As a leading Northern Virginia personal injury law firm , BenGlassLaw in Fairfax is committed to fighting for those who have been injured in an auto accident. We are passionate about adding value to people’s lives and have done so the past 15 years. The process can be scary, but we are here to help.
BenGlassLaw’s Six-Point Assessment of Personal Injury Claims – Let’s See Whether We Can Add Value to Your Case
Insurance companies exist for the benefit of their shareholders and their insureds – not the people they injure! We hear over and over from our clients that the insurance adjuster has told them something that just isn’t true in order to try to get them to accept a lower settlement. Whether it’s misrepresenting Virginia law, lying about what’s in the client’s medical records, or not telling the client about additional coverage that might be available. It is frustrating to hear stories from clients about how insurance companies devalued, downplayed, or denied their legitimate claims before we got involved.
BenGlassLaw is here to help the seriously injured. We have three goals for every case we get involved in:
Find all of the available insurance money and extract as much of it as we can from the insurance company.
Help the client hold on to as much of that money as they can.
Make the process as stress-free and easy for the client as it can be.
This means that we won’t let you hire us unless we believe we can put more money in your pocket than you can on your own. If we don’t believe that hiring us will take stress out of your life and put more money in your pocket we will direct you to our resources so you can handle the case yourself.
How Does BenGlassLaw Evaluate Personal Injury Cases?
Our lawyers perform a Six-Point Assessment of every new case to determine whether hiring our firm makes sense for you.
Determine Fault – Virginia is a contributory negligence state. If you are at-fault for your accident, even 1% at-fault, you cannot recover damages for your accident. Often, insurance companies use this to reject personal injury claims, even when the victim didn’t contribute to the accident.
Current Injury – The worse your injury, the more it makes sense to have our firm protect you from the insurance adjuster. Accident victims with serious injuries, like broken bones or torn ligaments, should consult with an attorney BEFORE making any recorded statements with the insurance company.
Previous Injuries – Insurance companies love to use previous injuries as a reason to fight car accident claims. They will point to your previous injuries and claim your car accident injuries are “preexisting,” even when they were caused or worsened by an accident. We will review with you your past medical history to see what impact your health history will have on your settlement.
Treatment – Insurance companies have a ”length of treatment algorithm” that they use to determine how long you should be treating. If your medical treatment takes longer than the insurance company deems is normal, they will not give you a fair offer for your medical bills.
Car Insurance – Often the most important aspect of whether we can add value to a large case is whether there is adequate insurance coverage. We have seen more good cases torpedoed by poor insurance then we can count. Most people don’t realize that it is perfectly legal to drive in Virginia without car insurance. If the person who caused your accident is uninsured or underinsured, we will need to look at your policy to see if we can find coverage to pay for your damages.
Your Health Insurance – After you’ve finished dealing with the auto insurance company, your own health insurance companies may seek repayment of bills they paid on your behalf! We work to make sure they don’t get more than they deserve (which is often zero).