One Of The Largest Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Law Firms In Southwest Virginia
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the fault of another, you deserve to have high-quality legal representation that will explore your rights and options without being stressful.
At Crandall & Katt, Attorneys at Law, one of the largest plaintiffs’ personal injury firms in Southwest Virginia, we understand the overwhelming concerns you may be facing. Our Roanoke-area personal injury lawyers are caring professionals who will go out of their way to minimize your stress.
We are well-known in the community for our compassionate, dependable service. No matter the difficulty or complexity of your situation, we are here for you.
We offer free initial consultations and handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you will owe us nothing for attorney fees* unless we obtain compensation for you. Call today: 540.342.2000.
The Go-To Personal Injury Law Firm
Our firm is devoted almost exclusively to personal injury law, and we handle cases involving any type of injury. We proudly stand up for the rights of injured Virginians and will readily take on insurance companies, manufacturers and pharmaceutical giants to help our clients obtain compensation.
Built on more than 100 years of combined experience as well as foundational values of integrity, professionalism and effective advocacy, our personal injury practice covers a wide array of accident cases such as:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Commercial vehicle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- ATV accidents
- Boat accidents
- Railroad accidents
- Wrongful death
- Products liability
We understand that, in the wake of a devastating accident or injury, transportation and getting around may be difficult for you. We offer house calls, hospital visits and off-site appointments so you won’t have to worry about coming to us. Additionally, we can work around your medical and rehabilitation appointments as well. Evening and weekend appointments are also available if that works best for you.
Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Claims
Some answers to frequently asked questions about personal injury law appear below. You probably have questions of your own. In a free consultation, a lawyer at Crandall & Katt, Attorneys at Law can answer your questions and discuss other important aspects of your case.
Do I have a case?
If you were injured or a family member was killed due to the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your economic and noneconomic losses. Every personal injury case involves numerous issues involving causation, liability, insurance coverage and others, so it is not possible to provide a definitive answer to this without a careful review of the facts in your case.
Call us today at 540.342.2000 for a free consultation with a lawyer.
I was injured while riding as a passenger in a friend’s car. Can I get compensation without having to sue my friend?
If you were injured while riding in the car of a friend or family member, there may be several sources of compensation, including your insurance company, your friend’s insurance company and others. If any litigation is required, it will be directed against the insurance company or insurance companies and not your friend or family member. The same applies in a case involving an accident in the home of a friend or family member. And keep in mind that the insurance rates your friend or family member pays will not increase if you file a claim.
Why should I call Crandall & Katt, Attorneys at Law before calling my insurance company?
After an accident, your first impulse after getting medical care may be to call your insurance company. But doing this could prevent you from obtaining all the compensation you deserve.
Instead, call us before you talk with your insurance company. We can take measure to protect your rights and begin the legal process. We can also tell you about the types of compensation you may be eligible for and provide other vital information about your case.
How long will it take to get results?
This depends on many factors. Be assured that we will work diligently to obtain results for you as quickly as we can. However, it is usually preferable to wait until the course of medical treatment has been completed before settling a claim. This ensures that all medical costs and other reimbursable losses are included in the claim.
What is a tort?
Black’s Law Dictionary defines a tort as a “civil wrong for which a remedy may be obtained, usually in the form of damages.” The tort concept is a basic element of our common-law system. It enables you to claim compensation if you have been harmed by the negligent or intentional act of another party. The attorneys at our firm have a comprehensive understanding of tort law and how to get results in cases involving car accidents, truck accidents and other torts. Crandall & Katt, Attorneys at Law will be your strong advocate, working hard to obtain the best possible settlement or jury award.
How much does it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer?
Personal injury attorneys do not get paid unless and until there is financial recovery from the case. If a personal injury lawyer agrees to take your case, you don’t have to pay anything upfront.
What does “contingency basis” mean?
With personal injury cases, attorneys take them on “contingency.” This means the attorney is paid a fixed percentage, but only if there is a recovery. If no compensation is won, then the client does not have to pay the lawyer.
What is personal injury law?
Personal injury law deals with situations where an entity or individual acts negligently and causes harm to others. An example would be a driver who travels 15 miles over the speed limit in a residential area. A sign on the street says, “Caution Children At Play,” and the driver hits a child who is riding a tricycle.
What should I do if I have been involved in an accident?
If you are involved in an accident and have sustained injuries, please follow the eight steps outlined below. We will answer all your questions and provide you with the information you need before you consult with your insurance company.
1) Telephone your attorney’s office immediately.
2) Do not discuss the details of the accident with anyone except your attorney.
3) Keep all relevant medical evidence such as pill bottles, prescriptions, etc.
4) Take photographs of the vehicle and of any injuries sustained.
5) Prepare and keep an updated record of all medical care providers. Include all doctors and hospitals and list the corresponding date of treatment.
6) When you speak to a new treating physician, make sure to explain how you suffered the injuries and relate them to the accident.
7) Discuss with your attorney your medical care, treatment and any concerns that you may have regarding your case.
8) Be sure to provide your attorney’s office with a current telephone number and mailing address.
What types of compensation can I claim?
This depends on the specifics of your case. When representing you, we will seek to maximize the compensation you receive from all sources. In a personal injury case, these could include medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and other economic and noneconomic losses. Additional types of compensation may be available in a wrongful death case.
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*Excludes costs and expenses.