Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers Blog
August 29th, 2016 |
It’s almost a given that you’ll be involved in some sort of vehicular accident in your lifetime. When it happens and you’re not seriously injured, consider yourself fortunate. As personal injury lawyers, we help accident victims all the time whose lives have been forever changed due to their injuries.
However, just because you didn’t sustain any apparent injuries in your accident, such as broken bones or lacerations, doesn’t mean you weren’t injured. Every day, people walk away from accidents only to discover days later that they did sustain serious injuries. These sleeper injuries are masked at the time of the accident by the adrenaline pumping through your body, leading many to assume they escaped injury-free. That’s why it’s important to get checked out by a medical professional following your accident even if you feel fine. The sooner you identify your injuries, the sooner you can get the medical treatment you need.
That’s the first step to recovering from an accident. The second is calling an experienced Norfolk car accident attorney to help handle your injury claim. On average, accident victims with an attorney get more money than those who try to go it alone. Don’t miss out on the compensation you deserve. Call our experienced Norfolk car accident attorneys today.
August 22nd, 2016 |
At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we’re committed to getting our clients the most money for their injury claim in the least amount of time. That’s what we’ve done for more than 30 years, and that’s what we aim to do for you as well. The best-case scenario is that the insurance company will live up to their responsibilities and agree to a fair settlement quickly. If that doesn’t happen, we’ll take them to court to get the money you deserve. In that process, there’s a chance you’ll need to testify on your behalf. Here are 3 tips to ensure that testimony helps rather than hurts your case:
- Tell the truth. The stand is never the place to expound on or exaggerate your story. A good opposing attorney will know every bit of information involved in the case and will capitalize on any inconsistencies in your story. Be prepared and stick to the facts.
- Be polite. The opposing attorney may try to get you wound up, emotional, or even angry with his/her questioning. Don’t fall for it. Simply answer the questions, keeping your temper in check the entire time.
- Get rest. We’ll do everything within our power to ensure you’re prepared for your time on the stand. However, a good night’s rest can be the deciding factor for how your testimony turns out. You want to be fresh and presentable on the stand, which you can’t do if you’re tired.
If you’re already a Lowell Stanley client, rest assured that we’ll be by your side throughout the entire injury claim process, especially if your case goes to trial. If you’re not a client and are looking for experienced representation, give us a call today for a free consultation. We’d love to speak with you.
August 15th, 2016 |
Our doctors made a promise when they first started practicing medicine. It’s called the Hippocratic Oath, and it states that doctors should first “do no harm.” By taking that oath, our medical professionals are making a promise to every future patient that they will do their best to ensure the patient’s safety throughout treatment. No medical professional is perfect and will make mistakes in the course of their careers, but we expect them to hold themselves to a high standard. When a medical professional lowers that standard, even for a moment, the results can be devastating.
At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we protect the rights of medical malpractice victims by holding negligent medical professionals accountable for their careless acts. You went under their care with the understanding that your wellbeing would be their top priority. Now the injuries they caused have changed your life forever, leaving you wondering what to do next. Give us a call. Our team of medical malpractice attorneys will fully investigate the cause of your injuries and work to get you maximum compensation for your injuries.
By coming forward, you are doing more than protecting your rights; you’re also raising the standard for medical professionals, potentially making it safer for Norfolk patients in the future. If you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, give us a call immediately for a free consultation. We’re ready to help.
August 8th, 2016 |
Family is everything. If we were able, we’d ensure the safety of our families every minute of every day, but unfortunately that’s not possible. They have to live their own lives, just as we have to live ours. However, when a loved one loses his or her life due to someone else’s negligence, there is something we can do to protect their memories. Call a lawyer.
A wrongful death lawsuit is one of the few ways a grieving family can get justice for a lost loved one. With an experienced lawyer, you and your family may be entitled to significant compensation that will not only honor the memory of your loved one, but will also help your family recover financially from a lifetime loss of income and any medical expenses incurred from your loved one’s accident. A wrongful death suit isn’t about getting revenge. It’s about getting justice, and we know how to get it for you.
If you lost a loved due to someone else’s carelessness, give our experienced Norfolk wrongful death attorneys a call immediately for a free consultation. You may be entitled to significant compensation for your loss, but the window of time for bringing a claim may be limited, so don’t delay. Contact us today.
August 1st, 2016 |
At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we take our responsibility to help injured Virginians get the compensation they deserve seriously. We understand that without our help, many accident victims would be taken advantage of in their darkest hour, when they can’t fight back. That’s why we not only help the people of Norfolk, but also communities throughout the state.
Whether you’re in Chesapeake, Hampton Road, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, or Williamsburg, there’s a legal advocate you can trust just a phone call away. From your initial free consultation, you’ll know that you’ve not only reached the right law firm, but one that will stand behind you throughout the process of getting you fair compensation for your injuries. There’s nothing better than feeling safe after an accident. At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we’re committed to giving every person who comes through our doors that sense of security, including you.
If you’ve been injured, call our Virginia car accident attorneys a call today for your free consultation. You’ve already been through a lot, but you don’t have to go through what comes next alone. Give us a call today.
