Virginia has more than 100,000 car accidents involving death or injury every year. According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, the number one cause of car accidents is:

Driver Error

  • unsafe lane changes,
  • failure to yield at a stop sign,
  • running a red light, or
  • following too closely.

These are mistakes drivers make on the road every day, and account for the largest percentage of accidents.

Driver error is responsible for nearly 30 percent of all car accidents in Virginia.

Other factors include:

  • Speeding, especially reckless speeding, is a factor in 20 percent of all car accidents and 46 percent of fatalities.
  • Driver distraction is another neglectful behavior. This includes talking on the phone, eating while driving or not watching the road.
  • Impaired driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs puts others in danger and often leads to more fatal crashes.

Car accidents happen daily, and the mistakes that cause them can be prevented. Sometimes drivers are uninsured or underinsured for the damages they are at fault for. When preventable driver errors cause serious injuries, sometimes a lawsuit to demand damages is the only path to serious recovery.

What Car Accident Injuries Lead to Personal Injury Claims?

Every car accident is different. Some vehicle crashes result in minor bumps and bruises, while others suffer from serious physical and mental trauma when crashes occur. The more serious the car accident, the more likely a personal injury claim is necessary to recover damages.

Obviously fatal accidents resulting in death are the most serious of accidents. Head trauma with traumatic brain injury is one of the most serious injuries, though other examples include:

  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis,
  • Neck injuries,
  • Burns and lacerations,
  • Fractures or broken bones,
  • Disfigurement related to facial injuries and scars,
  • Limb loss and amputation, or
  • Loss of eyesight or hearing.

If you are recovering from a car accident and concerned about your future, contact our injury attorneys to see how we can help change the outcome. You shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s negligence in driving.

Should I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost income is the number one driver behind filing a personal injury lawsuit. When serious enough, car accidents can impact multiple areas of your life—all at once—and hinder your ability to work and live.

The question for most people is whether to settle with the insurance company or explore the benefits of filing a lawsuit, especially when your future and lifestyle are at stake.

The Role of Insurance Adjusters in Settling Medical Claims

It’s important to note that most insurance companies settle for the lowest possible amount, not considering current and future lost wages, pain, suffering, and much more. When it comes to whether you should settle or sue, our attorneys look at the bigger picture and fight for what the accident is worth.

What Happens If I’m Liable for a Car Accident?

One person can cause a car accident, or two people can be at-fault. In the moment, it’s important to protect yourself and contact the police so they can file an official report. This is to avoid assumptions around a hit-and-run, which could lead to additional charges if YOU caused the accident.

How to Obtain a Car Accident Report in Virginia

Causing an accident with serious injuries goes above and beyond insurance company coverage. An accident victim can rightfully pursue a personal injury lawsuit to cover losses, such as medical expenses, lost income, loss of earning capacity, property damage, and pain and suffering.

Hire an Experienced Car Accident Injury Attorney

Not every attorney is equipped to handle complicated medical claims involved in serious car accident injuries. Wallace Wason, PLLC is different – we handle medical claims every day.

Don’t delay! Personal injury claims are time-dependent and require sufficient preparation to fight for maximum compensation. Schedule a free consultation with our experienced personal injury law firm now: (703) 638-7717.

If you have been seriously hurt, we will help you make a serious recovery. ®