Car Accidents

Car Accidents

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Virginia Car Accident Lawyers

More than 6,500 people are injured and nearly 100 more Americans are killed in a car accident every day. There are many causes of a car accident. For days, months, or even years after a collision, the resulting injuries can prevent you from living the life you are used to, leading to frustration, fear, and uncertainty about the future. At times, it can feel as though you have more questions than answers.

Under Virginia law, you may be entitled to monetary damages if you have been injured in a car crash through the negligence or recklessness of another person. Damages may include reimbursement or compensation for:

  • Past medical costs
  • Future medical costs
  • Pain, suffering, and inconvenience
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of economic opportunity
  • Funeral expenses
  • Grief

The Virginia Car Accident attorneys at Allen & Allen have more than 600 years of combined experience with car accident cases. Over our 100-year history, we have handled many complex and devastating collision cases. With offices in Richmond, Charlottesville, and Fredericksburg, we are available to meet with you for a free case evaluation. Call us at 866-772-1384 to meet with an experienced car accident attorney.

Why Choose Allen & Allen for Your Virginia Car Accident Claim?

At Allen & Allen, our firm boasts a history of successfully navigating Virginia car accident cases. With a track record of achieving favorable outcomes, we bring decades of experience and expertise to each client’s unique situation. Our experienced car accident lawyers have handled many complex and devastating collision cases with victims sustaining injuries ranging from broken bones to spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury.

Our satisfied clients speak volumes about the quality of our service.

  • Case result: Attorneys Jason Konvicka and Scott Fitzgerald secured $604,219 for a car crash, in which the plaintiff required surgery, having a permanent plate and screws inserted.
  • Attorney Trent Kerns secured $367,000 for a plaintiff who suffered injuries in a car crash in which the defendant attempted to deny responsibility.

At the core of our practice is a commitment to providing legal services with a personal touch. We understand that each client’s journey is unique, and we approach every case with compassion and a personalized strategy. From the initial consultation to case resolution, we prioritize the individual needs and concerns of our clients, ensuring they feel supported throughout the legal process. Contact us to meet with a Virginia auto accident lawyer for a free consultation.

What to Do When You Get in a Car Accident in Virginia

Many insurance companies will contact you as early as the day after a crash to obtain a recorded statement about your injuries and your accident. Before speaking with any insurance company representatives, you can help to protect yourself by contacting a car accident attorney at Allen & Allen to discuss your situation. You are under no legal obligation to provide such a statement, and if you do, it could be used against you during the settlement process. If you have a case, our experienced attorneys can help you:

  • Recover damages you are entitled to from the negligent driver’s insurance company.
  • Pursue uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage and medical payments coverage from your own insurance company.
  • Obtain a fair settlement offer for damages through negotiation.
  • Collect evidence may need to be presented to protect your claim to appropriate financial compensation for your injuries.

Immediately after a motor vehicle crash, there are some steps you can take to protect yourself and collect information that may help with filing a personal injury claim.

  • Ensure Safety: Move to a safe location if possible. Check for injuries and call for medical assistance if needed. Activate hazard lights and set up warning triangles.
  • Contact Law Enforcement: Call the police to report the accident. Cooperate with responding officers and provide accurate information. The police will create an official accident report that will be helpful if you can file a personal injury claim or wrongful death lawsuit.
  • Exchange Information: Exchange names, contact details, and insurance information with other parties involved. Collect contact information from any witnesses.
  • Document the Scene: If it is safe, take photos of the accident scene, vehicle damage, and license plates. Also, note weather and road conditions.
  • Seek Medical Attention: Even if your injuries seem minor, seek medical attention promptly. Keep records of medical evaluations and treatments. Some injuries, like internal injuries or traumatic brain injury, may not be immediately apparent. Also, a medical record can be important to link your injuries to the accident to build a personal injury case.
  • Notify Your Insurance Company: Report the accident to your insurance company as soon as possible. Provide accurate details and cooperate with their investigation, but be careful not to assume fault.
  • Preserve Evidence: Keep all documents related to the accident, such as medical bills, repair estimates, and correspondence. Preserve any evidence, including damaged property.
  • Follow Medical Recommendations: Adhere to prescribed medical treatments and attend follow-up appointments. Keep detailed records of all medical expenses.

At every step, be cautious with statements. Avoid admitting fault or making statements that could be used against you. Discuss the incident with your attorney before providing a statement.

While the circumstances behind every collision are different, one fact holds true for all—the time immediately following the crash can be stressful and confusing. Our convenient Glove Compartment Quick Reference Guide is an invaluable aid to help steer you through the crucial steps to take right after an accident.

How the Virginia Car Accident Lawyers at Allen & Allen Can Help

If you have a case, our experienced attorneys can help you:

  • Recover damages you are entitled to from the negligent driver’s insurance company.
  • Pursue uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage and medical payments coverage from your own insurance company.
  • Collect evidence you may need to be presented to protect your claim for appropriate financial compensation for your injuries.

Allen & Allen’s experienced attorneys focus on car accident claims in Virginia. We offer a deep understanding of the state’s laws and legal processes for Virginia auto accidents.

Our team conducts a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances of the accident, collecting crucial evidence to support your claim. We assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case, providing realistic expectations and potential outcomes.

