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What should I do if I’m in a wreck with an out-of-state driver in Gloucester, VA?

Gloucester, Virginia, is wonderful place to live, and it’s also a great place to drive through or visit. People from all over the country pass through Gloucester, and many stay to enjoy our scenic beauty, outdoor activities, and historical sites.

Gloucester has many places where you can get outside and enjoy nature. Locals and visitors alike enjoy fishing, hiking, and cycling at Beaverdam Park, Gloucester Point Beach Park, Tyndall Point Park, and other parks and preserves throughout the county.

Virginia was established as a colony in 1607, so it’s not surprising that Gloucester is full of important historical sites and landmarks, including the Abington Episcopal Church, Walter Reed’s Birthplace, Cappahosic House, and the Roswell Ruins. The Gloucester History Museum, built in 1770, is another vital resource for preserving our heritage.

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Give us a call if you were injured in an accident with an out-of-state driver

A car crash is an unexpected event that disrupts your life. You and your passengers may be seriously harmed, and you might have to take time off of work to recover.

Medical expenses and other bills can pile up quickly after an accident. But sadly, insurance companies make their money by paying out as little as possible in claims. They will probably make you a lowball offer, and they might even look for excuses to deny your claim altogether.

Things get even more complicated if the person who hit you lives in another state. It’s crucial to find a personal injury attorney who knows how to work aggressively and intelligently with big insurance companies to make sure you’re full compensated for your injuries and related expenses.

If you were harmed by a negligent driver from another state, the experienced Virginia car accident attorneys at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys will file a claim to help you get the money you need to get better.

We bring you big city experience, and small town care. We’ve worked for big insurance companies, in big cities, and as trial lawyers. Now we are proud to serve our neighbors here in Virginia with our experience and expertise. Call (804) 413-6777 to schedule a FREE consultation with us today.

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What should I do after an accident with an out-of-state driver?

You will probably feel disoriented after a collision. Your first priority is making sure everyone in your car gets the medical treatment they need. Following these steps will help make this horrible situation more manageable:

  1. Check to see if anyone in your vehicle needs first aid.
  2. Dial 911.
  3. Move your car to the side of the road if possible.
  4. Collect contact information from witnesses and all drivers involved. Use your cell phone to take a photo of the license plate of the other’s driver’s car. Also, ask the other driver if you can snap a picture of their driver’s license.
  5. If you’re feeling up to it, take photos of the accident scene, vehicle damage, and any injuries sustained by you and your passengers.
  6. Don’t make any statements to an insurance company agent or sign any agreements until you have spoken with a personal injury attorney.

We offer a printable card you can keep in your glove compartment to remind you of what to do if you’re in an accident.

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How can a Virginia personal injury attorney help after a wreck with an out-of-state driver?

No matter where the driver who hit you is from, local jurisdiction applies. That means your personal injury attorney can file a claim in Virginia. And when it comes to auto accidents, Virginia is an at-fault state. That means that the person at-fault for the accident needs to pay for the costs of the accident.

Auto insurance companies cover people in all 50 states. No matter what type of laws exist in a driver’s home state, the insurance company has to obey Virginia laws. If the negligent driver has the minimum coverage in their home state, their insurance company should honor the appropriate minimum coverage in the state where the accident occurs.

Insurance companies will try to take liberties with victims who aren’t represented by a personal injury attorney. They may try to delay the process as much as possible and try to get you to accept less money than you deserve.

The insurance companies that represent large trucking companies, for example, are notorious for engaging in underhanded tactics and trying to blame accident victims for injuries caused by their clients.

Our team at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation to find out what really happened. Then, we’ll file a claim against anyone whose negligence contributed to your injuries, no matter who they are or where they live.

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What is driver negligence?

When drivers don’t follow the rules, people get hurt. Examples of negligent driving include:

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What type of compensation is available for accident victims?

It’s only right that the careless driver who hurt you should have to pay for the consequences. Accidents can cause severe injuries such as whiplash, loss of limb, disfigurement, and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

In many cases, an accident victim will never be able to resume her normal day-to-day activities. And it may become difficult or impossible for her to earn a living.

An automobile accident claim filed by your attorney will include the following types of expenses:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Time missed from work
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • In-home nursing care
  • Wheelchair access ramps
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Wrongful death

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Were you harmed by an out-of-state driver?

Our partners Ken Gibson and John Singleton consider it a calling to help our friends and neighbors in Gloucester County. And we’ll serve you with extraordinary compassion because we’ve been there ourselves.

Call GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys at (804) 413-6777 to learn more today. With our Zero Fee Guarantee, we don’t get paid until you do.

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Community Service

Prevention, empathy, and diligence are hallmarks of everything we do at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Our community can see these ideals lived out in our work to prevent personal injuries from happening.

  • Safety Education
    GibsonSingleton launches “Texts=Wrecks” campaign to reduce the number of people injured or killed by distracted drivers.
  • Annual Coat Drive
    During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
  • Hands-on Service
    John and Ken join the Gloucester Point Rotary Club in cleaning up the community.
  • Supporting Local Schools
    The Gibson family participates in Gloucester’s Botetourt Elementary Shuffle fundraiser.