If another motorist injured you, you might be wondering what you can recover after a car accident in Virginia. Unfortunately, there is no ‘set’ dollar amount for recovery for injuries.
Compensation is awarded on a case-by-case basis and will depend on multiple factors, which can include:
- The severity of your injuries and their impact on your life
- Who is responsible for causing the accident
- The insurance coverage available to compensate for your financial losses
It can be confusing to know how to proceed with a compensation claim following an accident, especially if your injuries are serious. Worries about paying medical bills and meeting your other financial obligations on top of your recovery can leave you feeling overwhelmed. It can also place you at the mercy of insurance companies who may urge you to settle quickly and offer you less money than you deserve.
A free and simple way to gain some clarity about your situation is to schedule a consultation with our injury attorneys. We can help you understand your legal position and how best to proceed with your claim.
How Is Compensation for a Car Accident Calculated?
After being injured, one of the most important things to know is how much your claim is worth. Without this knowledge, it can be difficult to assess whether a settlement offer is enough to cover your current and ongoing expenses for recoverable losses such as:
- Current and future medical bills and rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Compensation if your injuries affect your ability to work in the future
- “Pain and suffering” caused by the impact of your injuries on your everyday life
- Other losses incurred due to you being injured through another’s negligence
An injury attorney will be able to examine the facts of your case and provide advice about what you can recover financially after a car accident in Virginia. Further, suppose the accident was fatal and caused the tragic loss of a loved one. In that case, a lawyer can manage every aspect of pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit during these upsetting and trying circumstances.
We calculate the value of your claim by investigating your case, reviewing medical records, and gathering the evidence required to prove another person is financially responsible for what happened to you. After this, we negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company for the compensation you deserve.
How do I Know If I Have a Case?
If you were injured within the last two years and it was not your fault, you are likely eligible to make a compensation claim. The easiest way to check your legal position is to schedule a free case review and discuss your situation with our team.
Is the Legal Process Complicated, and What Will I Need to Do?
We manage the complex legal process on your behalf so you can concentrate on getting better. While you will need to fill out a certain amount of paperwork, we try to keep this to a minimum, and we are always on hand to give you all the advice you need to complete the required documents correctly. The purpose of the paperwork is to ensure we have the information we need to get you the compensation you deserve.
Is It Expensive to Hire a Lawyer?
We believe everyone injured by negligence should have access to the legal system, irrespective of financial position. As such, we provide our legal services on a no-win, no-fee basis.
This means there are no upfront or out-of-pocket expenses for you to pay. Instead, we finance the cost of building and pursuing your case. You only pay us when we win your claim, and you receive compensation.
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How Long do I Have to File My Compensation Claim?
Injured people have two years to file a personal injury case in Virginia per Va. Code § 8.01-243. However, the deadline can change depending on your situation. As such, we would always recommend you seek legal advice earlier rather than later to ensure you file in time.
Failing to meet an important legal deadline could mean you forfeit your right to pursue compensation. As ever, if you have any questions, we are always on hand to provide advice.
When You Are Hurting, We Help You Get Back Up
At the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, we understand how stressful life can be when another driver injures you in a car accident. While the process of claiming compensation may seem daunting, we promise to work with you to keep things as straightforward as possible.
You deserve to be properly compensated for an accident you did not cause, and we are here to support and fight for you during this difficult time. We know choosing an injury lawyer can be challenging. To give you an idea of how we can help, please read what our clients say about us and review our results. To arrange a free consultation with our legal team, call (571) 229-1800. Let’s make things right.