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FAQs: Personal Injury Claims

At Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp, our Virginia Beach personal injury lawyers solely focus on representing accident victims. In fact, our firm’s slogan is, “All we do is injury law.” Many of our clients have similar questions about how the personal injury legal process works. The following are some of the most common. For more detailed…

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If I make an injury claim, can the insurance company have surveillance performed to monitor my activities? 

In a personal injury case, the injured party seeks compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, insurance companies have a vested interest in minimizing their financial liability and may employ surveillance tactics to challenge the validity of the claim or reduce the…

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 What Is a Contingency Fee in a Personal Injury Case?

In a personal injury case, a contingency fee refers to a payment arrangement between the injured party (plaintiff) and their attorney. Rather than charging an upfront retainer or hourly fees, the attorney agrees to represent the client and handle their case with the understanding that their fee will be a percentage of the final settlement…

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