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Chesapeake Auto Accident Attorneys

Nobody expects to be involved in auto accidents, but they happen daily, even in great weather and with perfect road conditions. These accidents can turn your life upside down, resulting in serious injury and even death. Even worse, insurance companies do not care at all about your recovery. They will go out of their way to avoid paying out your claim.

That is where an experienced Chesapeake car accident attorney from Montagna Law comes into the picture. You focus on the fight to get better again, and let us fight for your rights against the insurance company to get you the settlement you deserve in your car accident case.

Why Our Clients Choose Montagna Law

  • Over 50 years of experience
  • A track record of helping hundreds of families find the best outcomes
  • Hands-on, dedicated, and compassionate legal service from experienced attorneys
  • A knowledgeable, resourceful, caring, and aggressive team

Here is what some of our clients have to say:

“If you’re looking for someone who’s professional, attentive, serious, caring, and negotiable than Mr. Anthony Montagna is who you need. He understood his assignment and delivered well especially being with what I was looking at in my case. I want to again thank Mr. Montagna and Kelly for being there for me. Will definitely be spreading his name around.” -Tiara S.

“Montagna Law is by far the best law office for representation. They honestly care about your case and go far beyond the call of duty to represent you and ensure that you receive all that you are entitled to. They are professional, empathic, and responsive. I highly recommend the law offices of Montagna Law.” – Katie J.

“I have been a client of Montagna, Klein,  Camden since 2014. Because the customer service is exceptional, I have established a rapport with everyone in the office. As a customer for 8 years, it is noted that this firm goes above and beyond for the clients.” – Eric E.

Learn for yourself why our clients keep coming back by viewing our testimonials. Then, call 877-622-8100 or complete the online contact form to request a free consultation.

Let us work on recovering compensation while you work on recovering from your injuries.

Call (877) 622-8100 or complete the online contact form to request a free consultation.

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    What Our Clients Say

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    If you’re looking for someone who’s professional, attentive, serious, caring, and negotiable than Mr. Anthony Montagna is who you need. He understood his assignment and delivered well especially being with what I was looking at in my case. I want …
    – Tiara S.
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    I don’t know how he does it, but this man is a monster in the courtroom. I’ll admit I had fears of the outcome of my case, but when I was with Mr. Montagna in front of a judge. My confidence started to raise. Extremely professional and how he hand…
    – BD P.
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    Honestly , Mr. Montagna treats like you are his family the way he cares, he takes care of his people , I was doing triple digit speed on a 60 and lord I thought it was over for me in that courtroom , he’s a genius because I literally got away with…
    – Justin
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    I have been a client of Montagna Law since 2014. Because the customer service is exceptional, I have established a rapport with everyone in the office. As a customer for 8 years, it is noted that this firm goes above and beyond for the clients.
    – Eric E.
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    Montagna Law are wonderful attorneys. I was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and they assisted me from day one when I contacted them. I highly recommend their services! Thanks guy’s and gal’s for your services!
    – Kevin B

      What Types of Car Accident Cases Does Montagna Law Handle?

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      Montagna Law’s Chesapeake car accident attorneys handle all types of motor vehicle accidents and collisions. These include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, and multi-vehicle accidents. We can handle single-car accidents, pedestrian accidents, and other Chesapeake personal injury cases. If you have lost a loved one in a wrongful death case, we can fight for compensation to cover medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, lost wages, and other damages related to the death.

      We also handle distracted driving accidents, DUI cases, rollovers, parking lot and highway accidents, weather-related claims, left turn or failure to yield incidents, rideshare cases, hit-and-runs, school bus collisions, and many others. If you have a personal injury accident claim, our Chesapeake car accident lawyers can help.

      Some of the most common types of cases we see include:

      Head-on collisions: These accidents involve two vehicles that collide front-to-front. Such cases are often fatal if the cars are moving quickly. These accidents can also cause life-altering injuries due to extreme whiplash.

      Rear-end accidents: These types of accidents happen when one car drives into another from behind. They can happen due to sudden braking or distracted driving, among other factors. They can cause back and neck injuries, among other types of harm. About 1.7 million of these occur in the United States every year, and Virginia is no exception.

      T-bone accidents: These usually happen at intersections when one car hits the other from the side. They can come from running red lights, speeding, and failure to yield, and they have been known to cause fatal injuries.

      Sideswipes: These incidents happen when a vehicle brushes another alongside. They are common when people do not look before changing lanes.

      Chain reactions: These occur when a primary crash results in more crashes. They can be quite severe and result in catastrophic injuries.

      Single-vehicle accidents: These are when a single vehicle strikes an object that is not another vehicle, like a telephone pole or building.

      What is the Average Settlement for a Chesapeake Car Accident Claim?

