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That depends on who was at fault. If you were injured due to no fault of your own, you can make a claim for damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and sometimes even punitive damages, depending on the facts of your case. Of course, if you are even 1% at fault, you can get nothing because Virginia recognizes contributory negligence as a complete bar to recovery.
That depends. Often, your recovery is closely related to the amount of medical treatment you received to help you recover from the accident. That treatment is often expensive and medical providers can get automatic liens on any recovery you obtain. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you document your injuries, the medical treatment you received, and any loss in wages you experienced while recovering. An attorney may also be able to convince your medical providers to accept less than the total amount they billed you as payment in full. This can mean more money in your pocket.
Most drivers have insurance, so the insurance company will likely contact you early on to try to convince you to settle your claim. While cases vary, these offers tend to be lower than the amount an attorney is able to obtain on your behalf. For this reason, you should speak to an experienced personal injury attorney about your options before signing anything.
We represent personal injury plaintiffs on a pure contingency basis. This means we only get paid if we get you a better deal. If we can't help, you don't owe us anything. Call us today and let's see how much we can get you for your personal injury claim.