Injuries and Accidents

Injuries and accidents are a fact of life – they happen every day and in so many ways.  Sometimes “accidents happen”, but more often than not an accident occurs for a reason.  Very often accidents happen because someone was careless or not paying attention – and that someone should be held responsible.  If you are reading this, you may have been seriously injured in an accident, or affected by a serious accident which a family member or other loved one is suffering from.  You may be looking for justice and seeking help with the fallout from that accident, but you aren’t sure where to turn.

If you’re a Virginia or North Carolina resident looking for attorneys who are experienced in helping victims of serious accidents, then you’ve come to the right place.  The attorneys at Tavss Fletcher have over 100 years of combined experience with personal injury law.  They have tried, and successfully settled, serious and complex cases including auto accidents, drunk driving accidents, premises liability accidents, boating and water-related accidents, burn injuries,  traumatic brain injuries, injuries from defective products, spinal cord injuries, animal bite injuries, closed head injuries, and much more.  We can get you the results that you deserve.

Tavss Fletcher proudly serves Virginia and North Carolina, including Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, the Eastern Shore counties of Accomack and Northampton, and Gloucester, Surry, Southampton, Isle of Wight, James City and York counties in Virginia, and the counties of Currituck, Dare, Gates, Herford, Perquimans, Pasquotank, Camden and Bertie in Northeastern North Carolina.

Understanding Injury Accident Cases

If you’ve been injured in an accident, collecting all of the important information is key.  It is very important to record as much information as possible, including the time, date, location, a detailed description of what happened, the contact information for any witnesses, and any information you have about the responsible person(s).  You should also refrain from signing any documents or speaking to the responsible person’s insurance company until you have consulted with an attorney yourself.  Sometimes, even helpful information you provide after an accident can later be used against you.  If you have signed any documents or spoken to the responsible party or their attorney, be sure to let your attorney know when you first speak to him.

To successfully recover damages from the person or company who caused the accident, you must be able to show that the person or company was negligent, which means that you must be able to show: 

  • That the person who caused the injury owed you a legal duty at the time
  • That the person who caused the injury failed to carry out that duty
  • That you suffered damages, or were injured in some fashion, and
  • That these damages were caused as a result of this person’s failure to carry out his or her duty

If you were injured by a defective product, in order for you to recover damages you must establish that:

  • The product that injured you was defective in its manufacture or design, or there was no adequate warning given to you of the product’s potential dangerousness, and
  • The defective manufacture or design of the product, or its lack of adequate warnings, caused you damages, or injuries

In Virginia and North Carolina, if more than one person was responsible for your accident, each person can be held accountable for the total amount of damages under the principle of joint and several liability.

What can Tavss Fletcher do for you?

Personal injury lawyers seek justice for people like you who have been injured by the action – or inaction – of others.  We are familiar with all applicable state and federal laws, and have extensive experience with accident reconstruction, the expert witnesses you will need to prove your case, the insurance adjusters who will evaluate your claim, and others who will be involved in your case.

A skilled, experienced law firm like Tavss Fletcher will work with you to secure the maximum compensation you are entitled to.  Under Virginia and North Carolina law, we can work with you to recover damages for:

  • Your medical expenses incurred because of the accident, both now and in the future
  • Any lost earnings due to time away from work in the past (this includes time you are away from your job to visit the doctor or attend therapy)
  • Any earnings you will continue to lose due to the impact your injuries have had on your future earning ability
  • Damage to your property (for example, your car if you were in a motor vehicle accident)
  • Any permanent disability or disfigurement you may have suffered
  • The emotional distress you experience as a result of your injuries
  • Hired help if you are unable to perform your routine household chores
  • Additional costs incurred as a result of your injury

Please contact Tavss Fletcher today for an evaluation of your injury accident case, and see how we can put our extensive experience to work for you.

TAVSS FLETCHER
PNC Building
555 East Main Street, 14th Floor
Norfolk, VA 23510
Telephone: (757) 625-1214
Facsimile: (757) 622-7295

Tavss Fletcher proudly serves Virginia and North Carolina, including Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, the Eastern Shore counties of Accomack and Northampton, and Gloucester, Surry, Southampton, Isle of Wight, James City and York counties in Virginia, and the counties of Currituck, Dare, Gates, Herford, Perquimans, Pasquotank, Camden and Bertie in Northeastern North Carolina.