Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers Blog

We’re Not Afraid to Stand Up to Billion-Dollar Manufacturing Companies

by actuate | August 8th, 2022

Manufacturers are some of the biggest companies in the world. Americans rely on consumer products for virtually every aspect of their lives, and many of those products come from just a handful of huge corporations. When those companies make products that are dangerous due to defective designs, inferior components, or flawed manufacturing processes, they should be held liable.

However, not all law firms are willing to take these claims. That’s because going up against big corporations can be difficult. They’re often reluctant to admit fault, and they have big legal teams that back up their claims of innocence or ignorance concerning their products injuring customers.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we don’t let big companies get away with harming innocent people simply because they have a lot of money. We have a track record of success when it comes to standing up to some of the biggest companies in the world. Simply put, we do whatever it takes to get our clients compensation against whoever it takes.

If you or someone you love was harmed by a defective product, we want to hear from you. If the manufacturer knew or should have known about the flaw that caused your injury or illness, they can be held liable for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Contact our Virginia defective product lawyers today for a free consultation.

Your Bicycle Accident Injuries Deserve Maximum Compensation

by actuate | August 1st, 2022

It’s more important than ever for people to do their part in preserving our planet and environment. One of the best ways to contribute is by riding a bike instead of driving a car. But during the past century, our roads became dominated by cars, and their presence puts bicyclists at risk.

Cars becoming the standard vehicles on roads means that bicyclists are often viewed negatively, even when they’re involved in crashes that weren’t their fault. Insurance companies may assume that bicyclists were riding negligently, holding up traffic, or breaking traffic laws just before they were struck by vehicles.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we know how expensive the medical bills associated with bicycle accidents can be, and we also know how common it is for injured bicyclists to be disabled for weeks, months, years, or even permanently. Between medical bills and lost wages, the costs of a bicycle accident can be enormous, and many injured riders feel helpless.

If you were recently injured in a bicycle accident, our Virginia bicycle accident lawyers want to help. We have many years of experience building successful compensation claims for injured bicyclists. We know the challenges associated with these types of accidents, including the challenge of convincing insurance companies that our clients weren’t at fault and are deserving of full compensation.

After a bicycle accident, get the legal representation you deserve. Contact our firm for a free consultation. There’s no obligation to hire, and we don’t get paid unless we get money for you.

We Don’t Let Doctors and Hospitals Deny Liability for Birth Injuries

by actuate | July 25th, 2022

If your newborn was injured by your doctor during delivery or because of an ineffective and dangerous hospital protocol, you are likely owed significant compensation. But too often, families like yours are denied the money they deserve because the doctors who made the mistakes or the hospitals that failed to reduce risks simply don’t admit liability. And in turn, their insurers will refuse to pay victims the settlements they’re owed.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we work hard to ensure this doesn’t happen. When doctors and hospitals deny liability, we come armed with evidence to prove them wrong. That evidence includes everything from medical records and witness statements to expert testimony and past complaints made by other families.

As experienced Virginia birth injury lawyers, we know that getting doctors and hospitals to admit liability is only step one. We also need to convince their insurers to pay our clients full settlements for their and their children’s medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. This requires knowing how to calculate current and future expenses, and when it comes to birth injuries, future expenses can be extremely broad.

When insurance companies don’t cooperate, we don’t hesitate to take them to trial. There’s simply too much at stake for victims of birth injuries to accept lowball settlements or claim denials. We take every step necessary to get our clients the money they deserve when others’ negligence harms them and their babies.

Contact us today for a free consultation. You don’t have to go through this difficult time alone.

We Protect Injured Motorcyclists’ Rights

by actuate | July 18th, 2022

When people see motorcyclists on the road, they often have preconceived notions about them. Some drivers see motorcyclists and assume that they’re daredevils who put themselves and others in danger. Sadly, many insurance adjusters make that same assumption when they see motorcyclists—and that’s reflected in the way they treat their claims after accidents.

It’s incredibly common for motorcyclists to have their claims reduced or denied for no reason other than the insurance adjusters think they’re partially or fully at fault for their accidents. No matter how much evidence shows otherwise, biased adjusters often refuse to pay injured riders fair compensation, and that means thousands of innocent people end up paying for their crash-related expenses out of pocket.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we’ve helped many injured riders get the money they’re owed, and we know how to stay one step ahead of biased insurance adjusters. We know that facts and evidence aren’t always enough to get them to do the right thing, and that’s why we count on our aggressive approach to force uncooperative insurers to pay our clients every penny they deserve.

