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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 serious 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. 

Negligence in Personal Injury 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.

  • Motor Vehicle Crashes: A driver may be careless by speeding, drunk driving, running through a red light, or making improper lane changes.
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents: Motorists also have a duty to exercise reasonable care when driving around people on foot or bike. They may be negligent by failing to yield right of way, texting while driving, or engaging in other forms of distracted driving.
  • Slip and Fall Incidents: Property owners are legally obligated to ensure that their spaces are safe from reasonably foreseeable hazards. Accidents that result from unaddressed dangerous conditions are based upon premises liability.
  • Wrongful Death: Any time a person is killed through the negligence of another, the victim’s surviving loved ones may have rights under the personal injury concept of wrongful death.

How Personal Injury Claims Work

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 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. 

Talk to a Virginia Beach Personal Injury Lawyer About Your Legal Options  

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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