Car Accidents

If you’ve been involved in a Virginia Car Accident, you’ve come to the right place.  At Abrenio Law, we believe in educating people so they can make the best decisions about their circumstances. To that end, we’ve created this website to help inform you.

Take some time to review our most Frequently Asked Questions about Virginia Car Accidents. Then reach out to Abrenio Law for your Free Consultation at Ph. 703-570-4180


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.   Instead, click here to learn more about your rights.

How long do I have to make my claim?

Under Virginia law, you typically have two (2) years to file a lawsuit for your car accident.  In some instances, it’s shorter (for example if you have a claim against a County employee).  Click here to read more details about what you need to do to preserve your claim.

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 only states that apply 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. (Read 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 read more about UIM coverage and how it affects your case.

What is my case worth?

Despite what you may have heard, there is no simple “formula” to answer this question. 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, our job is to help guide you through the process, organize your case, and effectively communicate it to the insurance company.  Through this process, we will provide you a detailed evaluation of what we think your case is worth based on your specific circumstances. And, in the event that the insurance company undervalues your claim (which for complex injuries is the norm), we are ready and willing to take your case to court.

This may be an unsatisfying answer. But we have every incentive to maximize the value of your case. First, we want happy clients so we demand great results.  Also, we earn our own pay through a Contingency Fee. Click here to read more about how we earn our fees. 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, the length of your case will depend on the specific facts.

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:

  • Fairfax
  • Prince William
  • Loudoun
  • Arlington
  • Alexandria
  • Stafford
  • Warrenton
  • Charlottesville

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 next after I hire Abrenio Law for my car accident case?

Of course, we certainly hope that we can help you out. And our goal is to educate you about the circumstances your 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.

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.


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