. In situations like these, a number of individuals could be held responsible, including:

  • The nursing home
  • Staff member
  • On-site nurse
  • Contracted employee
  • Janitorial staff member

Once your lawyer has the evidence they need to hold the guilty party liable, they’ll waste no time filing your claim. If your claim is successful, your loved one will receive payment to cover their medical bills and any other losses they’ve experienced. While your attorney works on their case, you can file a complaint with your local social services department.

Value of a Personal Injury Claim in Chesapeake, VA

The value of your Chesapeake, VA, personal injury claim depends on the losses you need compensation for. To determine how much your claim is worth, your attorney will add together all the damages you’re entitled to receive. Depending on the circumstances of your accident and the severity of your injuries, you could win payment for the following damages:

  • Cost of hospital visits, doctor’s appointments, treatments and procedures, and medication.
  • Income you were unable to earn during your recovery period
  • Reduced ability to earn at the level you’ve become accustomed to
  • Mental and physical pain you’ve experienced due to your injuries
  • Psychological problems stemming from your injuries
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Punitive damages to punish the defendant and deter others from similar behavior

Until we know more about your unique personal injury case, we won’t be able to tell you which damages or how much compensation you can expect to receive. You can learn more about the value of your case during a free consultation with Pendleton Law.

Our Attorneys Will Get Your Personal Injury Claim Filed on Time

As soon as you sustain injury in an accident caused by another party, the countdown for how long you have to file a claim starts. That’s because there’s a statute of limitations, or deadline, that you must file your claim before if you want to reach a favorable outcome.

Virginia Code § 8.01-243 allows victims two years from the date of their accident to submit a personal injury claim. If you delay your claim, and the due date passes, you might not be able to take legal action. To know for sure how long you have to file, contact an attorney. They’ll make sure all the necessary paperwork is filed quickly and correctly.

Contact Our Firm to Get the Ball Rolling On Your Personal Injury Claim

Painful injuries, staggering medical bills, and lost wages can turn your love into a waking nightmare. If you’re suffering from the effects of an accident caused by the careless action of another individual or entity, you have the right to recover damages.

At Pendleton Law, we’re committed to helping the wrongfully injured secure payment to cover expenses related to their accident. Our personal injury attorneys in Chesapeake will investigate your case, identify the liable party, and demand that they offer a fair payment. Contact our firm to take the first step toward a better life. We look forward to hearing from you!