Stafford County Car Accident Lawyer
If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident in Stafford County, VA, an attorney can help you hold the responsible party accountable and recover the compensation you deserve. A Stafford County car accident lawyer from the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC may be able to help you collect compensation to pay for medical bills, time away from work, “pain and suffering” and inconvenience, and more.
We offer a free case evaluation with a member of our staff. We will sit down with you, review your situation, and let you know exactly how we can help. Our job is to protect your rights and to fight aggressively for what you deserve.
Our Team Works Hard for Car Accident Clients
At the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, our goal is to make sure that everyone in Stafford County, Virginia receives the caring yet professional legal representation they want during a crisis. We help our clients feel at ease in the following ways:
Handling All Legal Tasks
Whether it is filling out paperwork or negotiating with the liable party’s insurer, our team can handle it. You do not need to worry about anything except recovering from your injuries.
Communicating With You Frequently
We do not want our clients to feel lost or excluded when it comes to their cases. Whenever there is an important development, we can contact you right away to explain what has happened and what it means for you.
In addition, we are always happy to take calls from clients and address their concerns at any time.
Listening to You
Life can feel hectic and out of control after an accident. That is why our team takes the time to listen carefully whenever our clients are relaying their stories, expressing concern, or seeking answers.
We also leave decision-making power in our clients’ hands. In other words, while we handle all of the footwork related to your case, we do not make legal decisions on your behalf. We give you the information you need to make the best possible decisions for yourself.
Helping You Navigate Virginia’s Car Accident Laws
Having a car accident lawyer on your side who understands Virginia law can give you the upper hand when pursuing compensation. The state follows a “contributory negligence” law when pursuing damages that is different than some other states.
Winning Damages in a Contributory Negligence State
Because of Virginia’s challenging and restrictive laws, it is especially important to work with a lawyer who will fight aggressively for you and collect evidence refuting the other party’s claim that your actions contributed to the crash.
Similarly, if the other driver is going after you for damages, a Stafford County car accident lawyer can help you avoid liability by making the case that the other driver shoulders some of the blame.
Going After the Other Driver and Their Insurer for Damages
To win damages from the other driver and their insurance company, we must show that they were at at-fault for the accident. Doing so requires collecting substantial evidence and presenting it in a compelling fashion. Our evidence forms the crux of our case; without it, we cannot expect to recover compensation. So our lawyer pours extensive resources into gathering proof to back up our claims.
The evidence we collect in a typical car accident case includes the following:
- Police reports
- Eyewitness statements
- Photo and video surveillance
- Accident reconstruction
- The other driver’s statements
- Cell phone use records
- Expert witness testimony
- Medical records
Handling Negotiations With the Insurance Company (Either Yours or the Other Driver’s)
Once we have built a strong case backed by compelling evidence, we can take it to the other driver’s insurance company and demand compensation. This process involves tough negotiations. The insurance company will likely offer a lower settlement.
Our lawyer has fought with many insurers and recovered fair compensation for our clients. We are prepared for every tactic they might use and can counter them. For example:
- If they offer a settlement, we can make sure it is fair—and negotiate for more if it is not.
- If they blame you for the accident or your injuries, we can present evidence showing that this is not true.
- If they try to contact you in any way, direct them to us—this way, they never have the chance to use anything you say against you.
We can meet with the insurance company as many times as it takes to get them to agree to a fair settlement.
Taking Your Case to a Jury Trial if Necessary
If the insurance company does not agree to a fair settlement that pays you the damages you deserve, we do not hesitate to file a civil lawsuit and take your case in front of a jury. This may involve:
- Scheduling the trial dates
- Representing you in the courtroom so you do not have to argue your own case or go to the trouble of showing up in court every single day
- Preparing witnesses for questioning
- Asking questions of both your witnesses and the other party’s
- Preparing and submitting evidence as trial exhibits
- Making persuasive opening and closing remarks
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC Fights for the Full and Fair Compensation You Deserve
You might be wondering exactly how much your car accident case is worth. In order to estimate its value, we would need to conduct a full investigation, and that is the first thing we do upon taking your case.
Most car accident injury settlements include compensation for some or all of the following damages:
Your medical bills include your surgery, hospital stays, and doctor’s office expenses, as well as the costs of your prescription drugs and medical devices (e.g., wheelchair, crutches).
You may already know how much you have spent on medical costs so far. However, when filing a lawsuit, it is critical not to overlook future expenses. For instance, will you need a wheelchair for the rest of your life? Will your injuries require you to take medication over the long term or undergo surgery in the future?
Our team can help you figure out the total estimated amount of your medical expenses so you do not leave any money on the table.
If you have been forced to quit your job or miss work due to your injury, you could be eligible for compensation to make up for your lost income.
As with medical bills, the amount you seek in lost wages should include both past and projected losses.
“Pain and Suffering” and Inconvenience
You also deserve compensation for the physical and emotional pain you have suffered. Since this damage does not involve an actual financial loss and is thus highly subjective, an attorney may be able to help you calculate your “pain and suffering” and inconvenience.
Punitive damages are awarded to punish the other driver in situations where their conduct was not just negligent or careless but was reckless or malicious. They are very rare.
If your loved one died in a car accident that was someone else’s fault, we might be able to recover wrongful death damages from the at-fault party. Examples of wrongful death damages include:
- Loss of financial support
- Grief or bereavement
- Funeral or burial costs
There Are No Out-of-Pocket Costs to Have Us on Your Team — We Get Paid When You Do
Do not hold off on hiring a lawyer because you are worried about the cost. At the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, our team works on a no-win-no-fee basis. That is, we do not get paid until you do, and we do not charge out-of-pocket fees to take your case. This way, there is no risk to you in working with us.
Call Today for a Free Case Evaluation With a Member of the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC Team
At the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, our dedicated car accident lawyer wants to start working on your case right away. We will hold the responsible parties accountable and help you recover the compensation you deserve. We offer a free, no-risk case evaluation where you can sit down with a member of our staff and we can determine how we can help.
To schedule an appointment, call (571) 229-1800 today.
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