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Common Questions for a Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer

Answers from experienced attorneys in Martinsville

If you have suffered an accident injury, you probably have many questions and concerns. The following are answers to common questions we receive about personal injury law.

At Gardner, Barrow & Sharpe P.C. we provide you with the representation you need to obtain just reimbursement. Our attorneys have more than a century of combined experience with personal injury law.

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Contact Gardner, Barrow & Sharpe P.C. online or at one of our two office locations — Martinsville (276-638-2455 ) ) — to find out what an experienced personal injury attorney can do for you. We handle personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis.


Are wrongful death and personal injury similar claims from a legal standpoint?

Yes. Personal injury can result in wrongful death and both must prove negligence.

Can I file a personal injury claim for my work injury?

If your injury is the fault of someone other than your employer — such as a machinery manufacturer or someone who has a different employer than you — damages may be available to you in addition to workers compensation.

Do personal injury claims have a statute of limitations?

In general, you must file within two years of the date the accident occurred. Sooner is better.

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How much do personal injury attorneys charge?

Gardner, Barrow & Sharpe P.C. operates on a contingency basis for all personal injury cases, including medical malpractice. This means you have no up-front payment and our fees come out of your successful settlement or jury verdict.

Am I entitled to compensation?

Your personal injury claim can seek compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, property damages and lost wages or other economic losses. You must prove negligence to a jury or settle with the other party to receive compensation.

Is there always a trial for personal injury cases?

Gardner, Barrow & Sharpe P.C. is always prepared for trial, although we frequently settle cases through the alternative dispute resolution process. Our attorneys are comfortable in the courtroom. Other attorneys know we are ready and willing to take our cases to court, which often leads our clients to better settlements.

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Is my testimony going to be necessary?

You should expect to testify.

What should I expect from my personal injury attorney?

Community ties. Personal attention. Responsive service. We promptly return your phone calls and patiently explain the legal process and what you can expect. Your Virginia injury attorney personally handles your case and keeps you informed regarding how your case is progressing.

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