Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers Blog

Injured Because of Someone Else’s Negligence? You Need a Lawyer.

by Staff Blogger | February 17th, 2020

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we assist people who were injured in auto accidents, truck accidents, work accidents, medical malpractice scenarios, and more. While our practice areas cover a wide swath of the most common types of injuries, we know that not all injuries are easily categorized. In addition, many victims are unsure of the type of injury or illness they suffered, and that can make them hesitant to pursue compensation.

We believe that innocent victims should never pay out of pocket when their accident-related expenses were caused by careless people or parties. That’s why we’re always available to hear stories from people throughout Virginia who have been injured in accidents or unforeseen events. Our consultations are always free, and we don’t get paid unless we recover compensation for our clients.

Our office is located in Norfolk, but our Virginia personal injury lawyers are available to help innocent victims throughout the state, including residents of Chesapeake, Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, and more. Our team is ready to take phone calls 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. We also have a team of operators on our website who are ready to assist you with your questions and concerns.

Don’t let an injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence slide. You may be facing a future filled with expensive medical bills and weeks, months, or years off the job. That can make it difficult to stay on top of your family’s living expenses, but we’re here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Why Traumatic Brain Injury Victims Deserve Compensation

by Staff Blogger | February 10th, 2020

Many types of injuries can result in long-term or even permanent disability. But few have the ability to change victims’ lives and the lives of their loved ones the same way that traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) do.  People who suffer from TBIs can experience a wide range of complications, including personality changes, impaired cognition, reduced motor skills, and even loss of independence.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Virginia brain injury attorneys believe that TBIs caused by others’ negligence are unacceptable. Whether they’re the result of auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, or even medical mistakes, preventable TBIs often cause a lifetime of suffering and lost potential. That’s why we believe victims and their loved ones deserve maximum compensation.

However, it’s important to note that insurance companies rarely award injury victims the full amounts they deserve. When they actually agree to pay settlements, they usually look to pay only a percentage of victims’ current medical bills—not the expenses they’ll incur years in the future due to their injuries. The same is true for TBIs, the costs of which can be astronomical when viewed over the course of a lifetime.

If you or someone you love suffered a TBI that resulted in big medical bills and affected your ability to work, we want to help you get the compensation you’re owed. You’ve gone through a serious, life-changing injury, and you deserve money for your injury-related expenses. Contact us today for a free consultation. We have decades of experience fighting for innocent victims, and we want to help you, too.

Trust Your Wrongful Death Claim with Our Experienced Law Firm

by Staff Blogger | February 3rd, 2020

If your loved one recently died due to the negligence of another person, party, or corporation, the last thing you need is to deal with is an uncooperative insurance company. The grieving process is long and one of the most difficult things you’ll ever experience. But at the same time, you deserve compensation for what you’ve been through. Getting the money you deserve while taking the time you need to move on with your life often means contacting an attorney.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk wrongful death lawyers are here to help you through this difficult process. We know that you need plenty of time to mourn your loss and honor your loved one’s memory, but you also need money as soon as possible. That’s especially true if the deceased was a primary income-earner in your household. When we take on your claim, we’ll handle all of the time-consuming and sensitive tasks, such as collecting evidence, proving your loved one wasn’t at fault, and handling communication with the insurance company.

Then, we’ll calculate exactly how much money your family deserves for what you’ve gone through. We’ll consider everything from lost wages and funeral costs to outstanding medical bills and loss of companionship. Getting compensation for our clients after serious injuries is a major priority, but we firmly believe that surviving family members deserve maximum damages for what they’ve been through. That’s why we take on such claims aggressively but also sensitively to ensure our clients get the kind, welcoming, and gentle treatment they deserve.

Contact us today for a free consultation to find out how we can help.

How You Can Strengthen Your Claim after a Crash

by Staff Blogger | January 27th, 2020

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, it’s our job to do the heavy lifting after an accident. We’re here to collect evidence that proves you weren’t at fault. Then, we determine how much money the insurance company owes you for your medical bills and lost wages. We also handle all communication and negotiation with the insurance company.

However, that doesn’t mean you have to be passive during the recovery process.

How to Strengthen Your Claim After a Crash

There are a few things you can do to strengthen your claim after a crash and assist us while we work to get you paid. They include:

  • Stay off social media—Insurance adjusters will do anything to pay victims as little as possible. Sometimes, that means using their posts, tweets, and pictures against them. Don’t risk it—stay off social media until your claim settles.
  • Go to your doctor’s appointments—You suffered a serious injury and you need compensation for what you’ve gone through. But if you don’t regularly make your doctor’s appointments and follow their orders, the insurance company might think you aren’t hurt as bad as you claim.
  • Always tell the truth—Another tactic adjusters use is finding conflicting statements made by victims. If you’re truthful about the severity of your injuries throughout your recovery, you won’t give them ammo to use against you.

