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Top Questions Virginia Beach Personal Injury Lawyers Are Asked After a Car Accident

A car accident can be traumatic for many first-time and even experienced drivers. In 2013, there were approximately 121,763 total crashes in Virginia Beach with 36% of those crashes resulting in injuries, according to statistics provided by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

If you have been injured in a car accident you likely have several legal questions. Below are answers to the some of the most frequent questions our attorneys are asked after car accidents. For answers to these and more questions about car accidents see our online FAQ library.

QUESTION #1: What should I do if I’m in a car accident?

Answer: Safety is your first concern. Once the scene is secure and you are free from immediate danger, collect identifying information from any other drivers and passengers involved, including any insurance information. 


QUESTION #2: What am I entitled to if I’m in a car accident? 

Answer: The answer depends on the circumstances surrounding your accident and any injuries you may have obtained. However, you are generally entitled to receive “full and fair compensation” for any damages sustained because of the at-fault driver's negligence. 

QUESTION #3: What is the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim in a car accident in Virginia?

Answer: In Virginia there is a two-year statute of limitations on personal injuries arising from car accidents and many other types of personal injury situations. Nevertheless, you should consult a lawyer for specific advice about the details of your case, because every case involves different considerations.

If you have any unanswered questions about your car accident and are looking for a car accident lawyer in Virginia Beach look no further than Shapiro & Appleton& Duffan law firm where the motto is “All we do is injury law.” Contact us today by calling 757-460-7776 or you can reach us at our toll free number by calling 1-800-752-0042.

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