How does a lawyer determine whether I have a case or not?
Determining the strength and viability of your personal injury or wrongful death case requires legal expertise and honest analysis of the facts surrounding the harm. For example, if you contributed to causing the accident, your case may not be viable in Virginia because of a doctrine known as contributory negligence. Nevertheless, you need your situation thoroughly reviewed by an experienced attorney.
Will the information I share with you during a consultation be confidential?
Yes. The statements you make to Emily, even if you decide to hire another attorney, are privileged and confidential.
What is the statute of limitations in Virginia for a personal injury case?
In Virginia, you generally have two years from the date of the accident or injury to file a claim in court. However, the statute of limitations varies depending on the type of personal injury case and who you are attempting to file the claim against. This is another reason why reaching out to Emily sooner rather than later is so important.
What can I expect if I hire Emily Mapp Brannon to handle my personal injury case?
You will have an experienced advocate on your side. Emily's motto is clear - personal injury, personal representation. When you become a client of Emily Mapp Brannon, you become a friend for life. You will receive periodic updates on your case and a completely honest assessment of where your case is, and where it should go.
Do I have to pay to meet with Emily?
Absolutely not. All consultations are 100% free.
How much will I have to pay Emily when my case is resolved?
Emily works on a "contingency fee" basis. This means she receives a percentage of the total financial recovery. Typically, the contingent fee charged by Emily is around 33.3 percent, but may be different depending on the type of case you have. If she recovers nothing, no legal fees are owed.
How do I know if Emily is really qualified to handle my personal injury case?
Emily has a 10.0 "Superb" rating on Avvo. This is an independent attorney-rating service that gauges the ability of lawyers by the feedback of former clients and fellow attorneys in the legal community. The 10.0 rating is the highest available. This means Emily is a respected, highly skilled Norfolk personal injury lawyer.
Emily is also recognized as a "Rising Star" Virginia Super Lawyer in Law & Politics Magazine (since 2013). This is a prestiguous accolade that only 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive.
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