Injured? | Why You Should Call an Attorney

Injured? | Why You Should Call an Attorney

There is so much involved in any accident. Things only get more complicated when there are injuries. You suddenly have to deal with insurance companies, damages, the pain and difficulties that come with an injury, and costly medical bills.

In this type of situation, the best action you can take, is contacting an attorney. A knowledgeable Fairfax personal injury attorney will be able to help relieve some of the stress by handling the legal aspects for you. They will investigate the incident, the extent of your injuries, collect evidence to defend your rights, and negotiate a fair settlement.
At the Law Office of Stephen H. Ratliff, Attorney at Law, we serve in DC, Maryland and Virginia. Here are some of the most common types of personal injury accidents that we can help you with:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises liability
  • Slip and falls
  • Unsafe conditions

Negotiating with Insurance Companies
Many times, an insurance company will give you a settlement offer that is much lower than what you need or deserve. Although the offer may seem fair at the time, the insurance company does not look out for your best interest.  Experienced personal injury attorneys in Fairfax Virginia will know how to deal with the insurance companies and be able to negotiate with them until they come to a fair settlement. If a fair settlement can not be reached, then your attorney will be able to defend your rights in a lawsuit.

Defending Your Rights in a Lawsuit
There are many factors that are involved in pursuing a lawsuit. Some of these include, being able to prove the fault of the other party, evidence that the cause of your injury was due to the negligence of the other party, and demonstrating the extent of your injuries. These are all things personal injury attorneys in Fairfax Virginia will be able to help you with.

Contact an Attorney
If you or a loved one have suffered from injuries caused by the negligence or carelessness of another, call Stephen H. Ratliff Attorney at Law. Do not hesitate to get the legal assistance you need. Call our office today to find out how we can help you.