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Automobile Accidents

The Dedicated Car Accident Attorney In Hampton

Car crash accident on street with damaged automobiles after collisionThe Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles maintains statistics on traffic crashes that occur throughout the commonwealth. While in general there was a decrease in traffic accidents between 2013 and 2014, statistics still show:

  • 700 people were killed in traffic crashes during 2014;
  • In 2014, 63,384 people were injured in traffic crashes;
  • 251 people were killed and over 5,000 injured in alcohol-related crashes; and
  • Excessive speed was a major contributor to 300 traffic deaths.

It does not take much for what might otherwise be a minor “fender bender” to become a serious collision resulting in lifelong injuries, scarring, and/or disfigurement. Where your or your loved one’s automobile accident occurs because of the fault of another driver, Virginia car accident attorney Jan Hoen of Hampton Injury Law can help you recover much-needed financial compensation for your injuries and losses.

Common Causes of Virginia Car Crashes

Each car accident, like each person involved in the crash, is unique. Any car crash can be caused by multiple factors. Your automobile accident recovery depends on your attorney’s ability to show another person was responsible for the accident. Virginia is a “pure contributory negligence” jurisdiction, meaning that if you are determined to be even 1% at fault for causing the auto accident, you may be precluded from any recovery at all.

Your knowledgeable and experienced Virginia car crash attorney will therefore need to show that the other driver was completely at fault for causing the accident. Evidence may show, for example, that the other driver:

  • Was distracted or texting while driving;
  • Was operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, an illegal drug, or other impairing substance;
  • Was driving at a speed that was excessive for the road conditions;
  • Was ignoring or failed to see traffic control signs and devices like traffic lights and road signs; or
  • Was engaging in other careless or negligent behavior, given the circumstances.

Full Recovery Requires a Thorough Investigation

There may be multiple at-fault parties in the case of your car accident. So long as you are determined not to have contributed to the accident’s occurrence, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries. Recovering a complete amount of compensation requires identifying and bringing suit against all parties responsible for your accident, which may include:

  • The other driver or drivers;
  • Another driver’s employer, if that at-fault driver was “at work” when the accident occurred;
  • A vehicle’s manufacturer or a parts manufacturer; or
  • A local government agency that failed to maintain a road properly or install signage where needed.

This illustrates why experienced legal representation is key to recovering the maximum amount of compensation. The Virginia car crash law firm Hampton Injury Law serves automobile accident victims in the Peninsula and throughout Virginia and assists them in recovering monetary damages for their injuries. Attorney Jan Hoen believes investigating your claim, assembling evidence and witnesses and preparing to win at trial yields the greatest chance of a speedy and successful resolution to your case.

Speak With An Experienced Hampton Injury Lawyer

Car accidents can leave victims with serious life-changing injuries. A successful car accident lawsuit can result in you obtaining compensation for your expenses and losses. However you must show that others were to blame for the accident;if you are found to have contributed to your accident in any way you may be foreclosed from recovery altogether. Experienced legal counsel can help you present a persuasive case that holds those responsible for causing the accident accountable.

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