Personal Injury Law for Leesburg, Loudoun, Winchester, and Surrounding Regions
Have you ever wondered what the title “Esquire” means? It’s actually from an old French term used during the Middle Ages when knights had “esquires” or “shield bearers.” A shield bearer's role was to serve a knight and ensure that during the chaos of battle, knights were defended from unsuspected attacks by their enemies.
Today, the term "Esquire" is often applied to attorneys. Your attorney acts to defend you from your opponent and ensure that your rights are protected, respected and honored in full.
In personal injury cases, Barbara S. Williams acts as the shield between her injured clients and the insurance companies, protecting her clients from companies that put profits over people. She provides the legal guidance that clients need to clear the cluttered path to fair resolution and peace of mind. Although many cases are resolved without going to trial, clients need a strong shield during both negotiation and litigation.
As a personal injury attorney who is dedicated to protecting the rights of clients injured in Loudoun County, Frederick County, Clarke County, Winchester and the surrounding areas of Northern Virginia, Barbara S. Williams understands her role as a shield for her clients. Her firm is well equipped and prepared to protect its clients from the many pitfalls involved in personal injury law. In addition, Barbara’s strong negotiation and trial skills serve her clients well in both settlement and litigation.
Do you know someone that has been seriously injured by the negligence of another and is struggling with medical expenses, lost wages, pain, emotional stress, and permanent injury? As a personal injury law firm working exclusively on behalf of plaintiffs, Barbara S. Williams, P.C. has helped many Virginians and their families obtain the best outcomes in many types of cases.
Profits > People: The Insurance Industry’s Formula for “Success”
When it comes to filing any type of claim with an insurance company, the word ‘routine’ rarely applies. The true “routine” involves waiting on the phone for hours, filling out reams of paperwork, and digging through documents just to get some minor auto damage repaired. Frustration seems to apply better than routine.
No matter what they tell you, insurance companies are not objective when it comes to calculating the damages for which they are liable. In the event of an injury, their sole goal is to pay out as little as possible for injury claims and to minimize their obligation for future costs. This means that any serious claim for damages is challenged, denied or bitterly contested, no matter how obvious and legitimate the claim might be. The motto for the insurance company is “deny, delay and do not pay.”
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, going up against an insurer without the aid of experienced legal counsel will almost guarantee that your compensation will fall well short of reasonable.
People who suffer serious injuries are usually traumatized and disoriented. Insurance adjusters know this. They are trained to move swiftly in the aftermath of a serious accident, seizing the opportune moment to offer low and inadequate settlements to victims, often before the victims and their doctors know the full extent of injury and care required. Many of these settlements don’t factor in lost wages or earnings potential, physical pain and mental suffering, or future difficulties caused by the injury.
Litigation is never the first choice of any rational person. There are no guarantees in civil law, and new legislation is proposed every year to make legal recourse through our civil justice system less available to victims of negligent parties. Adjusters know that most people are not naturally litigious and usually only want their medical expenses covered. By employing a passive-aggressive motto of “deny, delay and do not pay”, insurance adjusters make use of the one critical advantage they have over the injured – time.
The legal team at Barbara S. Williams, P.C. has learned that the best way to represent the needs of injured clients is to do so comprehensively. The cases they handle are prepared for trial from the beginning. Understanding how a client was affected physically, emotionally and financially taken together with over 20 years of claims experience is important for each case evaluation. The goal is to attain a fair and reasonable resolution of the case.
Throughout the course of her career, Barbara has established herself as a widely respected personal injury attorney in Virginia. Many of her cases are referred by other attorneys that do not specialize in personal injury law. In 1988, Barbara was one of the founding partners of the Leesburg firm of Burnett & Williams. After practicing personal injury law for 18 years at Burnett & Williams, Barbara decided to take on another challenge by forming a new law firm. She serves on the Board of Governors of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and is on the faculty of the Virginia College of Trial Advocacy. For many years she has been on the Board of Trustees for Brain Injury Services, a non-profit organization which offers free assistance to Virginians living with the aftereffects of traumatic brain injury. Her experience with Brain Injury Services has made her personally aware of the hardships that a survivor of a traumatic brain injury must go through, and emboldens her effort to fight for fair and adequate compensation for her TBI clients.
For experienced help with your personal injury claim in Virginia, contact Barbara Williams, P.C. today.
back to top
For those injured in serious car accidents that involve severe personal injuries, Barbara Williams has dedicated her career to fighting for the rights of the injured, and has secured fair and just compensation for those who suffered injury due to another's negligence. If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt in a crash, contact Barbara Williams in Leesburg, Virginia for a free consultation today. Our caring staff will interview you over the phone and we will answer as many questions as we can about your case.
Barbara S. Williams is a personal injury attorney currently accepting cases involving those who have lost loved ones due to the carelessness or negligence of others. She has a long and distinguished history of helping injured Virginians get their lives back in order. If you or a loved one has suffered from a loss due to the actions of others, contact Barbara S. Williams for a free case assessment today.
For brain injury victims and their families in Leesburg, Winchester, Purcellville, Fairfax and other areas of Virginia, brain injury attorney Barbara Williams can help her clients obtain respect and compensation from negligent parties.
When you entrust your loved one to the care of a nursing home or an assisted living facility, you do so with the expectation that they will be well-cared for. Regrettably, this is not always the case. In fact, many of these long term care facilities abuse and neglect their residents on a frighteningly frequent basis. At Barbara S. Williams, P.C., we seek to protect the rights of some of the most vulnerable members of our society, the elderly and disabled, against the consequences of the corporate greed that is wide-spread in the long term care industry. Long term care should be about maintaining health and dignity, not about profit margins. Please call us if you or someone you know has been victimized.
The Law Offices of Barbara S. Williams are currently accepting medical malpractice cases. If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, contact Barbara S. Williams for a free case assessment today. Barbara S. Williams has offices in historic downtown Leesburg and Winchester, Virginia.