9253 Mosby Street, Suite 100, Manassas, VA 20110
571.292.9046
Michael A. Kernbach Attorney
At Law

Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions

Helping you file a personal injury lawsuit

Learn the answers to common questions about personal injury lawsuits, then contact Law Offices of Michael A. Kernbach, P.C. for a free assessment of your case and a comprehensive plan for obtaining compensation for your injuries.

Contact a Manassas and Roanoke personal injury attorney you can rely on

The Law Offices of Michael A. Kernbach, P.C. are located in Manassas and Roanoke, Va., and represent clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Call Virginia injury attorney Michael A. Kernbach at 703.273.0888 or contact the law firm online to schedule your free consultation.


Can I pay my attorney’s fees out of the money I receive at the conclusion of my personal injury case?

The Law Offices of Michael A. Kernbach, P.C., Virginia personal injury lawyers, accept cases on a contingency-fee basis — which means we do not charge you any attorney’s fees until we successfully obtain a verdict or settlement in your case.

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What types of damages should I expect from my personal injury lawsuit?

Manassas and Roanoke personal injury lawyer Michael A. Kernbach, Attorney at Law, pursues the maximum possible compensation based upon the individual facts of your case, including damages for:

  • Past medical bills
  • Future healthcare and treatment costs
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Lost income
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering

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How long does a personal injury case take?

The length of time it takes to complete your case depends upon many factors, including the extent of your injuries, the complexity of the case and the willingness of the defendant to negotiate a just settlement. At the Law Offices of Michael A. Kernbach, P.C., we settle your case as efficiently as possible without compromising your rights to all of the compensation you deserve for your lawsuit. Many cases require the setting of a trial date and we will assertively move your case through the court system on your behalf.

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Will my case be settled out of court?

Most personal injury cases are settled before trial. Virginia injury lawyer Michael A. Kernbach is usually successful at guiding negotiations toward equitable settlements. His thorough investigation and solid preparation of his cases convince the most obstinate insurance companies and defendants to avoid trial and instead reach fair agreements.

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Do I have to answer questions that the defendant asks me about my injuries?

If you have retained a lawyer, defendants, defense attorneys and insurance companies are not permitted to ask you about your case unless your counsel is present. You may be required to attend depositions or hearings in which you must answer their questions under oath. We prepare you for the formal questioning and attend with you to ensure your rights are protected.

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Is there a time limit for filing a personal injury lawsuit?

The law imposes strict deadlines for filing personal injury lawsuits. Contact qualified Virginia injury attorneys as soon as you have been injured so that you can file your claim within the statute of limitations.

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Michael A. Kernbach
9253 Mosby Street, Suite 100
Manassas, VA, 20110 USA
571.292.9046