PERSONAL & CATASTROPHIC INJURY
There are only so many precautions you can take to protect yourself and your family. Unfortunately, the world is full of people and companies making careless decisions. If you have been injured by someone else’s misconduct, Tysons Trial Law is here to help you navigate the legal system and achieve justice for the harms caused.
There is a wide variety of personal injury cases. Because Amy Griggs has spent 20 years litigating medical malpractice and complex medical injury cases, Tysons Trial Law is ready to develop and prosecute your catastrophic injuries. Not all trial lawyers handle the most complex and sophisticated cases. Tysons Trial Law is ready, skilled, and prepared for the tough fights.
Tysons Trial Law has a system in place to effectively help clients get their cases reviewed, analyzed, and determine if litigation is appropriate.
Research the facts. The research stage includes intake interviews with the client, collecting medical records, talking to the non-negligent treating providers, gathering all the critical documents, and learning about the plaintiff.
Develop the case. The case development phase includes working with experts, developing the strongest theory of the case, strategizing about the important decisions like when to file, venue, target defendants, neutralizing defenses, etc.
Litigate to a successful conclusion. Through strong factual development of the personal injury claim, and presenting the clearest account of the client’s harms, Tysons Trial Law litigates from a persuasive position and fully conveys the impact of the harm to the decision maker (insurance company, jury, judge).
Move client forward to a place of financial success. Tysons Trial Law guides clients to achieve full-value monetary recovery. TTL will help negotiate liens, set up structured settlement plans, and get all necessary settlement approvals.
Tysons Trial Law values helping clients with our passion for justice, empathy for our neighbors, and making our communities safer by holding others accountable for the harm they cause.
Tysons Trial Law understands the stakes.
Tysons Trial Law helps clients experience success:
- You will feel empowered in the litigation process.
- You will get the benefit of technology and always have the most up-to-date information about your case through use of a client portal.
- You will work with a lawyer who treats her clients with care, empathy and skill.
- You will work with a lawyer who is recognized as a top leader in Virginia trial law.
- You will present the optimal case to the decision maker.
- You will feel confident that you are achieving the strongest case outcome possible and not leaving money on the table.
- You will feel supported, listened to, and cared for throughout the litigation process.
How can Tysons Trial Law help clients improve their lives and outcomes?
- You will know your case is being handled by a skilled, compassionate, passionate lawyer.
- You will have the security to focus on your/family’s health, well-being, and recovery.
- When your case resolves, you will have no regrets or question marks about your decisions. You will know you fought and achieved the best outcome.
- You will have a monetary recovery designed to allow you to get your life back on track.
What is catastrophic personal injury?
Catastrophic personal injury cases are more complex than standard injury cases for several reasons. Catastrophic injuries often lead to long-term or permanent disability, requiring extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation. This makes calculating future medical costs and potential lifetime care needs more complex than in cases involving less serious injuries.
In catastrophic cases, experts often are asked to create a life care plan, which outlines the future needs of the victim. This includes ongoing medical care, therapeutic treatments, assistive equipment, home modifications, and other necessities. It requires expert testimony and thorough documentation, adding to the complexity of the case.
With catastrophic injuries, victims often cannot return to their previous employment, if they can work at all. Calculating the loss of future earnings or lost earning capacity requires economic experts who can consider factors like wage growth, inflation, retirement age, and the victim's career trajectory had the injury not occurred.
Catastrophic injuries can lead to substantial pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional distress. These are often termed as non-economic damages, and they can be difficult to quantify. Lawyers who regularly practice in these complex cases are best prepared to help you prove emotional and life-changing injuries.
In many catastrophic injury cases, there may be multiple parties who bear joint responsibility for the injury. This adds another layer of complexity as each party's degree of liability must be determined.
Insurers typically fight harder in catastrophic injury cases due to the high stakes involved. They may employ tactics to minimize their liability, necessitating an experienced legal team that can effectively counter these efforts.
Given the high compensation often involved in catastrophic injury cases, these claims come under greater scrutiny from the courts, opposing counsel, and insurance companies. This necessitates an extremely well-prepared and documented case.
Overall, the extreme impacts and high stakes involved in catastrophic injury cases necessitate careful, expert handling, often with the involvement of medical, vocational, and economic professionals, as well as a skilled legal team.
What should you consider when hiring a lawyer in a catastrophic personal injury case?
A skilled lawyer can significantly strengthen a catastrophic injury case and increase the chances of a successful outcome. Amy Griggs has been handling catastrophic injury cases for the entirety of her 20+ year career.
Our firm has experience in handling catastrophic injury cases and will understand the complexities involved, including the need for a long-term view on the impacts of the injury and an in-depth understanding of medical issues. We can navigate the legal system efficiently and effectively.
An effective lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation into the incident that caused the injury, gather evidence, interview witnesses, and work with experts to reconstruct the incident if necessary. They will use this information to build a compelling case that clearly demonstrates the other party's liability. This is our specialty at Tysons Trial Law.
Catastrophic injury cases often require testimony from medical experts, vocational rehabilitation experts, life care planners, and economic experts to establish the full impact of the injury on the victim's life. It is important to work with lawyers who have these resources readily available, like we do at Tysons Trial Law.
Insurers often try to minimize payouts, and they can be particularly aggressive in catastrophic injury cases due to the high stakes. At Tysons Trial Law, we know how to counter these tactics and negotiate effectively to secure fair compensation.
Whether in settlement negotiations or in court, a skilled lawyer will know how to present the case in a way that emphasizes the victim's needs and the other party's liability. This includes making effective arguments, using visuals to illustrate the impacts of the injury, and telling the victim's story in a compelling way. Amy Griggs has spent much of her career studying and speaking about persuasive presentation of evidence to juries. You can find her prior studies and presentations here.
An experienced lawyer will know how to accurately calculate all the damages related to the injury, including future medical costs, lost earnings, and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering. This helps to ensure that the compensation sought truly reflects the full impact of the injury.
Catastrophic injury cases can be long and challenging. A skilled lawyer will provide moral support and advocacy for the victim throughout the process, fighting for their rights and pursuing the best possible outcome, no matter how long it takes. We walk alongside our clients.
By leveraging their skills, experience, and resources, a proficient lawyer can make a huge difference in the outcome of a catastrophic injury case. Contact Tysons Trial Law to learn more about how we can assist you in your catastrophic injury case.
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