Virginia Car Accident Lawyer

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It has been estimated that there are more than six million car accidents in the United States each year. In addition, more than 40,000 people are killed and millions more are injured from this terrible occurrence. Although car accidents are a part of driving, it is always scary when it happens. We may be able to control the way we drive, but we have no way of making sure other drivers follow the same precautions.

Car accidents are most often the result of negligent drivers. Negligence can be categorized by a number of things, and often constitutes breaking the law as well. Failure to yield, passing on the wrong side, driving under the influence, not signaling when turning or passing... all of these things can be considered negligence. Talking or texting on a cell phone is also considered negligent and against the law in many states, including Virginia. Speeding is one of the most common forms of negligence behind the wheel. It puts not only the driver in danger but also everyone else on the road. Because speeding reduces the amount of time that a driver has to react to a situation, it increases the risk of a crash, which can result in severe damages to vehicles, injuries, or even fatalities. If you have recently been in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, it may be in your best interest to contact a qualified Virginia car accident lawyer as soon as possible.

Car accidents involve more than just medical bills and insurance claims. If public property was damaged, paperwork needs to be filed for that. Police reports need to be completed, as well as information exchanged between drivers. In the case of a hit and run, the situation becomes even more frustrating, as it may never be fully resolved. Your attorney can help you file claims against the responsible parties for compensation and damages related to the accident, as well as for medical bills and lost wages that may have occurred.

Insurance companies deal with car accident claims on a daily basis. They will often deny claims without explanation, leaving you with increasing rates and a pile of bills. To make sure you get the money you deserve, you'll need a lawyer on your side. They will work with the insurance companies to prove your innocence and the negligence of the other driver. However, there are many other cases where you may need a car accident lawyer as well:

Your accident report was filled out or filed incorrectly
A claim has already been made against you by the other driver
You don't know how to evaluate your claim or whom you should contact to do it for you
It is hard to prove lost wages because you work from home or own your own company
Your insurance claim has been denied because the insurance company believes you are at fault
The circumstances surrounding the accident require external investigation
There was a death or serious injury as a result of the accident

After contacting a lawyer, the first thing they will do is examine the evidence and find out if they will be able to prove that the other driver was negligent in their actions on the day of the crash. Your attorney should consult the police reports and speak to any witnesses involved. They will usually look into the other driver's past driving record to see if they have been involved in accidents before, or if they have a history of tickets for speeding or reckless driving. If they can prove that the other driver was negligent, you may be entitled to compensation.

Car accidents should not be taken lightly. Many people rely on the help of a lawyer for the legal process of settling claims and recovering damages. Many lawyers will work on your behalf without a fee until your case is settled and won. If your life is spiraling out of control after an accident, contact a Virginia car accident lawyer to help you get back on track. They will work with you and make sure those responsible are punished, either legally or financially. Help your family and yourself, and contact someone today.


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