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We Help Dog Bite Victims Get the Money They Deserve

by Staff Blogger | December 9th, 2019

Dogs are beloved members of the family in many households. And while most dogs are docile, kind, and loving animals, some can bite—even without provocation or a history of aggression. Because of that possibility, dog owners are required to keep their pets leashed while in public or enclosed when on private property. When they fail to do so and their dogs bite, attack, or injure others, they can be held liable for victims’ expenses.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Virginia dog bite attorneys know that dog bite victims are often reluctant to pursue compensation for their bite-related expenses. Despite the fact that dog bites can result in serious injuries and even disability, they may not want to file claims, especially if the owners of the dogs who bit them are friends, family members, or neighbors.

However, it’s important to note that pursuing compensation typically doesn’t mean putting an undue financial burden on the dog owner. Instead, the money is often paid from their insurance policy. In addition, you shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket for an injury that wasn’t your fault, and the costs associated with dog bites can be enormous—especially if yours makes it difficult or impossible to work.

You’ve already suffered enough dealing with the pain, shock, and potential disability of the dog bite. Let us help you get financial compensation for what you’ve been through. Contact us today for a free consultation.

3 Types of Compensation You Can Get After an Auto Accident

by Staff Blogger | December 2nd, 2019

If you have ever been involved in a car accident, you know how painful and traumatic they can be. But for many people, the pain and stress pale in comparison to the lasting effects car accidents can have on their family’s finances. Because auto accidents often cause victims to be unable to work and require expensive medical treatment, they can quickly deplete savings, max out credit cards, and leave families in debt.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Virginia car accident lawyers can’t undo the crash, but we can help undo some of the financial burden you’re facing. When you contact us, we’ll work hard to help you get compensation for:

  1. Medical bills—You may need treatments in the immediate future and for months or even years to come. Treatments can include everything from surgeries and prescription medications to physical rehabilitation and specialist visits. We’ll fight to get you paid for these costs.
  2. Lost wages—Auto accident injuries can be both painful and disabling. When you’re dealing with chronic pain or reduced mobility, you may be unable to work—and that means no paychecks. Our team will work hard to get you money to replace your lost wages.
  3. Pain and suffering—Auto accidents can cause victims to suffer a variety of mental and emotional pain. You may develop symptoms of depression, anxiety, or even post-traumatic stress disorder. If the crash affected your life, you deserve to be compensated for it.

Don’t miss out on the money you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Get Experienced Legal Representation for Your Brain Injury

by Staff Blogger | November 25th, 2019

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can occur as a result of auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, personal injuries, and more. People who suffer TBIs experience a wide range of harmful effects. Some victims may experience only minor symptoms, while others may become severely disabled and unable to live independently.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk brain injury attorneys have seen the devastation that TBIs cause both victims and their loved ones. They’re especially damaging to victims and their families when they affect the primary income-earners in the household, as TBIs often make it difficult or impossible to work and earn a living. That can leave their family members in a financial bind—especially when they’re trying to pay expensive medical bills.

Getting full compensation for TBIs is difficult. That’s because the costs of TBIs are often difficult to calculate, as the effects are lifelong. In addition to being unable to work, victims also may require intensive medical care for the rest of their lives. Getting a single payment for initial costs may help in the short term, but in the long term, victims and their families deserve much larger settlements for what they’ve already gone through and what’s to come.

Because TBI claims are often bigger than other types of injury claims, insurance companies are reluctant to pay out to victims and their families. That’s where we come in. We believe that injured victims shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket for their own expenses, especially when others are at fault for their injuries. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can assist you or your loved one with your TBI-related expenses.

Don’t Be Denied the Workers’ Compensation Benefits You Deserve

by Staff Blogger | November 18th, 2019

Due to the devastating effects that on-the-job injuries can have on workers and their families, almost all employers in Virginia are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. The coverage is designed to compensate employees who get hurt or become ill while on the job and can no longer work for long periods of time, making them unable to earn paychecks.

