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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, and interest rates remain at historic lows, 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
BenGlassLaw's goal is to push for a true systemic change in our criminal justice system one case at a time.  
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.

Attorney Insider Information

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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You May Not Need a Lawyer for Your Legal Issue,
but We Are Here to Help You!

The information in our free books, CDs and DVDs may surprise you! View a list of our free instant download reports and books about car accidents, medical malpractice, disability, and more...

He obviously cares a great deal about his clients. His office staff is always friendly, courteous, and very responsive. I have even gotten emails regarding my case over the weekend. I am so relieved that Mr. Glass is the attorney representing me in my long term disability case." - Shari | Long-Term Disability

Most people who meet attorney Ben Glass come to know him as a father of nine children (four of them adopted and five who still get on the school bus every morning), a small business advocate in Northern Virginia, a non-profit and charity supporter, and ex-marathon runner - in addition to being one of the most-reviewed attorneys in the area (see him on Avvo and Google).

Of course, Ben has an "origin story" as an attorney as well...

Benjamin W. Glass, III is a 1983 graduate of the George Mason University School of Law (after attending William and Mary for undergraduate work). Since that time he has practiced exclusively in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, and ERISA and private disability insurance law. Mr. Glass concentrates his practice in representing those who are injured by others.

Ben is the author of consumer best sellers, including:

BenGlassLaw is dedicated to educating Virginians with personal injury, long-term disability, and medical malpractice cases so they can hire an attorney with confidence. We believe in "giving away" our legal knowledge, enabling people to make the best choices for their case.

Before you talk to an adjuster or sign any forms, browse our library of FREE books and articles about personal injury, long-term disability, and medical malpractice cases.

Answers to the Top 5 Questions About Car Accident Cases in Virginia

  1. "Is it possible to settle my own case if I was not injured and there was only property damage?"
    Yes, and we've published a report you can download 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. Keep in mind, anything you say to an insurance adjuster can be used against you in your claim.
     
  3. "Should I sign the medical records release for the insurance adjuster?"
    You can if you don't care who sees your confidential medical records. (By the way, you probably should care who sees that information!)
     
  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 essential that you find an attorney that will be honest with you about this 1% rule.
     
  5. "Who will pay my medical bills until my case is settled?"
    If you have health insurance, submit your bills to your health insurance company. If you don't have health insurance, you will need to arrange payments with your doctor or hospital. Avoid letting your bills go to collections because that can hurt your credit.

Top 4 Questions About Long Term Disability Cases

  1. "Does my last day of work affect my long-term disability claim?"
    The day that you stop working is an incredibly important factor in your long-term disability claim. You'll ultimately have to justify this decision to your insurance company.
     
  2. "Should I apply for Social Security Benefits and Long Term Disability Benefits?"
    If you are disabled, you can apply for both social security and long-term disability benefits. If you are approved for social security benefits, you may be required to pay back your long-term disability company.
     
  3. "Should you hire an attorney for your first long-term disability appeal?"
    Some can file their initial appeal successfully, while others should consult with an attorney first. For more information, you can download Robbery Without a Gun, my free guide on long-term disability cases.
     
  4. "Why are long-term disability benefits usually denied?"
    There are two main reasons an insurance company would deny your claim. 1) You do not meet the conditions for being disabled as defined in your contract or, 2) You are a victim of a frivolous denial of your claim.


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 car 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.

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, and interest rates remain at historic lows, 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
BenGlassLaw's goal is to push for a true systemic change in our criminal justice system one case at a time.  
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.

Attorney Insider Information Attorney Insider Information

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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