How We Help You: Navigate. Negotiate. Litigate.
For more than 30 years, the attorneys and staff at WilliamsFord have exclusively represented personal injury plaintiffs throughout Virginia from our offices in Leesburg and Winchester.
We work closely with you and provide the legal guidance and support needed to navigate your personal injury case through the maze of the insurance company’s claims process. At the same time, we go to the mat on your behalf during negotiation. But if the case doesn’t settle, then we have no choice. If necessary, we litigate. We go to court. We get a trial date. We do not delay the resolution of your case. Our goal is to get each and every client exactly what they deserve based on the evidence we gather and we will do whatever it takes to accomplish this goal.
We are Committed to Our Role as your “Esquire”
Have you ever wondered why the term “Esquire” is used to describe an attorney? Esquire was the term used for the shield bearers of the Middle Ages. The Esquire’s role was to ensure that Knights were defended from surprise enemy attacks.
It makes sense that today’s car accident lawyers would also bear the Esquire title!
We take pride in our role as shield bearers, standing between our injured clients and the profit-hungry insurance companies. We put people before profits. Shielding the injured. That is our job.
We’ve Been Down this Road Before…
… And we know what to expect from insurance companies.
Suffering from a serious injury leaves you feeling traumatized and disoriented. Insurance adjusters take advantage of this, moving swiftly to befriend you, and then quickly try to settle your case. In nearly every situation, early settlements offered to car accident victims are inadequately low and downright insulting.
Chances are, in the days and weeks following an injury, you and your doctors have only a vague idea of the long-term ramifications of your injuries and what care you may need in the future. And if you lost a loved one, your sometimes unbearable grief prevents you from determining what your loss means to your family, both emotionally and financially.
At WilliamsFord, we try to ensure that any settlement considers all of your physical injuries; your past and future, if any, medical bills; lost wages and lessening of earning potential (if your injury is permanent); mental anguish; inconvenience caused by the accident; scarring and disfigurement; embarrassment and humiliation; and chronic physical pain. You deserve compensation for any and all of these damages, if proven in your case.
The Insurance Company’s Strategy: DENY, DELAY, AND DO NOT PAY!
There is no such thing as a routine claim with an insurance company. You can expect many unreturned calls from adjusters, reams of paperwork, and ongoing frustration. It’s hard to juggle all of this while you try to recover from injuries or loss!
When it comes to calculating damages, an insurance company’s only goal is to pay as little as possible and minimize their future obligations. This means any serious claim for injuries is challenged, denied, or bitterly contested, no matter how obvious and legitimate your claim might be.
Denial of related and compensable damages is what leads so many cases to litigation. Adjusters know most people only want their medical expenses covered and some closure on the ordeal. 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 lawyers at WilliamsFord understand that the best way to represent injured clients is to do so comprehensively. We get to know your story—from the very first call with our intake coordinator. We listen to you tell us how the car accident has affected you physically, emotionally, and financially. Understanding your case is essential to successful representation. It is the only way for us to gather evidence of all of your damages so that we can know what a reasonable figure would be to resolve your case. Paired with more than 30 years of claims experience, the team at WilliamsFord ensures clients attain a fair and reasonable resolution of their case. We know how to help.
Leave the Hard Work to Us
We understand how difficult it can be to recover from multiple injuries or know what to do after the unexpected loss of a loved one. For years, we have fought the difficult legal battles for our clients so they can focus on their emotional and physical healing and leave the legal strategy to us.
All of the lawyers at WilliamsFord and their support staff enjoy working together to help clients maximize their recovery after an auto accident. We take pride in working as a team with a common goal—to present exactly how the auto accident has affected you and your family.
WilliamsFord may be a small firm, but the firm’s power comes from their combined experience and ability to communicate to a jury or decision maker the exact nature of each individual client’s case. We do not advertise on TV. We do not have offices throughout the state. We want to know our clients, really understand their circumstances. At WilliamsFord, you are not a claim number like you are to an insurance company. For this reason, we limit the number of cases we handle. We want to make sure that we provide the service your case deserves.
We work hard at our communication with clients. We try to explain your case in a calm, caring and answer any questions you may have. The attorneys include you in their legal strategy for your case and handle everything in an honest, straightforward manner. We make sure that each decision made is the client’s decision, because we are handling the client’s case, not our case.
Here is what the team at WilliamsFord wants you to know:
“We enjoy our work because we know that through representing many injured people over the years, we can not only get the maximum recovery for our client but hopefully make the world a safer place in which to live. Many of our clients tell us that the reason they contacted an attorney is because they don’t want anyone else to experience what they have experienced. What happened to them should not happen to other people. We don’t want you to become our client!! We want everyone to drive safely, act reasonably, and be on the lookout to avoid injuries or death at all costs.”