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Important Steps To Take After A Car Accident

Motor vehicle accidents occur frequently on streets and highways throughout northern Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. While some drivers and passengers escape harm, many must cope with severe injuries – as well as the staggering medical bills and other traumatic consequences that result from a collision.

If you have been injured and believe another driver was at fault, there are several steps you should take in the immediate aftermath. Most importantly, you should seek medical attention and contact the police. If possible, you should also get contact and insurance information from the other driver and phone numbers for any witnesses. It is also crucial to take photographs of the scene, the vehicles involved and your injuries.

Frequently Asked Questions About Virginia Car Accident Claims

It is impossible to overstate how much a motor vehicle wreck can disrupt your life. At Parthemos, Curran, Buelow and Polizzi, PLLC, we work hard to eliminate your confusion and maximize your compensation. Here, we answer some of the most important questions we hear every day.

How do I deal with the other driver’s insurance company?

Do not be surprised if an adjuster from the other driver’s insurance company contacts you right away – and do not be fooled by their pleasant nature or apparent concern. Insurance adjusters excel at finding ways to minimize their company’s liability. They often try to trap accident victims into making statements that can later be used to downplay the severity of their injuries. They may even trick you into saying something that can be seen as an admission of fault for the crash.

You are under no legal obligation to provide them with a recorded statement until you have consulted an attorney. Limit your conversation, end the phone call and seek legal guidance.

Should I take the insurance company’s first offer?

Insurance companies are not in the business of paying claims; they’re in business to make money. Insurance adjusters know that injury victims are often under enormous physical, financial and emotional stress, and they usually try to leverage that to their advantage. Their first offer is often an attempt to close a claim quickly, at minimal cost to the company.

That is why it is important to have an experienced personal injury attorney by your side who knows what your claim is really worth.

How can I afford a car accident attorney for my case?

Our dedicated legal team ensures injury victims have access to strong, experienced advocacy regardless of their financial situation. We never want your circumstances to make you feel like you have no options.

We take personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, which means that you owe no attorney fees unless we obtain a settlement or a favorable verdict for you at trial. That means that we have even more motivation to fight for every dollar you are due.

How can I obtain the compensation you deserve?

Unfortunately, fault is often disputed, and other problems can arise when attempting to recover the compensation you deserve. Insurance companies routinely undervalue claims – and will often seek to dismiss claims outright.

At Parthemos, Curran, Buelow and Polizzi, PLLC, we will focus on recovering every dollar available to you. If you were driving for your job, we can apply extensive workers’ compensation claims experience for you as well.

Our lawyers have more than 75 years of combined experience in these matters. Our capabilities cover the full spectrum of insurance negotiations and trial litigation. This includes:

  • Rigorous advocacy for victims of all types of roadway negligence, including reckless driving, drunk driving and distraction due to cellphone use
  • Representation of people with all types of injuries, ranging from significant soft tissue damage to extremely serious injuries to the head, spinal cord and other body parts
  • Thorough investigation to establish fault and liability for highway car crashes, rear-end collisions, intersection accidents, motorcycle accidents, collisions involving commercial trucks and more

Our legal team is adept at determining the best approach to any auto injury case. We consistently strive to obtain fair settlements as promptly as possible by showing the at-fault party or parties involved we are ready to go to trial.

Contact A Car Accident Lawyer For Your Free Consultation

Every decision you make in this difficult time could prove pivotal.

Whether you have moderate injuries or are grieving the tragic wrongful death of a family member, we are here to provide compassionate, effective legal advocacy. You will not owe attorney fees unless we take your case and obtain personal injury compensation that benefits you.

For prompt attention to your needs, call 540-870-1144 (Winchester) or 571-384-1523 (Manassas) or contact our dedicated legal team online now.