Car accidents happen fast. One minute you are driving along, obeying all the rules of the road, and then from out of nowhere, you find yourself careening around the road out of control. No matter what the cause—another driver’s error or adverse weather conditions—car accidents can result in trauma, and it is common to feel disoriented and at a loss of what to do next.
Texting while driving is dangerous - especially for the people you don't see![/caption] According to government statistics, there were 3,129 fatalities caused by distracted driving in 2014. By the following year, an estimated 391,000 people were injured in distracted driving related accidents, with fatalities increasing to 3,477.
You leave your home on a Saturday morning to go out and do some shopping. Along the way, another car sideswipes you but keeps driving and flees the scene. You’ve just become a victim of a hit and run, which is a serious violation in Virginia, but what can you do to recover damages and medical expenses for the injuries you’ve sustained?
By nature, accidents are unexpected events. Although you do not know for sure what will happen after an accident, there are some general things you can expect if you pursue a personal injury claim in Virginia.