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If you were in a serious car accident, you can expect a challenging time ahead – physically, emotionally, and financially. Car accidents lead to expensive medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and a range of physical and emotional consequences, especially if you sustained severe or life-threatening injuries.  

In most cases, the at-fault driver can be held accountable. An insurance claim can be filed with the at-fault driver’s auto insurance company. This may prove to be far more complicated than you may expect if the injuries are serious, catastrophic, or life-threatening. The insurance company is representing the at-fault driver, and does not represent you. You need a lawyer to level the playing field and protect your right to the compensation you deserve.

After a car accident: Take these steps 

  • Report the accident immediately – File a police report and contact your insurance company
  • Go to the hospital or visit your doctor for medical evaluation and treatment. Inform your doctor that you have been in a vehicle accident.
  • Be upfront about any previous injuries or a preexisting medical condition. The at-fault driver’s insurance company will find these facts when disputing your claim.
  • Take photos of the accident site, the other vehicles, and any skid marks on the roadway.
  • If possible, gather the phone number and other contact information from any eyewitnesses.
  • Consult with an experienced auto injury attorney. Filing an injury claim is complex, requiring extensive documentation, supporting evidence, and medical information. Rodriguez Law Firm is here to assist you through this complex process.

Types of car accidents in Virginia

Car accidents occur for various reasons. Some of the most common reasons include:

  • Excessive speed
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Vehicle system failure (tires, brakes)
  • Texting while driving
  • Unsafe turns
  • Unsafe merging
  • Swerving out of lanes
  • Wrong-way driving

Car accident statistics in Virginia

Across the state, a car accident occurs every 4.1 minutes. Every week, 16 people die, and 1,260 people are injured. Yearly, staggering numbers are reported by the DMV:

  • 128,172 car accidents per year
  • 41,852 car accidents with injuries
  • 568 drivers killed
  • 135 passengers killed
  • 50,625 drivers injured
  • 13,508 passengers injured
  • 5,286 drivers seriously injured
  • 1,464 passengers seriously injured

Types of car accident injuries

Car accidents, even at slower speeds, can lead to very serious, life-altering injuries, including:

  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Internal injuries
  • Amputations
  • Disfiguring injuries

Your case is unique. Every detail must be evaluated, including medical records, the scene of the crash, the vehicles involved, along with any financial information that affects the level of compensation paid. 

Injured in a car accident in Fairfax? Call us.

If you or a loved suffered minor, serious, or catastrophic injuries in a car accident, your primary concern is your health and a full recovery, which may or may not be possible. Unfortunately, there are legal matters that must be addressed. All evidence supporting the claim or lawsuit must be preserved as early as possible. A vehicle involved in a crash can be critical evidence in a case filed against another driver. Eyewitnesses to the accident must be interviewed before memories fade, or a witness becomes difficult to find. When your case is managed by Rodriguez Law Firm, we take immediate action to ensure every critical piece of evidence is gathered and preserved, and all filings are within the time limits imposed by law.

Why choose us?

Not all lawyers are equal in natural talent, experience, and personal dedication to the people they represent. At Rodriguez Law Firm in Fairfax, our team of seasoned trial attorneys is committed to providing personalized legal counsel to their clients. We are committed to fighting for the maximum compensation possible, based on the facts in the case, and we are relentless in protecting the interests of the people we serve. 

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