Case Evaluation

Every case is unique, and each case will involve a variety of challenges and legal options.   While insurance companies rely on financial and statistical models to set their initial value for a claim, we investigate every aspect of each case to ensure our clients get results tailored to their individual circumstances and injuries.  We evaluate every case to see what the best options are for the client.  Not every case is suitable for litigation, and for some we will recommend settling the case on your own.  There are a variety of factors that should be considered in engaging counsel, but every case needs four key elements to be viable: damage, negligence, causation, and compensation.   How each factor is weighted depends on the specific facts and circumstances of your case.

Case Studies

Newsworthy Verdict in Massachusetts Would Have Been a Defense Verdict in Virginia

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Last week in Massachusetts, a court awarded $32 million in a case in which a 43-year-old shopper was killed inside a convenience store when an 81-year-old driver crashed through the front wall of the store at high speed. The decedent’s family sued the driver and the convenience store chain. It comes as no surprise that this extraordinarily high verdict would be newsworthy in any state, but a $32,000,000 verdict in a case like this is almost unimaginable in Virginia. The current record for... Read More >


Mar 03, 2016 @ 5:45 pm
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Case Study: Maximizing Insurance Compensation

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Unraveling the Complexities of Multiple Coverage Fred and Mary were longtime residents of Northern Virginia who were getting ready to retire full-time to Florida. They had fixed up their Reston home to sell and had bought a house on the Gulf Coast, their favorite vacation and bird-watching locale. On the day of the accident Fred and Mary were headed out to pick up moving supplies. Mary was driving her station wagon with Fred in the front passenger seat. They were... Read More >


Nov 20, 2014 @ 3:51 pm
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Accident Scene Negligence

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CASE FACTS On a Friday afternoon, at a busy intersection in Fairfax County, Virginia, a heavily loaded utility van ran a red light at high speed and struck a Cadillac sedan in a t-bone collision, throwing it 30 yards from the point of impact. While driving by the accident, our client, John, identified himself as a trained Emergency Medical Technician to the troopers working the scene, and offered to assist. At the Trooper’s direction, John parked his car behind the... Read More >


May 02, 2014 @ 8:19 pm
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Compensation for Life

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CASE FACTS This case concerned the inappropriate use of the anticonvulsant drug Dilantin by the defendant neurosurgeon, Dr. John Smith, M.D., causing a severe allergic reaction to his patient, Jane Jones. The reaction, called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, led to scarring of the corneas and lids of Ms. Jones’ eyes so severe that she became legally blind. The central facts of the case were undisputed. On a mid summer Friday, 13 year-old Jane Jones fell off a ladder and hit her head.... Read More >


May 02, 2014 @ 8:18 pm
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