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Virginia Beach Personal Injury Lawyers

One of the main physical areas where we practice is in Virginia Beach. The beach is a hustling and bustling tourist destination. It's also in close proximity to the Norfolk Naval Base and other military installations. It is the most populous city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. So why does this matter? Because it creates a proverbial "perfect storm" for serious car accidents, truck accidents, and other major wrecks. That's where our team of Virginia Beach personal injury lawyers can assist.

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Congested Road and Drivers Unfamiliar with the Locaity Results in Risk of Serious Accidents

Virginia Beach personal injury lawyers, car accident lawyer in Virginia BeachIt's quite common for tourists and military members recently stationed in Hampton Roads to take a wrong turn or get lost in the sprawling city of Virginia Beach. Trying to navigate Interstate 264 (I-264), Interstate 64 (I64), and major roadways like Virginia Beach Boulevard, Laskin Road, Atlantic Avenue, etc. can be extremely difficult. To make matters worse, these major roads and highways are usally jammed with traffic on a daily basis. The creates a dangerous environment where rear-end auto accidents, sideswipes, and head-on collisions are more likely to occur.

If You Get Hurt in An Accident, Contact a Virginia Beach Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have the misfortune of getting seriously hurt in an accident - whether it be an auto accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, etc. - you should consider sitting down with a Virginia Beach personal injury attorney to determine whether you can pursue restitution for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. 

How Long Will It Take to Get My Case Resolved?

Great question. Unfortunately, there is no clear-cut, single answer. It depends on the facts of your case. For example, a case involving a client who suffered a low-back injury in a fender-bender between two compact cars will probably get resolved more quickly than a case involving a client who was hit by an SUV that was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer on General Booth Boulevard. The more complex the case, the more time it will likely take to get the case resolved. 

What Should I Expect to Get From a Personal Injury Claim?

Once again, great question. Once again, no clear-cut answer. It's a fact-specific issue. For example, a key component to assessing what you can receive via a settlement is the amount of insurance coverage the other driver has under their auto insurance policy. Unfortunately, many drivers in Virginia, and across the U.S., have only "minimum" auto insurance coverage. If you get seriously hurt in an accident - like suffering a traumatic brain injury, paralysis, multiple broken bones, etc. - the other driver's auto insurance coverage may not be enough to fully compensate you for your bills, missed time from work, and pain and suffering. Fortunately, under Virginia law, auto insurance policies must have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. You can access this coverage when you are seriously hurt and the at-fault driver's insurance policy is insufficient to cover all of your damages. 

Time to Take Action

Now is the time to speak to a Virginia Beach personal injury lawyer. You don't have forever to file a personal injury claim. In fact, in Virginia, you have two years from the date of the injury to take legal action, depending on the type of incident that caused your injury. Contact our Virginia Beach personal injury law firm today to set up a confidential, no-cost consultation. When you contact our firm, you'll get to speak directly to an attorney and meet with them for free (we don't charge you by the hour). If you meet with the attorney and don't like what you hear, there's no pressure. You don't have to sign anything. The choice is yours. 

Our Virginia Beach office is located at the intersection of Diamond Springs Road and Northampton Boulevard (across the street from the Wawa). Contact us by phone 24/7 and set up a time to come into the office to meet with an experienced attorney today. 

Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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