After a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, don’t count on getting a fair shake from the insurance company—including your own insurer. Instead, count on the experienced Virginia motorcycle accident lawyers at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers to help you win your claim.

We’re available to speak with you about what happened 24/7, and our consultations are always free. Contact us today.

3 Steps to Take After a Dog Bite Injury

by actuate | July 11th, 2022

Most dogs are playful, loving, and docile. But all dogs have the potential to bite, including those with no history of biting. When people get bitten by dogs, they’re often shocked by what just happened—not to mention experiencing severe pain and bleeding.

The complications of dog bites can be serious. Although people say that dogs’ mouths are clean, they are actually teeming with bacteria. When they bite, their long and sharp teeth can push the bacteria deep inside the skin, resulting in deep wounds that can become infected.

If you or someone you love are bitten by a dog, it’s important to protect your health and your rights to compensation by taking these steps:

  • Get the dog owner’s contact information: If the dog owner isn’t someone you know, get their name, phone number, and email address. You’ll need this information if you file an injury claim against them. You also may need to contact them to determine their dog’s health and vaccination status.
  • Wash and apply pressure to the wound: Dog bites can cause heavy bleeding. If you’re able to, wash the wound immediately with soap and water. This can reduce the risk of infection. Then, apply pressure to it using a clean towel. This can stop the bleeding until you’re able to get professional medical help.
  • Go to a doctor or the emergency room: Severe dog bites usually don’t stop bleeding on their own, and they may need to be treated with local and oral antibiotics. Going to a doctor not only protects your health, but it also creates an official record of the bite and the damages it caused you.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Virginia dog bite attorneys know how serious these bites can be. Contact us after a bite that wasn’t your fault—we’ll work hard to get you full compensation.

Common Reasons Injured Drivers Are Denied Compensation in Virginia

by actuate | July 4th, 2022

Virginia’s contributory negligence rule is one of the strictest in the U.S. when it comes to awarding injured victims compensation for their damages. Unlike other states where compensation is reduced by percentage of fault, Virginia law says that people with any degree of fault for their accident, even if it’s 1%, are ineligible for compensation.

That means that many injured drivers end up not being able to get settlements for crashes that weren’t their fault. This is often due to many oversight or traffic violations, such as:

  • Headlight was burned out—When a crash occurs at night and the victim’s headlight was burned out, the insurance company may argue that the other driver couldn’t see them, even if they clearly caused the crash.
  • Taillight was burned out—When a driver is rear-ended by another driver, they may be blamed for a small percentage of the crash if their taillight was burned out. That’s because police or the insurance company may rule that it made it more difficult for the other driver to see their vehicle.
  • Distracted at an intersection—If a driver is hit in an intersection by another driver who ran a red light, they may be partially blamed for the crash if they were distracted at the time of the accident.

No one ever plans on getting into an accident, but because Virginia’s laws on getting compensation are so strict, it’s important to protect yourself in the event that someone crashes into you. That means regularly checking and replacing burned out bulbs, avoiding distractions, never speeding, and coming to a complete stop at stop signs.

And if you need help after a crash, the Virginia car accident lawyers at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers are always here to discuss your case via a free consultation.  

Nursing Home Residents Can Be Abused by Other Residents

by actuate | June 27th, 2022

Nursing home abuse is more common than most people think. Nursing home residents aren’t just at risk of being abused by staff members and caregivers, but also by other residents. This type of abuse can occur when residents share a room or interact in a common area, such as the nursing home’s dining room, lobby, library, and other shared spaces.

When residents abuse other residents, the nursing homes they live in may be liable for any injuries and damages the residents suffer. That’s because nursing homes are required to keep residents safe from preventable harm, and that includes mistreatment at the hands of other residents.

Nursing home residents who are abused by other residents often show many of the same physical and psychological symptoms as residents who are abused by caregivers. For example, they may have unexplained bruises or cuts, or they may experience pain that can reduce their mobility. They also may become fearful of being left alone or of being near the resident who abuses them.

