Wise, Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer
As a Wise, Virginia personal injury lawyer serving Wise County and the surrounding communities for over two decades, firm-founding attorney Mark Hurt has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for injury clients and the families of wrongful death victims. Mark has successfully settled and tried hundreds of cases, earning him a reputation for being a tenacious and dedicated litigator. As a zealous advocate, he will not hesitate to take a case to trial if a fair and full settlement cannot be reached.
If you were injured or a loved one died due to a car crash, slip and fall, work injury, or other catastrophic accident caused by another person or business, we invite you to call our office to schedule a free consultation to learn about your legal options. We can listen to the facts of your case, explain your rights to hold those liable fully accountable for the injuries and damages caused, and assist in pursuing the maximum compensation to which you and your family are rightfully entitled.
How Much Does a Wise Personal Injury Attorney Cost?
From lost wages to mounting medical bills, we understand the devastating financial consequences that can arise after a debilitating injury. For this reason, we represent personal injury and wrongful death victims on a contingency fee basis. This means that we are only entitled to a fee if we recover compensation through a settlement or jury award.
Will Your Firm Advance Litigation Expenses?
Litigation often entails significant expenses beyond the time invested by attorneys. These expenses can include:
- Court expenses
- Expert witness fees for matters such as lost wages
- Accident reconstructionist fees
- Vocational expert fees
- Other costs associated with proving a case and liability.
We advance all of these litigation expenses so that you do not need to come out of pocket for these costs while your case is ongoing. Typically, our firm is repaid for the costs advanced out of a settlement or favorable jury award.
Can My Personal Injury Claim Be Resolved Without Going to Trial?
Most legal claims are resolved without the need for a contentious trial. Instead, the majority of cases can be handled by having an experienced Wise injury lawyer by your side to advocate for a favorable settlement. However, if a fair and full settlement cannot be reached, Wise personal injury attorney Mark Hurt has the extensive experience and skills necessary to present a compelling case to a judge or jury.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Personal Injuries in Virginia?
Virginia personal injuries arise for a variety of reasons, including (but not limited to):
- Car and truck crashes
- Slip and falls
- Work injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bike crashes
- Dog bites
- Defective products
- Pedestrian accidents
- Construction injuries
Regardless of how an injury arises, if another person’s negligence or reckless actions are to blame, they could be held liable for any injuries and losses stemming from the accident.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Virginia?
If you or a loved one was injured, we encourage you to call The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt as soon as you decide to pursue an injury lawsuit. Under Virginia law, individuals typically only have two years from the date of an injury to file a legal claim. Failure to file by this deadline (known as the statute of limitations) can result in a victim being barred from pursuing compensation in court.
Is There a Cap on the Amount of Damages a Victim Can Collect in Virginia?
In Virginia, there is no cap on damages in most personal injury cases, meaning that the law does not limit the amount of money a judge or jury can award. However, there are two notable exceptions:
- State law caps medical malpractice claims to around $2,000,000; and
- Punitive damages are typically limited to $350,000.
If you were injured due to the negligence of another person, the government, or a company, you could be entitled to compensation for:
- Surgical and hospital expenses
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost future earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Funeral and burial expenses (in the case of wrongful death)
- Punitive damages (in especially egregious cases)
- Other damages allowed by law
At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we diligently assess losses and pursue maximum compensation – often through retaining professional experts (such as investigators, physicians, and accident reconstructionists). When you hire our firm, we will leave no stone unturned in seeking to ensure damages are fully accounted for, and all liable parties are held accountable.
How Can Wise Personal Injury Attorney Mark Hurt Help My Case?
With over two decades of experience, firm founding attorney and Duke Law graduate Mark Hurt has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for injury victims and the families who have lost a loved one due to negligence. While no law firm can guaranty a successful outcome in any case, Mark has built a reputation throughout Virginia for his legal skills and has a favorable track record of success for securing maximum settlements and jury verdicts.
In addition to seeking damages against those responsible for your injuries, as a full-service injury law firm, we will:
- Work with medical providers to understand the future care needed for permanent injuries;
- Seek compensation from insurers immediately in matters involving uninsured motorists;
- Retain experts (when needed) to assist in establishing fault and estimating damages;
- Gather medical records and other evidence;
- Conduct thorough investigations;
- Negotiate settlements with liable parties and their insurance companies; and
- Try a case before a jury if an acceptable settlement cannot be reached.
When you hire The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, you can rest assured knowing that you and your family will receive dedicated representation and our firm will be persistent in seeking justice and the full compensation you deserve.