Campbell County, Virginia, located just south of Lynchburg, Virginia is a rural county that adjoins Lynchburg City, Appomattox County, Bedford County, Charlotte County, Halifax County, and Amherst County. If you are a lawyer trying a case in Campbell County, the jurors are typically conservative and only respond to plaintiffs who are seriously injured. In fact, while the jurors in Campbell County are conservative, they will award substantial damages in medical malpractice and accident cases if the injuries are serious and if you’ve done everything your doctors have told you to do.
This is what our firm focuses on: serious injury cases.
Our lawyers are located in an office right in between the new courthouse and the old courthouse on Village Highway in Rustburg, Virginia, the county seat for Campbell County. We handle personal injury cases and malpractice cases in Campbell County and we pride ourselves on knowing the pulse of the people in Campbell County. This is where we live and work:
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Our client incurred $22,792.22 in medical expenses.The jury awarded our client a full and fair verdict of $65,000.00 for her harms and losses caused by this wreck. Before trial, the insurance company only offered $9,985.00 as their last and final offer. We had made a demand and counsel for the parties agreed to a mediation. The mediation was a complete and utter failure and the insurance company only offered $8,500.00 at the mediation. We stopped negotiating at all at that point. After the mediation, we never made another demand to settle the case. The insurance company increased their offer by what we consider pennies a couple of times ending just shy of $10,000.00.
On August 1, 2011, our firm won a plaintiffs verdict of $655,000 here in Campbell County in a personal injury automobile accident case. The Plaintiff was driving to her son’s school when the defendant pulled out in front of her at an intersection in Appomattox. At the time of trial, the Plaintiff’s medical bills were just over $55,000. Her expected future medical expenses were in between $250,000 and $478,000. The defense admitted liability but contested the extent of the Plaintiff’s injuries. The defense offered $140,000 to settle before trial but our client refused to settle the case for less than it was worth. The jury deliberated for less than two hours and returned a verdict for $655,000.
On June 8, 2010, our client won a $500,000.00 jury verdict in Campbell County Circuit Court against the Lynchburg Livestock Market, Inc. The trial lasted three days and our attorneys presented evidence for over a day and a half. The jury deliberated for approximately an hour and a half before returning a significant plaintiff’s verdict.
Hiring a personal injury lawyer can be a difficult but important decision. When considering your options you can do any number of things, for example, you can open the yellow pages and flip to the biggest ad. Or you can click on the top search result in google. Or you can call the loudest ad that is playing on TV. Any personal injury lawyer who does a significant amount of personal injury work will advertise in the yellow pages, on google, and on TV. But how do you know if that lawyer is a good lawyer and will be a good lawyer for you?
There are several things you should consider in hiring your Campbell County personal injury attorney.
First, does the lawyer know the judge and the likely jurors? In other words, is the venue your accident was in a familiar place for that lawyer. Campbell County is a familiar place for our attorneys. Some of our attorneys live there and our firm has been in Rustburg since 1930. You can read more about our history here.
Second, does this lawyer or law firm have a good reputation in the community for trying cases and winning successful verdicts? This is important because insurance companies do not pay money to lawyers who don’t try cases. At Overbey, Hawkins & Wright, we pride ourselves on our courtroom victories and we learn from our courtroom failures. If a lawyer tells you she never fails in the courtroom, then she hasn’t tried anything hard. If you have a case and the insurance company refuses to pay a fair value, then you need a lawyer who will try your case.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident or by medical malpractice in or around Rustburg/Campbell County, call us at 1-800-201-9987 or click here for a free personal injury consultation.