Virginia Car Accident Lawyers
Experienced advocates for you
Car accidents are a leading cause of death and injury in the United States. In Virginia alone, 753 people were killed, and 65,029 were injured in traffic crashes in 2015. This includes motorcycle accidents, collisions involving large commercial trucks, and passenger vehicle wrecks.
Alcohol-related crashes in Virginia were responsible for 241 fatalities and 4,917 injuries in 2015 alone.
Many factors contribute to car accidents, but most are the result of driver negligence or wrongdoing. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident caused by another driver, GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys can help you make informed decisions:
How should I file auto insurance and car accident claims?
Virginia is a “fault” state when it comes to auto insurance, which means that the at-fault driver is responsible for injuries caused in an accident.
You have several options if you are involved in an accident caused by another driver:
- File a claim with your own insurance company.
- File a third-party claim with the other driver’s insurance company.
- File a lawsuit in court to pursue compensation for all damages.
What do I do about uninsured/underinsured driver car accident claims?
Owners of vehicles in Virginia are not required to carry car insurance if they pay a $500 uninsured motor vehicle fee to the DMV. Accordingly, the Commonwealth requires that every car insurance policy include uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage in an amount equal to the policy’s liability coverage limits, unless the policyholder requests lower limits in writing.
If you are involved in an accident caused by a driver with no insurance or insufficient insurance to cover your losses, you can file for compensation under the uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage of your own auto insurance policy. This coverage should also apply if you are involved in an accident caused by a hit-and-run driver.
Get help from car accident attorneys in Virginia who care
The actions you take at the scene of an accident can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. For accidents with major injuries, you need a knowledgeable attorney with car accident experience to protect your interests.
Attorney John Singleton has worked for a large insurance defense law firm and has an in-depth understanding of how insurance companies operate. He uses this knowledge to your advantage when dealing with insurance companies about a personal injury claim. Attorney Ken Gibson is a former Federal Prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and also has the legal experience to get the best possible results for you.
Car accidents, including bike accidents and pedestrian accidents, can cause serious injuries, pain and suffering, medical expenses, insurance hassles, and lost wages. GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys are committed to resolving your case efficiently, and pursuing the highest possible settlement for you.
We handle car accident cases on a contingency basis, which means we receive no compensation until we get compensation for you. If you have been involved in a serious car accident, contact us or call us at (804) 413-6777 or toll-free (855) 781-6777 to schedule a free consultation.
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- Motor Vehicle Safety – CDC
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – NHTSA
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