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Smithfield Car Accident Attorney

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Car accidents can change the lives of victims and their families forever, and they occur with alarming frequency: Data compiled by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles revealed that there were 610 crashes, 4 fatalities, and 241 victims injured in Isle of Wight County, VA in 2017.

Attorney Jan Hoen is committed to helping you get your life back after you suffer injuries in a Smithfield, VA auto collision. He has extensive experience fighting for victims, and will relentlessly pursue your right to compensation. Please contact Hampton Injury Law to schedule a free consultation, and take the opportunity to review an overview on car accident cases in Virginia.

Highly Skilled Smithfield Car Accident Attorney

There are many factors that may lead to a motor vehicle crash, but they tend to occur because of driver negligence. Examples of motorist negligence include:

  • Texting, using a cell phone, or other distracted driving;
  • Operating a vehicle after drinking or using controlled substances;
  • Traveling at excessive speeds;
  • Failing to obey Virginia’s traffic laws; and,
  • Other careless activities.

Regardless of the specific conduct that led to your accident, you are required to establish certain facts to recover in a case based upon negligence. Attorney Hoen compiles solid evidence and develops legal arguments regarding:

  • The existence of a duty of care owed by the negligent motorist;
  • The circumstances demonstrating how the other driver breached this duty;
  • How the breach caused the accident in which you were injured; and,
  • The damages you suffered due to your injuries.

Recover Compensation for Your Auto Accident Injuries

Under Virginia law, there are two types of compensation you may be entitled to recover, including:

  1. Economic Damages, such as medical expenses and lost income; and,
  2. Non-Economic Damages, which refers to subjective losses like pain, suffering, and emotional distress.

As a practical matter, you will pursue your right to compensation by filing a claim with the negligent driver’s insurance company. Insurers are businesses that are always seeking to protect their bottom line. They do not make a profit by paying out large settlement sums to victims like you. Attorney Hoen will fight to ensure you receive sufficient compensation, but he will take the matter to court if necessary to protect your interests.

Laws That May Impact Your Rights

There are certain legal concepts that may affect your car accident claim, such as:

  • Time Limits: Under Virginia’s statute of limitations, you must file a lawsuit regarding your claim within two years after your accident or you lose your right to recover compensation.
  • Contributory Negligence: Virginia follows a rule called pure contributory negligence, which bars you from seeking compensation if your own actions were a factor in the collision. There are some exceptions, and a knowledgeable attorney may be able to help you avoid applications of this harsh rule.

Consult with a Car Accident Attorney in Smithfield About Your Case

For more information on claims in Smithfield, VA motor vehicle collision cases, please call 757.838.1136 to schedule a free consultation with Attorney Jan Hoen at Hampton Injury Law. You can also go online to send a message or fill out an evaluation form.

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