Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers Blog

Wrongful Death: It’s About Justice

by Cary Graham | January 16th, 2017

Surviving family members of wrongful death victims often tell us the last time they saw their loved one alive is like a snapshot in their minds. They often lament that they wish they had told that someone exactly how much they loved and cared, but they didn’t. Although that’s natural to feel guilt after a loved one passes, it’s often misplaced. You didn’t miss the opportunity to tell your loved one how you felt, it was stolen away from you, along with all the moments you and your loved one would have shared if not for someone else’s negligence.

A wrongful death case isn’t about capitalizing financially on a misfortune. It’s about getting justice for the loved one you lost. Often we take on cases that do not involve any criminal charges, even though the person who caused your loved one’s death acted in negligence or malice. We don’t believe that’s right, and neither do you. Thankfully, there’s recourse for surviving family members to get the justice they deserve for their loved one and their family, and that’s through a wrongful death case.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we’ve stood, grieved, and fought alongside a number of families in our Norfolk community, and we’re ready to do the same for you. Our firm can help reconstruct the events that led to your loved one’s death, and our attorneys want to fight to get your family the justice you deserve. No amount of money will bring your lost loved one home, but fighting for justice on their behalf can serve as a starting point for your healing.

If you’ve lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, call an experienced Norfolk wrongful death attorney today for a free, no obligation consultation. We’re ready to help your family get through this tragedy, whatever it takes.

Are Your Life Insurance Premiums Skyrocketing?

by Cary Graham | January 9th, 2017

Life insurance is one of those things that seems an extravagance when you’re living paycheck to paycheck. Even though most premiums are reasonably cheap in comparison to other coverage, there are still a million other things you could be spending that money on every month. When you decide to commit to a life insurance policy, you do so with the understanding that your financial sacrifice now will provide for your family one day in the future. Unfortunately for many Norfolk policyholders, that financial sacrifice may have been in vain.

It’s called life insurance company fraud, and it’s a real problem for hardworking folks in our community. The insurance company sells you a life insurance policy with an agreed-upon premium to be paid every month. You keep the policy in good standing, never missing a payment. Then you receive a notice in the mail that your policy premiums are going up. You either pay the inflated premiums for the same policy or you cancel the policy, missing out on the future benefit you were promised.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we’ve been following this egregious tactic for more than a year. We know what your rights are as a policyholder, and we’ll fight to hold the life insurance company to their obligations. If you or someone you love has been the victim of life insurance company fraud, give us a call today for a free consultation. You have rights. Let us help protect them.

A Productive Year Begins With Your Job

by Cary Graham | January 3rd, 2017

New Years resolutions are a great way to prepare for the year to come. They provide goals to aim for as we strive to become the best versions of ourselves. No matter the specifics of each resolution, most these goals align perfectly with our desire to live a productive year.

If you’re like most folks in our community, a productive year starts with a full-time job that provides for your family. However, when an on-the-job injury robs you of your ability to work, it can thrust your family into a financial nightmare. You might assume that workers’ compensation will help you make ends meet while you’re recovering, but that’s not necessarily the case. The insurance company handling your workers’ comp claim has every motivation to pay you as little as possible for your injuries, not what your case is necessarily worth. Agreeing to take less could be the worst decision you ever make.

That’s why you should consult with an attorney before you sign anything with the insurance company. An experienced Norfolk workers’ compensation attorney knows what your case is worth and can fight to get you maximum compensation for your injuries. Don’t put you and your family at risk. Contact Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers today for your free, no obligation consultation. We’ll review your case for free and give you clear, decisive steps toward getting back on your feet.

The Hammer Reputation

by Cary Graham | December 27th, 2016

Folks in Norfolk know Lowell Stanley as The Hammer. He got that reputation from being hard on insurance companies that try to take advantage of car accident victims in our community. It’s not right, and Lowell Stanley won’t stand for it. Clients of our firm appreciate that hard-hitting reputation because it often means more money for their injuries and the satisfaction of knowing that they’ll get what they deserve. Insurance companies are less appreciative, because it means they have to pay what an injury claim is worth, not what’s best for their bottom line.

We’ve had a really good year at the firm thanks to the confidence the injured people of Norfolk have put in our firm, and we want to say thank you to every client who has come through our doors. Though the work is far from being done. Every day we hear of serious car accidents taking place in Virginia, and you can bet we’ll be there, ready to step in if it ever happens to you.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, give us a call today for a free consultation. We’ll review your case at no cost or obligation to you. That’s our promise. Take the right next step and give Lowell Stanley a call now.

Your Rights as a Prescription Drug User

by Cary Graham | December 19th, 2016

We depend on our doctors to provide the best medical treatment possible. A large part of that treatment is prescribing the right medication at the right dosage. For that, doctors rely on the latest research to discover safe medications that will work as described and cause no harm. Unfortunately, many patients and their doctors are finding that many medications aren’t as safe as the pharmaceutical companies claim.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we help Norfolk drug injury victims harmed by large pharmaceutical companies. These companies didn’t specifically target their victims, but their harmful drug caused irrefutable damage and for that, they must be held accountable. We fully investigate the cause of our clients’ injuries and fight to help them get maximum compensation from the drug manufacturer for their injuries.

Here are some of the drug injury cases we can assist victims with:

If you or someone you love suffered complications after taking any of the above medications, call our Norfolk drug injury attorneys today for a free consultation. Don’t let the drug manufacturers profit off of your misfortune. Contact us today.