Despite employers carrying this insurance, they’re often reluctant to pay victims the money they’re owed after injury or illness-causing incidents at work. In addition, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission (VWCC) has strict criteria for approving claims, and many first-time applicants are denied—even when they have valid claims and plenty of evidence.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk workers’ compensation lawyers know that the process often seems unfair and arbitrary. The VWCC will deny claims for minor reasons, including missing paperwork, late submissions, incomplete forms, and more. Because the process requires so much paperwork and back and forth with the VWCC, it’s easy for first-time applicants to miss a step or overlook something that could cost them their benefits.

When you call our legal team, we’ll work hard to ensure that your claim is built for success. We’ve assisted many other injured workers with their workers’ compensation claims, and we know what it takes to win. Don’t risk your income and your family’s wellbeing by going it alone. Get our experienced law firm on your side, and let us fight for your rights to the money you deserve. Contact us today.

Get a Lawyer If You or Your Baby Were Hurt Before, During, or After Delivery

by Staff Blogger | November 11th, 2019

Many complications can arise during pregnancy, during delivery, and in the initial period after a baby is born. It’s up to doctors, midwives, and other medical personnel to prevent those complications from occurring, or detect and treat them immediately. When healthcare professionals fail to take the necessary steps to prevent or reduce harm to pregnant mothers and their children, they can be held liable for birth injuries.

Mistakes during prenatal checks up, in the delivery room, and during the post-birth care process can occur because healthcare professionals are:

  • Poorly trained
  • Overworked and fatigued
  • Lacking proper communication plans and protocols
  • Careless

Many pregnancy-related complications can be effectively prevented, treated, or mitigated by healthcare professionals who are attentive and proactive, but not all women receive the level of care they deserve. At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we’ve helped many women who suffered harm—or whose children suffered harm—because of negligent medical professionals.

There are many birth defects and birth injuries that can occur to both women and children due to negligent doctors, midwives, and other hospital staff, including:

  • Fractured bones
  • Uterine injuries
  • Bruising and scarring
  • Facial paralysis
  • Brachial plexus
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Severe bleeding

If you or your child were injured at any point during or after your pregnancy by a team of medical professionals that you thought you could trust, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact our Norfolk birth injury lawyers today to find out how we can help you.

Don’t Miss Out on Compensation After a Bicycle Accident

by Staff Blogger | November 4th, 2019

Except for certain highways and interstates, bicyclists are welcome on roadways throughout Virginia and the U.S. When bicyclists ride near motorized vehicles, they’re granted the same rights as drivers and must follow the same rules of the road, including observing speed limits, coming to a complete stop at stop signs and red lights, and not holding up traffic.

However, some bicyclists are reluctant to pursue compensation after traffic accidents—even when the accidents weren’t their fault. Just as drivers of passenger vehicles are allowed to file compensation claims after crashes, so too are bicyclists. In fact, the injuries that bicyclists can suffer are often more severe than the injuries sustained by drivers and passengers in cars, trucks, and SUVs, as bicyclists have no built-in protection for riders.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk bicycle accident attorneys want to help injured bicyclists get maximum compensation for their injuries and injury-related expenses, including their medical bills, their lost wages, and their pain and suffering. If you were recently hurt in a bicycle accident that wasn’t your fault, don’t miss out on your chance to get compensation. You need experienced legal help on your side right now, and we’re here to represent you.

Our legal team knows that bicyclists aren’t always treated fairly by insurance companies, even when accidents weren’t their fault. It’s our goal to make sure your voice is heard and your post-accident needs are addressed. Contact us today for a free consultation.

We Hold Negligent Product Manufacturers Accountable

by Staff Blogger | October 28th, 2019

When you purchase or use a product, whether it’s a household product or a medical device, you expect it to be safe and to work as intended. After all, the U.S. has many regulatory agencies that are supposed to thoroughly test and review all new products. However, some product manufacturers put dangerous products on the market by hiding product defects or publishing misleading information concerning their product safety testing.

There are a wide range of defective products that can be harmful to consumers. Common everyday products that are potentially dangerous in 2019 include e-cigarettes, which can catch fire or explode, and Roundup® weed killer, which is linked to cancer. Certain medical products can also be extremely dangerous. Joint replacements can break down inside the body, causing severe inflammation and bleeding, while defective pacemakers and IVC filters can cause potentially fatal complications.

