Roanoke Car Accident Attorney
A car accident can happen anywhere at any time. Even if you practice defensive driving skills, you can’t guarantee that other drivers will. If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you might have the right to bring a claim for damages. Virginia has financial responsibility laws, which means when someone is injured in a car accident, the at-fault driver must reimburse them for their injuries. This requirement is why most people carry liability insurance in Virginia. That ensures they have coverage in the event of an accident. However, getting the insurance company to pay out a claim can be complicated. That is why you want to retain a knowledgeable Roanoke car accident attorney who can help.
At MichieHamlett, our skilled lawyers have decades of experience representing Roanoke car accident victims. We have a proven record of success in the courtroom, which is important if your case doesn’t settle. Some law firms will only handle your case through the negotiations phase and refer you to another firm for trial. We have the skills, experience, and resources to handle your case from start to finish.
Determining Liability in Virginia Accidents
Virginia is a tort law state, which means injured victims can sue the responsible party for their injuries and other damages, whereas a no-fault state would require them to file a claim with their own personal injury protection (PIP) policy. Filing a car accident claim in Virginia can be complicated, even in seemingly minor cases.
When you retain the experienced team at MichieHamlett, we will work to get you the maximum amount of compensation possible. One of the most important ways to achieve that is to prove liability against the other driver. Our team will conduct a thorough investigation, including a scene investigation, speaking with witnesses, gathering evidence, subpoenaing documents, and more. We will work tirelessly to find all the evidence that puts all the liability on the other driver.
Virginia is one of only a few states that still follows the legal theory of contributory negligence. This law states that you cannot collect any compensation for your injuries if you were even one percent at fault. You can guarantee that the other driver’s insurance company will be looking for anything that puts that one percent of liability on you to ensure they don’t pay out on your claim.
Common Injuries in a Virginia Car Accident
Any injuries can form the basis for a Roanoke car accident claim, but we see some injuries more commonly than others. These injuries include:
- Neck and back strain
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Other soft tissue injuries
Contact a Roanoke Car Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one was injured in a Virginia car accident, you need a skilled Roanoke car accident lawyer to represent you and help you get the compensation you deserve. To learn more about how we can help, contact MichieHamlett Law Firm today to schedule an initial consultation.