The threat of a car accident is always present on the roads and highways surrounding Richmond. If you have suffered an injury in a Richmond car accident through no fault of your own, you could have a claim for monetary damages. With the help of our Rutter Mills team of Richmond personal injury lawyers, the process of obtaining your damages could be straight-forward.
However, before you can receive compensation, it is helpful to have a Richmond car accident attorney carefully investigate your claim. This process involves reviewing police reports, talking with witnesses, and compiling medical bills. If we determine that you have a valid injury claim, we will begin to advocate and fight for the highest possible damages award. We’ve specialized in these cases for more than 50 years, and named Best Law Firms by U.S. News, so you are in good hands.
What happens during your free consultation?
When you meet with a Richmond car accident attorney for the first time, you will likely have a lot of questions. We will have questions as well. To fully evaluate your claim, we will need as much detail as you can provide regarding the crash and your injuries. Some of the questions we might ask include:
- When and how did the crash occur?
- Do you believe the crash was your fault?
- How fast were you driving?
- Did the crash occur at an intersection?
- Did you bring a copy of the police report or any photos you might have taken?
- Did you collect contact information from any witnesses?
- Have you seen a doctor?
- What injuries did you incur?
- Have you missed any work due to injury?
Remember, this is just your initial consultation. If you are unable to answer every question immediately, there is time for your attorney to follow up later. This meeting gives you a chance for a free case evaluation from a trusted legal professional.
What happens following your crash?
In some cases, the person responsible for your accident violated a traffic law before the collision. In those situations, they could face two separate legal proceedings. If the negligent driver violated the rules of the road, they could face criminal charges like a speeding ticket or even a DWI charge. If convicted, they would face the risk of fines or jail time.
Additionally, a negligent driver could also face a civil lawsuit filed by a Richmond car accident lawyer. A civil lawsuit does not carry the risk of jail time. Instead, a civil suit involves an accident victim seeking monetary compensation for their injuries. It is not unusual for a negligent driver to face both civil and criminal cases following an accident.
Call a Richmond car accident attorney
There is no time to waste when it comes to filing a Richmond car crash lawsuit. For help maximizing your financial recovery, contact Rutter Mills today for a free consultation.
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