Michael Avery, Attorney in Virginia

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Michael Leon Avery, Sr. has over 20 years of experience in advocating for clients who have been injured in a wide array of accidents—from car and truck accidents to bicycle crashes to accidents caused by drunk drivers. He became a lawyer after a distinguished career in the U.S. Marine Corps.

  

Former Captain Michael L. Avery, Sr. was born in Long Beach, California on January 5, 1959, but grew up in Natick Massachusetts. After graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University with a B.A. degree in History and Politics and Government, Michael Avery attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant on December 18, 1981. Upon completion of The Basic School, he was selected for assignment as an infantry officer and attended Infantry Officers Course in Quantico, Virginia. After graduation from IOC he was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines at Camp Pendleton as a Rifle Platoon Commander in Golf Company. While assigned to Golf 2/7, Second Lieutenant Avery participated in Operation Colonel Potlatch in the Aleutian Islands as a Rifle Platoon Commander and Team Spirit as a Weapons Platoon Commander. During the battalion’s overseas deployment to Okinawa in 1983, then First Lieutenant Avery attended and successfully completed Naval Gunfire School in the Philippines. Following the 2/7’s overseas deployment, 1st Lt. Avery was assigned as the 81mm Platoon Commander for 2/7.


First Lieutenant Avery was augmented as a regular officer in August of 1983 and selected for assignment to recruiting duty at 12th Marine Corps District on Treasure Island, San Francisco, California. His initial duties were as a Contact Team Officer and serving as a “floating” Operations Officer for various Recruiting Stations including RS Portland and RS Seattle. Then First Lieutenant Avery was reassigned as the Executive Officer of Recruiting Station San Francisco where he completed his assignment on recruiting duty in August of 1987. Promoted to Captain, he was assigned to 3rd Landing Support Battalion in Okinawa Japan as the S-3A. At 3rd LSB he was detailed as augment S-4 for 35th MAU only five weeks prior to deployment for Exercise Balikatan. Working outside his MOS, he successfully completed the planning and coordination of combined ship and air embarkation and Combat Service Support plans for a MAU sized operation. Upon his return to 3rd LSB, he was reassigned to 9th Marines for Team Spirt as part of the regimental staff. Following Team Spirt, then Captain Avery served as the S-3 for 3rd LSB prior to his selection to attend Amphibious Warfare School. Upon his successful graduation from AWS, Captain Avery resigned his commission to attend law school at the American University Washington College of Law.

Michael L. Avery, Sr., Esq. is proud to have served as an Infantry Officer and a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. He lives by the motto: Semper Fidelis, or Semper Fi, which means “always faithful”. He believes deeply in the justice clients deserve and works hard to achieve it case after case.


Contact


Michael L. Avery, Sr., Esquire

The Avery Law Firm

10382 Democracy Lane | Fairfax, Virginia 22030

P: 703-462-5050 F: 703-462-5053 

Website: https://semperfilawyer.com


Practice Areas


* Auto Crashes

* Vehicle Rollovers

* Motor Vehicle Fatal Injuries

* Commercial Vehicle Accidents

* Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist

* Claims

* Distracted Driver Accidents

* Road Rage

* Truck Accidents

* Hit-and-Run Accidents

* DUI Accidents

* Passenger Injuries

* Motorcycle Accidents

* Bicycle Accidents

* Pedestrian Accidents

* Slip and Fall

* Personal Injury


Experience


Since 1998, Michael Avery has been the principal attorney of The Avery Law Firm in Virginia. Previously, from 1981 to 1992, Mr. Avery served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and achieved the rank of Captain.


Education


Mr. Avery received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the American University, Washington College of Law, in Washington, DC in 1994. Prior to his law studies, he graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a B.A. in History & Politics in 1981.


References


Law Firm Website: https://averyassociateslaw.com/

Blog: https://averyassociateslaw.com/blog/

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-l-avery-sr-6b02012/

Michael Leon Avery, Sr., personal injury attorney in Fairfax, Virginia.

Michael Leon Avery, Sr., personal injury attorney in Fairfax, Virginia.

