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If you or a loved one were seriously hurt in a car accident in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, or anywhere else in Virginia, you probably have questions and concerns. The information below is meant to help and is provided by our team of experienced Virginia Beach car accident attorneys.


The Injury Claim Process


One of the most common questions we get asked by clients injured in serious auto accidents is, "how does this process work?" It's a great question and the outline below should give you an idea of what to expect. However, please understand that every case is different so the process will vary depending on multiple factors including the insurance company the at-fault driver has, your insurance company, the extent of your injuries, and so forth. Nevertheless, as a general guidelines, this is how the injury claim process routinely works:

  1. You and an auto accident attorney with our firm meet for a confidential, no-cost consultation and you decide whether you want to retain our firm to handle your car accident case.
  2. If you decide to hire our firm, we will immediately take action and send out letters of representation to the at-fault driver's insurance company and your insurance company
  3. You seek treatment for your injuries, whether that be through a physical therapist, chiropractor, or other specialist. The objective is for you to focus on getting back to 100 percent. 
  4. Once your treatment is complete, our legal team will request your medical records, lost wages, and other info related to your damages
  5. We send these documents to the at-fault driver's insurance company.
  6. The negotiation process will commence and it is quite common for the insurance company to make offers and for you to make offers. You can take comfort in knowing that our firm will only present a settlement offer you are comfortable with and fully approve.
  7. If a settlement offer is made that you decide is acceptable, we can proceed with a settlement. If you don't like what's being offered, we will take your case to trial.  

For more information about the injury claim process, download our in-depth legal guide on what to do if you or a loved one suffered a serious injury in a car wreck in Virginia. The report will be e-mailed to you in PDF format. 

Track Record of Success Handling Serious, Complex Car Accident Injury Cases

DISCLAIMER: Keep in mind, every case is different, so the case results mentioned above cannot be guaranteed, even if your case sounds similar to one of the cases above.

Frequently Asked Questions Answered by Our Team of Norfolk & Va Beach Car Wreck Lawyers

Auto Accident Attorneys in Norfolk Proud to Serve the Hampton Roads Region

All of the attorneys at Shapiro & Appleton are licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The firm's central office is based in Virginia Beach. We also have satellite offices in Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Hampton.

Hire an auto accident injury law firm known for taking cases to trial

Car accident insurance adjusters know when they are dealing with an attorney who is just looking for a quick settlement. You don't want that kind of lawyer. For the sake of your case, you should look for an experienced attorney who is actually willing to take your case all the way to trial. In many instances, if you hire a lawyer who has a reputation for actually litigating cases in front of juries, the insurance companies will be more eager to settle. 


Testimonials of Shapiro, Appleton & Washburn

My wife was injured in an auto wreck while she was heading down I-264 in Virginia Beach. She suffered neck injuries, low back injuries, and a mild concussion. It took her awhile to get herself together. That's why we hired Rick Shapiro to handle our case and he did a splendid job. We're very happy with the result!
Shapiro, Appleton & Washburn
Date published: 09/14/2014
5 / 5 stars
Overall rating: ★★★★★4.9 based on 18 reviews