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Cases We Handle

Accidents and Injuries

We represent people who have been injured in accidents throughout Virginia. Sometimes you can settle a case on your own and save the attorney fee. We can help with that, too.

If you have been recently injured call us or click on the link below and ask for one (or both) of our books:

Medical Malpractice

We represent patients throughout Virginia in medical malpractice cases. If you have been injured (or a loved one has died) because of a doctor, hospital, nursing other other heath care error, contact us. Unlike a car accident case, you should NEVER try to handle this situation on your own. The rules, laws and procedures are too complicated.

Medical malpractice cases are tough in Virginia. There are strict rules on:

  • Time limits
  • Expert witnesses
  • Pre-suit investigation before being allowed to file a case and
  • Limits for damages

Obviously, you should look for experience. We recommend you look for board-certification as well.

Long-term Disability (ERISA and Individual)

As the economy tanks, the denial of long-term disability benefits are exploding. It only makes sense. Long-term disability companies are struggling like everyone else. When this happens, you shouldn't take no for an answer - after all, it is YOUR financial future on the line. There there are three things you need to know:

  • You have a very short time-limit for filing your appeal
  • Your appeal should follow a certain format and not be a repeat of information the insurance company already has!
  • We will review you denial letter and give you a strategy for winning your appeal, for free.

Call our main office in Fairfax, Virginia, at (703)584-7277 to discuss your case.

Criminal Defense

If you have been charged with a crime in Virginia, attorney James Abrenio at BenGlassLaw is ready for your call. 

Wrongful Death

A "wrongful death" lawsuit in Virginia simply means that one person's death has been caused by the negligence or malpractice of another. Virginia, like most states, has special laws about wrongful death. In some cases lawsuits have been thrown out of court because an inexperienced lawyer violated the wrongful death laws, rules and procedures.

Traffic/DWI Defense

Through his years of expereince, James Abrenio has defended hundreds of clients charged with Reckless Driving, DUI, and other serious traffic offenses throughout Northern Virginia.  Take some time to review the information James has provided on this interactive website.  Then give him a call.

How to Hire an Attorney

Hiring a lawyer can be tricky, and your attorney may be somone you have to "live with" for the next few years. Make sure you are making a smart, informed decision by first ordering our free, no-obligation information on hiring a Virginia attorney for your case. We're confident that you will benefit from the expertise of Fairfax, VA, attorney Ben Glass, the author of The Truth About Lawyer Advertising and countless other consumer legal guides.

Free Books

Injured? Find Out What Everyone Should Know Before Talking to the Adjuster, Hiring an Attorney or Signing any Forms

Crucial information for Virginia car accident claimants: a free PDF of attorney Ben Glass' book, Five Deadly Sins.

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Free Instant Download Reveals: No Lawyer Needed: The Virginia Guide to Settling Your Own Case!

Learn how to settle your own case with this free PDF download of Ben Glass' book, Get it Settled.

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You've Been Arrested for DWI in Virginia. Now What?

Everything you need to know about DWI offenses in Virginia: a free PDF download of Criminal Defense attorney James Abrenio's book.

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Free Book Tells You the Secrets of Finding the Right Attorney for Your Case

Find the best lawyer for your case, without falling for attorney advertising tricks: a free PDF of attorney Ben Glass' book, The Truth About Lawyer Advertising.

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Get Free Information About Your Car Accident, Medical Malpractice, or Disability Case Before You Hire an Attorney or Sign Any Forms

The Information in our free books, CDs and DVDs may surprise you...
View a list of our free instant download reports and books.

Answers to the Top 5 Questions About Hiring a Lawyer in Virginia

 "How can I find unbiased information about the best attorneys in Virginia for my case?"

There are hundreds of "Top Lawyer" sites on the internet, each proclaiming to tell you about the very best lawyers in Virginia. The truth is some only require a credit card to be listed. Here are the best places to go for information about the top attorneys in Virginia.

"Do I even need a lawyer for my case?" The answer may SURPRISE you.

This is one of the top questions we get and here's the answer. (Most attorneys wouldn't tell you something like this!) The truth is that you SHOULD speak with an experienced Virginia attorney about your case to help you make great decisions about your legal issue.

"What Happens if a non-attorney approaches me on behalf of an attorney?"

Run! This is highly unethical, and illegal in most states. Think about this: if your lawyer has to hire somebody to chase you down at a hospital after you've been in an automobile accident to say, "Hire him," what kind of a lawyer is that? What kind of quality service is he delivering?

"How Can I Find an experienced, Board-Certified attorney in Virginia?"

There are 23 attorneys in Virginia who are board certified in civil litigation. Here's where you can go to find a listing of them (search for "civil" lawyers in Virginia).

"My Attorney Wants to Charge Me 40% for Settling a Virginia Car Accident Case, Is That Fair?"

We think it's crazy to charge 40% to settle a car accident case. (Some firms then add a "file processing fee" on top of that). You need to know exactly how fees and costs will be calculated BEFORE you sign the fee agreement.

- Top 4 Questions About Car Accident Cases - - Top 5 Questions About Medical Malpractice Cases -
  1. "Is it possible to settle my own case?"

