Helping Clients Suffering From Devastating Injuries
If you or a loved one has suffered major catastrophic injuries due to someone else’s negligence, it is essential to work with a law firm with the experience to fight for the compensation you need and deserve. The quality of legal representation you have now will have a direct impact on if, and how much, you are compensated later.
At Weiner, Spivey & Miller, PLC, our Fairfax attorneys have over 190 combined years of experience in successfully advocating for the victims of catastrophic injuries in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our knowledgeable team will help you understand your legal options and next steps. Our skills and hard work have resulted in substantial settlements and jury awards for our clients and have earned us the respect of our legal colleagues.
Your Serious Injury Needs Serious Representation
According to the National Safety Council, an American is injured accidentally every second in a preventable event. Some injuries, although painful and significant, are less severe than others. The most severe injuries are referred to in the medical and legal fields as “catastrophic.” Catastrophic injuries are devastating and typically result in long-term or permanent impairment and have significant life-altering consequences.
Catastrophic injuries include:
- Severe injuries to the neck, back or spinal cord
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Loss of limbs, sight or hearing
- Extensive burns
- Severe scarring and disfigurement
Those who suffer these types of injuries often require long-term care, including extensive medical care, rehabilitative treatment and assistance with activities of daily living. Catastrophic injuries can be caused by any number accidents, including car accidents and slip and falls.
Our Recent Work With Catastrophically Injured Clients
Intelligence officer suffers permanent injuries in collision: Don’s work in the intelligence community required that he be in top physical shape. At 30 years old, he regularly took a 3- to 5-mile run before work, biked 5 miles to work, took an intense bike ride with colleagues over lunch, and biked 5 miles home. When a Mercedes SUV, driven by a 17-year-old, T-boned Don’s smaller SUV at an intersection, Don suffered a broken back. He tried extensive physical therapy to avoid surgery, but the pain was too great. When surgeons attempted to fuse his fifth and sixth vertebrae, the surgery was unsuccessful. Medical experts testified that Don was left with an 18% disability and would likely experience pain from his injuries for the rest of his life. Don was no longer able to do field work and was transferred to a “desk job.” At trial, two eyewitnesses questioned by Ed Weiner provided accounts of how the 17-year-old was speeding and not paying attention to his surroundings. The defendant’s insurance company offered $450,000 prior to the trial. The jury awarded Don $2,040,000.
Boat propeller severs water skier’s arm: Rachel was floating in the lake with her 10-year-old niece, when she noticed that the boat they had been skiing behind was headed directly for them. She called out and waved, but couldn’t get the driver’s attention. Rachel pushed her niece out of the boat’s path, however, Rachel’s arm was severed by the boat’s propeller. Efforts to re-attach her arm were unsuccessful. Ed Weiner negotiated a settlement on Rachel’s behalf for the entire amount of the boat owner’s insurance policy ($200,000), as well as the house he owned.
Car struck by an 18-wheeler on I-81: Cara was driving on Interstate 81 when a loaded tractor-trailer crossed into her lane and struck her car. The truck ripped off the hood of Cara’s car and pushed the car into the median wall. Cara was knocked unconscious. She suffered a severe concussion (traumatic brain injury – TBI) and significant trauma from the crash. Lawson Spivey and Ed Weiner filed Cara’s case in federal court. They negotiated a substantial, confidential settlement with the commercial trucking company on Cara’s behalf.
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Helping You And Your Loved Ones Move Forward
A catastrophic injury is terrifying for the victim and their loved ones. You deserve the peace of mind that someone was held accountable for their negligence. Contact our experienced team of personal injury attorneys at Weiner, Spivey & Miller to learn more about how we can help you. Call us today at 703-273-9500 or fill out an online contact form to schedule your free initial consultation.