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Emroch & Kilduff
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Your Petersburg Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been hurt by someone else’s negligence, you may be feeling overwhelmed. Perhaps you have been offered a settlement by an insurance company that doesn’t actually cover your losses, or you’re considering a lawsuit against responsible parties to recover your damages. Personal injury claims can be complex, and insurance coverage and litigation can be difficult to navigate. When you have been injured, you need to understand your rights, and your options.
Contact Emroch & Kilduff in Petersburg for a free consultation, and learn if we may be able to help you. If we accept your case, we will advocate on your behalf and work for the best possible outcomes. Call one of our experienced personal injury lawyers at (804) 358-1568, or contact us online to discuss the details of your case.
Experience and Commitment
The lawyers at The Law Offices of Emroch & Kilduff have experience in personal injury cases, and we are committed to using that experience and our skills to serve our clients. We will work tirelessly to ensure insurance companies and defendants are held accountable for our clients’ injuries.
Our national network of experts work with our lawyers and help support our clients’ claims. These professionals have expertise in fields such as medicine, economics, industry, accidents, and more.
In past cases, Emroch & Kilduff has acquired substantial settlements and verdicts for clients. While every case is unique, and prior outcomes are not a guarantee of results for future claims, our lawyers have a strong record as effective advocates.
Personal Injury Examples
We have wide experience in personal injury cases, including:
- Brain and spinal cord injuries. Injuries to the brain or spinal cord can be highly traumatic, leaving lasting physical and economic impacts that victims may have to deal with for the rest of their lives.
- Wrongful death. When a loved one has died because of someone else’s negligence, compensation for their death won’t bring them back—but it can make it easier for their survivors to move forward with their lives.
- Car accidents. Distracted driving, drunk driving, reckless driving, or pure negligence: car accidents can occur in the blink of an eye. Victims of auto accidents deserve compensation for their injuries.
- Truck accidents. Trucks are larger and heavier than other vehicles on the road, making truck accidents among the most dangerous and deadly. The demands of professional truck driving mean truck drivers are also at higher risk for driving while fatigued and driving under the influence.
- Motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle accident rates are high for a number of reasons, including the fact that motorcycles are harder for other drivers to see on the road. Motorcycle accident damages tend to be significant because physically exposed riders are particularly vulnerable in a collision.
- Medical malpractice. Medical professionals have the highest duty of care to their patients. Breach of that duty with negligence may have life-changing consequences.
- Products liability. Injuries happen when consumers misuse products, but they can also be caused by product defects. Any party in the chain of distribution, including the manufacturer, distributor, and retailer, may be liable for product defect injuries.
- FELA and related railroad accidents. Railroad accidents often occur when trains are unable to stop in a safe and effective manner. Trains can hit cars or people, derail, or hit another train, all of which can cause significant injuries.
- Aviation disasters. Aviation accidents can be catastrophic, and may result in significant damages for passengers, employees, and their survivors.
- Workers’ compensation. Employees who have been injured while doing their normal job duties are entitled to workers’ compensation to help pay for medical bills and alleviate the financial burden of missing work during recovery.
- Slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, and may cause serious injuries. Property owners have a duty of care to keep their property safe for others by warning of dangers, maintaining good repairs, and removing hazards.
Personal Injury Damages
Damages depend on the severity of the injury and the resulting real and projected losses. These may include:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Funeral and burial expenses
Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
Accidents can happen anywhere, at any time. In some cases, it may not be clear who is responsible. Even in circumstances where the parties are known, the insurance and legal systems can be complex and overly difficult to navigate alone. Hiring a lawyer may help to:
- Identify everyone who may be liable. Parties with liability for a personal injury may not be limited to a single person or entity. For example, motor vehicle accidents can implicate bars or restaurants that overserved a drunk driver, or an employer who negligently hired or trained a commercial driver, while medical malpractice claims can be brought against multiple medical professionals, and the hospital or clinic where they practice.
- Ensure the best settlement. In many cases, the insurance company responsible for a victim’s claims will make an initial low settlement offer that does not compensate for the injuries or actual costs.
- Give insurance companies reason to take the victim and their claims seriously. Insurance companies prefer to work directly with inexperienced victims, and potentially delay and minimize claim payouts. Hiring professional representation demonstrates the victim is prepared to fight for full and fair compensation.
- Speed up the settlement. A personal injury lawyer knows how to navigate the legal system to help get you the compensation you deserve sooner.
Get Help From Emroch & Kilduff
Emroch & Kilduff offers free consultations to discuss potential cases. This allows one of our lawyers to evaluate the specific facts, and advise on next steps. If you have a consultation and the lawyer agrees to pursue your claim, you may not have to pay attorney fees and litigation costs up front. Personal injury cases are typically handled on a contingent fee basis, meaning fees and expenses will be deducted from any eventual settlement or judgment.
If you or someone you love has been hurt because of someone else’s negligence, contact an experienced lawyer. Virginia has a two year statute-of-limitations to take action in a personal injury case, so don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact the lawyers at Emroch & Kilduff at (804) 358-1568 or online for a free consultation.
Where We Are
Our Petersburg office is located at 2557 South Crater Road, on the east side of the street.
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