If you get injured in an accident, keep insurance companies from fooling you into thinking they are looking out for your best interests. Every insurance agent’s dream is to work with an accident victim who does not have legal representation. Atkinson Law knows how insurance companies defend against personal injury claims., which means you could get a lowball offer for your settlement. Do not accept anything less than what you truly deserve.
Ed Atkinson is an experienced Norfolk Car Accident Lawyer who understands Insurance Claims
I spent years working for insurance companies defending negligent drivers – the insurance companies who write policies for them – and I know how these companies and their lawyers operate. In certain cases, motor vehicle accident victims suffer brain damage or other neurological injuries, requiring a lifetime of care. Ed Atkinson is the Norfolk personal injury lawyer you need to seek maximum financial compensation as an injured driver or passenger. Negligent operation of a motor vehicle can result in multiple car collisions with serious injuries and even wrongful death. It is not uncommon to see neck and back injuries, slipped discs and spinal trauma, but other types of injuries in car crashes can occur, including burns and bruising from airbag deployment, cuts from broken glass and sharp metal edges, or damage to knees and other joints. Hopefully, with physical therapy and/or surgery and rehabilitation, a full recovery can be achieved. Sometimes amputation becomes necessary, or other permanent disfigurement results, which can be a major factor in pain and suffering.
The expert Norfolk dog bite lawyer
Atkinson Law understands the law relating to animal bites and has a proven record of winning dog bite claims. We have become the “go to firm” for dog bites, and many Norfolk personal injury lawyers refer these cases to us. Let us put our expertise to work for you! We will take on the home owners insurance companies and make sure your compensation takes pain and suffering into account, including for scarring and permanent dog bite injuries.
HOW MUCH IS MY PERSONAL INJURY CASE WORTH?
Probably more than the insurance company is offering you! There is no such thing as a “personal injury settlement calculator.” Every case is unique and will have its own strengths and weaknesses. A personal injury lawyer will understand both and maximize your claim’s value, whether it settles out of court or goes before a judge and jury. Don’t settle without calling us!
$225,000 SETTLEMENT FOR GLOUCESTER MAN INJURED IN TRUCK CRASH
In February 2021 Virginia car accident attorney Ed Atkinson concluded a $225,000 settlement for a Gloucester youth injured in a serious motor vehicle accident. When the pickup truck in which he was a passenger took a turn too fast it left the roadway and struck a guardrail and a trial. The young man fractured his femur and had to be lifted by air ambulance to a Newport News hospital for immediate surgery. His surgical team inserted a steel rod into the femur. With extensive physical therapy the youth has returned to his normal activities and career training.
$250,000 policy limits settlement for pedestrian struck by drunk driver in Virginia Beach
Atkinson Law successfully negotiated a tender of policy limits for a man struck by a drunk driver in a crosswalk near the Virginia Beach oceanfront. The accident resulted in serious personal injuries to the legs and head. Treatment included hospitalization, surgery and lengthy rehabilitation. Atkinson Law swiftly gathered evidence of the incident, as well as the client’s medical records and bills, and prepared a compelling and comprehensive demand immediately at the completion of treatment.
Because of these early and thorough efforts, settlement happened relatively quickly and the underinsured motorist carrier tendered the policy limits without the need to go to trial, or even to file a lawsuit.
$200,000 SETTLEMENT IN CROSSWALK CAR ACCIDENT NEAR ODU
In late 2020 Norfolk, VA accident lawyer Ed Atkinson settled a car-strikes-pedestrian case after protracted negotiation and civil litigation. Atkinson argued that the driver of a rental car failed to maintain a proper lookout and was otherwise negligent when he drove into a busy intersection near Old Dominion University and knocked a man walking his dog up onto the hood of his care. Serious knee and hip injuries resulted, requiring physical therapy and surgery. Thankfully the client was able to return to his favorite exercise activities and work obligations.
$300,000 SETTLEMENT IN CHESAPEAKE PIT BULL DOG BITE INJURY
Virginia dog bite lawyer Ed Atkinson secured a policy limit settlement from a homeowner’s insurance policy in a serious dog bite claim in early 2021. The incident took place in the days following Thanksgiving when a pit bull attacked a woman over a plate of leftovers, causing permanent injury to her face including the loss of an eye. Multiple surgeries were required at enormous cost. A major factor in the case was negotiating for a substantial reduction in the client’s health insurance provider’s lien. Without significant reductions, the client’s medical bills would have devoured all the the proceeds from the homeowner’s policy in question. This dog bite claim settlement underscores two points. First, owners of certain dog breeds should be required to carry liability policies in sufficient amount to compensate those injured through negligence. Second, health insurance companies should be severely limited in their ability to pursue subrogation claims against their own policyholders.
NORFOLK ATTORNEY SETTLES KNEE INJURY CASE FOR $62,600
Soft tissue injuries only
Atkinson Law recently settled a punitive damages claim for a client injured in car accident by a drunk driver. The drunk driver, who also had no car insurance, was attempting to make a right turn onto a one-way street. He even attempted to flee the scene but passed out.