A serious car accident divides your life into “before” and “after.” Before the accident, you enjoyed complete mobility and participating in normal day to day activities. After the car accident, it may take a long time, if ever, before you can move without impairment, and before you can go back to work to provide for your family. Also, after the accident, you may feel alone and afraid about the future. However, if this happened because of the actions of another driver, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.
A Gloucester Point car accident attorney at Rutter Mills can hold those responsible for your injuries liable and get you the maximum compensation for your injuries. Over the past 50 years, our dedicated team of lawyers has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients.
Car accident causes
Car accidents result from various causes, but when recklessness or negligence is involved, the most common causes include:
- Driving under the influence
- Distracted driving, such as texting while driving
- Unsafe lane changes
In some cases, auto accidents result from motor vehicle defects, and in such situations, the manufacturer or a repair service may prove liable. In addition, they do not always only involve one auto striking another — but might include collisions involving pedestrians, bicyclists, or motorcyclists. When a car impacts a person with little or no protection, as with any of these examples, they are often more severe or fatal.
Car accident injuries
Severe car accident injuries can leave a person permanently impaired or lead to their death. Some of the worst car accident injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury, causing paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Loss of limbs
- Loss of vision
- Multiple fractures
- Internal organ damage
A seriously injured person must concentrate on healing and recuperation. They are in no condition to battle with insurance companies, who will want to settle a claim for as little as possible. A Gloucester Point car accident lawyer can handle negotiations with the insurance company, including the paperwork, and will fight for your rights every step of the way.
Car accident damages
In Virginia, damages, or compensation, for car accident injuries may include:
- Medical expenses, current, and future
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Future earning capacity loss
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
If your home or vehicle require modification because of a disability resulting from the car accident, these are also included in damages.
If a person succumbs to their injuries, family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit. Compensation in wrongful death cases may include:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of support
- Loss of companionship
Contact our team of Gloucester Point Car Accident Lawyers
If another driver’s reckless or negligent actions resulted in your serious injuries, you need the services of a seasoned Gloucester Point car accident lawyer at Rutter Mills. Call us today 24/7 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. While more than 95 percent of cases are settled, we will go to court when necessary. There is never a fee unless we win.
When you’ve been injured, you’ve got a lot at stake… but so does the insurance company. Walking into the court room with a serious lawyer makes all the difference. Watch our video to learn more about Rutter Mills.
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– Brother Rutter