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Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers

At BenGlassLaw, our team of personal injury attorneys and specialists are passionate about fighting for you so that you can get back to living your life. We have the experience to understand your journey, along with a best-in-class team to support you throughout the entire settlement process.

A personal injury law firm you can rely on

It’s easy to feel confused, frustrated, angry, and alone after a personal injury. You’re struggling to get the care you need. And behind the scenes, the insurance company responsible for compensating you is looking for any opportunity to question your injuries, dispute the necessity of your care, and diminish your claim.

It’s ridiculous to expect that an ordinary person, going through the worst time in their life, should know how to investigate an accident, calculate damages, and negotiate against a powerful insurance company with decades of experience stiffing injury victims on their claims.

What you need is a guide. Someone who will handle the tough stuff, explain it all in terms you can understand, and give you the knowledge you need to make a great decision about your case. That’s BenGlassLaw.

We’re more than just a legal team. We’re your partners. We work hard to ensure you get the best medical treatment and the best legal advice. But more than that, we will get to know you. What drives you. What you care about. What you’ve lost. Then, we help you tell that story and get the compensation you deserve.

Why work with our Fairfax personal injury lawyers?

We have three goals for every auto accident and injury case we handle. We will help you: 

Find the Money

We’ll locate all available pots of money and extract as much money out of those pots for you.

Keep the Money

We’ll negotiate unpaid medical costs and liens so you can hold onto as much of your money as possible.

Focus on Recovery

We’ll remove the aggravation of dealing with the insurance company so you can focus on what matters.

We believe in adding value to people’s lives. If we don’t think we can add value your personal injury case, we will recommendation an attorney who can help or give you information on settling your case yourself. We will NEVER pressure you into hiring us for your case if that does not benefit you.

Car Accidents

The vast majority of personal injuries result from auto accidents. Our firm has been handling these cases for decades. We know the tricks insurers use, and know how to counter them.

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Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle riders often suffer serious injuries—and sometimes have to overcome anti-rider prejudice from insurance companies and juries to win their claims. We can help.

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Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries can be life-altering, but also difficult to prove. Our experienced attorneys can help you tell your story and prove your losses to a skeptical insurance company. 

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Wrongful Death

There’s no such thing as a “fair” settlement for the loss of a loved one. However, Virginia law does allow you to seek compensation. A dedicated, compassionate attorney can help guide you. 

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Client testimonial

Ben was recommended to me by two different people that I trust. One of the people is a lawyer who works for insurance companies and so has experience doing cases against Ben in court. This lawyer said that if he needed help, he would want Ben on his side. It meant a lot to me that a lawyer who works in the field would name Ben as his first pick for an advocate. My experience with Ben has been outstanding. He is easy to talk to, very understanding, listens well and is obviously an expert in the field. If you need a disability attorney, Ben is your man.

Avery E.

I suffered a traumatic brain injury, completely rendering me helpless and disabled. … Ben Glass Law was unbelievably diligent and meticulous about collecting every last detail and medical record so they could build the strongest and most aggressive case possible. Their patience, compassion, and understanding made me feel like I wasn’t alone, and like I had the help of a team that really cared about me. They ultimately gave me hope. We won the appeal! I can support my family now, I can pay my bills, I can sleep. They saved me. Thank you, Ben, and thank you especially to the kind and wonderful staff!

Nick K.

I contacted Ben Glass law firm when my LTD benefits were scheduled to end. My letter was reviewed quickly at no charge. The information and feedback was clear, addressed each issue and was very detailed. I followed the instructions and my appeal was approved. My benefits have been reinstated. This is an Amazing firm that really cares that people are treated fairly and with respect even before they are hired. They have earned my respect and future business.
I must mention my original point of contact was Jennifer K. she represented the firm so well with her respect for the firm and love to help attitude.
Thank you

Linda Allen

We were recommended by a colleague to the Ben Glass law firm and they have been absolutely wonderful. Ben’s staff is incredibly responsive and Mary in particular responded to all our emails and questions in a timely manner. We met with Ben to help us understand two disability policies we have and he made something that could be very complicated very easy to understand and he provided us with follow-up notes of our meeting so that we could concentrate on the discussion rather than having to document the information he shared with us. I would recommend this team if you have an issue related to a disability or personal injury.