These cases can be especially challenging when the abuser shares a room with their victim. Their victims may be afraid to speak out to caregivers, healthcare professionals, and even their own family members when they visit. Because of that, abuse can go on for months or even years before it’s discovered.

If your loved one lives in a nursing home, it’s important to always be on the lookout for signs of abuse or neglect. If you suspect your loved one is being mistreated, our Virginia nursing home abuse lawyers want to help. Contact Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation.

We Can Help You Determine if You’re a Medical Malpractice Victim

by actuate | June 20th, 2022

Medical malpractice is an area of personal injury law that isn’t always clearly defined or determined. It’s common for patients to receive care from doctors, surgeons, and other healthcare providers, and to later find out that their treatments either didn’t work or made their health worse. Every treatment and procedure has risks, and bad outcomes don’t always mean malpractice occurred.

However, many poor outcomes are the result of malpractice. Unfortunately, patients may be misled by their healthcare providers into thinking that their bad outcomes are a known risk, when they are actually due to negligence or carelessness. And because most patients have no medical training or education, they are forced to take their healthcare providers’ word for it.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we offer free consultation for injured victims specifically to allow people to tell us their stories without worrying about expensive fees. That means that if you or someone you love suspects you’re a victim of malpractice, we’re here to listen to your story and determine if you have a case. If we believe you do have a case, you can move forward with our firm, or you can choose another firm. There’s no obligation to hire after our free consultations.

If you decide to hire our firm, know that you’ll also never a see a bill unless we win your claim. We know you’re dealing with enough financial woes already, especially if you need revisionary treatments to correct the injuries the healthcare provider may have caused. Contact our Virginia medial malpractice lawyers today to find out how we can help you with your claim.

What Are the Long-Term Consequences of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

by actuate | June 13th, 2022

When someone suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the long-term consequences may be subtle or significant. For example, some people suffer only temporary physical and/or cognitive symptoms that eventually resolve on their own. But others may suffer disabling symptoms that never improve or that even worsen over time.

According to the University of Utah, the long-term effects of a TBI can include:

  • Memory loss
  • Headaches
  • Seizures
  • Dizziness
  • Visual changes
  • Fatigue
  • Paralysis
  • Balance problems
  • Impaired speaking ability
  • Mood instability

The severity of these effects often depends on the severity of the injury itself. The worse a TBI is, the more parts of the brain that are damaged. The effects of a TBI are often visible on brain scans, and in severe cases, damaged areas of the brain may show little to no activity. Depending on where those damaged parts are located, victims may show profound TBI symptoms.

Unfortunately, many TBI victims not only need long-term medical care, but they’re also often unable to work. That can be extremely difficult for their families to handle from a financial standpoint, especially if they were the primary income-earners.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Virginia traumatic brain injury attorneys work hard to help victims get full compensation for their medical bills and lost wages, especially when their TBIs occurred due to car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and other negligence-related accidents.

Contact us today if you or someone you love is suffering from the effects of a TBI. We want to help you move forward with your life.

We’ve Got the Experience Your Family Needs for Your Wrongful Death Claim

by actuate | June 6th, 2022

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we know how devastating it can be to lose a loved one because of someone else’s negligence. But all too often, grieving family members are also forced to suffer financially by paying out of pocket for medical bills, funeral expenses, and lost income.

Wrongful death claims can make a huge difference in the lives of grieving family members, as they can provide adequate compensation to take care of all death-related expenses and replace the deceased’s lost income. However, family members are often hesitant to file wrongful death claims, and when they do, they often choose law firms that are inexperienced with these types of claims or that simply aren’t aggressive enough to get the money they’re owed.

Our Virginia wrongful death lawyers know what’s at stake in these types of claims. Not only do we approach and handle wrongful death claims with the sensitivity and care that they require, but we also go after at-fault parties and their insurers with the aggressiveness it takes to win. We don’t let our clients get ignored or be forced into accepting “lowball” settlements that aren’t enough to cover their devastating losses.

If you recently lost a loved one because of another person’s or party’s negligence, we want to help you get the money you’re owed. Contact us today for a free consultation. Our years of wrongful death claim experience can be your advantage during these difficult days for your family.