Car Accidents and Injuries
Car accidents can cause major injuries, and when it’s not your fault, you are entitled to have the other driver pay for your damages. Your injuries may be minor cuts, soreness, and bruises or might be major head, neck, or brain trauma. Regardless of how serious your injuries are, you will need a lawyer to help you get a fair settlement from the insurance company that accurately reimburses you for the damages and suffering you went through.
The law in Virginia provides that if you have been injured in a car accident as a result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you may be able to get reimbursement for your medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of your property. The Carroll Injury Law Center will help you recover the money you are owed after you’ve been in a serious car accident. We work throughout the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, including Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton, and Newport News. After a free phone consultation, one of our skilled Attorneys can visit you in person, wherever you are. But our firm keeps our active client list small in order to provide excellent customized representation to each client. So contact us today to see if we have availability for your case.
Insurance and Car Accidents
After a car accident, the other person’s insurance company may call and make a settlement offer to you. But signing a release of your personal injury claim, in exchange for an insurance company check, will probably mean you can never sue or recover any additional funds for that accident forever, no matter what. Even if the insurance company makes what you believe is a reasonable settlement offer, it may be in your best interest call us so we can provide an honest assessment of your case so you will know if the offer is reasonable or not. Don’t sign the waiver or accept money for your injuries until you’ve consulted with a car accident attorney.
What to Do After Your Car Accident
First, find out if anyone is injured and call 911 if so. If you are injured, go to the hospital emergency room to get checked out. Even if no one seems injured at that point, you should still immediately contact your local police and ask them to come to the accident location and make a report. Do not make any statements of responsibility for the accident. Do not accuse the other person. Simply wait for the officer to make the report, telling him honestly what happened.
Next, call your own insurance company and report that you have been involved in an accident. Again, do not accept responsibility, rather simply provide accurate factual details of what happened in the car accident. If the other person’s insurance contacts you, it might be in your best interest to politely decline to give them a statement. Do not accept a settlement for your injuries at this point. If you are injured, follow all the recommendations of your doctor.
Finally, contact the Carroll Injury Law Center to get a free telephone evaluation of your case. We can help you recover what you are owed under the law, and provide you with a straightforward analysis of your car accident case. Our firm limits the number of clients we serve at one time so that we can provide customized representation for each client. Contact us today to see if we can take your case.