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Should You Contact An Attorney After A Car Accident?

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After an accident, you may ask yourself "Is it worth getting a lawyer after a car accident?" If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation.

About every 15 minutes, another individual dies in a car crash, according to statistics from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. At Larry King Law, we fight for justice on behalf of individuals who are injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of others. We serve residents of Newport News, Hampton Roads, and surrounding areas of Virginia.

Our law firm can handle the following types of car accident cases:

- All Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Interstate Accidents
- Aggressive Drivers
- Reckless Driving Accidents

What to do After a Car Accident

Once you have checked yourself and others for injuries, you should do the following:
  • Seek emergency medical attention if necessary.
  • Gather the drivers’ and insurance information for all parties involved.
  • Contact the police and file a report
  • Document the scene of the accident by taking pictures and collecting witness statements.
  • Contact your insurance company and file a claim
  • Contact an experienced Newport News car accident attorney near you

Statute of Limitations for Car Accidents in Virginia

According to the Code of Virginia section 8.01-243, the statute of limitations for car accident cases is two years. This means you have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim or you will most likely lose your right to do so. There are exceptions to the statute of limitations that can prolong or shorten the two-year time period. Contact an attorney from our firm right away to learn more about how the statute of limitations may affect your case and what we can do for you.

Car Accident Settlements in Virginia

We know accidents and injuries. We know the law, and we can help. With nearly 40 years of experience handling all types of traffic accident cases, our knowledgeable lawyer can represent you skillfully, and you can have confidence knowing that your case is in good hands. Our goal is to provide high-quality legal services to help our clients obtain maximum compensation for injuries and damages which may include:

- Pain & suffering
- Temporary disability
- Permanent disability
- Lost wages
- Disfigurement & scarring
- Loss of earning capacity
- Property damage
- Brain injury
- Wrongful death
- Medical bills
- Future rehabilitation expenses

No matter where in Virginia it occurs, our Newport News Personal Injury Lawyer can efficiently help you with your auto accident case and your painful injuries. We can help get you a fair settlement for your car accident.

How Much Can You Recover in Damages From a Car Accident Lawsuit?

While the amount of compensation you can expect to recover in your car accident case depends on many factors, the types of compensation you can pursue compensation to remain consistent in all personal injury cases. These types of compensation are called damages. There are three types of damages, economic, non-economic, and punitive damages. Depending on the specifics of your case, you may be able to pursue all three types of damages.

The first two types of damages, economic and non-economic, are also called compensatory damages since their purpose is to compensate the injury victim for a loss related to their injuries. These losses can cover many things, including but not limited to:

  • Loss of income
  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering

The purpose of the last type of damages, punitive damages, is to punish the at-fault party. Punitive damages are usually quite harsh and are not often awarded.

Who is Considered Liable in a Car Accident in Virginia?

Traffic courts in and around Newport News, Virginia are flooded with individuals who disregard the fundamental rules of driver safety. Duties of a driver are covered in Virginia State's motor vehicle laws, which are basic principles that individuals commonly discount in their driving habits. Every driver has the responsibility to drive in a safe manner and comply with state regulations governing motor vehicles and their use. If the driver who caused your accident is found to have disregarded driver regulations, he or she may be civilly liable for your resulting injuries.

Personal injury claims involving auto accidents often contain complex legal, medical, and technical issues. Our firm has the knowledge and experience necessary to prepare your case thoroughly. We constantly strive to achieve strong results for our clients and are available to help throughout each step of their cases. Our Newport News auto accident lawyer understands the vast importance of zealously fighting for the rights of accident victims.

Is Virginia a No-Fault State for Car Accidents?

No. Virginia is a fault state, which means that following an accident, blame must be assigned to the person responsible for causing the accident. In cases where both parties are at fault, Virginia follows the "contributory negligence" principle which prevents drivers who are even partially responsible for the accident from recovering monetary damages in a lawsuit. Determining fault in a car accident can be difficult! Don't go it alone. Instead, contact our Newport News auto accident lawyers to find out how we can help you obtain compensation.

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We Proudly Represent Clients Throughout Virginia

We are centrally located to all cities and counties comprising metropolitan southeastern Virginia. This includes, in part, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Hampton, York County, James City County, Gloucester County, Mathews County, Newport News, Surry, West Point, Suffolk, Smithfield, Isle of Wight County, New Kent County, and Williamsburg. We have handled cases throughout Virginia.