There are 282 million registered vehicles in the United States. That is a lot of people driving, but it also means there is a high probability of a collision. The National Safety Council reported 5.4 million medically consulted car accident injuries in 2021. Those injuries resulted in $498.3 billion in costs. If you have been in a car accident, you are now part of those statistics. You must immediately get medical attention and speak to a Virginia personal injury lawyer from RVA Personal Injury Lawyers as soon as you can.
With 233 million licensed drivers nationwide, you would assume that everyone knows the rules of the road. While that is true, drivers often make mistakes that endanger the lives of others. Some of the leading causes of car accidents include:
Ignoring or not adequately adjusting to adverse weather conditions can also contribute to car accidents. Navigating your collision is a crucial step in finding the cause. It will also help with recovering financial compensation. You should speak to a Virginia personal injury lawyer immediately following a car accident.
Sadly, many car accidents result in injury or death. Unsuspecting victims have little time to react and are left in pain. You have rights after a crash. Injuries resulting from a collision will depend on various factors. Everyone in one vehicle can suffer different injuries. The same injury can also impact people in different ways. At RVA Personal Injury Lawyers, we often see car accident victims suffering from the following injuries:
Injuries can take days, weeks, months, or years to heal. Some are permanent. Regardless of the severity of your injuries, you should seek medical attention. You can visit a trauma center from the scene, an emergency room, or meet with your primary care physician. The most important thing is getting medical care immediately. Do not fret about the costs, as these expenses are added to your car accident claim.
Compensation will vary depending on your injury and other losses. The more medical treatment you get, the higher your claim amount. If you have a permanent injury, that will increase your claim amount substantially. A Virginia personal injury attorney will help you uncover which damages apply to you and how to pursue them. Some of your damages can include:
Every case has unique factors to consider when calculating losses. The best way to ensure you get what your case is worth is to work with a Virginia car accident attorney.
Speaking to a local car accident lawyer is essential for your monetary recovery. We know the law and how insurance companies work. Our team fights for every client, and we will fight for you. Call RVA Personal Injury Lawyers at (804) 915-1611 or contact us online for a case review.
There are many personal injury lawyers in Virginia, but we believe that we stand out for several reasons:
We have a deep understanding of the legal and insurance systems in Virginia and will use this knowledge to get justice on your behalf.
Sharif Gray has a proven track record of success in securing millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. We will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.
We understand that every case is unique and we take the time to listen to your story and understand your needs and goals. We will work with you to develop a customized legal strategy to get the justice you deserve.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you get paid. You can rest assured that we are working hard to get you the best possible result.
The statute of limitations is two years for most personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases in Virginia.
For most cases, you must file a lawsuit within that time frame. But there are exceptions. Give us a call at (804) 915-1611 to discuss your options.
In Virginia, the jury considers the following factors when deciding the amount of a verdict:
(1) Any bodily injuries sustained and their effect on health according to their degree and probable duration;
(2) Any physical pain and mental anguish suffered in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to suffer in the future;
(3) Any disfigurement or deformity and any associated humiliation or embarrassment suffered in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to suffer in the future;
(4) Any inconvenience caused in the past and any that probably will be caused in the future;
(5) Any medical expenses incurred in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to occur in the future;
(6) Any earnings lost because of being unable to work at their calling;
(7) Any loss of earnings and lessening of earning capacity, or either, that may reasonably be expected to sustain in the future; and
(8) Any property damage sustained.
Virginia Model Jury Instruction No. 9.000: General Personal Injury and Property Damage
There is no cap on damages in most personal injury cases. But there is a cap on damages in medical malpractice cases.
There is also a cap on punitive damages.
Your personal injury lawyer should pursue the full and fair value of what was taken from your health and quality of life.
Sharif Gray has won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, and he is known for taking cases to trial.
We are not settlement lawyers. We are committed to trying cases well. Because of that, we do not handle hundreds of cases at a time. We are selective in the cases we take so we can get justice for the people we represent.
Nothing until we win your case.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you get paid.
If we resolve your case before filing a lawsuit, we charge a fee of up to 33.33% of the recovery. After a lawsuit is filed, we may charge a fee of up to 40% of the recovery.
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