Personal Injury Lawyers in Charlottesville
At Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz in Charlottesville, our attorneys represent persons who have been injured, or the families of persons who have lost their lives, as a result of the negligence or misconduct of another in motor vehicle accidents, in a slip and fall on dangerous or unsafe property, or due to a defective or unsafe product. Our firm’s experienced trial attorneys are with you from the very start, from the investigation of the accident through negotiations and settlement with the insurance company, or trial if necessary.
Virginia Personal Injury Law
When you have been injured due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, you may have rights under the law to recover compensation from the responsible party for your legal damages, including medical expenses and rehabilitation, lost wages for time missed from work or if you became disabled, and pain and suffering. In order to obtain the full amount of compensation, however, it is often necessary to institute litigation against the other party or their insurance company. Insurance companies and their defense lawyers do what they can to settle as cheaply as possible or to deny that their insured is liable at all. A favorite trick of theirs is to claim that you were responsible for causing the accident, at least in part. If they can convince a jury that you were at all to blame and contributed to the accident, you can be barred from recovering any compensation at all.
Our injury attorneys fight back against insurance company defense tactics and lowball offers. We work to make sure you are not unfairly assigned any fault in the accident and that you achieve all of the compensation you need and deserve. Our comprehensive personal injury practice includes all of the following types of injuries and accidents, among others:
Motor Vehicle Accidents – Car accidents, ATV accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents, as well as pedestrian and bicycle accidents. Each one of these have unique aspects which must be evaluated by knowledgeable and experienced attorneys to prove the negligent defendant’s liability and obtain the maximum compensation.
Products Liability – When manufacturers allow a defective product to be sold, they can be held strictly liable for the damages caused. We hold product makers accountable for design defects, manufacturing defects, and failure to warn defects on automobiles, household appliances, industrial machinery, consumer goods and more.
Premises Liability – Property owners owe a duty to people on their land to keep them safe from dangerous conditions on the premises. The scope of the duty depends on the status of the injured victim; for instance, a higher duty is owed to people invited on the property, such as customers, than to people who enter for their own business purposes, such as delivery persons or salespeople. We represent injury victims in slip and fall, trip and fall, and falling object accidents in grocery stores, restaurants, retail and department stores and other places of business where a dangerous condition was allowed to exist for an unreasonable amount of time.
Dog Bites – Dog bites and animal attacks can cause serious, painful injuries, often with lasting physical and psychological consequences. Sadly, young children are frequently the victims of dog bites and may suffer more than adults. Virginia law requires dog owners to use care in preventing these kinds of attacks from happening. Our lawyers hold dog owners liable when their negligence allows a dangerous animal to attack and injure a person.
Wrongful Death – When the negligence or wrongful conduct of another goes beyond serious personal injury and causes death, Virginia law allows the personal representative of the deceased to bring a wrongful death action for the benefit of the surviving spouse, children and other family members. A judge or jury can award any damages that are considered fair and just, including compensation for funeral and burial expenses as well as the loss of income, support, companionship, comfort and guidance the deceased would have provided. Our attorneys hold responsible parties accountable for the full amount of appropriate compensation, including seeking punitive damages where applicable.
Get Help Today with Your Charlottesville Personal Injury Claim
The attorneys at Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz are experienced, successful litigators who fight hard for injury victims and their families. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car or truck accident or other personal injury caused by the negligence of another, contact our office for a free consultation.