If you’ve been involved in a Virginia Car Accident, you’ve come to the right place. Perhaps this is the first time you’ve had to talk to an attorney about a car accident . You may be hesitant because you don’t like the idea of pursuing a claim. We often hear, “look, I’m just not the kind of person that sues other people for money.”
We absolutely understand. However, Virginia’s insurance system is convoluted. You’re simply seeking to be reimbursed for the pain, suffering and financial cost you’ve been forced to endure because someone else was negligent.
At Abrenio Law, we believe in education. We believe an educated consumer is the best kind of consumer. So, take time to review the important Virginia Car Accident Topics we’ve discussed below. Then reach out to Abrenio Law for your Free Consultation.
What you need to know about your Virginia Car Accident Case.
Here’s the most Frequently Asked Questions that we get about Virginia Car Accident Cases. Take some time to review and reach out!
The defendant’s car insurance wants me to sign a medical release and give a recorded statement. What should I do?
Don’t sign anything, and don’t agree to a recorded statement. Under Virginia insurance law, you are not required to do anything immediately to preserve your claim. If your car accident just happened, you have time to learn more about your rights. Read in detail by clicking here.
How long do I have to make my claim?
There is a deadline called the Statute of Limitations. Under Virginia law, you typically have two years to file a lawsuit to preserve your rights. In some instances, it’s shorter (for example if you have a claim against a County employee). Do yourself a favor and make sure to talk a Virginia Car Accident Attorney to make sure your rights are protected. Click here to read more detail about your Statute of Limitations.
To be clear, simply notifying an insurance company about your car accident is not enough. Make sure to read more about what steps you need to take to preserve your claim by clicking here.
What if they are claiming I was partially at fault for the accident?
Virginia is one of three states that apply something called Contributory Negligence. This is a rule that says if the defendant is 99% at fault, but you’re 1% at fault, you are barred from recovery. This is an unforgiving rule, which the court will apply without regard to the seriousness of your injuries.
Given that, you need to make every effort to preserve the facts that prove that you didn’t contribute to your accident, at all. While we understand that, it may have been days, weeks or months since your accident, make sure to click here to read about steps you should take immediately after your accident.
Should I use my health insurance to pay my accident bills?
Yes. If you’re fortunate enough to have been covered by health insurance, make sure to use it for your accident injuries and treatment. Click here to read in detail why it’s important to use your health insurance, even though the defendant caused your injuries.
Why does it matter how much car insurance I have? I didn’t cause the accident.
Under Virginia law, driver can drive without car insurance. Even if they have car insurance, they are considered to be fully insured, if they have as little as $25,000 in coverage. If you’ve sustained serious injuries, this likely won’t be nearly enough to cover your claim.
That’s why you need to know how much Under-Insured Motorist (UIM) Coverage you have. If you have more than the defendant, you can use your own policy for more funds. And because you didn’t cause the accident, a UIM claim shouldn’t affect your insurance premiums. For more information, make sure to click here to read more about UIM coverage and how it affects your case.
What is my case worth?
To be clear, there is no simple “formula” to answer this question. Perhaps decades ago, you could simply “triple your medical bills.” But today, juries aren’t so easy to predict. And they are usually very conservative.
Car insurance companies have done a great job in convincing the public that law suits are all frivolous, and that we have too much litigation in the United States. Like many things though, until you’ve experienced how unfair it is, you won’t understand.
To properly evaluate your case, there needs to be a fundamental understanding of the facts of your case, your injuries, treatment, recovery, and an understanding of you as a person.
At Abrenio Law won’t be able to tell you with one simple phone call, meeting or article what your case is worth. Our job is to help guide you through the process, organize your case, and effectively communicate it to the insurance company. In instances when they are undervaluing your case, which for complex injury cases, is the norm, our job is to litigate your case in court.
This may be an unsatisfying answer. But we have every incentive to maximize the value of your case. First, we want happy clients to obtain fair results. Also, we earn our own pay through a Contingency Fee. Click here to read more about how Abrenio Law earns our attorneys fees here. Simply put, the more you win, the more we earn.
Also make sure to Click Here for a discussion about how long your case will take to resolve. Similarly, it will depend on the specific facts of your case.
Where does Abrenio Law handle cases?
Abrenio Law’s main office is located in the heart of Fairfax City, right across from the Fairfax County Courthouse. However, we travel all over Northern Virginia to serve our car accident clients. These counties include:
- Prince William
To be clear, Abrenio Law has served clients across the state. Indeed, James Abrenio grew up in Southwest Virginia (Grundy). He lived in Richmond for high school (where his parents reside) and went to College in Charlottesville (UVA) and regularly travels back for both cases and fun. Abrenio Law has handled cases In Williamsburg and New Port News.
Still have questions, or want to talk to a Virginia Car Accident Attorney? Abrenio Law can help.
If you’ve read this far, you have just been bombarded with information. We hoped it answered some of your most glaring questions. Now it’s time to take the next step and reach out to an attorney. At Abrenio Law, we provide Free Consultations for Virginia Car accident cases. You can reach us at Ph. 703-570-4180. You can also learn more about Owner James Abrenio here.
If you’ve been injured in a Virginia car accident case, treat Abrenio Law as your first resource. We are pleased to serve.
Other Useful Virginia Car Accident Blog Posts. (We will be regularly adding to this list.)
- You were injured by a Drunk Driver in your Virginia Car Accident Case? (A discussion of Punitive Damages).
- In Virginia, you need to preserve your car accident evidence.
- Should you settle your case right after your car accident?
- How long will it take to get paid for my Virginia car accident case?
- What should I do if it turns out that the person that injured me was uninsured or doesn’t have enough insurance in my Virginia car accident case?