Many people who are involved in serious accidents in the workplace, on the road, or during their daily routines are unfamiliar with the complex network of policies and standards that govern personal injury law. Many who sustain a personal injury or damage to their property are uncertain of their rights and responsibilities. And many of them are apprehensive about retaining legal representation, or even speaking to an attorney about their experience. Uncertainty about physical health and recovery, medical expenses, insurance coverage, and employment tends to cause anxiety and avoidance. A commonly recurring question is about assessing the severity of an injury before determining whether legal representation is appropriate or necessary. At FVF, our commitment is to respond to any and all questions so that clients’ concerns are fully addressed.
Traumatic accident victims often choose not to seek legal counsel or representation because they assume that resulting issues of medical care and property repair will sort themselves out. Many do not contact a personal injury attorney until serious physical and financial problems have accumulated, at which time resolving the case in a satisfactory manner may be difficult. FVF has the experience to recognize that the sooner we speak to a potential client, the higher the likelihood that we will be able to help him or her.
The first thing that a personal injury attorney will explain to a person who has been involved in a serious accident is that different rules apply to bodily injury and to property damage (e.g., to a car). Medical insurance applied to injured parties, while premises liability insurance or auto-insurance may apply to both material and bodily damage. The distinction is relevant whether you were working or not, driving or riding in a vehicle, or moving along on foot. It is further relevant whether you or someone else was the at-fault party.
If you have been injured in an accident wherein responsibility may be allocated to another person, the law protects your right to compensation for your physical and material losses. The most dependable and least stressful way to protect yourself and your family after a serious accident is to speak with a personal injury attorney. A skilled personal injury attorney will begin by educating you about your rights and the basics of your case, helping you to make a plan for legal and physical well-being.
A special message to the friends and potential new clients of FVF Law:
FVF’s client contract has, for a long time, contained the following termination clause: “FVF Law is a values-driven law firm, and because diversity is a value we support, “good cause” [for termination] shall include any expression by the client of intolerance with respect to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.”
Now more than ever, FVF recognizes the global need to combat racism proactively, and to do so with more than just words. This firm was built on the mission of being better. Better lawyers. Better advocates. Better people.
We all know being better requires an ongoing commitment to learning, growth, introspection, and change. We enthusiastically embrace that commitment and hereby pledge to do more than just talk about it. Stay tuned on our blog and facebook page for more about what FVF is doing to back this important global effort.
In the meantime, we would respectfully request new clients who find their own views incompatible with this pledge to consider contacting another firm to handle their case. In any case, we invite you to provide honest feedback by emailing email@example.com.
Josh and Aaron, and all of FVF Law