By Rakin Hamad | Published August 15, 2020 | |
Your lawyer has worked hard to establish and prove liability and damages, send a demand letter to the defendant’s insurance company, and undergo negotiations with the insurance company to reach a settlement. A vast majority of personal injury claims are settled, but there are times when a settlement can’t be reached. When this happens, it’s Read MoreRead More
The settlement process of a personal injury claim cannot begin until you have determined liability and have proof that you sustained damages during the accident that led to your claim. It is important to note that you should always wait until you’ve reached your maximum medical improvement (MMI), which means you’ve recovered as much as Read MoreRead More
The two main components you need to have to file a successful personal injury claim are liability and damages. Liability is the legal term for holding at-fault parties responsible for the damages they cause. For liability to be established, you need to prove that another party failed to act reasonably under the circumstances then existing. Read MoreRead More
Liability is the legal term for holding at-fault parties responsible for the damages they cause. A party is negligent if they fail to act as a reasonable party would. A party is liable, or responsible, for any injury that their negligence caused. If another party — whether they be the driver of another car, a Read MoreRead More
No one leaves home expecting to get in an accident, but unfortunately, they happen to most of us at some point in our lives. While it’s understandable to feel overwhelmed following an accident, there are certain things you should remember to do to maximize your compensation due to the accident down the road. With your Read MoreRead More
We mentioned in our previous blog that two common types of accidents include automobile and slip/trip and fall (premises liability) accidents. While you typically don’t expect to be involved in a premises liability claim, there are certain things you should remember to do when the situation justifies such an action. Premises liability accidents occur when Read MoreRead More
When filing a personal injury claim, many clients have the same question: how long is this going to take? There is no concrete answer to this question, as the time it takes to resolve a personal injury claim depends on several factors, including how complicated the case is, how much medical treatment is needed, and Read MoreRead More
We are blessed to have a civil justice system built upon the fundamental principle that each of us is responsible for the consequences of our actions. In the area of personal injury law, that means that if a person is negligent (i.e. careless) and another person is injured due to the carelessness, the injured person Read MoreRead More
Plaintiffs in personal injury cases have experienced some form of bodily injury caused by the negligence of another. In order to treat their injuries, plaintiffs often incur significant medical bills. A frequent question we get during our initial client meeting is how are the bills to be paid. Who pays the bills and when can Read MoreRead More
Tom Curcio, the driving force behind Curcio Law, is a dedicated trial lawyer with more than 35 years of experience in Northern Virginia. He has dedicated his career to representing people who have been seriously injured through no fault of their own. He works tirelessly to obtain the compensation his clients are legally entitled to…
Rakin Hamad is a graduate of the George Mason Law School and joined Curcio Law as an associate in August 2018. Rakin works closely with Tom Curcio and staff in preparing cases from the initial client meeting through trial and has been a perfect fit for the firm. During law school, Rakin interned at the…
Justin Curcio received his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in 2015, where he was awarded an academic scholarship. During law school, he worked for the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office and the law firm of Bartlett, McDonough & Monaghan, LLP. Justin also spent a semester studying law at the University of Glasgow…
As the firm’s office manager, Kathy McAfee is dedicated to making sure the office runs smoothly and that the team has what it needs by way of resources, technology, and supplies to best serve our clients. Kathy graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from Roanoke College in 1986 and afterward, returned to Alexandria. She began…
Riann Winget, a native Texan, graduated with a BA in Psychology and a Minor in Legal Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017. She was a member of the varsity soccer team, Chi Omega Sorority, and was on the university board for Big Brothers Big Sisters. After graduation, she joined AmeriCorps and taught preschool…
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