Centreville Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Lawyers
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Situated in Fairfax County, Virginia, Centreville is a town located in Northern Virginia, six miles south of Manassas and just twenty miles west of Washington, D.C. With a burgeoning population over 70,000, Centreville is one of the largest areas in all of Virginia. Over the last decade, the population has nearly doubled. Centreville is positioned right off Route 66, a major interstate that runs east to west through Virginia.
Portner & Shure is proud to serve clients in and around Centreville. Our experienced attorneys have litigated cases in front of Fairfax County Circuit Court and District Court judges for more than 20 years. Whether you are looking for experienced legal counsel after an accident, as the result of a DWI arrest, or a traffic related violation, we are here for you.
Local Litigators Advocating for Accident Victims in Centreville
Due to the amount of traffic throughout the Centreville area, auto accidents are a common occurrence in this region. Many of these accidents are caused by the negligence of other drivers, and the accident victims need the assistance of experienced personal injury attorneys to help them recover the compensation they are entitled.
Common causes of automobile accidents in Centreville include:
- Dangerous driving conditions (rain, snow, or fog)
- Speeding, aggressive, or reckless driving
- Out-of-town drivers not familiar with traffic patterns
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving (texting or talking on a cell phone)
- Hazardous road conditions (uneven pavement, gravel roads, pot holes, faded lane markings)
Some of the worst accidents on the road involved tractor trailers and other large trucks. The size and power of the trucks make them very dangerous while driving on the road. Truck drivers have limited visibility when driving and can easily lose control of the truck in hazardous weather conditions (i.e. snow, ice, wind, rain, and fog).
Devastating truck accidents in Centreville are often the result of fatigued drivers who are pressed for time in transporting their cargo. Other causes of trucking accidents include:
- Truck driver DUI and drug use
- Inattentive driving
- Inadequate surveillance
- Illegal maneuvers
- Distracted driving
- Failure to regularly maintenance the truck
Our Centreville attorneys, with the help of other experts such as reconstructionists, thoroughly investigate these accidents. Part of this process is using technology such as speed regulators and "black boxes" to determine the cause of the accident and assign liability. Black boxes record several key measurements of data that can be used to assist in determining how the truck accident occurred. Sometimes, trucks drivers will try and lie about the accident, but the black boxes can be used to disprove their statements.
To ensure that black box information is retained and not destroyed, our attorneys must notify the defendants quickly to put them on notice of a lawsuit. Thus, if evidence is destroyed after this point, it is very unfavorable for the truck driver and the truck company.
Centreville Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Injuries that occur while on the job can result in workers' compensation awards for the victim. While there is always a risk of an injury while at work, there are some jobs that are more dangerous and have an increased risk of injury than others. When you are in an accident at work in Centreville, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits whether you, another employee, or your employer is at fault.
In Virginia, workers' compensation is an injured worker's exclusive remedy. After a work accident, you only have 30 days to inform your employer of your injury and 2 years in which to file a claim. It is important to file a workers' compensation claim as soon as possible after the accident in order to ensure a fair recovery. This also applies to the injured worker's family and representatives if the worker's injuries result in death.
In addition, experienced attorneys also know that in cases involving a third party, separate claims for personal injury may be filed to compensate the worker for pain and suffering. Workers' compensation only provides benefits to the injured worker for the disability and medical treatment expenses, which can sometimes be low. In actions involving a third-party tortfeasor, the compensation carrier may have a lien for expenses paid. The lien can be reduced, and more than adequate compensation can be recovered from the third party. Our Centreville lawyers can discuss your options with you to maximize your recovery.
Why Portner & Shure?
Our well-respected attorneys have developed a strategic approach to be able to battle the large insurance companies in auto accident and other personal injury cases. Our firm has been recognized nationally as one of the top personal injury law firms, with annual recoveries for our clients exceeding $12 million. Further, our past clients continuously rate us with 5-star reviews.
Mr. Portner is a member of the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers, the Best Attorney of America, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In addition, our firm is ranked highly by our clients who are extremely satisfied with the level of service and dedication provided to them as their case progresses. AVVO recently awarded our firm the Client's Choice Award for personal injury cases. Furthermore, our firm has numerous 5-star ratings and positive client reviews on Facebook, AVVO, Google+, and Lawyers.com.
Offering Legal Counsel in Your Language
Aside from the immense experience of our Centreville attorneys, one element that sets our firm apart from other firms is our multilingual paralegals and legal assistants who speak Spanish, Korean, and Chinese. In Centreville, 14.2% of the population is Hispanic and more than 25% is Asian. Our team of paralegals is extremely knowledgeable and well-versed in Virginia's personal injury and workers' compensation laws to be able to assist both our Spanish-speaking accident and Korean-speaking accident clients in Centreville. We are proud to provide legal help in your language.
Our experienced Centreville personal injury attorneys have successfully competed against the largest insurance companies thanks in large part to the firm's investment in sophisticated computer software that tracks all offers from every insurance company throughout Virginia.
For a free case review, please call (855) 954-4141.