Auto Accident

What You Need to Understand about the Insurance Industry

by Cary Graham | March 13th, 2017

How do insurance companies make billions of dollars in profit every year? It’s simple math. They take in more insurance premiums than they pay out in claims. How do they do that? By running millions of dollars in ads that get you to sign up while denying or minimizing claims that come in. As long as they keep that scale tipping in their favor, the profits continue to roll in.

The thing you need to understand about the insurance industry is that although their marketing efforts center on how they’ll protect you in the event of an accident, your insurance company is a business first. Altruism is far from their first motivation. In fact, from the moment your accident occurs, you become a liability to them. In business speak, you get moved to accounts payable, meaning they owe you money. It’s in their best interests to minimize your claim, and they’ve become really good at it.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, don’t try to take on the insurance company alone. Call a Norfolk car accident attorney at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers for a free consultation. We’ve been dealing with insurance companies for more than 30 years. We know what your case is worth, and we’ll fight to get you every dollar you deserve. Contact us today for your free, no obligation consultation.

Maximizing Your Car Accident Injury Claim Isn’t Automatic

by Cary Graham | February 13th, 2017

Most every vehicle out on the road today has certain standard safety features, such as airbags and seatbelts. These features are intended to do one thing: save your life in the event of an accident. They don’t require you to hit a button at just the right time or speak any command out loud at the moment of impact. They simply do their job when the time comes.

Wouldn’t it be great if there were a device or service that automatically saved your financial future after an accident? Moments following your accident, this revolutionary technology would already be calculating what your accident is going to cost you and negotiating with the insurance company on your behalf to secure that amount. That would truly be incredible. Unfortunately, no such technology exists. But a Norfolk car accident attorney at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers can help.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, give us a call for a free consultation. We’ll fully investigate your case to determine the true worth of your accident and fight to get you every penny you deserve. Contact our law firm today for your free, no obligation consultation. If we believe we can help, we’ll do so at no cost to you until we get you money.

Car Accident? Choose Calculation over Chance

by Cary Graham | January 23rd, 2017

We’re not big gamblers at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers. We’ll always choose calculation over chance. That’s why if we take on your case, you can be sure we believe we’re going to win. How can we be so confident? Experience. Over the years, we’ve helped hundreds of car accident victims in Norfolk get the compensation they deserve. We know how the system works. We know how the insurance companies work. And we know how to maximize your injury claim.

If you’ve been in an accident, you shouldn’t gamble either. In our opinion, taking on the insurance company alone is the equivalent of rolling the dice on your future. You don’t know what your case is worth or what your accident is going to cost you. So how can you know if the insurance company’s offer is going to cover all of your expenses? The answer is you can’t. And if you take that low settlement, chances are you’ll regret it down the road when the money runs out but the bills just keep on coming.

Make the right choice instead. Call an experienced Norfolk car accident attorney for a free consultation. We want to uncover the true cause of your accident and fight to get you maximum compensation for your injuries. Your future is too important to risk it on a roll of the dice. Call our law firm today, and we’ll start working immediately to get you the compensation you deserve.

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.

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.

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.

2 Reasons We’re So Successful

by Cary Graham | October 24th, 2016

We talk a lot about getting our clients maximum results in the least amount of time. But what does that mean for the average client of Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers? Well, most of our injury claim cases are settled outside of court, saving our clients a lengthy and sometimes grueling trial. We’re able to negotiate these fair settlements so quickly for two reasons.

First, our law firm takes tremendous care in calculating exactly what your accident is going to truly cost you and your family. Your injury claim is about more than your current medical expenses. You deserve compensation for any future medical costs, lost wages, and less tangible costs, such as pain and suffering. We work as quickly as possible to come to that compensation number, and we’ll do everything within our power to get you every penny.

Second, Lowell Stanley’s reputation for not backing down lets the insurance companies know that if they refuse to play fair, we’re not afraid to take them to court. Although we’d prefer to settle outside of the courtroom for the client’s sake, we’ve won large verdicts in the past from insurance companies who thought we were bluffing—a mistake they don’t make twice.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, get the expertise and experience you need to get maximum compensation for your claim. Call our Norfolk car accident attorneys today for a free consultation. Let us fight to get you maximum compensation in the least amount of time.

Uncovering the Why of Your Accident

by Cary Graham | October 3rd, 2016

Those who have survived traumatic, life-threatening car accidents often claim that in the moment right before impact, their lives flashed before their eyes. At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we know the devastation a distracted or careless driver can have on a Norfolk family. It only takes one lapse of concentration or judgment to change or end a person’s life forever, leaving the victim and their family asking the proverbial question of why.

When an accident victim comes to us for help, we always start with the “why.” The reasons behind the crash can have a profound impact on how much your case is worth, especially if it goes to court. Our goal is two-fold when it comes to injury claims. First, we want to get the client every dollar in compensation they deserve. That includes money for medical bills, lost wages, and more. Second, we want to discourage other drivers from putting Norfolk citizens at risk. We do that by fully investigating the cause of the accident and holding the at-fault driver accountable for his/her actions.

If you’ve been injured, call our experienced Norfolk car accident attorneys today for a free consultation. We’ve been helping Norfolk accident victims get the compensation they deserve for more than 30 years, and we’re ready to help you too.

5 Driving Safety Tips for September

by Cary Graham | September 5th, 2016

September is one of the deadliest months on U.S. roads—with one of the deadliest holidays (Labor Day). Although we wish Norfolk was exempt from these statistics, chances are we’ll have a number of serious accidents this month along with the rest of the country. However, adhering to the following 5 driver safety tips may help reduce your chances of being involved in a car accident:

  1. Leave early. Many car crashes are the result of driving too fast in order to get to your destination on time. If you regularly are running late on your daily commute, try leaving 20 minutes early. You’ll be amazed at how much more relaxed you are on your commute.
  2. Be patient. Traffic jams or other hold-ups are just part of driving. Getting frustrated or taking unnecessary risks in an attempt to get where you’re going faster leads to accidents. Don’t do it.
  3. Look twice. The one thing you can’t control on the road is the actions of other drivers. Even when you have the right away, take a second look to make sure the other drivers on the road adhere to traffic laws.
  4. Avoid distractions. Talking on your phone, putting on makeup, or eating breakfast can get you or someone else killed on the road. It’s as simple as that.
  5. Never drive impaired. There are far too many ride alternatives in the Roanoke area for you to take the risk of driving impaired. Even if you think you’re fine, don’t take the chance of ending someone else’s life or your own by getting behind the wheel.

Unfortunately, even the safest, most responsible drivers are sometimes still involved in a car accident. If you’ve been injured, give our experienced Norfolk car accident attorneys a call for a free consultation. Let us work to help you get maximum compensation in the least amount of time.

Beware of Sleeper Injuries

by Cary Graham | 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.