Allen & Allen communicates with insurance companies on your behalf, ensuring your rights are protected and advocating for fair compensation. We tailor our approach to your unique situation, recognizing the individual factors that impact your case. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators, striving to reach a fair settlement that adequately compensates you for your injuries and damages.

If necessary, we are prepared to litigate your case in court, providing strong representation and advocacy.

Allen & Allen is committed to offering compassionate support throughout the legal process, understanding the emotional and physical toll of a car accident. We can provide legal representation to help you navigate your Virginia car accident case and recover compensation for your injuries and losses.

Virginia Laws Affecting Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Claims

Contributory Negligence: Virginia follows a contributory negligence rule, meaning if a claimant is found even slightly at fault for the accident, they may be barred from recovering damages.

Statute of Limitations: In Virginia, there are specific time limits for filing personal injury or wrongful death claims. The statute of limitations for these claims in Virginia is typically two years.

Shared Fault Rules: Virginia applies the doctrine of pure contributory negligence, meaning if you’re found partially at fault, it can impact your ability to recover damages.

Navigating these legal nuances requires skill. The Allen Firm is well-equipped to guide you through the complexities of Virginia’s laws to ensure the best possible outcome for your car accident claim. Talk to a Virginia car accident lawyer at Allen & Allen and let us provide peace of mind while you focus on recovery.

Potential Damages Available for Virginia Motor Vehicle Accidents

Navigating the aftermath of a car accident involves not only physical and emotional recovery but also the pursuit of fair compensation for the damages incurred. In Virginia, potential damages extend beyond immediate medical expenses and vehicle repairs. The compensation available can be broadly categorized into economic and non-economic damages, each addressing different facets of the impact on the victim’s life.

Additionally, in cases of wrongful death, specific damages aim to provide support to the surviving family members. Understanding these elements is crucial for ensuring that individuals affected by a car accident receive the appropriate recompense for their losses. Let’s delve into the various types of damages available and how they contribute to the overall recovery process.

Economic Damages

  • Medical Expenses: Coverage for current and future medical bills related to the accident, including hospital stays, surgeries, medications, and rehabilitation.
  • Property Damage: Compensation for the repair or replacement of damaged vehicles and personal property.
  • Lost Wages: Reimbursement for income lost due to the inability to work during recovery, including potential future earnings if the accident results in a long-term disability.
  • Loss of Earning Capacity: Compensation for a diminished ability to earn income in the future, especially if the injuries impact long-term career prospects.

Non-Economic Damages

  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for physical pain, emotional distress, and suffering caused by the accident and its aftermath.
  • Emotional Distress: Damages for psychological trauma, anxiety, and emotional suffering resulting from the car accident.
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life: Compensation for the diminished ability to enjoy life’s activities due to injuries sustained in the accident.
  • Loss of Consortium: Damages awarded to a spouse for the loss of companionship, support, and intimacy due to the injuries suffered by the other spouse.

Wrongful Death Damages

  • Funeral and Burial Expenses: Coverage for the costs associated with the funeral and burial of the deceased.
  • Loss of Income: Compensation for the financial support the deceased would have provided to the surviving family members.
  • Loss of Companionship: Damages for the emotional suffering and loss of companionship experienced by surviving family members.
  • Pain and Suffering (Survival Action): Damages that the deceased would have been entitled to recover had they survived, including pain and suffering experienced before death.
  • Punitive Damages: In cases of extreme negligence or intentional misconduct, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the responsible party and deter future similar behavior.

Contact Allen & Allen for Your Virginia Car Accident Claim

If you’ve been involved in a car accident in Virginia, don’t navigate the complexities of the legal process alone. At Allen & Allen, our experienced team is ready to provide the support and expertise you need. We specialize in handling car accident claims, ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and damages.

Our team of auto accident lawyers has a proven success record in Virginia car accident claims, providing personalized and compassionate representation, skilled negotiation, and courtroom experience.

Car accidents happen. Don’t delay seeking the help you need. Contact The Allen Firm today for a consultation. Let us be your advocates in securing the compensation and justice you deserve after a car accident. Your path to recovery starts with a simple call. You can reach us at 866-484-3678 or fill out the contact form on our website.

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Injury Types

Catastrophic Injuries

Any injury that affects the functioning of the spine, spinal cord, skull, or brain can lead to limited cognitive functioning and mobility. Permanent disabilities as a result of a severe automobile crash can have a major impact on a victim's quality of life and financial means.

Paralysis

When the damage to the spinal cord is classified as a "complete" injury to the spine, nerve sensation and voluntary movement is diminished, resulting in paralysis. A victim of a car accident with this type of injury will have to deal with physical limitations for the rest of their lives, often limiting them financially as well.

Spinal Injuries

Upon impact in an auto accident, the spine and spinal cord can experience damaging compression that can lead to bone breakage or nerve damage. A spinal cord injury can lead to extensive medical and rehabilitation costs and can impact the quality of life of a victim forever.

Wrongful Death

The death of a family member due to a fatal accident caused by someone else's negligence can be emotionally and financially devastating. While families are left trying to cope with a tragedy, Allen & Allen can help you recover damages through reimbursement or compensation for the dramatic changes that will follow.

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