What the Insurance Claim Rep Won't Tell You About Your Personal Injury Claim

David M. Williams, Personal Injury Attorney

 Author: David Williams, Stafford, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Claim representatives for the insurance carriers are professionals who are experts at what they do. The claims representative[1] for the liability insurance company is a trained professional whose job is to have your claim cost the insurance company as little as possible. That means your compensation may be a small percentage of what is considered a "fair and reasonable" settlement amount.

If you are hurt and unrepresented, and not familiar with personal injury claims, the hardball tactics used by some claims representatives can leave you feeling dazed and confused. You are likely to feel that you are being taken advantage…

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Five Myths about “Slip and Fall” Injury Cases

Bridget N. Long, Petersburg, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Bridget N. Long, Petersburg, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Serious injuries can occur from even a simple fall. The effects of serious injury from the result of a fall can be devastating. If the fall occurs on someone else’s property, you may wonder whether the property owner should be responsible for your bills and other losses. The answer is not as simple as you may think it is. 

“Slip and fall” injuries occur for many different reasons, such as when floors are wet or slippery due to spills, rain, snow and ice, or cleaning. They can occur when floors or steps are defective, or when items are misplaced and tripped over.

Do I have a “slip and fall” injury case?

Many people…

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Meet The Attorneys of Allen & Allen: Derrick L. Walker - VIDEO

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Derrick Walker started his legal career in 2000 as a defense attorney, working on behalf of insurance companies and major corporations. In 2004, Derrick shifted the focus of his practice and began representing individuals who had been hurt or injured due to the negligence of another. Since then, Derrick has proven himself an accomplished and determined trial attorney who keeps his clients' interests at the forefront.

 

Derrick has represented clients in a wide range of federal and state court cases, consistently winning favorable outcomes at the negotiation table and in the courtroom. Highlights of his achievements include a $4.5 million award in a tractor trailer collision case, multiple million-dollar…

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The Personal Injury Recipe: Liability (Part 1 of 3)

Christopher J. Toepp, Fredericksburg, VA, Personal Injury Attorney

Author: Christopher J. Toepp, Fredericksburg, VA, Personal Injury Attorney

At the outset of each lawsuit, I tell my clients that, in the broadest sense, every Virginia personal injury claim consists of three components: liability, damages and insurance coverage. These are the ingredients necessary for success in the personal injury process. As my initial meeting unfolds, I go into more detail about the individual considerations that are contained within each of these three broad categories. If the facts and circumstances are deficient in any one of the three, there may be a major obstacle in the path to obtaining full and fair financial recovery. This article is the first in a three-part series exploring…

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#IAmAnAllen: Rob Reed

Robert C. T. Reed, Richmond, Va Personal Injury Attorney

Meet Robert C. T. “Rob” Reed, an attorney who joined Allen, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen in August 2012. Rob is a member of the Allen & Allen family who focuses on helping victims rebuild their lives after an accident. Read more about why Rob chose personal injury law and Allen & Allen.

  

Why did you decide to go to law school?Because I was an analytical thinker growing up and I was told from a young age that I might make a good lawyer someday. I particularly wanted to understand the law in a way that I could use to eventually help people. Did you always know that you wanted to pursue personal injury law?Not originally, but it occurred to me later that all of the elective…

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People not Paperwork: Taking a Personal Injury Case to Trial

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Author: Christopher J. Toepp, Fredericksburg, VA, Personal Injury Attorney

My goal in every personal injury case is to obtain full and fair compensation for my client(s). This includes their accident-related medical expenses, bodily injuries, pain, suffering, inconvenience, lost wages, and everything in between. I begin working toward this objective from the very first day I meet with someone who has been injured through no fault of their own, and I continue to work towards this goal until the case is ultimately resolved.

I believe that the details of my client’s life, both before and after their injury, are essential in determining what full and fair compensation means to their particular case.…

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Get to Know Ryan Wind

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Ryan E. Wind is a trial attorney at Allen & Allen. He attended Essex County High School and graduated from the University of Mary Washington, magna cum laude. Ryan attended T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, receiving his J. D. magna cum laude. Ryan joined the Allen Law Firm in September, 2014 and primarily works in the firm’s Mechanicsville office.

Why did you decide to go to law school?

I grew up in eastern rural Virginia on a farm.  Where I come from there are not a lot of career options.  My two older brothers both went to medical school and I was driven to be successful like they were, but also wanted to make my own path.  As a kid I always liked watching “Matlock” and thought it would be…

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I Don’t Know Who Hit Me: “John Doe” Claims in Virginia

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Author: Christopher J. Toepp, Fredericksburg, VA, Personal Injury Attorney

When you or someone you know is involved in a motor vehicle accident, claims for bodily injury make sense. The at-fault driver has an obligation to pay full and fair compensation to return the injured person to their pre-accident condition. Simply put, if your negligence causes an accident you have a legal obligation to make things right with the person you harm. In most cases, identifying information is exchanged at the accident scene and a claim is made with the at-fault individual’s insurance company. Cases are settled or lawsuits proceed to trial. In rare instances such as hit-and-run, however, the at-fault party cannot be…

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Meet the Attorneys of Allen & Allen: Ryan E. Wind - VIDEO

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Ryan Wind is a personal injury attorney who has committed his career to fighting for the rights of those who have been hurt due to no fault of their own. His desire to defend others is a direct result of his passion for helping people. Ryan’s competitive nature is an advantage for his clients both in the courtroom and in negotiations with insurance companies.

 

Ryan is originally from Tappahannock, Virginia where he attended Essex High School. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Mary Washington where he received his Bachelor of Arts in History. Ryan continued to the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond to receive his J.D. magna cum laude.

Ryan practices out…

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Why Should Someone Choose Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen?

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Coleman Allen, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

The aftermath of an accident is accompanied by a tremendous amount of stress. Not only are you trying to get back to your daily routine, you are probably also juggling doctors appointments, calls from the insurance company, and missed time from work. Maybe you think you need to hire an attorney but you're too overwhelmed to know where to start. This is where our experienced law firm comes into the equation.

 

Firm partner Coleman Allen discusses just a few of the many reasons someone should choose Allen & Allen to handle their personal injury claim in the short video below.

1. We are experienced

There is no substitute…

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