Newport News Car Accident Lawyers
Defending Clients Invovled in Auto Accidents in Virginia
After an accident, you may ask yourself, "Is it worth getting a lawyer
after a car accident?" You might be entitled to compensation if you
or a loved one were seriously injured in a car accident.
According to National Center for Injury Prevention and Control statistics,
about every 15 minutes, another individual dies in a car crash. At Larry
King Law, we fight for justice on behalf of individuals injured in a car
accident caused by the negligence of others. We serve residents of Newport
News, Hampton Roads, and Virginia surrounding areas.
Why Hire Us?
- We’re available 24/7 to our clients
- We offer
free, confidential consultations
- We have more than 40 years of experience
- We are recipients of a 10.0 “Superb” Avvo rating
- We have recovered millions of dollars for clients
Are you suffering from injuries suffered in a car accident? Call Larry
King Law today at 757-209-2265 or
contact us online to schedule a meeting with one of our car accident lawyers in Newport News!
Car Accident Cases We Handle
Our law firm can handle the following types of car accident cases:
What to do After a Car Accident
Once you have checked yourself and others for injuries, you should do
- 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 accident scene 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 years. Contact an attorney from our
firm immediately 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,
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
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
- 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 payments are called damages. There are three types of damages,
economic, non-economic, and punitive. 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 the following:
- Loss of income
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
The last type of 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. The 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 is responsible for driving safely and complying with state
regulations governing motor vehicles and their use. If the driver who
caused your accident is found to have disregarded driver regulations,
they 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
solid 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 challenging! Don't go it
alone. Instead, contact our Newport News auto accident lawyers to find
out how we can help you obtain compensation.
Contact Larry King Law today to schedule a FREE consultation with our auto accident attorney
in Newport News, VA!