Product manufacturers are often billion-dollar corporations, and that can make victims hesitant to file claims or pursue compensation. But at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we aren’t afraid of standing up to these big companies. Regardless of their size, negligent companies that put their customers’ health and even lives at risk should be held liable for the damages they cause.

If you or someone you love was harmed by a defective product, whether it was a household item or a medical implant, you need experienced legal representation on your side. Contact our Norfolk defective product lawyers today for a free consultation. We know what you’re going through, and we want to help.

What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?

by Staff Blogger | October 21st, 2019

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we’re here to help people who are suffering after the negligence of others causes serious accidents and injuries. Although most of our work involves directly helping victims, sometimes accidents are serious enough to be fatal. And when that happens, our attention turns to helping the surviving loved ones via wrongful death claims.

Just as injured victims can file compensation claims after auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, and other types of accidents, the surviving family members of people who died due to other people’s and parties’ negligence can also file compensation claims. People who file wrongful death claims may be eligible to receive a variety of compensation, including money for medical bills, lost wages, lost consortium, funeral expenses, and more.

Wrongful death claims are often complex, and more than one party may be at fault depending on the cause of death. That’s why it’s important for surviving family members to get an experienced Norfolk wrongful death lawyer on their side as soon as possible. Wrongful death claims require plenty of evidence, and evidence can quickly disappear in a matter of weeks or even days.

If you lost a loved one in an accident that wasn’t their fault, you shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket for any incurred expenses or deal with lost income for years to come. We believe that you should be fairly compensated for what you’ve gone through, and we’re here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Isn’t Always Obvious

by Staff Blogger | October 14th, 2019

If your loved one lives in a nursing home, you may worry about their health, well-being, and happiness. Most nursing homes provide excellent care to residents, but others are primarily concerned with profit—not resident satisfaction. Those nursing homes are more likely to understaff or hire underqualified employees, and when caregivers are inexperienced or spread too thin, residents are more likely to be abused or neglected.

Some signs of abuse and neglect are obvious. Residents who are physically abused may develop cuts, scrapes, bruises, and even broken bones. Neglected residents may lose weight, become dehydrated, or suddenly develop new health problems or a worsening of existing health problems. However, other types of mistreatment are difficult to detect.

Mental abuse can occur for years without family members realizing it. When residents are humiliated, insulted, shouted at, or intimidated, they may become withdrawn, anxious, depressed, and fearful. In some cases, they may be threatened into silence, causing them to become too afraid to tell their loved ones and other staff members about the abuse.

Financial abuse may also occur over a long period of time without detection. Staff members may steal residents’ personal possessions, coerce them into giving them money and other assets, or even make fraudulent changes to major financial documents, including property deeds, vehicle titles, and living wills.

It’s important to be on the lookout for less obvious types of abuse and neglect and to be ready to act if you suspect they’re occurring. The Virginia nursing home abuse lawyers at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers have helped many families dealing with nursing home mistreatment, and we know how to build claims that get results. Contact us today.

Worried You May Be Partially at Fault after a Crash? Get a Lawyer Today.

by Staff Blogger | October 7th, 2019

Virginia is a contributory negligence state. That means that injured victims often have a difficult time filing compensation claims after getting hurt in accidents that may be partially their fault. Because of this law, insurance companies can often reduce or dismiss claims outright when there’s any evidence that suggests claimants are even slightly at fault.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Virginia auto accident attorneys know how frustrating this experience can be for injured victims like you. It’s especially important to be aware of this potential pitfall to receiving compensation in the immediate aftermath of your crash. That’s because you may be contacted by the insurance company, and if you provide a statement that indicates liability—even if facts later prove you didn’t contribute to the crash—you may be unable to pursue compensation.

The sooner you contact a lawyer after your auto accident, the better. In addition to helping establish the facts of the crash, we can also protect you from the insurance company and its team of adjusters who want to pay you as little as possible. That means you won’t have to worry about accidentally providing a statement that can jeopardize your claim at any point, as the insurance company will have to direct all communication to you through us first.

Don’t risk getting caught up in the blame game or missing your chance to get compensation. Virginia’s statute of limitations is just two years, and it expires faster than you think. Contact us today for a free consultation.