    Yes, and we've published a report you can order for free. But the truth is that you should still speak to an attorney about your case, especially if you've been injured in an accident.

     
  2. "Should I speak to the insurance adjuster?"

    You should read this page first, but yes, you can. Just make sure you're informed about your rights.

     
  3. "Should I sign the medical records release for the insurance adjuster?"

    You can if you don't really care who sees your confidential medical records.

     
  4. "What is 'contributory negligence' in a car accident case?

    Virginia has a harsh 1% rule. If you are at fault even 1%, you will not have a case. It is absolutely crucial that you find an attorney that will be honest with you about this 1% rule.
  1. "I think my doctor was negligent. What do I need to prove?"

    Medical malpractice claims in Virginia are a special kind of case. "Could have happened" or "Almost happened" isn't going to work. It needs to actually have happened. Here is what you need to prove.

     
  2. "What do I really need to know about medical malpractice claims?"

    Find out in our free Virginia medical malpractice book.

     
  3.  Can you give me a good overview of these cases?

    Here is a good summary of what medical malpractice cases are all about.

     
  4.  How long do I have to file my case?

    This is a specialized area. The calculation of the statute of limitations in a medical malpractice case can be tricky.

     
  5.  How do I prove a failure to diagnose my condition?

    You must prove in medical malpractice cases not only that the doctor acted outside of the standard of care but that his care made a difference in outcome.


BenGlassLaw has offices to help you with your case in Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington, Dumfries, Herndon, Fredericksburg, Lexington, Manassas, Newport News, Petersburg, Stafford, Reston, Richmond, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg.


"Thanks Ben, you are not like the attorneys they talk about on TV... thank you for this information."  

Remember, when you order one of our consumer information packages (on injuries and accidents, medical malpractice, or long-term disability), you get a FREE, no-obligation mailing right to your door with the tools you need to make smart choices about your case.  Plus, you'll get our non-boring, non-lawyer-like consumer newsletter (it's got a great monthly recipe column), all of which is designed to make you a smarter consumer BEFORE you talk to that adjuster, hire a lawyer or sign any forms.

You can always call our main office in Fairfax, VA, and speak to one of our assistants to arrange an appointment with one of our attorneys by calling 703-584-7277.

We can help you with settling a Virginia car accident case, fighting for your medical malpractice claim, reinstating disability benefits after being denied or terminated, and more.

Ben Glass
Ben Glass is a nationally recognized Virginia injury, medical malpractice, and long-term disability attorney

Cases We Handle

Accidents and Injuries Accidents and Injuries

We represent people who have been injured in accidents throughout Virginia. Sometimes you can settle a case on your own and save the attorney fee. We can help with that, too.

If you have been recently injured call us or click on the link below and ask for one (or both) of our books:

Medical Malpractice Medical Malpractice

We represent patients throughout Virginia in medical malpractice cases. If you have been injured (or a loved one has died) because of a doctor, hospital, nursing other other heath care error, contact us. Unlike a car accident case, you should NEVER try to handle this situation on your own. The rules, laws and procedures are too complicated.

Medical malpractice cases are tough in Virginia. There are strict rules on:

  • Time limits
  • Expert witnesses
  • Pre-suit investigation before being allowed to file a case and
  • Limits for damages

Obviously, you should look for experience. We recommend you look for board-certification as well.

Long-term Disability (ERISA and Individual) Long-term Disability (ERISA and Individual)

As the economy tanks, the denial of long-term disability benefits are exploding. It only makes sense. Long-term disability companies are struggling like everyone else. When this happens, you shouldn't take no for an answer - after all, it is YOUR financial future on the line. There there are three things you need to know:

  • You have a very short time-limit for filing your appeal
  • Your appeal should follow a certain format and not be a repeat of information the insurance company already has!
  • We will review you denial letter and give you a strategy for winning your appeal, for free.

Call our main office in Fairfax, Virginia, at (703)584-7277 to discuss your case.

Criminal Defense Criminal Defense

If you have been charged with a crime in Virginia, attorney James Abrenio at BenGlassLaw is ready for your call. 

Wrongful Death Wrongful Death

A "wrongful death" lawsuit in Virginia simply means that one person's death has been caused by the negligence or malpractice of another. Virginia, like most states, has special laws about wrongful death. In some cases lawsuits have been thrown out of court because an inexperienced lawyer violated the wrongful death laws, rules and procedures.

Traffic/DWI Defense Traffic/DWI Defense

Through his years of expereince, James Abrenio has defended hundreds of clients charged with Reckless Driving, DUI, and other serious traffic offenses throughout Northern Virginia.  Take some time to review the information James has provided on this interactive website.  Then give him a call.

How to Hire an Attorney How to Hire an Attorney

Hiring a lawyer can be tricky, and your attorney may be somone you have to "live with" for the next few years. Make sure you are making a smart, informed decision by first ordering our free, no-obligation information on hiring a Virginia attorney for your case. We're confident that you will benefit from the expertise of Fairfax, VA, attorney Ben Glass, the author of The Truth About Lawyer Advertising and countless other consumer legal guides.

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