Lorna Magill

Lisa and Tammy were just who I needed to guide me through this process from start to finish after my auto accident. They couldn’t have been more helpful and were always super quick to respond to my calls or texts. I was uneasy about hiring a lawyer because of all of the cheesy commercials and radio ads, but it was 1000% the best decision I could have made. Highly recommend Ben Glass Law. I couldn’t have gotten the results I did navigating this process on my own.

Richard Mann

I highly recommend BenGlassLaw. I have worked with Tammy and Lisa, who have both been incredibly knowledgeable and professional. They took the time to explain the nuances and intricate legal processes in a way that my husband and I could understand. BenGlassLaw was flexible to our schedule, and drove the overall process minimizing our stress and time. Have recommended to friends and family, and would use again.

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Personal injury case results

Since 1995, BenGlassLaw has been helping injury victims make great
decisions and get great results. Here are just a few: 

$5.5 Million

Wrongful Death

Child crushed by motorized partition in Fairfax County School

$4.24 Millon

Auto Accidents

Fairfax Circuit Court jury awards $4,240,000 in damages to woman critically injured in auto accident by drunk driver. Largest DUI punitive damages award in Virginia.

$3.4 Million

Wrongful Death

In routine surgery, a young man aspirated gastric content under anesthesia and died.

$2 Million

Wrongful Death

The case was filed in the Circuit Court of Fairfax County but, because it occurred in Maryland, it involved the application of Maryland law. The Virginia court ruled, however, that Maryland’s “cap” on pain and suffering damages did not apply to this case.

$1 Million

Auto Accidents

One Million Dollar settlement with an auto insurance company after a drunk driver caused a crash in Oakton, Virginia. This case involved a thoracic fusion.

$1 Million

Personal Injury

Family practice physician failed to use modern techniques to investigate rectal bleeding. $1,000,000 Fairfax County Verdict

Frequently Asked Questions

There’s no substitute for picking up the phone, scheduling a free consultation, and speaking with a lawyer directly about your specific circumstances. But if you’re still not sure if you have a case—or you’re just looking for some basic info about your options—feel free to review the FAQs below. 

Do I have a personal injury case?

Personal injury cases, ultimately, are about negligence. Each of us has a responsibility to exercise reasonable caution and care for others—for example, when we get behind the wheel of a car, or when we take responsibility for an aggressive dog. 

If somebody neglected their duty of care to you, and you got hurt as a result, you may have a personal injury case against the negligent party. If so, you may be entitled to just compensation for the losses you suffered. Car accidents, truck accidents, and dog bites are a few common examples of personal injury cases. 

In Virginia, due to contributory negligence, you will need to show that the incident was completely not your fault. If a court determines that your own negligence was even 1% responsible for your injuries, you cannot obtain compensation. 

What damages can I claim after a personal injury?

If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you’re entitled to compensation for the losses you’ve suffered. In other words, the personal injury claim is meant to “make you whole,” balancing out what’s been taken from you. Potential damages include: 

  • Medical expenses (including those you’ll likely need in the future, such as ongoing physical therapy) 
  • Lost wages (including future lost wages and reduced earning capacity—for example, if you have to switch to fewer hours or lower-paying work) 
  • Reasonable compensation for non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering, emotional trauma, disfigurement, or loss of relationship with a loved one. 

In rare cases, you could also receive punitive damages above and beyond the damages meant to compensate you for losses. These might be in play if the responsible party acted with extreme recklessness or malice—think drunk driving or excessive speeding. 

Do I really need a personal injury lawyer?

Maybe—but maybe not! 

There are a few basic questions you should ask yourself to determine if you can settle your case on your own and keep that whole settlement check for yourself: 

  • Was there only minor property damage and no injury? 
  • Are your injuries no more than minor bruises, sprains, and strains? 
  • Did you only have one or two visits to a doctor or the E.R.? 
  • If you need physical therapy or treatment, is it for less than four months? 
  • Have you been given the “all clear” from a doctor and expect no further need for treatment? 
  • Did you miss less than five days of work?  

If you answered yes to all or most of these questions, your accident case probably won’t settle for more than a few thousand dollars, because your expenses just won’t be that high. 

However, if you sustained serious injuries, missed substantial time at work, are facing a long-term disfigurement or disability, or experienced other serious losses, hiring an experienced personal injury attorney is strongly recommended. In cases like these, calculating all your future losses and getting a fair settlement will be a lot harder. A great lawyer can help you fight for truly fair compensation. 

That all being said, we value honesty and integrity above all else at BenGlassLaw. If we don’t honestly believe that hiring us will put more money in your pocket, we won’t take your case. Instead, we’ll give you the free advice and tools you need to handle it on your own. 

