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Jamestown Car Accident Attorney

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Car accidents can have devastating consequences and, unfortunately, they are all too common: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles statistics show the shocking numbers of motor vehicle collisions in 2017, with 1,002 incidents, 15 fatalities, and 715 injured victims in James City County, VA alone.

Attorney Jan Hoen is dedicated to fighting for your rights as a victim of a Jamestown, VA auto collision, and will ensure you receive the compensation you deserve under the law. Please contact Hampton Injury Law to schedule a free consultation, and read on for some general information about how car accident cases work in Virginia.

Experienced Car Accident Attorney in Jamestown

Auto collisions typically occur because of negligence, which means you must show four elements to recover compensation:

  1. The responsible driver had a duty to exercise reasonable care in operating his or her vehicle;
  2. That person breached this legal duty;
  3. The failure to exercise reasonable care caused the accident in which you were hurt; and,
  4. You suffered injuries due to the crash.

Attorney Hoen will develop a legal strategy to establish each of these elements with solid evidence. Since fault is one of the most hotly contested issues, he gathers the necessary evidence to demonstrate how the responsible driver breached the legal duty. Common examples of fault that cause car accidents include:

  • Texting or other types of distracted driving;
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
  • Speeding;
  • Violations of Virginia’s traffic laws; and,
  • Other negligent maneuvers.

Pursuing Your Right to Compensation for Auto Accident Injuries

Virginia law allows you to recover two types of damages in a traffic-related crash, including compensation for:

  1. Economic Damages, including medical costs and lost wages; and,
  2. Non-Economic Damages, such as pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

In most cases, you will deal with the insurance company that provides coverage for the negligent driver. It is always important to recognize that an insurer is a business that sees your claim as a threat to its profits, so agents will not put your interests first. Attorney Hoen prioritizes your needs and will protect your interests.

Potential Limitations on Your Claim

Your right to recover compensation after a motor vehicle crash is not absolute and may be limited by certain legal concepts, including:

  • Time Restrictions: Under Virginia’s statute of limitations, you have two years after your accident to file a lawsuit in court regarding your car accident. If you fail to do so, your claim is forever barred.

The Harsh Contributory Negligence Rule: Virginia follows a pure contributory negligence rule, which prohibits you from recovering any compensation if you are even slightly responsible for the crash. There are certain exceptions, so you may be able to overcome the harsh effects of this rule with the help of a skilled attorney.

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Jamestown Car Accident Attorney Today

If you were hurt in an auto collision, Attorney Jan Hoen can assist you in filing your claim. Please contact Hampton Injury Law by calling 757.838.1136 to set up a free consultation. You can also go online for more information about his legal services for car accident victims in Jamestown, VA.

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