According to the Virginia Highway Safety Office, Henrico County has among the highest volume of motor vehicle collisions in the state of Virginia. While some car accidents are unavoidable, many occur because of the carelessness or negligence of other parties. These negligent drivers leave injured victims to face physical setbacks and pain, as well as unplanned financial burdens. At Christina Pendleton & Associates, we are committed to helping injured drivers and passengers understand their rights and how they may be able to obtain compensation to cover damages such as medical bills and lost wages. Contact us by requesting a free consultation online or by calling (804) 250-5050.
Why Choose Pendleton Law?
- We will handle your car accident case on a contingency fee basis and will not receive any payment unless you do.
- We understand how insurance companies operate and will protect you from settling for an amount this is less than your case’s worth.
- Our car accident attorneys are committed to making each client feel valued by providing personalized attention to each case.
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Common Types of Car Accidents
Car accidents can happen at any time and are most often cause by negligence on behalf of a driver. Common types of accidents include:
- Rear-end collision
- Failure to yield accidents
- Sideswipe or T-bone collision
- Head-on collision
- Accidents caused by a vehicle moving in reverse
- Drunk driving accidents
- Distracted driving accidents (e.g., texting behind the wheel)
- Hit-and-run / pedestrian accidents
- Blind spot accidents
- No-contact collisions (e.g., one driver’s bad behavior causes another to swerve and hit a pole, even though the two vehicles never made contact)
The extent of injuries and damage caused in these accidents can range in severity. Victims injured in car accidents are entitled to seek damages, such as medical bills (present and future), lost income (present and future), lost earning capacity, property damage, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
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Why You Need a Henrico County Car Accident Lawyer?
Under Virginia law, residents of Henrico County involved in a car accident only have a period of two years to file a personal injury claim. Because of the set time period, hiring a car accident attorney familiar with the area immediately following the accident can be critical to your case. Evidence can quickly fade, but once a lawyer is hired they will begin investigating right away in order to obtain the crucial proof to your claim. Lawyers have the resources to reconstruct an accident scene when needed, to determine which parties are liable for your injuries.
Insurance companies will complete their own investigation, and it cannot be assumed that insurers belonging to the at-fault driver will be willing to pay out fair compensation. Oftentimes, insurance providers will attempt to settle a case quickly and for a lower amount than what you deserve or attempt to blame you. If you are found to be at all to blame, you will not be able to collect damages, since Henrico County follow’s Virginia’s rule of contributory negligence.
To protect you from this situation, an accident lawyer will advocate for you as they have experience dealing with insurance companies and their tactics for avoiding payment. After investigating your accident, your attorney will know the exactly who is at fault and the amount you are entitled to, so that you are not taken advantage of.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, we can get you the results you deserve. Contact Pendleton Law to speak with one of our skilled car accident lawyers in a free consultation. Call (804) 250-5050 today.
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