Ever since a reckless or negligent driver hit you, your life has been turned upside down. Now you are facing a long and difficult recuperation, you still are not sure whether you will fully recover, your bills are piling up since you have been out of work, and you feel frightened and vulnerable. But help is available for you.
A Wakefield car accident attorney at Rutter Mills can hold those responsible for your injuries liable and help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. Our seasoned lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlement for our clients.
Car accident injuries
Serious car accident injuries may cause permanent or long-term impairment or disability. Common car accident injuries include:
- Head trauma
- Loss of limbs or digits
- Multiple fractures
- Internal bleeding
- Internal organ damage
Virginia statute of limitations
Every state has a period in which a person must file a personal injury lawsuit after a car accident, and in Virginia, that statute of limitations is two years from the accident date. Should the person die from his or her injuries, family members have two years from the death date in which to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
When it comes to property damage in a car accident– for example if your car was totaled or you lost expensive technology such as laptops or smartphones– the statute of limitations is much longer, at five years from the date of the accident.
However, it is critical to obtain legal counsel as soon as possible, rather than waiting until the statute of limitations is close to expiring. The sooner an investigation begins, the better, and waiting too long to hire an attorney could mean that important evidence goes missing or that witnesses’ memories fade.
Virginia car accident damages
Damages, or compensation, for a car accident in Virginia, may include:
- Medical expenses, current, and future
- Lost wages
- Car repair or replacement costs
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
If the defendant’s behavior was particularly egregious, the jury might award punitive damages, which are meant to punish the person and set an example. This might prove the case if the defendant was seriously intoxicated at the time of the crash and injuries to the plaintiff were severe.
Our Wakefield car accident lawyers knows the fair settlement value for a client’s injuries and future needs and will fight aggressively so that the client receives the compensation they deserve.
Contact our team of Wakefield Car Accident Lawyers
When a terrible injury occurs due to the recklessness or negligence of another driver, you need the services of an experienced Wakefield car accident attorney at Rutter Mills. Call us 24/7 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation. After reviewing the circumstances of your case, we will advise you of your options going forward. While most cases are settled, we do not hesitate to go to court when needed. 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. Your lawyer matters.
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