Seek Legal Help to Get the Most Out of Your Claim

The best way to strengthen a claim after a crash is by hiring a law firm that knows these types of case. Your attorney will immediately get to work on your case to make sure you’re given the payment you deserve.

Our Virginia auto accident attorneys are here to fight for your rights to compensation and to help you make the right decisions after the crash. Don’t trust just any law firm to get it done. Contact us today, and let us put our years of experience to work for you.

We Hold Negligent Pharmaceutical Companies Liable for Injuries

by Staff Blogger | January 20th, 2020

When we talk about negligent pharmaceutical companies, what exactly are we referring to? To better understand the role that drug companies play in our lives, consider how heavily we depend on medications.

Medications have the power to cure diseases, treat serious illnesses, reduce symptoms, and extend lifespans for people with incurable and debilitating conditions. The pharmaceutical industry plays a huge role in improving the health and lives of millions of Americans, but the creation of new drugs requires enormous investments that those companies are often desperate to recoup.

When Negligent Pharmaceutical Companies Get It Wrong

Because the research, development, and marketing costs of a medication can reach billions of dollars, drug companies are often under significant pressure to ensure that their newly developed medications are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and stocked on pharmacy shelves as quickly as possible. Sometimes, that pressure is so great that drug companies may hide potential side effects and complications from the FDA, doctors, pharmacists, and patients themselves.

When drug companies value their profits over the safety of consumers, they can put millions of people at risk of severe complications that can be disabling and even life-threatening. When that happens, the Virginia drug injury attorneys at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers are here to hold them accountable. We aren’t afraid to go toe-to-toe with negligent pharmaceutical companies. In some cases, that means taking them to court.

Let Us Hold Negligent Pharmaceutical Companies Accountable

The costs of a drug injury can be significant. Many victims may require hospitalization and even surgery to repair injuries and damage they’ve suffered. Their overall health may worsen. This could lengthen recovery periods unnecessarily, putting them out of work for even longer. If you or someone you love was harmed by a defective drug, give us a call. We want to help you get every penny you deserve by holding negligent pharmaceutical companies accountable. Call or contact us online today.

Bicycle Accident Injuries Are Serious, Painful, and Disabling

by Staff Blogger | January 13th, 2020

When it comes to getting exercise, enjoying the outdoors, and doing your part to protect the environment, there’s no better way to commute than riding your bicycle. However, biking to school, work, or around town has a major downside: the risk of suffering a serious injury. Even when bike lanes are available, bicyclists still face dangers on Virginia’s roadways, especially when other drivers aren’t paying attention.

In 2018, 857 bicyclists were killed in crashes in the U.S. To reduce the number of crashes involving cyclists, we must raise awareness of the problem and identify how injuries happen.

Bicycles have no built-in safety features, which means riders must take necessary steps to protect themselves, such as wearing helmets and brightly colored clothing. But when accidents do occur, bicyclists are at an extreme risk of suffering serious injuries, such as:

  • Head injuries—Bicyclists should never leave home without wearing helmets. Wearing a helmet can be the difference between life and death in bicycle accidents. However, bicycle helmets can only absorb so much energy during crashes, and riders may still be at risk of traumatic brain injuries.
  • Road rash—When bicyclists are thrown from their bikes and land on pavement or asphalt, they may suffer serious injuries to their skin, which can result in excessive bleeding and infection.
  • Broken bones—Both high-speed and low-speed bicycle accidents can put riders at risk of broken bones. For example, when riders place their hands in front of themselves to catch their falls, they may suffer broken fingers, hands, wrists or arms.

As a bicyclist, you have rights, and that includes pursuing compensation when someone else’s mistakes cause your injuries. If you aren’t sure whether you want to take legal action, simply give us a call to explore your legal options. Contact the Norfolk bicycle accidents lawyers at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation.

Hurt by a Defective Product? We’ve Got Your Back.

by Staff Blogger | January 6th, 2020

All types of products sold in the U.S., including consumer, industrial, and medical-grade products, are supposed to be tested and proven safe for their intended uses. But because the testing process is lengthy and expensive—and because manufacturers may want to hide certain design flaws and risks—some products that pose serious threats to the people who use them still end up on the market.

Suffering an injury due to a defective product can result in serious complications and consequences, including expensive medical bills and weeks, months, or even years out of work. Because product manufacturers are typically multi-billion-dollar companies, many victims are reluctant to file compensation claims. After all, how are individual people and families supposed to stand up against huge, publicly traded companies?

