Getting into a car accident can make your life very complicated. Dealing with injuries, insurance claims, medical bills, and lawsuits can leave most auto accident victims feeling overwhelmed and alone. These problems can last weeks, months, even years. And without proper help, they can feel like a lifetime for you.
That is not what you deserve. And it is certainly not what you should have to settle for. Fortunately, the Virginia car accident lawyers at Tronfeld West & Durrett are here to help guide you through the rigorous and complicated process of dealing with the aftermath of an auto accident.
Whether it is dealing with your insurance to get your claim processed as quickly as possible, or dealing with a negligent driver’s insurance who might try to bully you out of asking for a fair financial recovery, we are dedicated to making your personal injury case as quick and painless as it can be so you can get your life back on track.
Our History of Success
Recently, we have helped car accident victims receive huge sums that they deserved for their injuries. These include:
- A $4.5 million settlement for a man who was hit by a negligent driver while stopped at a red light in Chesterfield County
- A $450,000 settlement for a mother and son injured in a T-bone accident
- A $6.5 million settlement for a man who was seriously injured in an accident on I-95 in Southside Virginia
If you have suffered any kind of injury as the result of a car accident, make sure you get the right representation.
We are not just your typical law firm. We are local attorneys with strong ties to Richmond, Virginia. And we are dedicated to serving our community and those in it and the surrounding areas.
So do not let a serious accident turn your life upside down. Call Tronfeld West & Durrett and get a local team of experts who will work to get you the highest settlement you deserve.
Compassionate Attorneys Who Know Virginia Car Accident Law Inside and Out
Leaving your fate in the hands of non-experienced personal injury lawyers can cost you time, money, and satisfaction when it is all said and done.
Here at Tronfeld West & Durrett, that will not be the case. We know Virginia car accident law inside and out. And we will use our knowledge to make sure you get the most for your claim.
One thing that is important to remember is that Virginia is a “fault” state when it comes to determining who is liable for a car accident. That means if you are injured as the result of an auto accident, you have several options on how to seek compensation:
- You can choose to simply file a claim with your medical payments coverage policy. However, medical payments coverage is optional in Virginia and you may not have it on your policy. In addition, medical payments coverage is usually very limited and may not be enough to cover your medical bills.
- You can file a third party auto insurance claim with the insurance agency of the driver who was at fault in your accident
- If fault is not clear, or settlement negotiations have not met your expectations, you can choose to take the case to court
This is different from “no fault” states which only offer car accident victims a predetermined payment from their insurance company regardless of who was at fault.
This ability to determine fault allows for you to receive fuller and greater compensation for your losses.
Another important thing to remember about Virginia car accident laws is the state mandated statute of limitations on all injury claims.
If you are the victim of a car accident, the state declares that you only have two years to file a personal injury claim, and only five years to file a property damage claim. These time periods may be longer for minors under 18 years old and persons under a disability. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you should contact an attorney immediately to determine the applicable statute of limitations.
The Importance of Proving Negligence in Virginia
The State of Virginia has extremely rigid contributory negligence laws. In Virginia, if a driver is even one percent at-fault in an accident, the law bars him from collecting any compensation.
This means that if you were driving a few miles over the speed limit when another driver turned left at an intersection and slammed into you, you could be on the hook for your damages, even though you did not cause the accident. Click here to see The 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia.
That is why it is so crucial that you are able to prove the other driver was totally at-fault for the accident. To do this, you will need to collect proper evidence and build a strong case against the negligent party.
You can do this by:
- Documenting all of your injuries and damages to your personal effects
- Taking photos of your injuries, the scene of the accident, and damages to your property
- Gathering the names and contact information of any witnesses
- Securing medical records related to anyone involved in the accident
This can be an arduous task however and can feel overwhelming for someone who was just involved in a serious car accident. Which is all the more reason to contact professionals who know how the law works and can do all of the tedious work for you.
What can I receive compensation for?
At Tronfeld West & Durrett, we will stop at nothing to prove fault and ensure you are compensated fairly for your losses. We will work to get you compensation for:
- Your medical bills
- Damage to your vehicle or other personal property
- Insurance deductibles
- Lost wages due to missing work
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Do not let your bills and anxiety pile up by hiring a team of inexperienced personal injury lawyers.
Meet with local lawyers who have more than 40 years of experience helping injury victims in the Virginia area. Call Tronfeld West & Durrett today.
Personal Injury Experts You Can Count On
After an accident, you do not want to share your pain and grief with a stranger.
You need people who understand what you are going through and are dedicated to serving your best interests — not just their own.
Our attorneys work with you on a personal basis (like we said, we are Virginia born and raised) and are always available to handle any questions or concerns you have.
Do not let an auto accident wreck your life. Call the expert injury lawyers at Tronfeld West & Durrett now and let us get you the help and compensation you deserve.
Call us now locally at 804-358-6741. Not in the Virginia area? Call us toll free at 800-321-6741.