Even though you exercise caution while driving, shopping, dining out, or engaging in other activities around Virginia Beach, not everyone is as careful. Through careless or reckless misconduct, other parties put you at risk of severe personal injury accidents, many of which are preventable. If you were hurt or lost a loved one in such an incident, you could sustain substantial, devastating losses. You might realize that there are options for holding these individuals and entities accountable but may not know where to begin with enforcing your rights.
Fortunately, you can rely on an experienced Virginia Beach personal injury attorney to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Your lawyer can handle the claims process and settlement discussions with the responsible party’s insurance company and will be at your side if it becomes necessary to go to court. To learn more, please contact Hampton Injury Law PLC to set up a case evaluation. You might also benefit from reviewing some basic legal information about these cases.
The legal concept of negligence refers to situations where a person or entity breaches the legal duty to exercise reasonable care, and this breach leads to an accident. Some examples of negligence in various personal injury scenarios may help you understand how it applies to your case.
In most cases, you will initiate the legal process by filing a claim with the responsible party’s insurance company. It may be possible to negotiate a fair, reasonable amount to settle your claim, but you may need to file a lawsuit in court if the insurer refuses. Note that the Virginia statute of limitations is two years, and the clock starts running on the date of the accident. If the deadline expires, you are barred from recovering compensation.
As you can see, seeking your legal remedies as the victim of an accident can be a complicated process. You put your rights at risk by attempting to navigate the laws yourself, so trust a Virginia personal injury attorney to tackle the complex legal tasks. For more information on your options, please call Hampton Injury Law PLC to schedule a case evaluation today.
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