Chesapeake Personal Injury Lawyers Archives - Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

What Are the Differences Between a Personal Injury Claim and a Wrongful Death Claim?

When a family member is injured in an accident through no fault of their own, filing a claim for financial compensation is likely the furthest thing from your mind. Additionally, the idea of navigating the legal process can feel overwhelming and intimidating, especially if you are facing medical bills and lost wages. Despite this, personal…

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What Should I Do if I Think I Have Been the Victim of a Medical Error?

A study conducted in 2017 determined that more than 251,000 deaths every year are the result of medical errors. This means that medical errors are the third leading cause of accidental death in the United States. With this worrying statistic in mind, you need to take immediate action if you suspect that you have been…

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How Long Does It Take to Reach a Settlement Agreement?

In their pursuit of financial compensation for damages caused by another person’s negligence, most personal injury victims prefer to reach a settlement rather than go to court. Settlements come with multiple advantages; they are cost-effective, less risky, and offer a faster resolution to the case. How long it takes for settlement negotiations to play out,…

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