Auto Accident Lawyers Virginia Beach, VA
Accidents can occur every day and at any hour. They are often unexpected and can leave serious damage to either you or your motor vehicle. If you were hurt in a car accident that another driver caused or if you were blamed for someone else’s losses, then having quality legal representation is essential. No matter the seriousness of the injury, an insurance adjuster will try to give an insultingly low offer in hopes you accept without question.
Navigating the court system can be extremely challenging when you are trying to move your life forward, especially if you are dealing with car accident injuries. In jurisdictions like Virginia Beach, VA, strict laws and enforcement of traffic incidents can make life even tougher.
If you or a loved one have recently been involved in an accident, let the Virginia Beach car accident attorneys at Montagna Klein Camden Law help you get the compensation you deserve while you focus on recovering call us at (757) 622-8100.
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Montagna Law is committed to our work to help our clients receive justice for negligence and get the compensation they deserve and are entitled to receive under Virginia law. Over the years, we have represented thousands of car accident victims and recovered millions of dollars for them.
For over 50 years, Montagna Law has represented victims of car accidents in the Hampton Roads area. Our Virginia Beach auto accident attorneys have successfully handled countless cases stemming from a variety of auto accidents, including:
Human error is often the root cause of a car crash and can include recklessness, speeding, drunk driving, and distracted driving – since the inception of mobile and later smartphones, distracted driving statistics have soared.
Bad weather comes in the form of ice, snow, rain, sleet, and wind, all of which can lead to deteriorating visibility, and dangerous road conditions. Drivers who carefully navigate roads under these conditions can get into accidents, but negligent drivers who do not think about hazardous inclement weather conditions are even more likely to cause a vehicle collision.
Drivers who have not gained experience are more likely to get into an accident. Sadly, motor vehicle accidents are the second leading cause of death for teens in the U.S.
Head-on collision accidents involve two vehicles whose front parts collide with one another and often lead to serious injuries and fatalities, depending on the speed of each of the moving cars.
Rear-end accidents often occur when one vehicle rams into another from the rear. In cases like this, the driver in front may have braked a little too suddenly, or the driver at the back may have had a problem braking and bringing their car to a halt. A car accident like this can cause whiplash, sciatica, and other kinds of injuries.
T-bone collisions commonly occur at intersections when an oncoming vehicle rams into the side of another. The accident may sometimes be due to speeding, wanting to beat the traffic light, or failure to yield the right-of-way to another driver. T-bone accidents sadly often lead to fatal injuries.
These crashes occur when one vehicle brushes another sideways, and both vehicles have their sides scratching against one another. It commonly occurs when drivers fail to maintain their lane on the road.
Also known as multiple crashes, chain reaction crashes happen when one car causes others to hit the cars before or after them and usually results in a huge force of impact that sends multiple vehicles into one another. Victims may suffer injuries like whiplash, concussion, neck pain, and other severe injuries.
Single vehicle accidents occur when a single vehicle is involved in an accident, whether because it slid off the road or because it hit a standing object. Such an accident may be caused by excessive speeding, loss of vehicle control, problems with the braking system, and more.
So many types of cases fall under the personal injury umbrella, and you need to work with a law firm that has experience working with them all. Montagna Law has decades of experience working on car accidents and all other types of personal injury cases. Clients who come to us can rest assured our personal injury lawyers offer legal representation in most practice areas.
With problems like distracted driving, speeding, failure to yield, and tailgating causing the majority of accidents, you cannot take it for granted that your own good driving habits will always keep you safe. You also need to know how to respond if you are involved in an accident.
Determine whether anyone needs immediate medical assistance and call 911 so emergency responders can get there as quickly as possible to attend to any injuries requiring medical intervention. Move out of further harm’s way if necessary, if possible.
Your health and wellbeing should be your number one priority following your accident. If you are not transported to a hospital from the scene of the crash, make sure you see a healthcare professional yourself. The doctor will identify, diagnose, and treat any injuries you have sustained which will significantly reduce the likelihood of suffering from complications in the future. Your medical evaluation will be an imperative piece of evidence when you later file an auto accident claim.
Report the crash immediately to the police. An officer will arrive to survey the scene, document the incident, and file a police report. This report will contain important details relevant to the accident that could get lost over time, including current weather conditions, eyewitness testimony and information, and traffic conditions.
Start by taking photos and, if possible, videos of the scene of the accident, the damage done to any involved vehicles, and your injuries. Take images of road conditions, traffic signals, and any other potential contributions that led to the crash. We also recommend writing down your recollection of the event as this can help to refresh your memory later down the line. If anyone witnessed the accident, ask them if they would share their contact information.
Exchange contact and insurance information with any of the other drivers involved in the crash. Be sure to get their insurance company name, phone number, driver name, driver address and phone number, and the color/make/model of any car involved in the collision.
Report the incident to your insurer company, but do not discuss the crash with them until you have spoken to an attorney. Insurance adjusters, even your own, are not always looking out for your best interests. Never admit you were responsible to the other driver or any of the involved insurance companies because there could be other circumstances that led to the crash of which you are not aware.
Recovering compensation after a car accident in Virginia Beach is not easy. To ensure that you are properly compensated for your injuries, do not speak to insurance companies until you have consulted with an auto accident attorney.
It is impossible to know how your time in court or long-term recovery might play out until you discuss your case with an attorney. Hiring a car accident attorney is the best way for you to maximize the amount of compensation you receive for your injuries and damages. Working with the Montagna Law team could empower you with a better roadmap to recovery.