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Curcio Law’s Proven Process for Obtaining the Best Results For Each Client

The Initial Contact

When you call Curcio Law during business hours you will always speak with a team member who will treat you with respect and courtesy. We pride ourselves on treating others as we would like to be treated, to take the time required to listen and understand your legal matter, and let you know if we can help. If not, we will refer you to a colleague or resource better able to help you. If you contact us by phone after hours or by email, a team member will follow up during the next business day.

The Intake

You’ve contacted us and we have has the opportunity to show you our commitment to treating everyone with respect, and now you are interested in speaking with an attorney. A team member will gather your contact information and a summary of your accident, injuries, and treatment and will forward your details to Tom Curcio for review and consideration. Within two business days, you will hear back from us to schedule either an in-person consultation, phone consultation, or to be given a referral to a trusted colleague or resource if we at Curcio Law believe someone else will be better able to address your legal matter.

The Consultation

When a complimentary consultation is scheduled, our receptionist will send you a confirmation email with all of our contact information, and a brief questionnaire for you to complete and bring with you. To make the consultation as productive and informative as possible, we also ask you to consult our FAQs for a list of documentation to bring with you to help us evaluate your case.

During the consultation, which typically lasts one hour, Tom Curcio or fellow team attorney, will take the time necessary to fully understand all facts and legal issues relating to your potential case and will thoroughly explain the issues involved, and whether your matter is one that the firm is best able to handle. If so, the entire process of pursuing a case on your behalf will be explained in detail, including the gathering the necessary information to prove the legal components necessary to prevail in a claim or at trial.

During the consultation, we will also explain our straight forward contingency fee structure.

The Attorney/Client Relationship

The lawyers at Curcio Law recognize that it is a privilege to represent you, and all team members understand the faith, trust, and responsibility that relationship requires. We work closely with each client to gather the evidence necessary to present the strongest and most persuasive case possible. We pride ourselves on keeping our clients well-informed on the progress of their case and responding to all questions and concerns promptly.

All of our work is guided by the simple yet solemn principle to act in the client’s best interests. We encourage you to review our client testimonials and reviews to see how previous clients describe their experience with Curcio Law.

An Overview of The Process

A person pursuing a personal injury claim bears the burden of proof. This means that he or she must prove that the other party caused the accident (generally referred to as liability) and that they were injured by the accident (generally referred to as damages). The lawyers and team members at Curcio Law have the knowledge, experience, and resources to satisfy these critical burdens.

Initially, we promptly investigate the facts of the accident by contacting witnesses, inspecting and photographing the scene, and collecting all police reports or other records relating to the accident. We also collect all medical records and bills relating to the injuries suffered and the treatment of those injuries. If the other party was charged with a traffic violation or criminal offense in connection with the accident, we monitor those proceedings.

When the liability and damage investigations are complete, and the client has completed treatment, we prepare a settlement package to present to the insurance company on the client’s behalf. The package includes detail of the facts of the accident, the injuries and treatment, and the violations of the law which makes the other party responsible.

Also included in the package are copies of the police accident report or all other documents relating to the accident, photographs of the scene, photographs of the vehicles, copies of medical records and bills, and photographs of the injuries. If necessary, we will have medical illustrations prepared to best convey the injuries suffered and any surgeries needed to treat those injuries.

Most importantly to you, as the client, the attorney and other members of our team responsible for preparing the package, speak directly with you to fully understand how the injury has affected you in all aspects of your life. This provides us with the final pieces of information needed to properly evaluate your claim and to communicate it effectively to the opposing insurance company.

We also discuss with you, based on our 35 years of experience, the range at which we believe the case should settle. All offers of settlement made by the insurance company are conveyed and discussed with you, as are all counter-demands made to any offer. An offer will never be accepted by us without your consent.

The decision to accept or reject an offer is always the client’s decision. You will receive compensation for medical bills, mental anguish, your physical injuries, lost wages, inconvenience, and we will keep a portion of the settlement as our attorney fee.

Despite our best efforts, some claims cannot be settled outside of court. With over 35 years of trial experience, the attorneys at Curcio Law know how best to present and argue a client’s case at trial in a courtroom.

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Thomas J. Curcio
Founder

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…

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Rakin Hamad
Associate

Rakin Hamad is a recent 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…

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Julia Martinez
Paralegal

Julia Martinez, a Florida native, joined Curcio Law as a paralegal in 2013. She began her legal career in 1998 working at a personal injury firm that primarily handled automobile accidents, slip and falls, and products liability cases. Then, in 2008 she expanded her knowledge by working at two other law firms. She obtained her…

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Kathy McAfee
Office Manager

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…

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Maureen Burke, RN, MSN
Nurse Consultant

Maureen Burke was born and raised in the Boston, Massachusetts area and relocated to the Alexandria area in 1984 where she and her husband raised their three children. Maureen graduated with a BS in Nursing from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire and an MS in Nursing from George Mason University. Maureen has worked at…

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    Tom and his team did a great job representing me in an auto accident case a few years ago. Tom is a very down-to-earth attorney and his partners Julia and Jennifer were wonderful to work with!

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    Annie M.

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    Following a very serious slip and fall accident resulting in several broken bones and complications, we interviewed several personal injury attorneys but found Tom Curcio to be the very best in class. We found him to be extremely competent, patient ...

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    My husband and I retained Steve Bergeron after I was involved in a rear-end motor vehicle collision which resulted in a mild traumatic brain injury, severe post traumatic headaches, and other injuries. We are very pleased with the service Steve has p...

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Settlements & Verdicts
  • "$213,000.00 Jury Verdict, Auto Accident, Hand injury"

  • "$1,500,000.00, Auto Accident, Wrongful Death"

  • "$100,000.00, Auto Accident, Broken Leg"

  • "$493,000.00, Auto Accident, Brain injury, broken rib, facial lacerations"

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