How does BenGlassLaw evaluate personal injury cases?

Our personal injury lawyers perform a six-point assessment of your case to determine whether hiring an attorney makes sense for you: 

  • Determine Fault. Virginia is a contributory negligence state. If you are even 1% at fault for your accident, you cannot recover damages. Often, insurance companies use this to reject personal injury claims, even when the victim didn’t contribute to the accident. 
  • Current Injury. The worse your injury, the more it makes sense to hire a Fairfax personal injury lawyer. Victims with serious or catastrophic injuries should consult with an attorney BEFORE giving any recorded statements to the insurance company. 
  • Previous Injuries. Insurance companies love to use previous injuries as a reason to fight personal injury claims. They will point to old medical records and claim your new injuries are “pre-existing.” We will review your past medical history to see what impact your health history will have on your settlement. 
  • Treatment. Insurance companies have a “length of treatment algorithm” that they use to determine how long you “should” receive care. If your medical treatment takes longer than the insurance company deems is normal, they will not give you a fair offer for your medical bills. 
  • Car Insurance. We have seen more good cases torpedoed by poor insurance than we can count. Most people are unaware that it is perfectly legal to drive in Virginia without car insurance. If the person who caused your accident is uninsured or underinsured, we will need to look at your policy to see if we can find coverage to pay for your damages. 
  • Health Insurance. Many health insurance companies will seek repayment of bills they paid on your behalf. We ensure they don’t get more than they deserve (which is sometimes zero). 

What should I expect after calling BenGlassLaw?

First, you’ll speak to a personal injury specialist from our team. They will ask you: 

  • Where the accident happened 
  • What were your injuries 
  • If there was a police report 
  • What happened just before the accident 
  • What happened just after the accident 
  • Who was in the vehicle with you (if your case was a car accident) 
  • What your medical treatment has been since the accident 
  • If you missed work or other appointments 
  • What the insurance company has communicated with you 

From there, our team member will make you an appointment to speak with one of our attorneys. (If we do not take your specific type of case, we will refer you to one of our attorney partners who can best assist you.) 

What is the BenGlassLaw process for personal injury cases?

Our proven process starts with a 1-on-1 consultation and strategy session between you and a personal injury specialist.  

Why? Because in order to be the best possible partner for you, we need to get to know you, not just what happened to you. A serious injury will affect your life differently than a similar injury might affect someone else. Right at the beginning, we want to start building your case—and the strategy we’ll be using—based not only on the facts, but on your hopes, your goals, and your needs.  

After that, we notify the insurance companies to never talk to you again. We’ll field all the harassing phone calls. We’ll handle all the negotiations. We’ll request all the bills, medical records, and reports. That way, you can focus on healing. 

But don’t worry—you won’t be out of the loop. You can expect regular updates and follow-ups. You can call us and ask any questions at any time (and expect a 100% honest answer). And we’ll never settle without your direct approval. Again, it’s your life and your future; you make the big decisions. We’re here to help you make sure they’re good ones that make sense for your life and your needs. 

If the insurance company won’t offer you a fair settlement, we won’t hesitate to file a personal injury lawsuit and defend your rights at court. And once that settlement or verdict is obtained, we’ll negotiate with your creditors and settle outstanding bills and liens as cheaply as possible.  

We don’t have to do this, since technically the legal case is over and it doesn’t increase our fee. But we do it anyway. It means more money in your pocket. 

What areas does BenGlassLaw serve?

Our office is located in Fairfax, VA. But if you aren’t located in Fairfax City, Fairfax County, or Northern Virginia, that’s not a problem! BenGlassLaw proudly serves the entire state of Virginia and has done so for more than 25 years. We also work with attorneys around the state and can help you find one closer to your home if we aren’t a good fit. 

Can I afford BenGlassLaw?

You sure can.  

Simply put, if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid. There is never any risk to you, and you never have to pay out of pocket.  

Everybody deserves experienced legal representation, fair treatment, and fair compensation. What matters is the strength of your case, not the size of your pocketbook.  

Do you have any other free resources I can review?

Sure do! We strongly believe that everyone deserves free access to important information about the legal system and their cases. That’s why we’re constantly giving away free resources, whether you’re a client or not.  

Feel free to read our blogs and FAQs, download our books and webinars, subscribe to our newsletter, or just pick up the phone and call us. We’d love to chat about your personal injury case and figure out if we can help—or at the very least, point you in the direction of someone else who can.