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Personal Injury

Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers Personal injury is when a person is harmed by the wrongful or negligent act of another.

The goal of America’s civil justice system is to restore the economic and non-economic losses of the victims of personal injuries to their pre-accident conditions. When a life is lost, or someone is seriously injured because of another’s careless or negligent behavior, the Fairfax law firm of Frei, Mims and Perushek not only seeks compensation for the losses suffered but we work to restore the economic security of the victims and their families by developing funding sources for medical expenses, replacing lost wages & income, and setting aside money for college education.

Personal injuries include injuries caused by such things as:
  • Automobile accidents with other cars, trucks, or buses.
  • Transportation accidents, such as trains, planes and boats.
  • Medical errors, such as in diagnoses, surgical procedures and anesthesia. 
  • Defective products, such as seat-belts, machines, drugs, and other man-made objects & devices.
  • Defects on property, like swimming pools, hot-tubs, slippery floors, defective buildings, and hazardous conditions.
If you've been injured…you need to act quickly to protect your rights

Generally, a claim for personal injury must be brought within 2 years of the wrongful act that caused the injury, or you lose the right to make a claim. Retaining an attorney early will help preserve evidence that might otherwise be lost or destroyed.

Do I have a personal injury case?

A personal injury claim or “tort claim,” involves two basic concepts: liability and damages. To succeed in a personal injury claim, your attorney must show that the defendant is liable or responsible for the injury or damages you sustained. There are many points of law involved in establishing liability. For example, in what’s called a “slip and fall” claim, your attorney may need to show that the defendant knew or should have known that a dangerous condition existed that caused the fall.

Virginia Personal Injury Cases

Virginia is a “fault” state regarding accidents. In Virginia, drivers have a duty to exercise reasonable care anytime they are on the road. When they breach that duty and you are injured, Virginia’s personal injury law says you can recoup your losses. This means that, in an automobile accident, if you are injured by a driver who failed to exercise reasonable care, you have a claim for “negligence.”

What is my case worth?

Clients often underestimate or overestimate what their case is worth. Prior to pursuing a personal injury claim, Frei, Mims and Perushek will carefully evaluate your case. This evaluation is based on your “damages” -- what your injuries have cost you monetarily, physically and mentally, including:

  • Medical treatment: this may include costs for treatment received to date as well as your future medical care needs
  • Income: you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and the impact the injury has on your future earnings or “loss of earning capacity.”
  • Property loss: this may include costs to repair or replace property involved in your injury
  • Pain and suffering: you may be entitled to compensation for pain and discomfort you experienced during and after your injury and anticipated ongoing pain ad suffering.
  • Emotional distress: for plaintiffs who have been very seriously injured compensation may be awarded for the psychological impact of the injury, including fear, anxiety and insomnia.
  • Loss of enjoyment: compensation may be awarded for loss of enjoyment of daily pursuits like exercise, hobbies and other activities.
How Virginia personal injury plaintiffs’ actions can impact a personal injury claim

Virginia is one of the few states in the United States that adheres to the concept of “contributory negligence.” This means that if the defendant succeeds in establishing that the plaintiff was partially responsible for the injury – even as small as 1 percent responsible – you may not be able to recover any compensation.

Click here for just a few examples of how Frei, Mims and Perushek has helped victims of personal injury:

Have you or a member of your family been injured by the wrongful or negligent act of another?

If so…you may be unsure if your personal injury is actionable or caused by negligence. Take this first step to find out:

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Client Reviews
Gary Mims represented me as my attorney with an issue I had last year. Working with Gary was a pleasure. He was very understanding about my situation, and it was affirming to talk to him. He had a good grasp not only of the legal issues, but the technical issues with my case. Other attorneys I had approached were less receptive because they were not familiar with my particular issue; Gary was. He was professional, empathetic, and a zealous advocate. I was very pleased with how he handled my case... Lisa Ramish
This is the ‘go to’ firm in Northern Virginia for personal injury law. They did a fabulous job for us. I would highly recommend them. They definitely went above and beyond for us with a great result. Christine Bates
Trusted advice and guidance when you need it most: Gary Mims of Frei, Mims and Perushek, provided outstanding help and guidance through a difficult, emotional and often complex process. When we first thought we might need legal assistance we reached out to several attorneys that we found on the internet and Gary stood out from all the rest: he explained the situation and process ahead in simple terms that we were able to understand...While we hope not to need legal support in the future, if we did, Gary Mims would most certainly be our first, and only, choice. 10 out of 10, thank you Colonel Jeremy Johnson