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I-66 Car Accident | Virginia car accident attorneyInterstate 66 is supposed to be the quickest and easiest way to get from outside the Beltway from commuter country to inside the Beltway, and to DC itself. However, crashes happen all the time, especially in the morning and evening commutes - your commute can go from normal to hellish without warning! These accidents are not really accidents, though. They are collisions. An accident implies that no one is responsible; but more often than not, these collisions are completely preventable. They happen because another driver is being negligent!

If you have been hurt in a car accident anywhere along I-66 that was not your fault, then you have the right to file a claim for compensation. However, the insurance companies are going to fight against you every step of the way! Call an experienced Virginia car accident lawyer today, and get the justice that you deserve. Get Justice with Joe, and call 703-879-5910!

Car Insurance Companies and I-66 Accidents

After a motor vehicle collision, you probably have the impulse to call the at-fault party's car insurance. This is exactly what they want you to do, and exactly what you should not do. You should always contact an attorney first, because anything that you say to an insurance company they can and will use against you!

When you call an insurance company to open up a claim, you are going to be speaking with insurance adjusters. These people are trained to be kind and sympathetic on the phone - but they are really working against you. Insurance adjusters do not work for you, they work for their insurance company. And the insurance companies' ultimate goal is to pay you as little as possible, if anything at all. They don't want to give money away! So anything that they can do to attack your claim, they will!

One of the tried and true insurance company tactics is to offer you some money up front. This is usually referred to as "nuisance money," and chances are you do not know all of the things that you are entitled to claim. The secret is this: these adjusters are not required to tell you, either!

Property Damage Claims and I-66 Accidents in Virginia

After a motor vehicle collision, you need to contact an experienced car accident lawyer who can help you right away. Resist the urge to call the car insurance company, that way the insurance adjusters cannot take a recorded statement, and they cannot use what you say against you. The delay is worth it!

In addition to your injuries, you obviously want to get your car fixed right away. When you hire Blaszkow Legal, we will open up the claim with the at-fault insurance company for you, so that they can begin to work towards the repair of your vehicle.

However, sometimes, the at-fault carrier will not yet have accepted liability when you call. When this happens, you have to file a claim with your own car insurance, through your own collision coverage. You will have to pay your deductible, but then your car insurance company will begin a process called subrogation, to get you your deductible back!

You may not want to go through your own insurance company, and we understand that. But it is the quickest and most effective way to get your vehicle repaired.

Also, remember, that you have a duty to mitigate your damages, meaning keeping them as low as possible. If your vehicle was towed from the scene of the accident, then you need to get it out of the tow lot as soon as possible, because those expenses rack up very fast!

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Kinds of I-66 Car Accidents

All kinds of vehicles travel along I-66, and these accidents can range from fender benders in stop and go traffic, to serious collisions that cause rollovers, and can seriously injure and even kill innocent motorists. At Blaszkow Legal, we handle all kinds of car accident cases along I-66 including:

Common Causes of I-66 Accidents

Every crash is different, and has to be viewed individually. However, because we represents so many drivers who have been hurt on this highway, we can say that there are several common causes of accidents along I-66:

  • Aggressive driving. Many drivers do not want to wait, especially during commuting time. These drivers often drive along the shoulder, or try to change lanes without signaling. This is not only reckless, it is also dangerous, and causes a huge number of accidents

  • Distracted Driving. Taking your eyes off the road for even a few seconds can be dangerous. A lot of people however, do it all the time, from checking their phone, sending an email, or even having their breakfast. Distracted driving is an extremely common cause of Motor Vehicle accidents, and is also completely preventable. If you're driving, focus on driving!

  • Driver fatigue. Some drivers, push themselves beyond the limits of Their Own endurance, and get tired or groggy. Driving while sleepy, can be just as dangerous as driving while intoxicated. These drivers can fall asleep while at speed, can drift across lanes, and cause serious crashes

  • Driving Under the Influence/DUI. A huge number of crashes, and a huge portion of fatal crashes, involve a driver who is under the influence of alcohol, or even drugs. Not all DUI drivers are necessarily arrested, but our team can investigate and sometimes prove this to be the case.

Contributory Negligence and I-66 Motor Vehicle Crashes

Virginia is a contributory negligence jurisdiction, and that means if the insurance companies can prove that you were some way at fault for the accident, then you cannot recover. This is an extremely high bar, and is one of the biggest weapons that insurance companies have in attacking your case. Always contact an experienced car accident lawyer before speaking to any car insurance company, because this is what they want to find out!

Contact an Experienced Virginia Car Accident Lawyer Today!

Attorney Joe Blaszkow is an experienced, aggressive car accident lawyer, who has trained his associate attorneys and staff at Blaszkow Legal to be just the same. For over 40 years, we have fought for the rights of injured motorists, and we can fight for you too. From Manassas to Merrifield, up and down I-66, we can help you to hold the negligent parties accountable, and get you the compensation you deserve!

Call us today for a free consultation at 703-879-5910!

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