Personal Injury

Personal Injury Law Firm Will Fight for You

Virginia Attorney Who Has Focused on Personal Injury Law for Nearly Three Decades

Personal injury is an area of law that focuses on injuries caused by the negligent behavior of another person. If you are suffering the devastating effects of an injury caused by someone else’s carelessness, car accident attorney Michael N. Driscoll, P.C. would like to help.

A variety of accidents can result in a personal injury case, including those involving:

  • Automobiles
  • Motorcycles
  • Trucks and trailers
  • Bicycles
  • Boats
  • Airplanes
  • Pedestrians
  • Premises liability (slip and falls)
  • Dog bites
  • Defective products
  • Wrongful death

Damages can be recovered in a personal injury case if you can prove that an individual or entity was negligent, this negligence resulted in your injury, and you yourself were not in any way negligently responsible for your injury. In Virginia, an injured person is entitled to recover two kinds of damages, compensatory and punitive.

Compensatory Damages

Compensatory damages are meant to compensate the injured person for the injuries and losses they have suffered. These losses and injuries may include:

  • Physical injuries, and corresponding medical bills for accident-related treatment, currently and in the future
  • Physical and mental pain and suffering
  • Loss of wages when unable to return to work because of injuries
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Property damage, such as the cost to repair or replace a vehicle

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are designed to punish the wrongdoer for conduct that is either intentional or so reckless that it is considered willful disregard of other people’s rights. Punitive damages are only awarded in extremely limited circumstances.

Don’t let a personal injury ruin your life. Recovery is possible, and the attorneys at Michael N. Driscoll, P.C. have been helping people in Northern Virginia get the compensation they deserve for nearly 30 years. Your initial consultation is free, and our firm offers flexible hours and contingency fee arrangements – if you don’t recover, we don’t get paid. Contact us online or call 703-659-4423 to schedule your appointment today.