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The Johnson Law Firm was highly rated by it’s peers on Avvo. If you have been in a car accident you need to call an attorney today. The Johnson Law Firm has over a decade of experience fighting for people just like you who have been in car accidents. It doesn’t matter what vehicle you were driving or if your accident involved a car, truck, motorcycle, or bicycle, you need to speak with a top lawyer before you make any mistakes dealing with an insurance adjuster.
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Reasons to Hire a Car Accident Attorney
Car accidents happen every day, unfortunately. In 2018, there were 131,848 car crashes in Virginia, which is one crash every four minutes. More than half of the accidents involved an injury. According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, 1239 of those accidents resulted in a tragic fatality.
Not every accident is going to be serious. And not every fender bender is going to require the assistance of a lawyer. But more severe incidents may warrant legal counsel.
Here are some of the circumstances that might necessitate working with an attorney:
– You or a loved one was injured, or there was a fatality;
– There is a dispute about who is at fault;
– Malfunctioning equipment contributed to the cause of the accident;
– You want to ensure fair compensation during settlement talks; and
– You’ve been charged with reckless driving.
An experienced lawyer like Mr. Johnson will help you recover damages, including lost wages, property replacement, and reimbursement of medical bills. Other compensation may also be obtained, depending on the specifics of your case.
At Johnson Law Firm, we offer no-cost and no-obligation consultations. Get in touch today to discuss your case.
Understanding Car Accident Laws in Virginia
Every state is different, and the laws in Virginia can make it tougher to receive compensation for a car accident with injuries or property damage involved.
Here are some facts you need to know:
– There is a statute of limitations on when you can file a lawsuit.
While this statute of limitations does not apply to insurance claims, it does apply if the injured party decides to file a separate claim. For death and injury claims, the statute of limitations is two years. In the case of property damage, the statute of limitations is five years.
– Virginia law has something called contributory negligence.
Of all 50 states, only five have something called contributory negligence, and Virginia is one of them. Contributory negligence means that if the injured party is even slightly at fault for the accident, they may not be able to recover any damages from the at-fault party.
This law can be devastating if the victim played even the slightest role in the incident, and it can be tough to prove that anyone is completely blameless. Because of this strict and arbitrary law, having an attorney on your side during a car accident claim is imperative if there was an injury or significant property damage.
– At-fault drivers bear the burden of financial responsibility.
Whoever is deemed at fault in the accident is financially responsible for covering the following losses:
o Lost income
o Vehicle damage and car repairs
o Other losses as ruled by the court or in settlement discussions
We’ll also advocate for compensation for any “non-economic” damages, such as:
o Grief and mental anguish
o Loss of enjoyment of quality of life
o Disfigurement and scarring
o Physical impairment
An often-overlooked form of compensation is that of payment for future damages, which could include income loss and future medical expenses. Insurance companies are reluctant to include this in their settlements, but we’ll make sure it’s considered in your award if it is relevant.
– Virginia does not require drivers to carry insurance.
Unlike other states that require all drivers to carry liability insurance, Virginia drivers can legally elect not to purchase insurance. If they make this decision, they must pay a $500 Uninsured Motor Vehicle Fee. Anyone who does not have insurance is still personally liable for any damages they cause.
If you are involved in an accident, and the other party does not have insurance, the assistance of a car accident attorney is the best way to recover damages.
Why Choose Johnson Law Firm
As you evaluate different car accident lawyers in Woodbridge, VA, it can be a challenge to decide which law firm is the best fit for your case.
We’ll Work to Get You the Highest Compensation.
It’s tempting to trust everything to the insurance companies and let them handle it. But the truth is that insurance companies are most interested in profits and settling your case as quickly as possible. You need someone who’s aggressively on your side to battle for everything that you deserve.
We’ll make sure you are never pushed around or intimidated. We will explore every possible angle to ensure that you get the best possible results. Whether your accident involved a car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, public transit vehicle, or you were a pedestrian, Mr. Johnson and his team will fight for your rights.
Many of our clients are surprised to learn how much more money they can receive when they work with an attorney, even after all of the fees are covered. There is no risk to schedule a consultation with Johnson Law Firm. We’ll discuss the details of your case with you at no obligation.
We Put You First.
75% of our business comes from referrals, and we are proud of our reputation. Achieving a successful outcome for your case is our top priority. As a family-run firm, we eat, drink, and sleep the law.
No injury victim should have to suffer alone, and we will be by your side from start to finish.
We Have a Wide Range of Experience.
From car accidents to estate planning, we are knowledgeable and experienced in several fields. Mr. Johnson is passionate about the law and has in-depth and intimate knowledge of how to handle car accident cases in Virginia.
Licensed for 12 years, Mr. Johnson continues to study and achieve advanced certifications to stay up-to-date on the latest intricacies of the law that could affect your case.
As we work on your case, we will become forensic experts. We’ll review the police reports with a fine-tooth comb, meet with your network of investigators to reconstruct the scenario and put together a case to prove who is at fault. When possible, we will avoid court to maximize your settlement and do so in the least amount of time.
We Speak Your Language.
The law can be complicated, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to understand. We’ll explain your case in everyday language, and inform you of what’s going on and what you need to do to resolve your case successfully.
Our priority is to welcome all of our clients with open arms and make them feel like family. We make sure everyone feels comfortable. From the second you walk into our office, you’ll receive a warm and friendly welcome, and you’ll know that we care about you.
We’ll Get You Back on Your Feet.
When you’re injured or unable to work, you shouldn’t have to worry about finances and how you’re going to pay your bills. You should be able to focus exclusively on your recovery and getting back on your feet. At Johnson Law Firm, we are committed to helping you get back to normal. You worry about getting physically back on your feet, and we’ll worry about getting you back on our financial feet.
We’ll Help You Get Finances Immediately.
Insurance companies seem to love red tape. We don’t think that’s fair, especially if you’re missing out on wages and facing large medical bills. We won’t rest until we know you’re able to meet your financial obligations. We’ll fight to make sure those expenses are covered during your recovery.
We’ll Take Care of All the Details.
When you’re trying to heal, the last thing you want to do is fill out paperwork and get bogged down in the details. Further, some paperwork is time sensitive and thorough. Improperly filling out the paperwork could delay or harm your case. We enjoy filling out paperwork, and we will happily handle this tedious task for you.
Insurance companies are not above denying a claim for a variety of reasons, and issues with the paperwork are just one of many reasons. Whether the insurance company is trying to deny your claim or offer a settlement far below what is fair, we will fight for what’s right for you and your loved ones.
There’s No Risk.
All of our consultations are free, and we will never pressure you to work with us. Further, personal injury attorneys work on a contingent fee basis, so we don’t receive compensation unless you do.
All we ask is that you schedule a consultation so that we can review your case together. We will patiently and thoroughly answer all of your questions and determine if you do, indeed, have a case. We want you to feel confident when you choose to work with us, and we will always advocate for the best outcome possible for you and your family.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, our Woodbridge, VA, law firm can help. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.