Not All Doctors Are Created Equal

by Cary Graham | December 12th, 2016

There’s no such thing as a minor surgical procedure. No matter what is being done or corrected, there are thousands of things that could go wrong, many of which involve negligence on the part of medical professionals. It used to be that we picked our doctors based on their qualifications and experience, but with the state of healthcare today, we’re now more often assigned a doctor, giving us little to no control over who’s looking down upon us in the operating room.

Here’s a reality to consider: All doctors are not created equal. Thousands of medical malpractice cases filed each year more than qualify that statement. At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we’ve seen medical malpractice cases that would make your skin crawl. We’re not talking about mishaps that simply couldn’t be avoided. They are cases of blatant negligence that put another person’s life in danger. The good news is the victim called us, and we fought to get them maximum compensation for their injuries.

If you feel you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, you have a legal advocate in Norfolk ready to take your case and work to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact our experienced Norfolk medical malpractice attorneys today for a free consultation. We know what you’re going through and we know how to help. Call us today.

Car Accidents Can Lead to Bankruptcy

by Cary Graham | December 5th, 2016

Tis’ the season to be shopping. Whether you go the traditional route and frequent one of Norfolk’s many stores or complete all your shopping online, one thing is certain: you’re going to spend some money this December. Most folks enjoy giving, so the strain on their pocketbook isn’t an issue. However, there are plenty in our community that won’t be buying presents this year, as they’re just struggling to get by after a car accident. Thankfully, there are firms like Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers that are doing their part to make sure Norfolk car accident victims’ situations improve in the New Year.

Did you know the number one cause of bankruptcy in the U.S. is medical bills? As personal injury lawyers, that statistic hits close to home. For Norfolk car accident victims, medical bills will probably be the largest financial obstacle to overcome during their recovery. However, getting the money they need to pay those bills isn’t as easy as calling the insurance company. The insurance company is going to pay as little as possible for your injuries, not what you deserve. That’s why you need an experienced lawyer on your side, fighting to get you every dollar you need to make a full recovery.

If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident, give our firm a call immediately. An experienced Norfolk car accident attorney can stand up for your rights to compensation and make the insurance company play fair. After your accident, don’t go into financial debt you may not recover from. Call us instead.

Common Birth Injuries We Handle

by Cary Graham | November 28th, 2016

Any injury sustained in the care of a medical professional can be both physically and mentally traumatic. When the people we trust with our health let us down, it’s hard to know where to turn. That feeling is compounded when one of your children sustains a birth injury as a result of medical negligence or incompetence.

Birth injuries come in several forms, but some common injuries that we see often at Lowell Stanley are:

  • Cerebral Palsy, a physical and developmental disorder that can result from oxygen deprivation during delivery, exposure to in-utero infections, head injuries during childbirth, and more.
  • Erb’s Palsy, a nerve disorder caused when infant’s heads are stretched to the side during childbirth.
  • Uterine rupture, a potential fatal event that is caused by a full-thickness tear of the uterine walls in which doctors may be able to diagnose early.

If your child sustained a birth injury as a result of medical negligence, you’re going to need significant financial resources to get him/her the medical care they need. Call our experienced Norfolk birth injury attorneys today for a free consultation. We’ll fully investigate the cause of your child’s injury and fight to get you every dollar you deserve. We know this is the toughest time of your life, and we’re ready to help you and child get through it. Contact us today.

The Truth About Jackpot Justice

by Cary Graham | November 21st, 2016

Over the years, personal injury law has gotten a bad reputation as a way to turn an injury into millions of dollars. They call it “jackpot justice.” Although a catchy phrase, it’s a complete fallacy created by industries and insurance companies that don’t want to pay injury victims the money they deserve. The truth is our justice system protects both parties from extreme verdicts, and although it’s not perfect, it’s pretty effective.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we’ve secured very large settlements for our clients, and they deserved every penny. However, we don’t approach a case asking how much money we can squeeze out of the opposition. We approach our cases by asking how much our client needs to fully recover from their injuries, and that’s the amount of money we go after. If we feel you deserve a million dollars, that’s what we’ll aim for.

If you’ve been injured, call an experienced Roanoke car accident attorney. We know how to determine what your case is worth, and we’ll fight hard to get you every dollar you deserve. Don’t wait to get the help you need. Contact us today for your free consultation.

Getting the Workers’ Comp Benefits You Deserve

by Cary Graham | November 14th, 2016

Norfolk is an incredible place to live and work. That’s why Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers has called it home for so many years. We’re invested in our community, and that community has invested in us. That’s what it should be like at companies throughout our great state—employers invest in their employees and vice versa. Unfortunately for many Norfolk workers, that’s often a one-way arrangement.

Norfolk workers get their all to their companies until a workplace injury places them on the sidelines. They assume their employer will take care of them now that they’re injured, but that’s not always the case. Even if their employer puts in a workers’ comp claim on their behalf, the insurance company may try to minimize that claim, leaving the employee holding some of the medical bills. Your first priority after a workplace injury should be figuring out how you’re going to provide for your family while you can’t work. The workers’ compensation lawyers at Lowell Stanley know how to maximize your injury claim, and will fight to get you and your family every penny you deserve.

If you’ve been injured on the job, contact our experienced Norfolk workers’ compensation lawyers today for a free consultation. We’ll review your workers’ comp claim for free to determine if you deserve more money. Then we’ll fight to get it for you. Contact us today.