According to the Virginia Highway Safety Office, in 2017 there were 127,375 vehicular crashes on the roadways in the state of Virginia. Of that number, more than one-third of those crashes resulted in injuries with 843 ending in fatalities. In many cases, these injuries and fatalities occurred because of the negligence and recklessness of other drivers.
If you’re seriously injured in a vehicle accident, it can be extremely stressful, overwhelming, and even traumatic. You have to deal with medical bills, insurance companies, work, and family matters all while recovering from your injuries.
At the Ritchie Law Firm, we believe those responsible for your accident should be held accountable. But, negotiating with an insurance company or another party can be difficult and frustrating. A lack of experience in determining the value of your case can result in a lower settlement than your accident and injuries warrant. Retaining an experienced accident lawyer can help ensure that you are fairly compensated. We will make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
The personal injury attorneys at the Ritchie Law Firm have handled thousands of cases on behalf of our clients in our decades of practice. Such experience gives us an advantage in preparing cases for clients-nothing comes as a surprise to us, and we are always thoroughly prepared for even the most challenging cases. We have a track record of success and a strength that is unmatched in the area.
What Should You Do If You Were Seriously Injured In A Vehicle Accident?
Make sure you or someone you know gets photos of the accident scene and your vehicle following the collision. We can obtain the accident report, your medical information and information from any witnesses for you.
Your first priority should be your health and recovery. If a family member has been injured, be sure they have your full support and the details of everyday life handled for them. Get the medical treatment you need. Let the doctors treating you know exactly what happened to your body during the accident, including what portions of the body were struck, locations of bruises, areas of soreness, whether you lost consciousness, and problems with vision or memory. You should also be prepared to describe pain, kind of pain you experience, including the location of the pain; whether it’s sharp or dull; whether it involves burning, tingling, or numbness how long it lasts; what kinds of activities seem to aggravate the pain; and, whether medication helps.
Dealing With Insurance Companies
Claims adjusters work for insurance companies and must act in the best interest of the insurance company. It’s that simple. They have lawyers to protect their interests, and you need the same protection.
Scheduling Your Free Case Evaluation
When you schedule a free case evaluation, we’ll ask you to bring your accident reports, documentation, and medical papers. We’ll go over the fees schedule, signing of a medical release, and specifics about the accident and witnesses.
You’ll have the opportunity to meet the legal assistant handling your case, and go over the process, timeline, and contact process for working together.
Still need a little more information? Download our auto accident brochure for more.
Tell Us What Happened
Get in touch with us today so we can evaluate your case. We’ll take a look at your case for free, and we handle most cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we’re only paid if we win. You’ve got enough to deal with, let us handle your claim.