Most of us can’t imagine life without our cars, even though driving them presents one of the biggest risks we take on a day-to-day basis. Car accidents can occur for a number of reasons, and many of these are outside of our immediate control. Other reasons are preventable.
Dealing with insurance providers can be exhausting even under the best circumstances. However, if you’ve been injured in a car accident, trying to negotiate with an insurance adjuster can be especially difficult.
Virginia's personal injury laws allow victims of negligent car accidents to pursue fair financial compensation for their injuries by filing injury claims. However, with numerous misinformation and collective popular notions out there about the state's car accident claims process, getting experienced guidance is crucial to maximize your damages and avoid making irrevocable mistakes.
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?