We all know that auto accidents happen, but when they happen to us or a loved one, we often feel helpless and overwhelmed. If you were seriously injured in an car crash that was caused by someone else, you need to speak with our Charlottesville car accident attorney at The Warren Firm. Our experienced accident lawyers in Charlottesville are available to prepare you for what to expect and ensure you know what is required each step of the way.

Virginia’s Statute of Limitations for Car Accidents

The state of Virginia limits your ability to bring your car accident claim to court through their statute of limitations. According to the Code of Virginia section 8.01-244 accident victims have up to 2 years after their accident to bring their claim to court. If they attempt to file their lawsuit after the 2 years have lapsed, they run the risk of having their lawsuit dismissed.

Filing an injury claim for your auto accident can help you obtain compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitative care
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage

What Are Common Injuries from Car Accidents?

Sometimes auto accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, or in particularly tragic cases, wrongful death.

Some other common injuries that victims of auto accidents may experience include:

  • Soft tissue injuries – This type of injury occurs when a muscle, ligament, or tendon is stretched and can include whiplash
  • Cuts or contusions – This can range from minor scrapes to serious injuries, and can be caused by loose items flying around the car during your accident
  • Head injuries – This could include muscular injuries or even brain injuries, depending on the severity of your accident
  • Bruises – Bruises, while not particularly serious, can be very painful and can occur if you were slammed around in the vehicle at the time of your accident

Regardless what type of injury you sustained in your auto accident, we can help you obtain the maximum compensation you need in order to ensure that your present and future needs are met. We only accept a limited amount of personal injury cases so you can be sure that your matter will receive our undivided attention.

Virginia’s Contributory Negligence Law

The state of Virginia has a law known as the “contributory negligence” rule, which prevents victims of a car accident from collecting damages if they played any part in causing the accident; no matter how small that part may have been. Because of this law, it is extremely important that you consult a professional car accident lawyer before filing your lawsuit. We can help you determine whether or not you have a case, and how best to approach filing your claim.

Hiring a Charlottesville Car Accident Attorney

Attorney Warren has over 20 years of experience, during which time he has recovered millions of dollars in compensation and taken more than 100 injury cases to verdict. What does this mean to you? It means that if your matter fails to be resolved in mediation and negotiation talks with the insurance company, he is ready and willing to take your case to court for the compensation you rightfully need and deserve. His solid litigation skills and aggressive courtroom tactics could make all of the difference in your case.

Do you even need a lawyer for your car accident case? Get a FREE copy of Vaden Warren’s book today to find out!