How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Take? - VIDEO


Personal injury attorney Paul D. Hux explains the factors that determine how long a personal injury claim can take to resolve.


Hi my name is Paul Hux, I’m a trial attorney and I’m also a partner at the Allen and Allen Law Firm. The first question almost across the board from all of my clients is “how long is my claim going to take?”

Your injuries and treatment affect how long your personal injury case takes to resolve

It depends every single time: how badly you’re hurt, how long you see a doctor, what sort of treatments you need, and how quickly you can get better and be released from your doctor.

Insurance companies review your personal injury case information

Once you’re…

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How Do We Determine The Value of a Case? - VIDEO


Personal injury attorney David Williams explains the answer to one of our most frequently asked questions: “how do we determine the value of this case?”


The process of determining an ultimate value on a personal injury case is difficult and complex. Every case is different, and that’s why you need a personal injury law firm that has experience to guide you through that process. 

Our lawyers have significant experience in personal injury law and are able to give our clients a pretty good range of a value on a case. Here’s what we look at:

The accident itself

The first thing to consider in evaluating a personal injury case is the accident itself. How significant was this accident? Were…

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Intro: Standing Up to Powerful Insurance Companies

Author: James Mick "Jamie" Kessel, Richmond Virginia Personal Injury Attorney

If you have ever been involved in an accident, you may know how difficult it is to get the compensation you deserve from the insurance companies. Dan Shea, a business leader from Santa Fe, and his family found this out the hard way. In August 2011 his mother was involved in an accident that was not her fault and suffered major injuries that required extensive hospitalization and had long-term impact on her life. Dan attempted to negotiate with the insurance companies on his mother’s behalf, but the insurance companies were only willing to make minimal offers, worth less than his mother’s medical bills.

It was at this…

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More Than Medical Bills: Full and Fair Compensation in Virginia Personal Injury Cases

Author: Robert C. T. Reed, Personal Injury Attorney, Richmond VA

 Most people who are injured through no fault of their own understand that they can make a claim to recover money from the responsible party’s insurance company.  Unfortunately, many people are unaware of all the factors that must be considered before settling their claim.  Insurance companies often take advantage of this lack of understanding to convince injured claimants that they should accept a settlement that accounts for only a portion of their damages.  This can be a big mistake for an injured person. The following article explains all of the compensable damages under Virginia law.

Years of court cases involving…

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FORUM SELECTION IN LITIGATION: Where to File My Personal Injury Case in Virginia

The Difference Between District and Circuit Courts in Virginia

Author: Paul D. Hux, Personal Injury Lawyer, Chesterfield, VA

When negotiations break down and the insurance company will not offer what we feel is a full and fair settlement amount for your claim, the next step in your case is to file a lawsuit and begin the litigation process.[1] Your attorney must decide in which court your case should be filed. While this may seem simple, selecting the appropriate court is an important decision that is based on the individual circumstances of your case. Selecting the appropriate forum for your case can have important  consequences as the litigation proceeds.

Virginia has two levels of trial courts:…

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Limited Insurance Coverage: How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help Maximize Recovery

Author: Robert C. T. Reed, Richmond VA Personal Injury Attorney

Virginia law does not require drivers to carry liability insurance coverage. [1] Virginia drivers who pay a $500 ‘uninsured motorist’ fee are free to drive on Virginia roads and highways without any insurance at all. Those who do elect to carry liability insurance are only required to purchase $25,000 in coverage. There can be serious obstacles in obtaining financial recovery when a person is seriously injured by an uninsured motorist or someone with limited coverage.

Some people faced with this dire situation may wonder if making a claim is worth it. After taking out attorneys’ fees, case…

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EVIDENCE: Why Are Property Damage Pictures Important in a Personal Injury Trial?

Author: Charles L. Allen - Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

The property damage loss to an injured victim’s vehicle after a car accident, motorcycle crash, bicycle accident or truck accident creates a separate claim from their personal injury case.  In most instances, the property damage claim is resolved long before the personal injury claim.[1]  Whether our client’s vehicle is repaired or considered a total loss (where the cost of repairs exceeds the retail value of the vehicle before being damaged), the property damage claim is often paid by the at-fault driver’s insurance company promptly following the collision.  While the personal injury law firm of Allen & Allen provides advice to our clients…

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How Long Will It Take to Settle My Personal Injury Claim?


Frequently Asked Questions - My Personal Injury Case

Author: R. Clayton Allen, Mechanicsville, VA Personal Injury Attorney

How long will it take to settle your personal injury case? At the risk of sounding like a “lawyer answer,” the truth is that it depends. But we can give you a rough idea of how to make an estimate based on a few important factors. Every personal injury case is different, but there is a certain progression of steps that have to be taken in handling and resolving a personal injury claim. The length of these steps can vary, but we have provided some general estimates as a guideline.

The first factor is the type of injuries sustained and the period of…

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I Won My Jury Trial, But My Case Has Been Appealed! Now What?

By: Malcolm P. McConnell, III

In Virginia, virtually any judgment from a jury trial can be appealed to our Supreme Court. But the Supreme Court does not agree to hear every case that is appealed. So, if your personal injury verdict and judgment are appealed, what can you expect?

The purpose of most appeals is to persuade the Supreme Court of Virginia that the trial court did something wrong – i.e., made a decision before, during or after the trial which was legally incorrect and that the wrong decision resulted in the wrong outcome of the case. The person complaining of the mistake asks the Supreme Court to reverse that incorrect decision. Sometimes that reversal may mean the end of a case, or…

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Who Watches the Watchmen? The vigilant lawyer in the age of Facebook

Republished from VTLA Journal by Malcolm P. "Mic" McConnell III and Scott D. Fitzgerald

"The discovery and use of social media in litigation is developing rapidly. Keeping up with the law and with the technology itself is not optional. If your client is a social media user and you are not familiar with the media, both you and your client are vulnerable. You need to know how it works so that you can understand the discovery requests you get, judge their reasonableness, reach a conclusion that is supported by the facts and the law, and then defend that conclusion to the court, if necessary. You simply cannot do that without understanding the subject matter."

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