You may suffer devastating losses as the victim of an accident, even beyond the physical pain. Lost wages, pain and suffering, and other consequences can have a lasting impact on your life. Fortunately, Virginia law allows you to seek compensation from the party responsible for causing your injuries.
Mr. Hoen is an experienced Williamsburg personal injury lawyer who will fight for your rights and get the highest amount of compensation allowed by law. Please contact Hampton Injury Law PLC to schedule a free case evaluation, and read on for some important information about your claim.
Though the details may vary, most injury-causing accidents stem from someone else’s negligence. To prove your right to compensation, you must show:
It may seem easy to establish these essential elements, but there can be challenges in proving your claim. A Williamsburg personal injury attorney will work to obtain the full amount of compensation you are entitled to receive under Virginia law.
Negligence may be a root cause of the accident, but there are many scenarios that can lead to injuries for a victim. Mr. Hoen handles a wide range of personal injury cases, including:
In addition, Mr. Hoen represents surviving family members in connection with wrongful death actions. If you lost a loved one because of negligent conduct, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses.
In a successful negligence-based claim, you may seek compensation for two types of losses:
However, there may be limitations on your claim in a Virginia personal injury case. For one, the state statute of limitations is two years. If you wait too long to enforce your rights, you are forever barred from seeking compensation.
In addition, unlike most other states Virginia follows the harsh rule of pure contributory negligence. If you were at fault – even partly – in the accident which caused your injuries, you cannot recover any compensation for your losses. A judge or jury may not compare the negligence of the parties and award a partial recovery.
For more information on your rights as the victim of a personal injury accident, please contact Hampton Injury Law PLC by visiting the firm online. Mr. Hoen can review your situation and explain more about how a Williamsburg personal injury attorney can assist with your case.