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If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, your life could be turned upside down. Beyond the physical pain, there are the losses you expect. You will incur medical costs for treatment and may miss out on wages while off work, putting you in an unfortunate financial position. However, there are additional consequences that you may not realize until some time after the incident. Your pain and suffering could linger, affecting your quality of life and personal relationships.

Under the circumstances, you may find some consolation in the fact that victims do have rights under Virginia law. It is possible to recoup these losses, but the legal process can be overwhelming when you are trying to recover. Instead, trust an experienced lawyer to pursue compensation. To learn more about our injury attorneys in Newport News can help, please contact Hampton Injury Law PLC to set up a case evaluation today.

Liability in Virginia Personal Injury Accidents

When an incident causes injury to a victim, it is usually because an individual or entity was negligent. In the practice of law, the term has a very specific meaning because you are required to prove certain elements to recover compensation. You need to show that the responsible party failed to comply with the duty to exercise reasonable care, leading to the accident in which you were injured.

The concept of negligence applies in a wide range of personal injury accidents, including: 

  • Car, truck, and motorcycle crashes, where a driver’s breach of duty was the direct cause of the collision;
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents, which also often involve negligence by a motorist;
  • Injury-causing incidents that occur because of dangerous conditions on property, since owners, operators, and those in control over the premises are required to keep it safe;
  • Nursing home injuries, usually resulting from understaffing or negligence in the process of hiring employees; and,
  • Wrongful death cases where the victim dies in an accident caused by negligence.

Overview of the Claims Process

Motorists, businesses, property owners, and many others carry insurance policies to protect their interests in the event of an accident – such as those described above. Therefore, your first step in seeking monetary damages for your losses is filing an insurance claim. However, insurers are notoriously stingy in paying out compensation to injured victims. The response to your claim may be a denial or counteroffer for an amount that’s insufficient to cover your losses.

 In such a case, you may need to file a lawsuit in court to obtain fair, reasonable monetary damages. It is important to note that Virginia has a statute of limitations, which requires you to initiate litigation within two years after the accident. For this reason, it is important to retain skilled legal counsel right away.

Contact Injury Lawyers in Newport News for More Information

This overview of Virginia personal injury cases may help you understand the complexities of the relevant legal concepts, but it should also convince you of the importance of retaining experienced representation. For additional details on how an attorney can help, please call Hampton Injury Law PLC to schedule a case evaluation.

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