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Vaccine Injury Blog

Legal Disclaimer: This blog is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure a disease. Nor is it intended as medical advice. The reader is responsible for their decisions and their health.

  • Writer's pictureWhit Long

Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Take my Vaccine Injury Case?

Although the occurrence is very rare, serious vaccine reactions can occur. When this happens, vaccine injury lawyers can assist with obtaining compensation.

A vaccine injury lawyer could be a lawyer whose entire practice is dedicated to representing individuals injured by vaccines, or it could be a lawyer who handles other sorts of similar matters, such as a personal injury attorney. However, regardless of the nature of the lawyer’s practice, the lawyer must be admitted to practice in the U.S. Federal Claims Court and registered with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

Before hiring an attorney to represent you in obtaining compensation for a vaccine injury it would be best to make sure that the attorney has the specific experience of representing others within the program. While there will be attorneys out there that will ensure you they are experienced personal injury attorneys and, therefore, more than capable than assisting you obtain compensation through the NVICP, I would caution you against taking that attorney for his or her word. While the NVICP is designed to help those who have been harmed/injured by a vaccine, which is similar in a way to personal injury, the inner-workings (procedural issues) of the program are very nuanced, and an inexperienced lawyer is more likely to fall victim to the complexity, which could lead to mistakes being made that could potentially have negative implications for your petition.

So, in short, if you have been injured as a result of a vaccine, hire an attorney who has experience representing individuals in the NVICP. Such a lawyer can be obtained at no cost, and the NVICP will pay for all legal fees associated with the petition.

Our team of attorneys have extensive experience representing individuals in the NVICP and have had tremendous success in obtaining reasonable compensation. If you’ve been injured as a result of a vaccine and are in need of an attorney to assist you with your petition for compensation, we are here to help, just give us a call.


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