While most people think that they will never be in a crash, the odds are not good: the odds of dying in a car crash are one out of 133, and the odds of merely being involved in a crash are much higher, according to the National Safety Council. If you are involved in a crash in Williamsburg, our auto accident lawyers will be ready to represent you.
It is important that you are prepared in the event that a car crash happens. Here are some things that you should do as soon as possible, which can help to improve the outcome of your car accident claim:
You have the right to bring forth a civil claim to recover damages after a crash. You have two years to bring forth your injury-related claim, and five years to bring forth a claim for property damage, per Virginia Code 8.01.243. If you do not file your claim within the required time frame, you will likely be unable to recover compensation at al.
If you are involved in a serious car wreck, you may be unable to take many of the steps above, such as gathering evidence and the accident scene or talking to witnesses. Further, you may be confused by the claim’s process, and told by an insurance adjuster that because you were at fault for the crash (even if you weren’t), your claim is being denied. Or, you may be offered a settlement amount that is way lower than what you were expecting. When any of these things occur, it important to contact an experienced Williamsburg, Virginia car accident lawyer. A lawyer who is knowledgeable about Virginia’s car accident laws, understands negligence and how to prove fault, and is a seasoned negotiator is essential to your claim.
To start the process of filing your claim, contact Hampton Injury Law PLC today for a free case consultation. You can reach us online or by phone today.