Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers Blog

Injured in an Auto Accident? Get a Lawyer to Level the Playing Field.

by Staff Blogger | December 3rd, 2018

Although they spend millions of dollars annually convincing people they focus on protecting policyholders via commercials and other advertisements, auto insurance companies aren’t working in anyone’s best interests except for their own. That’s even true when they find out that innocent people were hurt in car crashes caused by negligent drivers.

Insurance companies have perfected the art of reducing or denying valid claims from real victims who need money to pay for their medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses. Unfortunately, many victims are unprepared for the realities of filing injury claims and the runarounds that insurance companies often give them. Many insurers count on victims either accepting lowball settlements or becoming discouraged and giving up altogether.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk auto accident attorneys know that victims like you are often at a disadvantage against insurance companies when they pursue compensation after crashes. That’s because insurance companies have well-defined procedures and tactics for paying as little as possible, while you may be navigating the personal injury claim process for the very first time.

Don’t go it alone. Get an experienced law firm on your side to get the peace of mind and improved chances of receiving maximum compensation that you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation to find out how we can put our years of experience and track record of success to work for your family.

Hurt Because of Someone Else’s Negligence? A Lawyer Can Help.

by Staff Blogger | November 26th, 2018

Whether you were hurt in an auto accident, by a defective product, or because of a negligent healthcare provider, you have the right to pursue compensation for your losses. That includes expenses such as medical bills, lost wages, and even pain and suffering.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk personal injury attorneys help victims who have been harmed in a variety of situations and by a variety of individuals and parties. Our law firm has many years of experience assisting people just like you, and we know what it takes to win.

When you contact us:

  • We’ll help prove who was at fault—Insurance companies are often skeptical of injury claims, and they frequently cast doubt on the innocence of victims. Our attorneys know how to collect and present evidence that makes a compelling case for the origin of your injuries.
  • We’ll negotiate to get you maximum compensation—Even when insurance companies agree that victims weren’t responsible for their own injuries, they still may refuse to pay settlements or they may offer only lowball settlements. We’ll calculate how much you’re owed for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses, and we’ll fight to help you get it.

Trying to get compensation on your own after an injury or illness that wasn’t your fault can be difficult. It requires extensive knowledge of the legal system and how insurance companies view claims—and we have both. Call us today for a free consultation.

Getting Approved for Workers’ Compensation Benefits Can Be Difficult

by Staff Blogger | November 19th, 2018

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission is the state regulatory body in charge of approving and administering benefits to people who get hurt or sick on the job and can’t go back to work. Employees whose health prevents them from working often need these benefits to pay for their living expenses, yet the approval process can be difficult.

In addition to the commission’s strict standards for approving claims, many workers dealing with injuries or illnesses also find that their employers are either unhelpful or even actively working against them in their pursuit of benefits. That’s because almost all employers in Virginia are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, and every claim they receive can cause their fees to increase.

An experienced Virginia workers’ compensation lawyer on your side can make the workers’ compensation claims process easier for you. With the attorneys at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers working on your behalf, you won’t have to worry about paperwork errors or oversights jeopardizing your approval. Instead, you’ll be able to focus on your recovery while we take care of the claim. In addition, we also know the criteria the commission uses to approve or reject claims, and that means you’ll stay one step ahead.

Don’t leave the benefits you deserve unclaimed, and don’t accept a low chance of approval after you were injured or developed an illness on the job. Call us today for a free consultation.

3 Steps to Take After an Auto Accident

by Staff Blogger | November 12th, 2018

Auto accidents can be overwhelming, traumatic, and painful. Many victims suffer injuries that require immediate and prolonged medical care, and they may be too disabled to return to work for months or even years.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk car accident lawyers have helped many people just like you after crashes that weren’t their fault. In our years of experience, we’ve found that the minutes, hours, and days after accidents are vital for victims for both their physical and financial recoveries.

