Massive traffic congestion routinely occurs around the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel (HRBT) and this creates an environment where serious car crashes can occur. Another contributing factor to serious car wrecks is the that you get an array of drivers traveling through Hampton including drivers heading to the Langley Air Force Base, the Hamptons Golf Course, Fort Monroe, and there's a direct path to Colonial Williamsburg. This leads to a combination of regular commuters, tourists, and new residents who are not used to the traffic patterns of Hampton, not to mention the greater Tidewater area.
Imagine you and a friend are driving along I-64, get through the HRBT, and are headed towards the Hampton Coliseum when another car suddenly hits you. Both you and your friend suffer serious injuries. What do you? The first step is to seek medical attention (probably at the Sentara Careplex Hospital). Next, you should seek the counsel of a Hampton car accident lawyer.
Why Should I Speak to a Hampton Car Accident Lawyer?
Because we know how to pursue maximum compensation for your injury and understand the tactics insurance companies commonly use to reduce or deny your legitimate injury claim. For example, some insurance companies argue that your injury did not result in any loss of work wages. This is despite the fact that you had to miss eight days of work to recuperate from the wreck.
Another tactic insurance companies use is to offer compensation just for your medical expenses. At first glance, it sounds like a good deal, but it is contingent on you signing a waiver of liability form that prevents you from ever seeking compensation against them for that accident (even if a chronic condition surfaces after your accident).
Our team of Hampton car accident lawyers deal with insurance companies on a daily basis and we will make sure they do not take advantage of you or your loved ones.
Did you know that a personal injury claim is a wholly separate claim from a property damage claim? Many people do not realize this fact and wind up sharing sensitive information to insurance adjusters who work for the same company, just a different department. Again, this is why it is so important to speak with a Hampton car accident lawyer so you do not fall into these traps.
Receiving compensation for your injury is important since you should not be forced to worry about mounting medical bills and whether or not your insurance company will cover everything, especially if your injuries were caused by the reckless driving of someone else.
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