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Hampton Auto Accident Lawyers Protect Your Rights to Recover Damages

Virginia attorneys press for full compensation for car crash victims in Newport News

Anyone who drives in Hampton, Newport News and throughout York County knows how congested some of the area’s roads are.  In fact, the I-264/I-64 interchange is the second busiest in Virginia and, unfortunately, the site of many auto accidents that result in serious injuries.  When you are injured in a car crash caused by the reckless or careless actions of another driver, our experienced accident lawyers at Forbes & Broadwell can help. We understand how difficult life can become after an accident. We know that even relatively minor crashes can cause injuries and damage that affect everything — from getting medical and therapeutic treatment to returning to work — while serious injuries can change a victim’s life forever. Regardless of the extent of your injuries or property damage, we will provide the advice and legal assistance you need to ensure your rights to compensation are protected.

Your chances of being involved in a Virginia car accident

According to a 2017 report by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, there is a car crash in the state every four minutes, on average, resulting in 179 people injured every day. That means one in every 25.6 licensed drivers in Virginia is involved in a car accident. Statewide, there were 127,375 crashes in Virginia in 2017, and 843 of them involved fatalities. These accidents were caused by a wide range of factors, but among the most common reasons for car crashes are distracted driving, reckless driving, driving while impaired, defective vehicles, improper lane changes, following too close, and failure to yield.

You have a right to seek compensation if you are injured in a car accident due to someone’s negligence or carelessness. Our knowledgeable lawyers will advise you on the best course of action depending on the nature and extent of your injuries.

Even minor accidents can cause life-altering damage

Although an injury may seem minor immediately following an accident, its severity may not always be apparent until days (or even, in some cases, months) later. This can be true of head and brain injuries and spinal injuries suffered in a crash. So, not only is it essential to seek prompt medical attention, but it’s also very important to contact a lawyer immediately after an accident. When your claim involves multiple vehicles or insurance companies, getting compensated for injuries and property damage can be difficult. Our personal injury lawyers know where and how accidents occur on local roads and what to seek in compensation.

Getting compensated for auto accident injuries

When you are injured in an auto accident in Virginia, there are several ways to pursue compensation:

  • Insurance claims —When the majority of your expenses involve paying to repair or replace your automobile, perhaps combined with treatment for minor injuries sustained during the accident, filing an insurance claim can often fairly compensate you for your losses. But, even in this case, it’s a good idea to have the insurance settlement offer reviewed by one of our automobile accident attorneys to ensure it is fair and truly compensates you for all losses.
  • Out-of-court settlements — When injuries are more severe with full recovery expected over a period of time, an insurance claim may not be sufficient. Our lawyers can help you negotiate a settlement that covers medical and therapy costs, lost time from work, and other expenses. By negotiating from a position of strength, we can help you avoid the stress and expense of going to court.
  • Jury trials — Unfortunately, car accidents can cause serious injuries that affect victims for the rest of their lives. Brain and spinal injuries are examples of accident injuries that may leave permanent impacts. A jury trial is often the best way to get compensated for what may be a lifetime of expenses.

Since 1994, Forbes & Broadwell has represented accident victims throughout The Peninsula and the Tidewater region. We can save you time and money through a settlement, but we aggressively fight in court when it is the best way to pursue full and fair compensation.

Contact our Hampton attorneys for help if you are involved in a car accident

The skilled lawyers at Forbes & Broadwell can advise you on what action to take following a car accident in Newport News or the surrounding areas that has left you injured. We will review your case and inform you of your best options. Please call 757-637-6835 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our Hampton office.

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    606 Aberdeen Road
    Hampton, Virginia 23661
    Phone: 757-637-6835