Taking the following three steps after your accident can help you protect your health and your rights to compensation:

  1. Call 911—Calling 911 accomplishes two important things: it dispatches a police officer who will file an official police report of the crash, and it dispatches emergency responders who can treat you and other victims and transport you to the hospital.
  2. Get medical attention—It’s important to see a doctor or go to the hospital after a crash, even if you don’t think you were seriously injured or you were already treated by emergency responders. Getting treated at a clinic or hospital creates a record of your injuries and helps rule out dangerous complications.
  3. Contact a lawyer—The insurance company doesn’t want to pay you the money you deserve, and the longer you wait to get a lawyer, the bigger of an advantage they will have. Evidence can disappear, statutes of limitations can expire, and the insurance company will grow more skeptical of your claim the longer you wait to file a claim with a lawyer at your side.

Call today for a free consultation—we’re ready to help.

We Hold Negligent Healthcare Providers Responsible for Birth Injuries

by Staff Blogger | November 5th, 2018

Because of advances in medical knowledge and technology, childbirth is significantly safer today than it has ever been. But mothers and their babies can face serious harm when healthcare providers are careless before, during, and after delivery.

The Norfolk birth injury attorneys at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers want to help protect the rights of mothers, children, and families whose lives were devastated due to negligent doctors, surgeons, and other medical professionals.

Common injuries associated with negligent care during delivery include cerebral palsy, Erb’s Palsy, and uterine rupture. Victims may need emergency medical attention, including surgeries and prolonged stays in the hospital. Childbirth is already expensive, and the added costs associated with birth injuries can be too much for many families to bear.

Our legal team is dedicated to helping women and their loved ones get the money they deserve after negligence-related birth injuries. If you or someone you love was injured during childbirth, we’re here to help. It’s important to get legal representation as soon as possible, as evidence can disappear and statutes of limitations can expire. We’re ready to put our knowledge and experience to work for you. Call today for a free consultation.

Brain Injury Victims and Their Families Deserve Compensation

by Staff Blogger | October 29th, 2018

When people suffer head trauma, whether it’s due to accidents, illnesses, or even violence, there’s a chance that they will experience traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). TBIs can range in severity from minor concussions to severe and life-threatening bleeding and swelling. All TBIs have the potential to cause victims to experience lifelong side effects and complications, and the more severe the TBIs are, the more victims may suffer in the years to come.

The Norfolk brain injury attorneys at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers have seen firsthand how brain injuries can affect victims and their loved ones. Primary income earners may be left unable to work or even care for themselves independently after brain injuries, putting their families in difficult positions. In addition to being unable to work, victims frequently need constant and intensive medical care, which may be too much for their families to afford.

That’s why our legal team believes that brain injury victims deserve maximum compensation. If you or someone you love suffered a TBI, you can count on our legal team to fight for your rights to get the money you deserve. You shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket for an injury that wasn’t your fault, and you shouldn’t have to fear whether you’ll be able to pay for the medical care you or your family member needs.

Don’t suffer alone, and don’t let the insurance company persuade you into accepting a small settlement or losing out on your chance to get compensation. Call us today for a free consultation to find out how we can put our experience to work for you.

Are You a Victim of Medical Malpractice?

by Staff Blogger | October 22nd, 2018

Medical malpractice is something most healthcare providers and facilities are concerned about. It’s also a scary thought for patients. When you go to a doctor, surgeon, or other medical professional, you expect to get treatment that’s safe, effective, and appropriate for your condition. But that doesn’t always happen, and patients can suffer serious and even life-threatening complications due to their providers’ negligence.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk medical malpractice lawyers believe that people who were hurt by healthcare professionals deserve to have their voices heard and a chance to pursue compensation. Medical malpractice can result in huge medical bills for patients, and they often suffer debilitating health effects that can result in long-term disability. That means they and their loved ones aren’t getting the paychecks they depend on for everyday living expenses.

However, proving medical malpractice can be difficult. Suffering from a bad outcome after a doctor’s visit, surgical treatment, or other procedure doesn’t always mean that medical malpractice occurred. In addition, medical malpractice can often occur without patients being aware that it happened. Because medical malpractice is so poorly understood and so difficult to prove, it’s vital to have an experienced legal team on your side if you suspect you or someone you love is a victim.

Our attorneys aren’t afraid to stand up to big hospitals and their insurance providers when it comes to getting compensation for our clients. Get the legal representation you and your loved ones deserve—call us today for a free consultation.

