Personal Injury

Vermont Personal Injury Attorneys

Committed to Fighting for Victims & Their Families

Our experienced Vermont personal injury lawyers can help if you, a friend, or a family member has been seriously injured in an accident caused by someone else's recklessness or negligence. Additionally, our firm handles wrongful death claims, and if a family member of your's was killed because of the actions of someone else, you want to fight to hold the responsible parties accountable.

Over the past almost forty years, Biggam Fox Skinner LLP has grown to become one of Vermont’s largest injury law firms, and we know that satisfied clients are our most important asset. That’s why we work on a contingency fee bases and there’s never a charge unless we’re successful with your claim.

Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Bills tend to pile up after a personal injury. On top of your monthly living expenses, there are now medical bills and co-pays. Lost wages make it even harder to cover your monthly bills and the medical treatment you need. So what should you do if you've sustained a personal injury?

If you are looking to file a personal injury claim, then you should:

  1. Seek Medical Attention: Establishing that your injuries are directly linked to an accident is key to proving liability and recovering compensation. Schedule a doctor's appointment as soon as possible following the event of your injury.
  2. Contact an Attorney: Most, if not all, personal injury attorneys offer free, initial case evaluations. This means that you can get an expert opinion of your legal options without having to pay a penny. Having experienced legal representation throughout the personal injury claims process can help ensure that you recover maximum compensation.

Biggam Fox Skinner’s personal injury lawyers in Vermont have successfully represented clients in personal injury claims resulting in millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts in Vermont. All of our seasoned attorneys are admitted to practice law in State and Federal Court in Vermont. We never represent insurance companies; we only represent regular people as injured plaintiffs.

Don’t Sign that Settlement Until You Talk to Us

Typically an insurance adjuster will try to rush you to settle your personal injury claim. See, insurance companies like to settle cases quickly—but only at bargain rates. This is why you need an experienced personal injury attorney in Vermont from a reputable law firm to represent your case. Without us in your corner, they will take advantage of you by giving you far less than you deserve.

The general release that insurance companies want you to sign gets them and the person who injured you off the hook forever. Even if your medical or other damages prove greater than expected, they will not pay you any more money later. Even if the full extent of your damages or injuries is not yet known. Since personal injury settlements are final, you have to act now before it is too late. Usually, you only have three years from the date of the injury to file suit and in some cases, you only have a year.

Be sure to contact Biggam Fox Skinner using the form below or just call (802) 445-9141 for a no-charge, no-obligation, personal injury case evaluation, and consultation. The call costs nothing and could result in a much better result for you and your family. You do not get a second chance to do it right.

Our Case History

Settlement for Car Accident Victim

Our client was hit by another car while driving on Interstate 89. Her car rolled and landed on its roof in the median and our client was nearly killed. She suffered a broken arm and elbow, fractured ribs, spine injuries, and damage to her spleen. A lawsuit was filed when an agreement could not be reached with the other driver's insurance company. Our client's car insurance paid her their policy limit of $250,000 and eventually, before trial, a settlement was reached at mediation with the other driver's insurance to pay her an additional $725,000.

Total settlement amount: $975,000

Muscle Car Goes Off-Road

In this personal injury case, our client was a passenger in a 1970 Chevrolet Malibu convertible with a big engine. The driver stopped the car on a two-lane road in a residential area and said he wanted to show our client “what the car could do.” When the driver "punched it" to show his friend the horsepower of the car, he lost control and landed in a ditch. Our client was thrown out of the car and knocked unconscious, suffering a significant fracture to his leg in addition to a head injury. Fortunately, he recovered very well from his injuries. Then, about six months after he hired BFS to represent him, he mentioned for the first time that he lost his sense of smell. Because this loss was not well documented in his medical records, we recommended that our client see his doctor to confirm the loss. We also purchased the same smell test kit routinely used by medical offices and tested him at BFS. This test confirmed the loss of smell, which substantially increased the case’s settlement value.

Settlement amount: The case settled for $290,000 without the need to file suit and paved the way for our client to buy a new home.

We Have Experience With All Types of Cases

There are multiple different types of personal injury claims, which means that there isn't a "one-size-fits-all" approach to injury cases. At Biggam Fox Skinner LLP, our legal team has experience handling all types of personal injury claims and is prepared to answer any of your questions.

Common types of personal injury cases include:

  • Automobile, bicycle, pedestrian accident
  • Hit and run collision of any kind
  • Injury when you are hit by a drunk or drugged driver
  • Skiing accident
  • Injury from a fall or slip-and-fall
  • Injury on someone else's property as a result of any unsafe condition on that property
  • Injury from medical malpractice or negligence
  • Wrongful death

Regardless of whether your injury was caused by a drunk driver or a surgical error, you do not deserve to be left paying for another person's recklessness or negligence. Contact us today and arrange a free, initial case evaluation!

Personal Injury FAQ

What Do I Do If an Insurance Adjuster Calls and Wants to Settle My Claim?

You should not sign anything until you talk to one of our personal injury attorneys for free. By signing a release, you are giving up any right you have to ask for more money later, even if you have related injuries that are not yet known.

What If I've Been Injured by Someone or Something and It Wasn't My Fault?

If you were injured in an accident or incident that was not your fault, you may have a personal injury claim. Call our office for a free consultation about your claim.

What If the Insurance Company Isn't Paying What I Believe They Should?

If your insurance company (or theirs) isn't paying for your medical bills, treatments, rehabilitation, lost wages, or reduction in earning capacity, and you believe that they should call our office for a free consultation about your claim.

"I was treated as if we had known each other for years. Could not be happier with all that happened. I would recommend your law office to anyone looking for honest and hardworking with the best knowledge of the business."
- Chris