Car Accident Cases
Every day, many people are injured in car accidents throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. When the car accident is the result of one person’s negligence, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit in order to recover the compensation necessary to deal with the harm caused by the accident.
There are many different negligent acts that lead to serious, and entirely preventable, car accidents. Some of the most common causes of these accidents include:
- Driving while distracted – this includes talking or texting on a cell phone, applying makeup, dealing with children in the backseat, or engaging in any other behavior that removes a driver’s focus from the road;
- Driving while fatigued;
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
- Failing to obey traffic signals;
- Failing to yield the right-of-way in an intersection or while exiting or entering a roadway;
- Unsafe passing;
- Reckless or aggressive driving; and
- Engaging in other behaviors that impede a person’s ability to operate a vehicle in a safe manner.
After one has been involved in a car accident, it is critical to getting the necessary medical care as soon as possible. Depending on the severity of the injuries, this could mean a trip to the emergency room or many days, weeks, and even months spent in a hospital. Once the emergency care has been obtained, it is important for the injured party or his or her loved one to contact a skilled car accident attorney as soon as possible. It is because the gathering of evidence is an important task that must be done quickly. In a situation where someone has been severely injured, a skilled attorney can investigate the accident and develop a strategy while allowing the victim time to recover and determine what he or she needs to recapture the quality of life stolen in the accident.
As part of the healing process, it often is necessary for the accident victim to go through long-term therapy and rehabilitation. The doctors and other medical professionals involved in this care will be able to provide insight into the daily struggles of the patient, as well as the anticipated long-term care that will be necessary. If a lawsuit is filed, it is necessary to prepare all the evidence carefully as there are no second chances to go back and get more money if the medical expenses are far more than were initially anticipated.
One of the biggest questions that many accident victims must address is whether to attempt a settlement negotiation with the insurance company or whether a lawsuit is the only means of obtaining the compensation that is necessary for the accident victim to move forward with his or her life. There are strict time limits in place for when legal action must be commenced and a lot of preparation that goes into a legal case, so it is important to sit down with an attorney and discuss the options as soon as possible.
At Swango Law P.C., we are committed to working with our clients to determine what is best for them and then developing the strategy to meet these goals. We are committed to obtain the right results for our clients and ensure that they are part of the process throughout the legal journey.
Contact an Experienced Virginia Car Accident Attorney at Swango Law P.C. Today
A car accident caused by the negligence of another person can alter the course of a person’s life in an instant. Jason Swango knows how important it is to advocate for those who have suffered from terrible injuries, which are all-too-common in motor vehicle accidents. At Swango Law P.C., we represent clients in personal injury cases in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area, including Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Portsmouth, Newport News, and Suffolk. Call us today at (757) 383-9229 to schedule an initial consultation.