Virginia Car Accident Lawyer, Injury Law

After being injured in a Virginia car accident that wasn’t your fault, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Your injuries, the insurance companies, the at-fault party, and the legal system are a lot for anyone to face.

Insurance adjusters know most people are inexperienced with the personal injury claims process. If they see an opportunity to minimize or deny your claim, they’ll take it. Hiring a Virginia car accident lawyer to advocate for your needs levels the playing field. And if the insurance company won’t offer a fair settlement, an attorney can file a lawsuit on your behalf.

We handle a wide variety of Virginia vehicle-related personal injury accidents including: commercial truck accidentsdrunk driving injury accidentsmotorcycle accidentsbicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents.

Attorney Richard Serpe

Virginia car accident attorney Richard Serpe

As a Virginia personal injury attorney, Richard Serpe advocates for those who have been injured due to the negligence of another person, dangerous product, or company.

A substantial portion of his 35-year legal career has been devoted to the representation and protection of injured children. His Virginia personal injury practice has a track record of success in obtaining favorable settlements and verdicts for his clients.

Should I hire a lawyer for my Virginia car accident case?

Here are a few ways a Virginia car accident attorney can use their legal education, experience, and expertise to protect your right to compensation:

  • Investigate your accident and determine the potential value of your claim
  • Protect you from abusive insurance company tactics and costly mistakes
  • Negotiate with the insurance company for a favorable financial recovery
  • File a lawsuit and go to trial if the insurance company won’t offer a fair settlement

These are just a few of the ways a personal injury lawyer can add value to your Virginia car accident claim. Schedule your free consultation today 877-544-5323.

Virginia Car Accident Settlements

Virginia personal injury lawyer settlementsThere are many factors that go into the calculation of a Virginia personal injury settlement. The most important being whether or not there is insurance coverage and how much is available for your injuries. Depending on the specifics of your Virginia car accident, you may be entitled to one or more of the following types of financial recovery:

Medical Bills: Compensation for any medical care related to the car accident. This often includes ambulance rides, hospital bills, physical therapy, surgeries, and future medical bills if your injuries are permanent.

Lost Income: Some car accidents result in injuries that leave victims out of work for weeks, months, or even permanently. You may seek compensation to recover those lost wages. If you are no longer able to work due to your injuries, these financial losses can be negotiated into the settlement.

Pain and Suffering: The physical pain and mental anguish you suffered as a result of the accident can also be factored into your settlement.

A Wrongful Death: When a loved one is killed in a car accident, they leave behind bills, funeral costs, and the loss of future income for their family. Of course, their loss is felt emotionally as well. This loss of companionship and affection is priceless. A Virginia personal injury lawyer experienced with Virginia wrongful death cases can protect your family’s right to financial recovery.

Hiring an experienced professional can help ensure you are being fairly and fully compensated for injuries. Consider contacting a Virginia auto accident attorney for a free consultation to discuss your options.

How long will a Virginia car accident case take?

There are many factors that go into determining how long it will take to settle a car accident case. Below are some of the most time consuming factors in a car accident case.

Reaching Maximum Medical Improvement. When injuries are less severe, many people reach maximum medical improvement in a matter of months. If you are seriously injured, it may take years to reach maximum medical improvement– the point at which your medical condition is as good as it’s going to get. Reaching MMI before starting negotiations will ensure that all of your medical bills, past and future, are included in your settlement. Depending on your injuries, you may need surgery, physical therapy, and other medical treatment.

Negotiations. Next comes negotiation. Your Virginia car accident lawyer, seeking the maximum compensation possible, will work with the insurance company to land on a number that satisfies both parties. This process can be time consuming and may result in your attorney filing a lawsuit if the insurance company will not offer a fair settlement.

Trial. Most of our cases are settled without going trial. But, if an agreement cannot be reached, we may need to file a lawsuit. Although filing a lawsuit kick starts a strict legal process, the opportunity to settle out of court still exists.

Statute of Limitations (Deadlines)

What are the time deadlines for filing an injury claim?In Virginia, there are strict deadlines for filing a personal injury lawsuit. In many cases, Virginia provides a two-year deadline also known as a Statute of Limitations. However, sometimes special circumstances may apply that can alter that deadline.

Once the statute of limitations has passed, you will never again be allowed to ask for compensation related to your accident and injuries. Consider contacting a Virginia personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to protect your right to compensation.

No Fees Unless We Win Your Case

Insurance companies have deep pockets and tremendous resources. Our law firm understands that the costs associated with a lawsuit can be a barrier to justice. This is why we offer a no fee promise. Ultimately, this means you don’t owe us any legal fees unless we settle or win your personal injury case.

If we accept your case, we will work on your behalf to get a fair settlement, and only charge legal fees if you receive a settlement or verdict. Call our Virginia car accident lawyers for a free consultation to discuss your options.


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