A car crash can happen in less than a second, yet that fraction of time may cost you months away from work, years of pain and inconvenience, or a lifetime of disability. The physical pain, worry, and financial burden can be overwhelming. After an accident, you may be very concerned about your future and unsure about your next steps.
The tenacious personal injury trial attorneys of Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC are here to protect your rights and your fair recovery if you’ve been hurt or if your loved one has been killed in a car accident in Virginia. Our car accident attorneys serve locations around Fairfax County, including Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Loudoun County, the city of Alexandria, Arlington County, the towns of Vienna and Herndon, Prince William County, Stafford County, Chantilly, Sterling, Oakton, Centreville, the city of Richmond and Fredericksburg, Woodbridge, Springfield, Annandale, Gainesville, McLean, Tysons Corner, Falls Church, Great Falls, Leesburg. For more than 30 years, we’ve been helping car accident victims and their survivors, and we’ve recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Insurance companies know that we fight hard, and we’re not afraid to go to trial to represent our clients. Let us provide you with the personal attention and skilled legal representation you need, so you can recover from your car accident injuries.
Our Car Accident Attorneys Represent People Hurt in All Types of Crashes Throughout Northern Virginia
A car accident can happen for many reasons, and often, there’s a negligent driver at fault. Basically, any injury that results in some type of loss or damage or that requires medical care can qualify for a personal injury claim. Following are some of the most common causes of serious car accidents:
- Failure to yield
- Drunk driving
- Reckless driving
- Aggressive driving
- Complicated roadways
- Drowsy driving
- Distracted driving
- Drugged driving
- Teen drivers
- Elderly drivers
Any of these causes can result in one of these serious types of car accidents:
- Hit-and-run accident
- Rear-end collision
- Head-on collision
- Side impact or “T-bone” accident
- Rollover wreck
- Multi-vehicle crash
The cause of the crash and the type of accident are important in determining who was at fault for your car accident and who should pay for your recovery.
Dedicated to Protecting Injured Car Accident Clients Throughout Northern Virginia
Our auto accident lawyers believe that anyone who is hurt due to someone else’s negligence deserves to make a fair recovery. Unlike some law firms that will not take a case unless there are catastrophic injuries or fatalities, we are willing to handle all types of car accident injury cases and work to win compensation for all victims. This includes people who suffer:
- Herniated disks
- Back injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Eye injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Death of a loved one
These injuries deserve full compensation which may include past, current, and future:
- Healthcare costs
- Out-of-pocket costs
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Other damages related to your accident
How a Car Accident Case Works
Even if you suffered a serious injury after your accident, receiving compensation won’t be automatic. Instead, you will need to take action to pursue a fair financial recovery. The car accident litigation process is complicated, and while no two cases are exactly alike, most tend to follow these basic steps:
- The injured party gathers evidence and other essential information at the scene of the accident.
- The victim’s attorney presents the gathered evidence to the insurance company or defendant’s legal counsel for evaluation. This usually includes your medical records, your account of the accident, a journal detailing the ways your injuries affect your day-to-day life, and an acceptable settlement amount.
- The insurance company or opposing legal counsel evaluates your claim and contacts your lawyer to begin negotiations.
- The involved parties negotiate back and forth until an agreement is reached.
- If parties cannot reach an agreement, the case may proceed to trial.
Regardless of whether your case settles or goes to trial, the benefits of working with an experienced personal injury attorney can't be overstated. Not only can a knowledgeable and seasoned attorney help ensure you receive a fair settlement offer, but your lawyer can also guide you through each step of the trial process and increase your likelihood of success.
Insurance companies are often quick to offer a less-than-fair settlement, especially when they know you are not represented by an attorney who has a strong track record in court. As experienced car accident lawyers, we advocate for your rights and do not back down to ruthless insurance companies.
As our client, you will work directly with an attorney who will take the time to provide you with answers about the legal process. We will also clearly explain what is happening in your case and the legal options available to you at every stage.
Protect Your Car Accident Injury Claim After a Wreck
Every car accident recovery is unique. Some aspects of your recovery aren’t in your control, including the amount of car insurance available. However, there are steps you can take after a crash to maximize your car accident recovery, including:
- Filing a case before the statute of limitations expires
- Avoiding mistakes that could hurt your accident recovery
- Knowing how to deal with insurance adjusters
- Finding the right expert witnesses
- Understanding Virginia’s contributory negligence law
- Consulting with an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible
Speak With One of Our Fairfax Car Accident Lawyers Today for Free
The experienced car accident injury lawyers at Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC want to hear from you today. We offer free, no-obligation initial consultations, and all of our personal injury work is handled on a contingent fee basis. This means, if there is no financial recovery for you, there is no legal fee. You only remain financially responsible for out-of-pocket expenses.
We are passionate about the work we do, and we are committed to every client we represent. Please call our office in Fairfax, Virginia or contact us via this website to learn more about how we may help you get your life back on track after an auto accident.