New Kent County car accident lawyers
New Kent County is a beautiful part of the Commonwealth -- with its charming farms, lush fields, and interesting history. Established in 1654, New Kent is bordered by the Chickahominy River to the south, Pamunkey River to the north, and the York Rivers to the east. The county has many fun attractions, including the New Kent Winery & Vineyards, and several golf courses, namely The Club at Viniterra, the Golf Club at Brickshire, and the Royal New Kent Golf Club. The New Kent Airport is located near Quinton, and the county is also the site of a Rappahannock Community College campus.
We at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys love to visit our neighbors there. Unfortunately, even somewhere as beautiful at New Kent can have devastating car accidents. Interstate 64, a major east/west highway in Virginia with a 70-mile-per-hour speed limit, is the scene of many high-impact car accidents, tractor trailer collisions, and motorcycle crashes. The county also has many rural roads, such as Route 30, Route 33 and Route 106. These high-speed roadways are often the scene of dangerous car accidents that result in serious injuries.
With bad wrecks, even if you walk away relatively unscathed, you an be affected by the trauma and psychological toll for months. We at GibsonSingleton understand the difficulties of recovering from an accident. We have worked with countless clients who have suffered severe injuries, and we have seen firsthand just how traumatic a collision can be. Our expertise about wrecks and our genuine empathy for our neighbors are what make us an outstanding legal team.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in New Kent, that was not your fault, call us at (804) 413-6777. Find out if you can recover compensation today.
Unfortunately, accidents happen everywhere, even in idyllic New Kent. In fact, more than 590 car accidents happened in New Kent County in the most recent year that statistics are available, according to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. That’s almost two car accidents a day! Of those wrecks, an estimated 240 accidents resulted in injury. Those are alarming numbers.
New Kent is fairly rural, with a population of just over 23,000. Because of that, you might assume there are few accidents, but the small number of people and the rural environment can actually make it more dangerous. Some drivers assume that because fewer people are on the road, they can drive as fast as they want. But with roads that can date back more 200 years, that’s not only untrue, it’s reckless. The aging pavement, tight turns, and narrow lanes mean that a speeding, distracted, or drunk driver can cause a serious car accident. Many of these collisions result in serious property damage and injuries to all involved.
Car accidents can range from mild to serious. You may not experience a severe injury from a low-speed rear-end collision. But high-speed accidents, collisions involving large vehicles such as trucks, and multi-car accidents will often leave people with traumatic injuries. As experienced personal injury attorneys, we have seen the end result of these serious car accidents all too often. Some of the more common injuries we have seen include:
- Fractured and broken bones
- Crush injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Severe burns
- Nerve damage
- Eye injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
These injuries are often severe enough that they will take months or even years to heal. Many can lead to long-term disabilities and disfigurements, which can require complete changes in your life.
The Commonwealth of Virginia does not require drivers to have car insurance if they pay a $500 uninsured motorist fee to the DMV. However, for drivers who choose to have insurance, basic policy minimums are mandatory. Those are:
- $25,000 in injury liability per person, per accident
- $50,000 in total injury liability per accident
- $20,000 in property damage liability per accident
Because car insurance is not mandatory, if you choose to get car insurance, (which we always recommend), you are also required to have uninsured/underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage. The minimums for UIM coverage are the same as the minimums for your overall insurance plan. UIMs will allow also you to file a claim against your own insurance company if you are involved in a hit-and-run, or if the other driver has a minimum policy that does not completely cover the costs of your injuries.
In short, yes it can. Recovering compensation after an accident is an important step toward ensuring you can fully recover. Stress can make the healing process longer, and having medical bills you can’t pay is obviously stressful. That’s why it is important to discuss a car accident claim with an experienced attorney as soon as you can.
Following a car accident, you can recover two types of costs in a claim: economic and non-economic. Plainly put, economic costs cover all monetary losses caused by the accident. These costs have a clear price tag on them, which can make it difficult for the at-fault insurance company to negotiate them down. They can include medical bills, loss of income, and lost job opportunities.
Non-economic costs cover all other losses that do not have obvious monetary value. While economic costs have a clear price tag, non-economic costs are more subjective and a harder to prove. Common non-economic costs include a lower quality of life, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma.
Together, these two costs make up what your case is worth, and they determine how your attorney will pressure the responsible insurance company or companies to provide compensation.
At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, a car accident attorney will cost you nothing! We offer each client a no-fee guarantee, meaning we will not charge you unless we win your case. Up until that point, we are completely free.
We are personal injury attorneys serving New Kent. We understand how stressful car accidents can be and how confusing the claims process is. We can walk you through every step of what would be involved, working on a contingency basis. We will make sure that you can take the time you need to relax and begin to heal after your accident. If you need expert legal advice, call us at (804) 413-6777 or toll-free at (855) 781-6777.
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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.