Vehicle accidents can involve cars, trucks, tractor trailers, motorcycles, school buses, bicycles, boats, public transportation, and pedestrian accidents.
To receive compensation under Virginia law, you must prove that someone else was at fault and that their negligence was the cause of the accident and your injuries. Attorneys will carefully investigate the case if fault is not clear. The amount of compensation for a personal injury claim will primarily depend on the severity of the injury. The extent of the bodily injury may affect future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, future lessened earning capacity, disfigurement, inconvenience, pain and suffering.
In order to pursue a car accident claim, or any vehicle accident claim, there must be adequate insurance coverage. Insurance coverage for accident victims fall into three categories: liability coverage, uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, and medical expense coverage (also known as medpay). In order for the attorneys to determine the available coverage, it is important to provide us with all applicable policies. We see many cases where someone sustains serious injuries and liability is clear, but insurance coverage is inadequate. To ensure this does not happen to you, please review your own polices.
Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics (2020; Virginia; Source DMV)