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Gloucester Injury Attorney

Woman holding neck from possible whiplash from car crash, our Gloucester injury attorneys can assist your with your claim.

It can be distressing to get hurt in a personal injury accident, but your situation is even more horrific if the incident occurred because of someone else’s negligence. You will be concerned about the physical pain initially, but you may soon realize how your losses affect you emotionally and financially. Virginia law does provide you with legal rights and remedies, but it can be difficult to know where to begin when you are still trying to recover from your injuries.

At these difficult times, it is essential to rely on a Gloucester injury attorney who can shoulder the legal burdens on your behalf. A skilled lawyer will be at your side throughout the process, from filing an insurance claim to litigating your case in court. Please contact Hampton Injury Law PLC today to schedule a case evaluation.

Types of Personal Injury Claims

Virginia personal injury laws cover a wide range of accidents, including:

  • Car, motorcycle, and truck crashes, where a motorist’s carelessness creates a risk of harm to others;
  • Bicycle, scooter, and pedestrian accidents, which are often the fault of the driver in the motorized vehicle;
  • Slips, trips, falls, and other incidents that occur because a property owner failed to keep the premises safe for others;
  • Dog bites and animal attacks;
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect; and,
  • Many others.

In addition, surviving family members have legal options through a wrongful death claim when a loved one dies because of negligence.

Enforcing Your Rights as a Victim

For many of the above accidents, the responsible parties will carry insurance to protect their business or personal interests. For this reason, your first step will be filing a claim with the insurer and attempting to negotiate a fair settlement. Many times, an insurance company will refuse to pay a reasonable amount to cover your losses. These for-profit organizations do not make money by paying out large sums to injured victims like you. As such, you may need to file a lawsuit in court to recover monetary damages for your medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other losses. 

Be Aware of Legal Pitfalls That Affect Your Rights

Even if your rights to compensation seem clear, you should be aware of two laws in Virginia that may impact your claim. 

  • There is a statute of limitations in Virginia that allows you two years to file a civil lawsuit against the responsible party. If you do not initiate litigation before the statute expires, you cannot recover monetary damages.
  • Virginia follows the rule of pure contributory negligence, which prevents you from obtaining compensation if you were even slightly at fault in the accident that caused your injuries. 

Trust a Gloucester Injury Attorney to Handle the Legal Challenges 

This information about your rights as the victim of an accident may be helpful, but it should also convince you of the importance of retaining experienced legal counsel to pursue the responsible parties. If you were hurt and need advice on your next steps, please call Hampton Injury Law PLC to set up a case evaluation regarding your claim for compensation.

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