July 25th, 2016 |
Although it’s exciting to see ultrasounds, hear a heartbeat, and learn the gender of your son or daughter, every expectant parent is essentially only concerned with one thing: having a healthy child. We look to our doctors to do everything within their power to make sure our pregnancies and infant’s birth is handled with the thoughtfulness and care they would handle their own. When complications due to negligence cause severe birth injuries, the family is left wondering how this could happen and who is to blame.
Birth injuries can be the result of many factors, including rough handling of the infant during childbirth, misdiagnoses of a condition during pregnancy, or the prescription of a harmful drug. Those mistakes can lead to severe conditions for the child, such as cerebral palsy, erb’s palsy, or uterine rupture. And to make matters worse, in most cases, they could have been avoided. Why should your child have to endure a lifetime of suffering for a mistake someone else made in an instant?
At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we defend the rights of families with children who suffered birth injuries due to someone else’s negligence and fight to get them the compensation they deserve. If your child suffered a birth injury, give us a call immediately for a free consultation. You and your child deserve justice, and we’ll do everything we can to help you get it.
July 18th, 2016 |
Let’s be honest. Bikers are tough. They get out on our back roads and highways with nothing protecting them but the clothes on their backs. If they go down, chances are good they’ll be severely injured, if not killed, and yet they get out anyway. That’s tough. At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we respect that level of confidence and courage, but no matter how safely a biker rides, they can’t control what others around them are doing. Just one lapse of concentration by a negligent driver can lead to disaster.
Motorcycle accidents can be tricky cases to handle. It’s often difficult to prove fault in a motorcycle accident, especially on the highway. In fact, it’s entirely possible that a motorcyclist can suffer injuries due to another driver’s carelessness, only to be blamed for the accident after the fact. We’ve seen it happen, and unfortunately, it’ll happen again. That’s why it’s vitally important that you get an experienced motorcycle accident attorney on your side following a crash. At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we’re here to fully investigate your accident to help prove who was at fault and who should pay.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash, give us a call immediately for a free consultation. Our experienced Roanoke motorcycle accident attorneys know the law in Virginia, and we’re ready to help you too. Contact us today.
July 11th, 2016 |
At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we fight for the rights of the hardworking people of Norfolk, because without our help, they may never get what they’re entitled to. Take the folks in our communities who have been injured on the job. Best case scenario, their employer and the insurance company do the right thing, providing for medical expenses, lost wages, and more. That should be the standard response for every employer, but unfortunately, it’s not. And when injured workers are denied the benefits they deserve, they turn to us.
Our experienced Norfolk workers’ compensation attorneys want to help you secure the workers’ comp benefits you deserve. We’ll stand up to your employer and their insurance company to let them know your claim is one they won’t settle cheap. You give 40+ hours a week to your employer. The least they can do is take care of you and your family when that work leads to a serious and debilitating injury, and we’ll make sure they do.
If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, contact a Norfolk workers’ compensation attorney at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers for a free consultation. Your workers’ comp benefits are too important for you to go it alone, so call us today.
July 5th, 2016 |
Norfolk in recent years has had more than its fair share of alcohol-related deaths on our roads. Drinking and driving is never justified, even if you make it safely to your destination, as it can lead you to believe that buzzed driving is harmless. It’s not, and if you continue to do so, it’s only a matter of time before you hurt yourself or someone else. However, alcohol isn’t the only type of inebriation that can kill on the roads.
According to a recent Auto Insurance Center, there were more than 900 fatalities in 2014 that involved marijuana-use. In fact, vehicular deaths involving marijuana were 3 times more common than any other illegal substance. These statistics are a reminder that any type of inebriation and driving can be a deadly mix, and we won’t stand for it here in Norfolk.
At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we hold impaired drivers accountable for the injuries they cause. If you’ve been injured, call our Norfolk car accident attorneys today for a free consultation. We’ll fully investigate the negligent driver that caused your accident and fight to get you maximum compensation for your injuries. Don’t wait to get the help you need. Give us a call today.
June 27th, 2016 |
We all want what’s best for our families. We work hard to keep food on the table, a roof over their heads, and clothes on their backs. As our children move out to begin a life on their own, we shift our focus to preparing for our later years. That’s why many of us buy life insurance—to provide for our loved ones once we’ve passed on. We pay premiums year-after-year to ensure the funds we’ve been promised are available for them after our death. Unfortunately, some life insurance companies aren’t playing by the rules, putting the life insurance policies of some Norfolk residents at risk.
If you’ve received a letter or other correspondence stating that your premiums are skyrocketing and you must either pay up or forfeit your policy, you’re not alone. It’s called life insurance fraud, and it’s happening more and more often these days. Individuals who receive these notices have 3 options:
- Cancel the policy.
- Pay the inflated premiums for the same policy.
- Wipe out the savings they’ve accumulated.
For someone trying to provide for their family long-term, none of these options are appealing. Fortunately, there’s a fourth option: call a lawyer. At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we know how to fight greedy life insurance companies who try to take advantage of policyholders. If you’ve been the victim of life insurance fraud, give us a call immediately for a free consultation.