Experienced Northern Virginia Lawyer Representing Accident Victims
Howard B. Ackerman is a dedicated injury attorney who has been representing Northern Virginia clients hurt in a wide range of accidents since 1987. Whether it’s a car, truck, or motorcycle crash, a slip and fall, or a mishap on the job, Mr. Ackerman has the knowledge and skills to help you get back on your feet by ensuring that any and all responsible parties are held legally liable. He has successfully resolved more than 1,000 personal injury and workers’ compensation cases and has been recognized by his peers for his achievements with the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell rating for his skills and integrity.
Protect Your Rights With a Negligence Claim or Lawsuit
If you have been injured in an accident, you have the right to seek damages from those responsible. Types of compensation may include reimbursement for medical bills, missed wages due to time away from work, property damage, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. To get these damages, however, you have to show that the defendant is liable.
Most accident victims pursue claims based on negligence, a legal theory that holds a person or entity accountable for failing to take as much care as the ordinary person would use in a certain situation. For example, all drivers owe others on the road the obligation to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner, and they are likely to be deemed negligent if they cause a crash by failing to do so. In order to establish negligence, the victim must show that a breach of the duty of care directly led to the accident in which he or she was hurt. It is also essential to prove that quantifiable damages resulted from the crash.
Fighting for Workers’ Compensation Benefits
People who are hurt on the job have a legal right to seek workers’ compensation benefits from their employers. This is a “no fault” system, meaning that an injured employee doesn’t need to prove negligence in order to get the financial assistance that he or she needs. Even if the worker made a mistake that caused the accident, he or she will generally be entitled to compensation, unless serious misbehavior is involved like showing up intoxicated at the workplace.
You should understand that in most cases, an insurance company, and not your employer, pays out workers’ compensation benefits. Companies simply pay premiums to insurers to cover them in the event of a claim. Insurance companies are often hesitant to provide benefits and regularly try to take advantage of injured employees in numerous ways. It is thus essential that an injured worker obtain representation from an experienced Claimant’s Attorney such as Mr. Ackerman so that the injured worker has a knowledgeable advocate working to obtain all medical and monetary benefits the injured worker is entitled to.
Holding Insurance Companies Accountable
Howard B. Ackerman has a strong record of success helping accident victims and injured workers receive the compensation they are entitled to. That includes going toe-to-toe with big insurance companies that often try to slow down, limit, or completely avoid paying out viable claims. Howard B. Ackerman is an active member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, as well as other legal organizations dedicated to protecting the rights of the injured and disabled. He understands the tactics often used by insurance companies to deny or diminish legitimate claims, and he knows how to combat them. We are so confident of our ability that we do not charge a fee unless we recover money for you.
Discuss Your Case Directly with Mr. Ackerman
Mr. Ackerman strongly believes that individuals hurt by another person's carelessness or while performing their jobs deserve to receive the maximum compensation available under the law. He pursues this belief with thorough and caring representation of each client. Mr. Ackerman has substantial experience in representing people injured at work and in auto, motorcycle, or truck crashes as well as other types of accidents, including wrongful death, brain trauma, construction incidents, premises liability, and dog bites.
Mr. Ackerman devotes his personal attention to each claim that he takes. Clients are kept well-informed about the status of their cases and up to speed with what is needed to achieve the best possible result. Mr. Ackerman understands that people want to communicate directly with their lawyer, and he is committed to making sure that each client receives as much attention as is needed to provide a clear understanding of his or her situation.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident in Northern Virginia, you should contact injury lawyer Howard B. Ackerman to schedule a free consultation. With offices conveniently located in Tysons Corner, we serve clients throughout the metropolitan area. We are also available for home and hospital consultations, if necessary. Call us at (703) 288-1400 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.