Each year, millions of people in Virginia are injured in accidents. The sad reality is that many accidents are not accidents at all - they are caused by the preventable carelessness or recklessness of others. The law protects those harmed by negligent parties and allows the injured to seek compensation for their pain and suffering.
While not every injured person needs an attorney, we encourage everyone to at least consult one to make sure you understand your rights. Never sign anything until you have talked to an attorney as you may be forfeiting your rights permanently. If you, a friend, or family member has sustained significant or substantial injury, you or they may be entitled to receive fair and just compensation for physical and psychological injuries. To protect your rights and make certain that you are taking all of the necessary steps in the recovery process, you should contact a personal injury attorney at the outset.
In far too many cases a claimant’s case can be hurt because he/she did not see a doctor or therapist quickly enough or because he/she did not do or take steps that would aid the claim. Insurance companies will employ significant resources to challenge your claim in order to minimize its value or use their resources to defend it to the best of their ability. Noorishad Law, P.C. can help level the playing field and will work diligently to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
We all know how stressful a civil lawsuit can be. In such difficult situations, you take a tremendous risk if you do not have solid legal counsel and representation at your side. You can count on Noorishad Law, P.C. to stand up for your rights and make sure you receive thorough guidance and representation throughout the course of your case. Cases we handle include:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Drunk Driving Accidents
Fires and Explosions
Nursing Home Abuse
Catastrophic Injury/Accidental Death
Intentional Torts (e.g., Assault/Battery)
We pride ourselves on providing a high level of personalized attention and service to our clients. We can assist you through the claims, settlement and, if necessary, litigation process. We have the skill, knowledge and experience to make recommendations to and guide our clients through the claims process from initial contact to the conclusion of the matter.
Frequently Asked Questions in Personal Injury Cases
The following information includes frequently asked personal injury questions. The answers stated are general in nature and are not intended to apply to every personal injury situation. Each case is different and carries its own set of circumstances which must be taken into consideration by competent legal counsel. By contacting Noorishad Law, P.C., you can receive a free personal consultation regarding your specific legal claim.
1. What financial compensation can I recover in a personal injury claim?
Personal injury accident victims are entitled to recover monetary damages for all losses and expenses sustained as the result of an accident. Depending upon the particular circumstances of your case, damages may include recovery for any of the following:
Pain & Suffering
2. What do I do if I am injured in a slip and fall accident?
Most businesses and homeowners carry liability insurance to protect them in the event that someone is injured while on their property. The owner or possessor of a residence, land or place of business has the duty to exercise reasonable care for the protection of those individuals who are invited to come upon the premises; i.e. individuals visiting for business or pleasure. In such cases, the owner, company or person must inspect the premises to discover any dangerous conditions and warn the invitee of dangers upon said premises. Those injured by a negligent owner or possessor of a premise may recover damages for their injuries, including loss of income, medical expenses, pain and suffering, etc. Noorishad Law, P.C. has the experience and reputation that you need to aggressively stand up for your rights and get you the compensation that you deserve when you have been seriously injured in a slip and fall accident.
3. What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is negligence committed by a professional health care provider - a doctor, nurse, dentist, technician, hospital or hospital worker - whose performance of duties deviates from a standard of practice of those with similar training and experience, resulting in harm to a patient or patients. Most medical malpractice cases are based on the concept of negligence - that is, the patient was harmed because the health care provider failed to meet the required standards of skill and care, in accordance with generally accepted standards. Instances of malpractice might include cutting off the oxygen supply during surgery, misdiagnosing an injury because routine tests and procedures were not followed, or prescribing an illegal drug or one not approved for the patient's condition. Noorishad Law, P.C. represents seriously injured medical malpractice victims and can advise you on the merits of your individual case when you call for your initial consultation.
4. What should I do if I have been injured in a motor vehicle accident?
There are several questions that you should keep in mind if you are involved in an accident:
- Who were the drivers of the vehicles?
- Did all the drivers have driver’s licenses?
- What are the license numbers and addresses of all of the drivers involved?
- What is the name and policy number of the driver’s insurance company?
- Did any of the driver(s) appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs?
- Who appeared under the influence of alcohol or drugs?
- What caused you to believe that they were under the influence of alcohol or drugs?
- Did anyone else observe the same thing?
- Were any passengers and/or pedestrians involved? (Get their names and addresses.)
- Were there any witnesses? (Get names, addresses and telephone numbers.)
- In what direction were the vehicles traveling just prior to accident?
- Did anyone accept responsibility for the accident, saying, “It was my fault…I was speeding…not paying attention…not wearing my glasses…my coffee had just spilled…, etc.”? (If so, write it down.)
5. How do I take action right now to protect my rights?
If you or someone you know in the Northern Virginia Area needs the representation or legal advice of an experienced attorney, call Noorishad Law, P.C. today at 703-542-4500, or complete the "schedule an appointment" form to meet with Mr. Noorishad to discuss your particular case.
If one of your friends or family members needs the immediate assistance of an attorney, please contact our office at 703-542-4500 to be directly connected with an attorney 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, who can assist you with your matter.