Car accident litigation is probably the most common form of tort claim that is asserted. Those tort claims normally involve some careless or reckless act by one person resulting in a collision with another motor vehicle or pedestrian. Whether the operation of a motor vehicle involves actual negligence is going to depend upon how the drivers conduct is viewed in light of the Rules of the Road as set forth either in the Virginia State code or the local Code governing traffic regulation. The Rules of the Road or traffic regulations establish the standards for operation of motor vehicles. A violation of these rules or regulations typically constitutes negligence.
How will I be compensated for my car accident?
When you are involved in an automobile collision in Northern Virginia you are certainly entitled to know who will pay your medical bills, how will you support your family during your period of recovery and what other rights do you have as far as a monetary recovery. Your damages may consist of:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
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I will put your interest ahead of the insurance company. You should not sign any Releases relating to your personal injury claim without having them reviewed by counsel. Likewise, you should not accept any checks from the insurance company unless you are prepared to reach a settlement with them. Typically, it is not advisable to do that until you know the full extent of your injury.
Automobile accident insurance.
Automobile accidents can produce interesting questions as to insurance coverage and may provide opportunities for several different forms of coverage to exist:
- Accident liability insurance
This is the liability coverage that protects the at fault driver.
- Medpay or personal injury protection
This form of coverage may protect any occupant of the vehicle regardless of fault.
- Uninsured or under insured motorist coverage
This coverage may provide additional coverage to the injured party if the at fault driver either did not have liability insurance or had inadequate coverage.
- Automobile collision coverage
This is a coverage that will provide indemnity to you for damage to your vehicle.
Research sources for automobile accidents.
- The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an interesting website.
- The Center for Auto Safety provides news about dangerous automobile design problems and also has a database as to lemon laws protecting consumers who purchase vehicles.
Don’t hesitate to contact Brien Roche Law. Mr. Roche has 35 years experience serving the car accident litigation needs of fairfax, Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. area.