Thankfully, the legal system makes it possible for victims to be heard when others—including big companies—fail to uphold their duties and responsibilities. And at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Virginia defective product attorneys know what it takes to go toe-to-toe with product manufacturers both in the compensation claim process and in the courtroom.

Whether you were injured by a dangerous weed killer, a defective medical device that was implanted in your body, a flawed military earplug, or any other type of harmful product, we want to help. We’ve helped many other victims just like you get compensation for injuries, medical expenses, and lost wages due to defective product injuries, and we want to help you, too. Contact us today for a free consultation.

We Stand Up for Abused and Neglected Nursing Home Residents

by Staff Blogger | December 30th, 2019

Due to America’s aging population, nursing homes are big business, and they’re only going to become more in-demand and plentiful throughout the country, including Virginia, in the coming decades. And while most nursing homes provide residents with the care, respect, and attention they deserve, some are more focused on making money than making sure their residents are taken care of.

When nursing home owners and administrators understaff or hire employees who aren’t properly trained or educated, residents may be more likely to be abused or neglected. The signs of abuse and neglect aren’t always easy to spot, and residents may be mistreated for months or even years before anyone notices—especially if they’re too afraid to speak out.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we believe that nursing home residents deserve to be treated in accordance to the state’s Nursing Home Bill of Rights. It guarantees that residents should be free to voice complaints and concerns, free from mental and physical abuse, and free to possess personal items, among many other rights. When those rights are violated, residents and their families should have recourse, including filing compensation claims.

Our Virginia nursing home abuse lawyers have helped many mistreated nursing home residents and their loved ones get damages for the indignities they suffered at the hands of profit-driven nursing homes, and if you suspect your loved one has been abused or neglected, we may be able to help you too. Contact us today for a free consultation.

3 Common Injuries Associated with Motorcycle Accidents

by Staff Blogger | December 23rd, 2019

Every rider knows they’re taking a risk when they get on their motorcycles. Wearing all your gear every time you ride is the best way to reduce the risks of suffering serious injuries, but even the sturdiest and thickest helmet, jacket, pants, boots, and gloves can’t protect motorcyclists during crashes the same way seat belts, airbags, and crumple zones can protect vehicle occupants.

When motorcyclists are involved in crashes, they’re likely to suffer three common types of injuries:

  1. Head injuries—Helmets are highly effective at reducing the risk of death and traumatic brain injury during motorcycle crashes, but they don’t lower that risk to zero. People wearing even the most high-tech and safe helmets are still at risk of suffering serious head injuries that have the potential to be fatal or result in lifelong disability.
  2. Soft tissue injuries—Motorcycle accidents can cause victims to suffer serious injuries to their skin, as well as the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and even nerves underneath. Riders with exposed skin or who wear non-riding clothing are the most at risk for these types of injuries, but they can happen to even the most well-equipped riders.
  3. Broken bones—When motorcyclists are involved in crashes, they’re almost always thrown from their bikes. Whether they strike a vehicle, the road, or another object, the forces generated by a crash can result in simple or compound bone fractures, which can lead to prolonged disability and even be life-threatening.

If you or someone you love was hurt in a motorcycle crash that wasn’t your fault, the Virginia motorcycle accident lawyers at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers want to help. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Medical Malpractice Claims Require Experienced Legal Representation

by Staff Blogger | December 16th, 2019

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we appreciate the skill, expertise, and years of education that healthcare providers must obtain to be able to provide high-quality care to their patients. We also know that even the best and most well-trained medical professionals are human and that mistakes happen—some of which can result in poor outcomes for patients. But we also know that some mistakes are due to negligence, and when that happens, we believe those providers should be held accountable.

However, getting compensation for negligence-based medical errors isn’t easy. Healthcare providers, hospitals, and clinics are well protected from such claims, and getting favorable outcomes for malpractice victims requires plenty of evidence, patience, and tenacity. Our Norfolk medical malpractice lawyers have years of successful malpractice claims in our history, and we know exactly what it takes to win.

We don’t back down when hospitals and their insurers fight back, and we don’t take no for an answer when our clients deserve compensation for their negligence-related injuries and illnesses. We don’t settle for less than victims are worth. If our clients get a settlement offer that isn’t enough to cover their medical bills and lost wages, we keep pushing until they get a check that’s fair for what they’ve gone through.

Don’t trust just any law firm with your medical malpractice claim. When we take on malpractice cases, we know that there will be plenty of resistance on the other side, but we’re not afraid to fight for our clients’ rights to compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation.