In the vast majority of Virginia Beach motor vehicle accidents, everyone involved in the crash — including drivers and passengers — walk away free of injury. However, in certain instances, car crashes can result in catastrophic injuries and even death. It is in these cases that it is absolutely vital for police and other people involved in the crash to investigate how and why it occurred, and who was at fault.
Once authorities establish fault in the car accident, injured parties can decide whether or not they want to hold the at-fault party accountable in civil court for financial damages incurred as a result of the crash. At fault and liable parties may include a negligent or unlawful driver, a negligent city that failed to maintain its roads, a negligent vehicle manufacturer, an employer of a negligent driver, or other categories of defendants.
In most motor vehicle accident personal injury claims, the at-fault party will be covered by insurance. As such, the insurance company may be in charge of the defense in the case. Insurance defense lawyers can be difficult to deal with, They can also be cutthroat in the way they go about trying to protect the insurance company from liability. As such, before speaking with an insurance company that is representing an at-fault party in a crash, potential plaintiffs may want to discuss their cases with an experienced Virginia personal injury lawyer.
At the Dickerson & Smith Law Group, our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience dealing with all manner of motor vehicle accident claims. We are available to listen to any Virginia Beach area plaintiff’s car accident story, review the evidence supporting their claims for damages, and advise them of their legal rights and options.