We Don’t Let Pharmaceutical Companies Get Away with Selling Dangerous Drugs

by Staff Blogger | October 15th, 2018

When you go to the doctor and get a prescription for a new medication, you expect it to help manage your symptoms or begin treating your underlying illness. But for countless Americans, taking a new prescription drug is the beginning of a devastating journey of side effects, complications, and life-threatening drug-related injuries.

The Norfolk drug injury attorneys at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers know how devastating it can be for victims and their families to be hopeful about the impact of a new medication, only to find out it should never have been on the market in the first place. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is tasked with making sure medications available in pharmacies, doctor’s offices, and hospitals are safe, but drug manufacturers don’t always provide it with accurate information.

Developing a new drug can cost pharmaceutical companies billions of dollars, and they’ll do everything they can to make sure their investments are recouped. That means they may hide potential side effects and adverse reactions, leaving doctors—and even the FDA—in the dark about the dangers lurking in their products. But months, years, or even decades later, patients may begin to exhibit serious complications that can put their lives at risk.

If you or someone you love was hurt by a dangerous medication, you deserve experienced and dedicated legal representation on your side. Drug companies and their insurance providers play hardball when it comes to paying damages to victims, but we aren’t afraid to fight. Call today for a free consultation to find out how we can help.

Dog Bites Can Cause Disabling and Even Life-Threatening Injuries

by Staff Blogger | October 8th, 2018

Were you or someone you love bitten by a dog? If so, you may be suffering from injuries that can affect you for the rest of your life. At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk dog bite attorneys believe that people who are hurt because of negligence dog owners deserve to be compensated for their injuries and the complications associated with them.

We know that many dog bite victims are reluctant to file claims against dog owners—even when those owners failed to leash or enclose their pets. But no matter how friendly or docile dogs act around their owners or others, all dogs have the potential to suddenly lash out aggressively and bite. That’s why local ordinances in Norfolk and throughout Virginia require that dogs be restrained and not allowed to freely roam or approach other people.

In our years of assisting dog bite victims, we’ve found that the consequences of dog bites can be profound and even fatal in some cases. That’s because dog bites can cause a variety of complications, including:

  • Nerve damage—Dogs have sharp teeth that are capable of tearing skin, muscle, tissue, and ligaments. That can result in serious damage and even disability, especially when the bite affects nerves. Victims may require surgery after bites, and they may never regain full function or feeling in the affected areas.
  • Infection—Dogs’ mouths are full of bacteria. When they bite, their sharp teeth can plunge millions of microbes deep into tissue and the bloodstreams of victims. Infections resulting from dog bites often start out localized to the bite area, but they can quickly spread throughout the body, putting victims’ lives at risk.

Get the legal representation you deserve after a dog bite. Call us today for a free consultation.

You Have Rights After a Bicycle Accident Injury

by Staff Blogger | October 1st, 2018

More and more people throughout Norfolk are using bicycles to get around town and to commute to work. They’re eco-friendly, cost almost nothing to use, and are a great way to get exercise. But they also pose dangers that aren’t as prominent when you’re traveling in an enclosed vehicle.

When you enter a public roadway on a bicycle, you’re required to follow the same traffic laws and regulations as everyone else. That means stopping at stop signs and red lights, maintaining a safe speed, and not riding while impaired or intoxicated.

But those requirements also mean you get the same rights as other motorists. And those rights apply in the aftermath of an accident—especially if the person who caused it was negligent. Don’t let the insurance company intimidate you or convince you that you don’t have a claim just because you were riding a bicycle at the time of the accident.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk bicycle accident lawyers know that bicyclists aren’t always treated fairly or given the respect and attention they deserve. We’re dedicated to standing up for the rights of bicyclists who were hurt through no fault of their own. Because bicyclists are often protected only by helmets, they frequently suffer serious injuries that require extensive medical care. To make matters worse, they’re also often too hurt to go back to work—and that means weeks or even months of lost wages.

If you or someone you love were hurt in a bicycle accident, we want to help you get the compensation you need to move forward with your life. Call us today for a free consultation.