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Car Accident Lawyer

How a Car Accident Lawyer Helps Your Personal Injury Case

If someone is injured in a car accident in Virginia, the at-fault driver faces financial responsibility for the aftermath, which includes any damages or medical bills for the injured parties. In this respect, the State of Virginia is considered to be a tort state; this means that lawsuits due to car accidents are not limited to no-fault laws. If the driver injures someone, the injured party is entitled to compensation and can use the court to get said compensation from the responsible parties to the loss. By working with an experienced car accident lawyer, they can file a personal injury claim for damages resulting from the collision.

It’s important that you don’t wait to hear from insurance companies or the other party before hiring an experienced lawyer. Understand that insurance companies are only interested in protecting their wallets and will want to close your case quickly for as little payout as possible. When the insurance company for the other side gives you a call, they have ways of tricking you into telling more information to them than they deserve to know about your case. For this reason, it is vitally important to obtain legal representation as quickly as possible, in order to get the best results for the lawsuit you are filing against the negligent party for damages and/or injuries.

Damages from Car Accidents

Most motor vehicle accidents may result in damages, including economic damages, whether missed work or loss of earning capacity because of their injuries. This also can result in medical bills, ongoing medical costs and rehabilitation costs as well as time lost from your job. In serious situations, wrongful death may occur. The deceased family may pursue the at-fault driver for the loss of their loved one, funeral expenses, loss of future anticipated earnings and much more. A car accident lawyer can help you decide what damages to pursue to get the best possible outcome.

What to Do After Being in an Accident

Those involved in a car accident will need to help their car accident lawyers by gathering evidence that can prove their cases. Take photos if you can and get police reports whenever they are available. Gather names of witnesses if applicable. Also, secure medical records that prove your injuries following the accident itself. Also, some injuries don’t always appear right away, and for this reason write down any unusual feelings or events after an accident or loss. This makes it important to see medical attention often in order to get proof that these injuries were caused by the said accident in question.

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Greg Baker, Attorneys at Law, PLLC has years of experience helping those going through an injury due to someone’s recklessness, carelessness, and/or negligence. We offer free legal consultations to those needing legal representation to represent them with their personal injury lawsuit. To schedule a legal consultation, call the law office today in Clintwood, VA office at 276-926-7115; Wise, VA office at 276-321-8300, Whitesburg, KY office at 606-403-1222, or our Pikeville office at 606-766-2200. We serve all of Dickenson, Wise Counties along with other counties in Southwest Virginia, including Letcher County, Pike Counties and surrounding communities in South Eastern Kentucky.

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