Michael Leon Avery, Sr., personal injury attorney in Fairfax, Virginia.

Should I Seek Medical Attention After an Accident?

Have you suffered injuries in a car accident and aren’t sure whether they are serious or not?

Have you suffered injuries in a car accident and aren’t sure whether they are serious or not? Your injuries don’t seem life threatening, luckily, but you are still feeling stiff and disoriented. Do you still seek medical attention?

  

It is a wise idea to seek medical help after a car accident if you’re feeling a little stiff or disoriented, as it may be a sign of something more medically serious. Car accidents can result in soft tissue injuries as well as far more serious injuries that you may not know you have. If you are not sure whether or not you have been injured, it is always best to err on the safe side and seek initial medical treatment. At the emergency room, a health care provider can administer the necessary imaging tests, including x-rays, MRIs, or brain scans to make sure everything is really okay, or not.


Stiffness and Soft Tissue Injuries


Did you know that muscular stiffness following a car accident is often a sign of a soft tissue injury? Soft tissue injuries are those types of injuries that do not involve fractures or broken bones and that do not require invasive medical treatment, such as a surgery, to correct. Soft tissue injuries may consist of muscular sprains and strains, whiplash injuries, musculoskeletal disorders, chest injuries (often burn injuries from the seatbelt), and knee sprains or contusions.


Soft tissue injuries are especially common in motor vehicle accidents such as rear-end collisions. These collisions cause the vehicle driver’s body to abruptly move forward and backward inside the vehicle. Knee contusions are also common if a driver or passenger hits a knee on the car dashboard during a collision.


Treatment of soft tissue injuries usually involves rest, and in some cases, physical therapy. Some soft tissue injuries are permanent and may require ongoing medical care and treatment.


Proving Soft Tissue Injuries in a Car Accident Case


Personal injury plaintiffs sometimes have difficulty proving the existence of soft tissue injuries. This is because soft tissue injuries are not always observable from imaging studies, such as x-rays and MRIs. As a result, insurance companies sometimes try and deny that these injuries even exist. In other cases, they may point to degenerative findings on x-rays or MRIs to explain away the injury’s significance—or to “disconnect” the injury from the accident.


In serious soft tissue injury cases, you may need to have a medical specialist or another expert testify that your injury is permanent and that your life will be affected by the injury for many years to come.


Head Injuries Sustained in Car Accidents


If you are feeling dazed or disoriented after a car accident, this may be a sign of a more serious injury. In some cases, car accident victims sustain minor head injuries or concussions when their head strikes the headrest. In other cases, the accident victim’s head and body may lurch forward at the point of impact, causing the head to strike the steering wheel. In serious car accidents, the accident victim may even lose consciousness for a period of time. Even if the accident victim remains conscious the entire time, he or she may still experience a period of dizziness or disorientation.


If you experience any of these symptoms, you should immediately seek follow-up medical care. Health care providers at an emergency room or urgent care facility may be able to do a CAT-scan or other imaging study to see if you sustained a brain bruise or other head injury. By seeking medical treatment early-on, health care providers are more likely to discover a serious head injury, increasing your chances of a speedy recovery and decreasing your chances of developing an even more serious head injury.


Seeking Compensation for Your Injuries


If you sustained a permanent injury or medical bills and lost wages, you may be able to sue the at-fault driver directly and seek monetary damages. Accident victims who sustain injuries in car accidents may be able to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and related pain, suffering, emotional distress, mental anguish, and inconvenience.


In order to maximize the value of your personal injury case, it is best to seek consistent follow-up medical treatment and physical therapy. You should also consult with your primary care physician if you have one. (Renee Eder, from the Blog of Michael Avery)


About Michael Avery

  

Michael Leon Avery, Sr., personal injury attorney in Fairfax, Virginia. Michael Avery has over 20 years of experience in advocating for clients who have been injured in a wide array of accidents—from car and truck accidents to bicycle crashes to accidents caused by drunk drivers. 


Law Firm Website: https://averyassociateslaw.com/

Blog: https://averyassociateslaw.com/blog/

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-l-avery-sr-6b02012/

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