Virginia Beach Police are investigating a three-vehicle car accident that occurred on May 23 at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Shore Drive, and since I live a few blocks off this road it hits very close to home. According to police, all three vehicles collided head-on in the crash. At least one person suffered personal injuries and was transferred to a local hospital. No other details about the accident have been shared by police with the public.

Filing a Car Accident Claim in Virginia

Under Virginia law, victims who are injured in car accidents caused by another party are entitled to financial compensation for the losses they sustain because of those injuries.

Although you are not legally required to retain a Virginia personal injury attorney to represent you, the truth is that the legal process can be a very complicated one and requires the attention of a person who has extensive experience in tort law in order to get the best possible outcome. Multi-vehicle car accidents can be especially complex because there is often more than one at-fault party in the accident.

Insurance companies are in the business of making profits, not paying out injury claims, and doing everything possible to avoid giving injured clients the financial compensation they deserve. A personal injury attorney knows all the tricks insurance adjusters use to minimize or get out of paying car accident injury claims and will protect you from these manipulations.

A Virginia personal injury lawyer will ensure your best interest, as well as your legal rights, are fully protected. If the insurance company fails to negotiate in good faith, a skilled attorney will not hesitate to file the necessary legal documents for a personal injury lawsuit to litigate the case and if necessary, let a jury decide what our injured client should receive.

Since our Virginia Beach personal injury law firm offers free case evaluations, it will not cost an injured victim anything to find out how an attorney can help.

What Happens at an Initial Consultation?

When meeting with an attorney, an injured client should bring all their medical records for their injuries with them, including bills, receipts, diagnostic test results, discharge instructions, and any other documents associated with medical treatment. Documentation of any other expenses the injury has caused should also be brought to the consultation.

Injury clients should also bring any police reports about the accident or incident if the police were called. All of the information regarding the at-fault party who the victim believes caused the incident, as well as any witness information, should be given to the attorney. The attorney will also want to see any documents the client has received from either their own or the other party’s insurance company.

If the injured person has kept a journal that describes what has happened since the accident – such as descriptions of medical treatments, pain levels, etc. that information could also be helpful for the attorney.

The attorney will usually ask the injured client to describe the accident in detail. They will want to know what led up to the incident and what happened at the scene. The attorney will also need to know all of the medical treatment received so far and what type of treatment may be needed in the future.

The injured client will also be asked to describe how the injuries have affected their life, including their family and work. If the injury has caused them to be unable to work, that information will also be important to the case.

The attorney will likely explain what legal recourse the injured client has, how the law affects those options, and what he or she feels is the best course of action for the victim to take that will provide the best results. All of this information will also be used by the attorney to determine the amount of financial compensation the victim may be entitled to.

Contact a Virginia Personal Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you need a Virginia car accident attorney fighting for you. The legal team from Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp has been advocating for injured clients since 1985 and will do all we can to ensure you receive the best possible outcome under the circumstances of your case. If you would like to meet with one of our skilled car accident attorneys to find out how we can help, call us today for a free case evaluation.