Have you received any honors or awards?

Posted by John Harris on Fri, Dec 03, 2010 @ 12:31 PM

Q:
Have you received any honors or awards?

A:
AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, listed in The Best Lawyers in America 1999-2010, listed in Virginia Super Lawyers 2006-2010, one of The American Trial Lawyers Association's The Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Virginia.

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Get a FREE copy of the THE SMART CONSUMER'S GUIDE TO YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE.  Just ask for your free copy at The Harris Law Firm

CALL 800-"SEND BOOK".  Leave your information on the answering machine and get your FREE copy of the THE SMART CONSUMER'S GUIDE TO YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE without having to talk to anyone.  Or, simply fill out the contact information and a copy will promptly be sent to you.  This $19.95 value is yours for free, just for asking.

Contact The Harris Law Firm now for a FREE consultation regarding your car accident case. There is no obligation to hire a lawyer.  There is no fee except costs until our personal injury attorneys successfully recover fair compensation for you.

Get more information on car accidents in our firm's car accident library.

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What is your opinion regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Posted by John Harris on Thu, Dec 02, 2010 @ 12:56 PM

Q:
What is your opinion regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

A:
I believe clients are at a huge disadvantage in dealing with legal issues without sufficient knowledge. That is why I wrote The Smart Consumer's Guide to Your Personal Injury Case. This book's subtitle is The Things You Should Know and The Questions You Should Ask. If a member of the public has not been in in an accident they should read chapter three - "A Mini-Course in Insurance Law". This chapter will tell them the things their insurance agent probably did not tell them. If they have had an accident, before they talk to an adjuster, before they hire an attorney, and before they sign any form they will want to read The Smart Consumer's Guide to Your Personal Injury Case.

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Get a FREE copy of the THE SMART CONSUMER'S GUIDE TO YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE.  Just ask for your free copy at The Harris Law Firm

CALL 800-"SEND BOOK".  Leave your information on the answering machine and get your FREE copy of the THE SMART CONSUMER'S GUIDE TO YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE without having to talk to anyone.  Or, simply fill out the contact information and a copy will promptly be sent to you.  This $19.95 value is yours for free, just for asking.

Contact The Harris Law Firm now for a FREE consultation regarding your car accident case. There is no obligation to hire a lawyer.  There is no fee except costs until our personal injury attorneys successfully recover fair compensation for you.

Get more information on car accidents in our firm's car accident library.

HOW TO FIND THE "RIGHT LAWYER"
10 Things you must do after an auto accident
3 Things To Do BEFORE Talking to an Insurance Adjuster
Several Minivans Fare Poorly in Safety Tests

Topics: General

What is tort reform...really?

Posted by John Harris on Thu, Nov 25, 2010 @ 12:00 PM

Q: What is tort reform...really?

A: When you hear the words"tort reform," replace the-- every time-- with the following: "My family and I will lose our legal right to sue wrongdoers in court for arm that we experience."

It's true. Tort, or legal, "reform" is not "reform" at all. It's an excuse that lawmakers use to try to prevent American families from being able to hold corporate wrongdoers, including the manufacturing, asbestos, pharmaceutical, tobacco, and insurance industries, among others. These so-called "reforms", if enacted into law will adversely affect medical malpractice victims, injured wkrkers under Workers' Compensation, vehicle accident sufferers, people harmed by defective products, and many others who are injured by other wrongdoers. Tort "reform" will simply make it harder for the victims the system is supposed to protect to obtain justice.

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What is your "attorney's fee"?

Posted by John Harris on Sat, Nov 20, 2010 @ 12:10 PM

Q: What is your "attorney's fee"?

A: I take accident cases on a contingent "fee" basis. That means you do not pay me if you lose the case. If you win, you pay me a percentage of the money you get. If you and I agree to a contingent fee, I will put the agreement in writing and give you a signed copy. The contract will explain what percentage I will charge t if you win and how it might vary. It will also state who will pay for any court costs.

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My injury was serious. What should I do?

Posted by John Harris on Thu, Nov 18, 2010 @ 12:06 PM

Q: My injury was serious. What should I do?

A: Serious injuries such as being knocked unconscious, broken bones, severe gashes and lacerations should be taken care of immediately, above every other consideration. Hopefully, you demanded that an ambulance rush you to the nearest emergency room. Now that your condition has stabilized somewhat, you can then take care of other business; selecting the best doctors to treat you, getting your car fixed, handling the various details of the accident, etc. The many ramifications that a serious injury will have on your life make it especially important to get advice, counsel and direction from an experienced personal injury lawyer. Complex issues such as permanent disability, prolonged loss of earning capacity, future medical complications, structured settlements, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc., are best negotiated by an expert. John Harris (540) 371-4941, has negotiated and won many claims against insurance companies for their clients. They have won compensation for seriously injured clients which will sustain them for the rest of their lives.

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What are my legal rights?

Posted by John Harris on Tue, Nov 16, 2010 @ 12:03 PM

Q: What are my legal rights?

A: YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. You have a right to be put back in the same condition you were in before the accident occurred--physically, mentally and economically. You have a right to have your automobile repaired to its original pre-accident condition or, if it is totalled, to its reasonable and equitable market replacement. You have a right to the repair or replacement of other personal property which was damaged or destroyed by the accident. You have a right to the use of a rental car, at no cost to you, while your automobile is being repaired. You have a right to reimbursement for any earnings you lost while you were unable to work due to injuries received in the accident. You have a right to recover for any future loss of earnings or lessening of earning capacity caused by the injuries you sustained in the accident. You have a right to be reimbursed for the medical bills and out-of-pocket expenses you incur for treatment of the injuries suffered in the accident. You have a right to be reimbursed for transportation costs to and from medical facilities. You have a right to a fair and just compensation if you are permanently disabled as a result of the accident. You have a right to receive payment if the trauma and shock of your injuries lessen the quality of your social and personal life. You have a right to choose the repair shop to fix your car--and to choose which health care professionals will care for your personal physical and mental injuries. You have a right to be compensated for any physical pain and mental anguish suffered as a result of the accident. You have a right to be represented by a professional personal injury lawyer of your choice to make sure that all of your rights are protected--and that you have competent representation in dealing with the person who caused your injuries and his insurance company. You have a right to receive a fair and just payment from the involved insurance companies to pay for all medical bills, repair services and compensations.

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