Personal Injury Lawyer

Attorney Stephen M. Terpak

Personal Injury Lawyer Stephen Terpak

703 898 6328 – Direct Consultation

  • Auto Accidents
  • Insurance Claims
  • Assault and Battery
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Uninsured Motorist Claims

Case Summaries – Arlington VA Personal injury Lawyer

Below are summaries of some past personal injury cases I have handled as a Personal Injury Lawyer.  There is a disclaimerGood results in the past do not guarantee good results in the future.

Favorable verdict in Loudoun rear-end accident case with award approximately 3.5 times the settlement offer.

Favorable verdict in Fairfax rear-end accident case with concussion injury.

Plaintiff’s verdict in assault and battery civil trial.

Confidential settlement in Arlington Va. defamation / insulting words / false imprisonment case.

Favorable settlement in Arlington roll-over crash with skull, shoulder and spine fractures.

Favorable jury verdict in Fairfax County Court in negligence case arising from collision with stranded driver after a blowout.

Favorable settlement for shopper struck by automobile in parking lot negligence case.

Favorable appeals court ruling in Federal Tort Claims act case arising from intentional assault by a federal law enforcement officer.

Favorable verdict in Arlington County General District Court in negligence case arising from customer struck by rental car in rental parking lot.

Favorable verdict in City of Alexandria General District Court in negligence case arising from an unsafe lane change.

Favorable settlement in uninsured motorist case against drunk driver.  Case filed in Arlington County Circuit Court.

Favorable settlement in Fairfax County wrongful death claim originally filed in Fairfax County Circuit Court.

Favorable settlement against major retailer in Prince William County for serious laceration caused by product display in negligence case.

Favorable settlement against major food manufacturer in product liability action based on negligence. Case filed in Fairfax County Circuit Court.

Personal Injury Law Summary

In Virginia, a personal injury or wrongful death claim begins with an injury that was caused by negligence.  In most Virginia personal injury cases, the victim has two years from the date of the injury to settle the claim of file a lawsuit.  This is called the statute of limitations. If the injury results in death, then there is a claim for wrongful death and beneficiaries are entitled to damages for their loss according to law.

In Virginia, personal injury lawsuits are almost always filed directly against the negligent person, not directly against an insurance company.  However, the initial claim is often filed with an insurance company and many claims are resolved at that level after investigation and negotiation.  Sometimes there is more than one insurance company that could be called on to make a payment, especially if the victim is well insured under his or her own policy.

Help with Serious Car Accidents

Help for Serious Car Accidents

Property damage is separate from the personal injury claim and may be settled separately.  Insurance companies usually do not fight property damage claims if liability is clear, unless the victim only has liability coverage.

Many Personal Injury claims I handle settle without the need for a lawsuit.  However, each case should be prepared as if it will go to trial.  If a lawsuit is required, I and my team are ready.

Representative Areas of Practice

  • Auto Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • High Speed Police Chases
  • Law Enforcement Abuse
  • Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)
  • Negligent Construction Injuries
  • Product Liability (Auto Manufacturer)
  • Product Liability (Food Manufacturer)
  • Premises Liability (Slip and Fall)
  • Premises Liability (Dog Bite)
  • Premises Liability (Shopping Injuries)
  • Chemical Burns
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Insurance Claims
  • Serious Scars
  • Herniated Discs
  • Fractures and Broken Bones
  • Concussions
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Uninsured Motorist Claims

Recent Important Information

For Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers, or those how have been injured.

Virginia Statute of Repose – November 7, 2013

Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) – October 26, 2013

How to find Virginia Traffic Accident Reports – December 3, 2013

Offices Located at:

2045 15th St. N., Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22201

by Stephen Terpak

Do I pay a legal fee?
We handle Personal Injury cases on a contingency basis, which means we only collect a fee if we collect money for our client. The fee is a percentage of the recovery. There are no up-front fees.
Fairfax Traffic Crash Reports & Photographs
Follow this link for information on how to receive Fairfax County Traffic Crash Reports.
Injured in an accident? You are entitled to compensation for:
Bodily injuries, physical pain, mental anguish, disfigurement, inconvenience, medical expenses and lost earnings.
Why choose a personal injury lawyer who handles traffic cases?
The same laws are often involved in both types of case. Understanding one area of the law helps an attorney understand the other area.