If you’ve been in a Virginia car accident, you’ve come to the right place. At Abrenio Law, we been helping injury victims for over a decade and understand what you’re facing. We also believe in giving people the tools they need to make important decisions. That is why we created this website.
Take some time to review our answers to our Most Frequently Asked Questions below. Then reach out to Abrenio Law for your Free Consultation at Ph. 703-570-4180.
Should I sign the other driver’s car insurance HIPAA release and give a recorded statement?
Don’t sign anything and don’t agree to a recorded statement. Under Virginia insurance law, you are not required to do anything immediately after an accident. Instead, click here to learn more about your rights.
Is there a deadline to make my injury claim?
Under Virginia law, you typically have a two (2) year statute of limitations for car accident claims. Sometimes, there is a shorter timeframe (for example if you have a claim against a Virginia County). So, do not sit on your rights.
Also, simply notifying the 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.
They are claiming that I’m partially at fault for the crash. What now?
Virginia is one of only three states that apply Contributory Negligence. This rule says that if the defendant is 99% at fault, but you’re just 1% at fault, you lose. This is an unforgiving rule, which the court will apply without regard to the seriousness of your injuries. (Learn more about Contributory Negligence here).
Given that, you need to make every effort to preserve the facts that prove that you didn’t contribute to your accident. 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 health insurance, make sure to use it for your accident injuries and treatment. Click here to read 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?
Under Virginia law, a driver can legally drive with little or no car insurance. That’s why you need to know how much Under-Insured Motorist (UIM) Coverage you have. Click here to learn more about UIM coverage and how it affects your case.
What is my case worth?
Despite what you may have heard or read on the internet, there is no simple “formula” to answer this question. Click here to learn what we think your case is worth.
What damages can I claim in my accident case?
To understand the possible value of your claim, you need to know what damages you can seek under Virginia law. Click here for an in-depth discussion of possible damages you may have in your case.
Where does Abrenio Law handle cases?
Abrenio Law’s main office is located in the heart of Fairfax City. However, we travel all over Northern Virginia to serve our car accident clients. These counties include:
- Prince William
Abrenio Law serves clients across the state. Indeed, James Abrenio grew up in Southwest Virginia (Grundy). He lived in Richmond during 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.
What happens after I hire Abrenio Law for my car accident case?
Of course, we certainly hope that we can help you out. Our goal is to educate you about the circumstances you’re facing. To that end, click here to learn about what you can expect when you hire us to help you out with your car accident case.
Do I really need an attorney to handle my case?
While most firms won’t tell you this, you may not need an attorney to resolve your car accident case. If you’re considering settling your own case, here’s some useful information for you to consider.
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Still not ready to call Abrenio Law? Here are answers to some other questions we often get. Feel free to keep learning.
- How do I negotiate my own case?
- How do I request my Virginia Police Crash Report?
- What is a FOIA request and why does it matter for my Virginia car accident case?
- What evidence am I required to preserve for my Virginia car accident case?
- The insurance company is offering me money upfront. Should I settle my car accident case right away?
- What kind of treatment should I get for my car accident injuries (and should I trust my doctor?)
- Can I claim lost wages due to my Virginia car accident?
- How much can I claim for my medical bills in my Virginia car accident case?
- How does my personal injury lawyer get paid, and do I have to pay them upfront?
- What are litigation costs and why do they matter for my accident case?
- What is a health insurance lien and why does it matter for my car accident case?
- What information does the car insurance get to ask me about my Virginia car accident case? And why does it feel like I’m on trial?
- What is “Civil Discovery” in Virginia car accident cases?
- How do I force the defendant to tell me how much insurance coverage they have in 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?
- What is a Pre-Existing Condition and why does it matter for my Virginia Car accident case?
- Why are my treating doctors important for my Virginia car accident claim?
- Why does it matters whether the defendant was issued a ticket in my Virginia car accident case?
- What you should do if the defendent was charged due to your accident.
- How does being hit by a Drunk Driver affect my Virginia car accident case?
- What should I expect after Abrenio Law settles my car accident case?
- What are some benefits of filing my Virginia car accident case in the General District Court rather than Circuit Court.
- What is a nonsuit and why does it matter for my Virginia car accident case?
What are some of Abrenio Law’s previous results?
James Abrenio is an award-winning Fairfax car accident attorney. For nearly 15 years, James Abrenio has been serving clients of Fairfax and throughout Northern Virginia. Over that time, his work product has spoken volumes to the service he provides. Here’s some useful information about prior cases and prior clients:
Still have questions? 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.