Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers Blog

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.

Wrongful Death? Don’t Face the Future Alone

by Cary Graham | March 6th, 2017

Anger. Confusion. Sadness. If you’ve had someone tragically taken from you, those are just a few of the many emotions you’re cycling through. The death of a loved one is hard, no matter the circumstances. When his or her death could have been avoided or was caused by someone else’s negligence, it’s natural to feel angry. After all, you’ve lost more than a companion; you’ve lost the potential that loved one had for the future. Now that he or she is gone, you’re left to face the future alone.

That future is going to look quite different than it would have if the careless individual or company hadn’t caused your loved one’s death. Everything that took two before must be done with only one. That’s a sad reality to contemplate, especially when you consider the financial implications. The wrongful death attorneys at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers know what you’re going through, and they’d like to help.

If you’ve lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, give us a call immediately for a free consultation. We know your rights. We know what you’ve lost. And we’re ready to fight for your family’s future. Our investigative team will investigate the true cause of your loved one’s death and hold the responsible party accountable. Your family’s future may be determined by what you do next. Take the right first step and give us a call. We’re ready to help.

The Financial Consequences of a Birth Injury

by Cary Graham | February 27th, 2017

Certain life experiences stick out in our minds more than others, such as the day you met your spouse—or the day your child was born. Unfortunately for some Norfolk families, the memory of their child’s birth can be more painful than joyful. There’s no way to describe here the devastation associated with discovering that your child has suffered a birth injury. You’re left with many more questions than answers, and the medical staff simply can’t answer them all.

Along with the medical implications come substantial financial complications. That’s why you should call an experienced Norfolk birth injury lawyer to help you navigate the financial concerns that at this point are unavoidable. Your child deserves to have the best possible life, which requires the best medical treatment. That treatment could end up costing your family hundreds of thousands of dollars over the next several years, and we don’t believe you should have to pay it.

If your child suffered a birth injury, give us a call today for a free consultation. An experienced birth injury lawyer can investigate the circumstances that led up to your child’s injury and fight to get your family the maximum amount of compensation. Your child deserves the best, and that’s exactly what we plan to put into your case: our best. Contact us today.

Norfolk Consumers Deserve Better

by Cary Graham | February 20th, 2017

We’re only a couple months into 2017 and already there have been a number of new defective products released on the market. That’s no surprise. Every year, manufacturers skip or skim over important safety testing in an effort to get their products on store shelves as quickly as possible. That often leads to products shipping with significant and even life-threatening defects the manufacturer may or may not know about. And unfortunately, it’s the consumer who pays the price.

At Lowell Stanley, we help the victims of defective products get the compensation they deserve for their injuries. If you’ve been injured or suffered harm from any of the below products or conditions, contact us immediately:

Contact our experienced Norfolk defective product attorneys today for your free, no obligation consultation. We’re ready to hold the manufacturer accountable for what you’ve been through. You could be eligible to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Don’t wait to get the legal help you need. Contact us right now.

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.

Compensation for Norfolk Medical Malpractice Victims

by Cary Graham | February 6th, 2017

Medical malpractice is a real problem in the U.S. Thousands of medical negligence claims are reported every year, many of which result in settlements or verdicts benefiting the victims. In a perfect world, the threat of being seriously impacted by a medical professional’s negligence would no longer happen, but that’s just not reality. Medical professionals make mistakes, and the patient is always the one who suffers.

Even if you have irrefutable proof that you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, it can be difficult to get the money you deserve for your injuries. The hospital you would be filing a claim against has teams of lawyers looking out for their best interests in such matters. They know how to minimize or completely eliminate threats that could impact their bottom line, and that includes your injury claim.

That’s why it’s so important that you get an experienced legal team working on your behalf as soon as possible. Without an experienced medical malpractice firm by your side, you’re going into a fight you probably can’t win. Call a Norfolk medical malpractice attorney today for a free consultation. We know what you’ve been through. We know what you deserve as a result. And we’ll do everything within our power to make sure you get every dollar.

If you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, the legal help you need is just a phone call away. Contact us today.

The Workers’ Comp Benefits You Deserve

by Cary Graham | January 30th, 2017

Workers’ compensation insurance is a great system in theory. It’s a way for business owners to minimize their liability and ensure their workers are covered in the event of an on-the-job injury. Unfortunately, theory and reality don’t always align. How it actually works out for the accident victim, in our experience, is that worker’s compensation covers a fraction of the overall cost of their accident, leaving the injured worker and his or her family holding the bills.

That’s why calling a workers’ compensation attorney at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers is always the right first step following a workplace accident. We know what your injury claim is truly worth and will put the full weight of our legal experience behind getting you that amount. That includes money for lost wages, all of your medical expenses, and extended benefits if you injury resulted in a disability. In addition, we may be able to secure the following under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act:

  • Lifetime medical benefits
  • Permanent partial impairment
  • Death benefits
  • Cost of living expenses
  • Vocational rehabilitation

If you’ve been injured on the job, call an experienced Norfolk workers’ comp attorney today for a free evaluation of your claim. You have a right to maximum benefits for your injuries, and we’ll ready to fight to get you nothing less. Don’t try to take on the insurance company alone. Contact our firm today.

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.

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.