Advocating For Car Accident Victims
A car accident can cause so many difficulties: physical pain, medical expenses, loss of income, stress on the family, and countless other problems. If a family member passed away because of an accident, the grief can take most of your energy.
When these problems happen because of someone else’s negligence, it is good to seek the advice of a personal injury lawyer because you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. One of the biggest problems is that the negligent party’s insurance company will almost always fight your claim and make things difficult for you.
Strong Representation, Practical Advice and Clear Communication
At Weisberg & Weisberg, PLLC, based in Newport News, Virginia, we represent injured people and their families when a car, truck or motorcycle accident has changed their lives.
If you need practical, honest advice about your injury case, we can help you answer important questions like:
- Do I have a personal injury or wrongful death case?
- How much compensation can I expect?
- How long will it take to settle my case?
- How will my medical bills get paid
- Will I need to go to court?
- How can an attorney help me?
- What if an insurance adjuster has already offered me a check?
- What if a drunk driver caused the accident?
Here are answers to a few common questions we receive about car accident cases:
What can you seek compensation for after getting hurt in an auto accident?
You can seek compensation for economic and noneconomic damages. The first refers to monetary losses due to decreased earning capacity, lost wages, medical expenses and other out-of-pocket expenses. Moreover, you can seek compensation for nonfinancial damage resulting from your accident, including inconvenience, emotional distress, loss of consortium, and the pain and suffering you experience.
How do you sue your insurance company after a car crash in Virginia?
First, we recommend hiring a knowledgeable attorney to guide you and represent you. Consider that you will be suing a company with highly professional and skilled lawyers ready to defend their clients and leave you with no/minimal compensation. An attorney can also help you learn if you have a case and develop strategies according to your needs and circumstances. In some cases, a lawyer can help you avoid court and negotiate with your insurance, provided that option represents your best interests.
What if a drunk driver caused the accident?
You have a right to hold the drunk diver accountable for his reckless actions that led to an accident by proving their liability. You have a right to receive compensation for your economic and noneconomic damages from the driver responsible for your losses. If deemed applicable after proving the party at fault’s gross negligence, the driver may have to pay punitive damages to compensate you for your losses. However, punitive charges are at the court’s discretion and only applicable under specific circumstances.
How can an attorney help me?
A seasoned attorney can guide you through the process of filing a solid claim and help you understand your rights and what you are entitled to. They can also represent your best interests through the necessary interactions with insurance representatives and law enforcement. An attorney can also assist you in preparing a lawsuit against your insurance company and the party at fault.
What will it cost me to hire a Virginia car accident lawyer?
Most personal injury cases work on a contingency fee, which means that you do not pay your attorney unless they recover your compensation. After you decide on a lawyer to represent you, the first discussions will also serve to agree on the percentage of the settlement your attorney will recover to pay their fees.
What if an insurance adjuster has already offered me a check?
You can always consult an attorney to learn if the amount the insurance adjuster is offering is what you need to cover your damages and expenses. If the insurance adjuster insists you accept the check, your attorney can speak on your behalf.
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Keep in mind that every case is different. You deserve an independent evaluation of your case — and you deserve a law firm that will communicate with you clearly and reach the best possible result.
If you or a loved one was hurt because of someone else’s actions, talk to the experienced car accident attorneys at Weisberg & Weisberg, P.L.L.C. Call 757-659-9611 in Newport News to arrange your free consultation. You can also contact us online. We offer personal attention and exceptional legal representation.