      Every car accident case is unique and different, and injury claims depend on the specific circumstances of your case. The amount you can receive depends on, among other factors:

      • The severity of injuries you suffer, from broken bones to brain injury and beyond
      • The damage to your vehicle
      • The circumstances of the auto accident
      • The amount of blame each party holds
      • Economic damages from loss of work
      • Noneconomic damages related to pain and suffering

      We have seen Chesapeake auto accident claims worth tens of thousands of dollars and claims worth millions of dollars. The variety of claim types is vast. For a better understanding of how much your case is worth, contact our legal team today for free.

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      Will My Car Insurance Go Up if the Accident Wasn’t My Fault?

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      No, your car insurance will not go up if the accident was not your fault. The state code of Virginia specifically prohibits insurance companies from increasing their premium or charging points under a safe driver insurance plan for accidents that are not the insured driver’s fault. If you are even partially responsible, however, your premium could increase. The same is true if fault is found with a resident of the same household or other customary operator of the insured vehicle.

      Can Passengers Get Money From Car Accidents in Chesapeake?

      Passengers can get compensation for medical treatment, medical expenses, and other damages from Virginia car accidents, but the target of your Chesapeake personal injury claim will depend on who was at fault. If you are an accident victim as a passenger, you will have to file a claim against the driver of the car you were in or against the driver of another vehicle that caused the accident. Sometimes, the fault of an accident is spread across multiple motorists, and passengers may have cause to pursue compensation from them all. When it comes to filing a claim against the driver of the car you were in, think of it as a matter of premises liability where they are expected to provide a safe environment for you.

      One of the few exceptions to this is if the passenger willingly got into the vehicle knowing that the driver was going to be driving negligently. A common example of this is getting into a vehicle with a driver that you know is drunk. In that scenario, it is assumed that the passenger knew the risk and decided to proceed anyway despite knowing the dangers of drunk driving and how it puts themselves and other drivers at risk.

      How Does Contributory Negligence Work in Chesapeake, Virginia?

      Virginia is one of only four states that still operate on pure contributory negligence. This concept is extremely harsh, and it states that if the injured person is found to have made any contribution to the accident or holds any responsibility at all, they are barred from getting any compensation for their injuries.

      That means if you are found to be even one percent negligent in the case, you lose your right to sue for compensation. This is why it is so essential to have a qualified and experienced Chesapeake personal injury attorney in your corner to prove that the other person is 100 percent at fault in your case.

      Negligence carries with it three factors and is the core element in every Chesapeake personal injury case, including car accidents, product liability, and related personal injury practice areas. To prove negligence, we have to demonstrate the following.

      First, we must prove that the other party, the one who caused the accident, had a duty of care that they violated. In the case of a car accident, this is the easiest part. Everyone on the road has a duty to operate their car in a responsible manner and not put others in undue danger. If they fail to do so, they have violated their duty of care.

      Second, we must prove that their violation of duty led to the accident. It must be the direct or proximate cause of the accident. That means they do not necessarily have to be involved in the accident, but if they do something that causes you to lose control of your car and strike a tree, for example, they could still be responsible because their actions were the proximate cause of the accident.

      Finally, it must be established that you got hurt as a direct result of the accident.

      How Long Does a Car Accident Stay on Your Record in Virginia?

      A car crash will be included on your record, but how long it lasts is a matter of severity. While there is no strict statute of limitations, an accident will be on your record for three to five years, but that duration can be even longer if the nature of the accident is particularly troubling. Problematic accidents are defined as such by considering fault, what kind of driving violation you were charged with, if any, how serious the damages are, and your prior driving record. A Chesapeake car accident attorney can offer legal advice on how to argue fault and the duration of your record and even go so far as providing legal representation if required.

      Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer After a Car Accident in Chesapeake?

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      You should always hire a Chesapeake personal injury lawyer after you are involved in such a car accident. A Chesapeake car accident lawyer sufficiently knows the law and can help build a solid case on your behalf. They can take over the fight with the insurance adjuster so you can focus on getting well again. You have enough stress and fear to deal with; you should not have to worry about fighting to get compensation. A Chesapeake car accident lawyer can take that stress away, and it all starts with a free consultation.

      Perhaps the most important reason to have a Chesapeake car accident lawyer in your corner is that the insurance company and the defendant will have lawyers fighting for them. If you do not have a lawyer, you are at a serious disadvantage, especially considering the pure contributory negligence rules of Virginia law. You need someone who can fight back and remind everyone that you are the victim who was severely hurt. You deserve to be compensated for your lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages from the accident that their negligence caused.

      Dealing With Insurance Companies Only Causes More Pain. Let Us Handle Them

      If you are having trouble dealing with insurance companies, you can cease communication with them at once with the help of our team. A Chesapeake personal injury lawyer from our law firm will fight to get you the fair compensation you deserve for your lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. We’ve helped hundreds of car accident victims in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, and the surrounding Hampton Roads areas get the compensation they deserved. You can focus on recovering. Stop into our personal injury law firm, call us at 757-622-8100, or fill out our online contact form to begin your free consultation.