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Helping those injured by vaccines since 1999.
Personal injury lawyers may handle quite a few different types of cases, such as vehicle accidents, dog bite injuries, slip and fall injuries, and even medical malpractice. Some will also handle vaccine injuries. However, most vaccine injury cases are very different.
First, the VICP provides a "no fault" process. That means, that unlike most personal injury cases, you don't have to prove that a defendant acted negligently. You just have to show that a vaccine caused an injury. Second, in some circumstances, you don't even have to prove that the vaccine caused your injury. If you had a vaccine on a specific list (called a “table injury”) and within a certain time you developed a condition on that list, the court will presume the vaccine caused your injury.
One of the most important differences, however, between a personal injury attorney and a vaccine injury lawyer is how they get paid. In personal injury cases, very often attorneys will get paid a percentage of whatever money you win (called a "contingency fee"). That means very often, before those attorneys will even take your case, they will scrutinize your case very carefully to ensure that there is a good chance of winning. A vaccine injury attorney gets paid from the same source of money that pays you, if you win your case: win or lose. That means, that, as long as there is a reasonable basis for bringing the claim, VICP attorneys will likely take your case.
Also, you cannot forget the specialized knowledge about the VICP that a vaccine injury attorney will have.
So, if you believe you have been injured by a vaccine, you should contact an attorney who is experienced with the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
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Even though our office is located in Richmond, Virginia, within a short drive of the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C., we help clients in all 50 states. We travel to you.