Clintwood, Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer
Americans make over 139 million emergency room trips each year, many of which are related to preventable accidents that were another party’s fault. Being injured in a vehicle crash or other accident can be terrifying. If you’ve been through such an experience, you will likely wonder how much an attorney will cost and what you should do next.
For those injured and the families who have lost a loved one in a tragic accident, suffering through the initial pain, rehabilitation, or recovery can be challenging and financially devastating. If another party is to blame for the injuries, you and your family should not be in the position of having to worry about paying bills or sustaining your livelihood.
At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we are passionate about helping injury victims and families in seeking the accountability and maximum compensation to which they are rightfully entitled.
When you hire our firm, you will only pay a fee if we recover compensation on your behalf. We also advance litigation expenses while a case is ongoing, so you and your family don’t have to worry about coming out-of-pocket for the significant costs that are often incurred in litigation.
Call today to schedule a free consultation to learn how we can help in your personal injury or wrongful death case.
Get the Treatment You and Your Family Deserve for Your Injuries and Losses.
At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we are not a national marketing firm that seeks cases and then passes them off to dozens of other firms. We provide a dedicated client-based “hands on” approach to personal injury victims and their families.
When you retain our firm, you will work directly with firm-founding attorney and Duke Law graduate Mark Hurt and our dedicated team. In addition to injury representation, Mark also will assist with related case matters, including negotiating with insurance companies, consulting with medical providers, gathering evidence and information, and keeping providers informed if litigation becomes necessary.
What Types of Personal Injury Cases Does Clintwood Personal Injury Attorney Mark Hurt Handle?
As a personal injury attorney serving Clintwood and the surrounding communities for over two decades, Mark Hurt has handled virtually all types of injury and wrongful death cases, including matters involving:
- Car crashes
- Truck and SUV crashes
- Dog and animal bites
- 18-Wheeler and other commercial truck accidents
- Injuries and death from defective products
- Workplace injury matters caused by non-employers
- Worker’s compensation matters
- Construction accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Slip, trip, and falls
- Other injuries
- Wrongful Death
Why Should I Retain an Experienced Clintwood Personal Injury Law Firm?
In many types of cases, such as automobile, motorcycle, and bike crashes, it is critical to investigate the scene before the conditions change, as accident responders or others often take actions to clean up a scene immediately. For example, insurance companies often intentionally have totaled vehicles crushed to destroy event recorders and other evidence that could be critical to a claim.
When we are hired, we thoroughly investigate accident scenes, often working with accident investigation experts to determine causation and liability. We also seek to preserve crashed vehicles from destruction, so that important “black box” information can be saved, and so that the vehicles themselves and be inspected to determine liability.
Should I Try to Negotiate with An Insurance Company Without a Lawyer?
While it is possible for victims to negotiate with an insurance company without the assistance of an attorney, this is never advisable.
Insurance companies for at-fault parties are not on a victim’s side. They often attempt to offer quick “low-ball” settlements to close their file and avoid further liability. These initial settlement offers usually cover only a small fraction of the care costs associated with a debilitating injury, and usually does not take into account the full value of pain and suffering.
Unfortunately, when an injury victim accepts a low-ball offer, they waive their right to pursue all further compensation in court, even if they later incur exorbitant medical expenses, need additional surgeries, or other injuries arise.
If your insurance company calls to discuss your claim, you can inform them that you are seeking legal representation and that your lawyer will call them back to discuss the claim. If you become our client, Virginia personal injury lawyer Mark Hurt can explain your rights and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. If a full and fair settlement cannot be reached, he will not hesitate to bring a case to trial in seeking maximum compensation.
We Represent the Families of Clintwood Wrongful Death Victims.
An individual is killed every three minutes by a preventable event in the United States. When a wrongful death occurs, grieving family members can find themselves in a financially challenging position, especially if the decedent was the primary family breadwinner or significant medical bills were incurred.
If you lost a loved one in a tragic accident, we offer our sincerest condolences. While we understand that nothing can make up for your losses, we can seek full compensation to assist in coping with the economic strain, as well as your emotional loss.
At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we have spent decades helping surviving family members in successfully seeking full compensation, and if we are retained, we will work tirelessly in demanding justice and accountability for all responsible parties.
We Do Not Charge a Fee Unless Compensation is Recovered, and We Advance Litigation Costs While a Case is Ongoing.
We provide full-service injury representation on a contingency-fee basis, meaning that we are only entitled to a fee if compensation is recovered. We also advance litigation expenses, such as fees for court filings, expert witnesses, and depositions. These expenses are typically fully covered from settlement proceeds or damages awarded through a jury verdict.
Before commencing representation, we will provide a detailed fee agreement that explains our convenient contingency fees and answer any questions that you may have about our fee structure.
How Long Do I Have to File an Injury Claim in Clintwood, Virginia?
Under Virginia law, a personal injury claim must be filed within two years from the date of an accident, or, if a victim was unaware of the injuries at the time, it must be filed within two years from the day the injuries were discovered.
If a lawsuit is not timely filed within this statute of limitations, Virginia courts will refuse to hear a case, potentially barring a victim from pursuing and recovering compensation. Consequently, it is critical to reach out to our office as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation.
For over two decades, personal injury attorney Mark Hurt has served residents of Clintwood and the surrounding communities, recovering millions of dollars in compensation to help cover expenses, including (but not limited to):
- Medical bills and hospital expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Lost future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Funeral and burial expenses (in matters involving wrongful death)
- Punitive damages (in cases involving particularly egregious conduct)
Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Injury Consultation with Clintwood Personal Injury Lawyer Mark Hurt.
Once we have learned about the facts of your case, we can explain your legal options for seeking recovery and how we can help. There is no cost or obligation for this consultation, and you will never pay a fee unless we are successful in recovering damages for your losses.