Car Accidents Attorney in Hampton, Virginia
Any car accident can temporarily complicate the lives of everyone involved. But when an accident results in serious injuries, permanent disability, or even death, it has a life-altering effect on victims and their loved ones. Anyone who is involved in even a relatively minor accident caused by the negligence of another party can benefit from the advice and support of a skilled local car accident attorney. And the need for legal support becomes critical when serious injuries occur.
If you have been involved in a car accident and suffered serious injuries, reach out to me at Broadwell Law for trusted legal representation. I represent persons injured in car accidents in the areas of Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, York County, Williamsburg, Chesapeake, and Gloucester County, Virginia.
Identifying Serious Injuries
There is no specific legal definition of what constitutes a serious automobile accident injury, but, as a general rule, if your injury changes your ability to engage in your normal activities of life I can help you pursue compensation to make you whole. Examples of serious injuries include the following:
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Your Chances of Being Involved in a Car Accident
According to a 2017 report by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, there is a car crash in the state every four minutes, on average, resulting in 179 people injured every day. That means one in every 25.6 licensed drivers in Virginia is involved in a car accident. Statewide, there were 127,375 crashes in Virginia in 2017, and 843 of them involved fatalities. These accidents were caused by a wide range of factors, but among the most common reasons for car crashes are distracted driving, reckless driving, driving while impaired, defective vehicles, improper lane changes, following too close, and failure to yield.
You have a right to seek compensation if you are injured in a car accident due to someone’s negligence or carelessness. As your car accident attorney, I will build a strong strategy structured around your specific circumstances and can be in control of the entire case. Get in touch with me in Hampton, Virginia, and schedule your free consultation.
Even Minor Accidents Can Cause Life-Altering Damage
Although an injury may seem minor immediately following an accident, its severity may not always be apparent until days (or even, in some cases, months) later. This can be true of head and brain injuries and spinal injuries suffered in a crash. So, not only is it essential to seek prompt medical attention, but it’s also very important to contact an attorney immediately after an accident. When your claim involves multiple vehicles or insurance companies, getting compensated for injuries and property damage can be difficult. As your car accident attorney, I know where and how accidents occur on local roads and what to seek in compensation.
Getting Compensated for Car Accident Injuries
When you are injured in an auto accident in Virginia, there are several ways to pursue compensation:
Insurance claims — When the majority of your expenses involve paying to repair or replace your automobile, perhaps combined with treatment for minor injuries sustained during the accident, filing an insurance claim can often fairly compensate you for your losses. But, even in this case, it’s a good idea to have the insurance settlement offer reviewed by me to ensure it is fair and truly compensates you for all losses.
Out-of-court settlements — When injuries are more severe with full recovery expected over a period of time, an insurance claim may not be sufficient. I can help you negotiate a settlement that covers medical and therapy costs, lost time from work, and other expenses. By negotiating from a position of strength, I can help you avoid the stress and expense of going to court.
Jury trials — Unfortunately, car accidents can cause serious injuries that affect victims for the rest of their lives. Brain and spinal injuries are examples of accident injuries that may leave permanent impacts. A jury trial is often the best way to get compensated for what may be a lifetime of expenses.
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Since 1994, I have represented accident victims in Newport News, Norfolk, York County, Williamsburg, Chesapeake, and Gloucester County, Virginia. I can save you time and money through a settlement, but can aggressively fight in court when it is the best way to pursue full and fair compensation. Contact me now at Broadwell Law in Hampton, Virginia, and schedule your free consultation.