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Supporting Vehicle Accident Victims Through Their Recovery

man bleeding in car accident and needs a personal injury attorneyEvery year, over 120,000 car crashes occur in Virginia – over half of these result in injury. Henrico County on its own contributes a little over 5,000 of these accidents.

It doesn’t matter how good of a driver you are, there are always other drivers you have to watch out for. If you or a loved one are injured in a vehicle accident due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to file a personal injury claim.

 

The lawyers at Epperly & Follis, P.C. have years of experience representing Glen Allen residents in court and helping them receive financial compensation for their struggles.

Let Our Firm Help Your Claim

Car accidents can have a lasting impact on your life. In addition to any physical harm you have to deal with, there’s the mental anguish, trauma and then medical bills to pay on top of it all.

Your main concern should be focusing on your health and recovering, not the price tag of the accident. That’s what we’re here for.

Epperly & Follis, P.C. will focus on all the legal aspects and prevent you from getting taken advantage of while you take care of yourself.

Our Glen Allen personal injury attorneys are knowledgeable and experienced with every provision of Virginia motor vehicle accident laws, giving us the qualifications to handle your claim. We’ll thoroughly examine the evidence of your accident and prepare an argument to properly represent you.

We handle several types of car accidents:

  • Drivers involved in a vehicular accident where another driver was at fault
  • Passengers in an auto accident where the other vehicle was at fault
  • Passengers whose own driver was at fault
  • Accidents involving uninsured motorists
  • Hit and run accidents
  • Pedestrians hit by drivers
  • Cyclists hit by motorists

What to Do After a Vehicle Accident

No matter who causes a car accident, it’s important that everyone involved knows what to do in order to safely get through the situation. You’ll want to protect yourself physically and financially.

Here are a few steps to follow if you find yourself involved in an accident:

  1. Check yourself and everyone else involved in the accident for injuries. Call 911 immediately if someone is hurt.
  2. Get your vehicle off the road and to a safe location. Be extra careful when pulling over, especially if the accident happened at an intersection or on the highway.
  3. Call 911 if you haven’t already. Regardless of how small the accident might seem, Virginia law requires drivers to document the event by calling the police.
  4. Exchange personal and insurance information with everyone involved. It’s easier to have this information available when you go to file an insurance claim.
  5. Talk to witnesses and take pictures while on scene. These offer great evidence for your personal injury claim in court. Make sure you write the contact information down of all witnesses you talk to.
  6. Notify your insurance provider. If it’s possible to call them while on scene, try to give them as much detail as possible. If not, write down detailed notes.
  7. Get examined by your doctor or a medical professional. Even if you don’t experience immediate pain from the accident, it’s always good to get checked out by a physician. Some injuries will appear over time.
  8. Most importantly: stay calm. Reacting poorly to the accident in the aftermath could have consequences. Admitting fault and accusing others could reflect back on you in court.

Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney

Virginia is a “tort” state, meaning if you get into a vehicle accident and you’re found at fault then you are liable for any subsequent injury or damage. If another driver is negligent and causes the accident, they are liable and you can seek compensation. Speaking with a lawyer will help you discover what you’re eligible for.

Most insurance companies have one goal: to pay as little as possible in any situation. Because of this, they might downplay your injuries to avoid a large payout. Epperly & Follis believes you deserve to get compensation for your suffering.

If you’ve been hurt in an auto accident and someone else is at fault, you deserve financial help, whether that’s through covering your medical expenses, lost income, property damage or even covering your pain and suffering.

Epperly & Follis will fight to get you the support you need to recover.

Your Local Glen Allen Car Accident Lawyers

When you’ve been hurt due to someone else’s negligence of road safety, Epperly & Follis, P.C. can represent your personal injury claim in court.

Your health and well-being are what matter most. Our attorneys will do everything in our power to help you recover, and will be upfront if we don’t think our representation will help your case. You’ll receive qualified legal advice so you can make informed decisions.

The personal injury lawyers of Epperly & Follis, P.C. will help you fight for your rights in your time of need. To set up a free consultation, contact our law firm in Glen Allen, VA through our online contact form, at 1-888-703-0109, or at 804-648-6480.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I did not feel hurt at the scene but experienced pain afterwards?

Consult with your doctor or a medical professional if you experience any pain, discomfort or possible injuries from a car accident – no matter how big or small. You could have an injury even if you don’t feel it immediately or see it at the scene.

 

If you were injured in an accident and it wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, emotional distress, pain and suffering. Discuss your case with a personal injury attorney at Epperly & Follis, P.C. and see if you need representation in court.

My doctor says I have a permanent injury as a result of my vehicle accident. What does this mean?

A permanent injury is one that will last for the rest of your life, or for long after the settlement of the claim. In most cases, the injured party is entitled to financial compensation from the person who is at fault for all current and future medical bills of injuries caused by the accident, including permanent ones.

How will I pay my medical bills?

Most of your medical bills will come directly from physicians, hospitals, physical therapists and other healthcare providers. You are responsible for paying them regardless of who caused the accident.

 

The insurance carrier of the person who was found at-fault for the accident is responsible for paying you compensation for these bills. They will be paying you directly and not the bills or your medical providers. 

 

Sometimes the amount their insurance company is willing to pay you is less than the actual bill. If this is the case, you will need a personal injury attorney to help you fight for your rights and get the full amount. Contact Epperly & Follis today to discuss your case.

My insurance company is offering me a settlement. Should I take it?

Don’t agree to a settlement immediately – it’s best to talk it over with an attorney first. Insurance companies tend to offer a small amount of money in return for your signature so you don’t sue them. Contact Epperly & Follis before accepting the insurance check and see if you are eligible for more if you make a personal injury claim.

Who pays if I receive an injury due to an auto accident or my car is damaged?

If you are the one responsible for the accident, your liability insurance will pay the other driver for property damage and personal injuries up to your policy’s limits. If the other driver was at fault, then their liability insurance will pay for your damages.

Am I at fault if I rear-end another vehicle?

Yes. According to Virginia law, you must maintain a safe distance between cars so you can stop safely and not hit the car in front of you.

How long does a personal injury claim take to resolve?

It depends on your specific situation. With most cases, personal injury claims can be resolved in a few weeks or a few months.

 

However, it could take up to several years if the accident is complex or has several factors involved. It’s best to speak with an experienced attorney about your accident to get an estimate on how long it will take.

What issues will I face in making a claim for my injuries sustained in a car accident?

A personal injury claim is based on carelessness or negligence, and in worst case scenarios intentional or reckless acts. The following three issues will typically arise in a tort claim after a car accident:

  • Liability – who is at fault and to what degree
  • Damages – injuries or losses caused by the accident
  • Insurance Coverage – what your insurance will pay for
I received a personal injury as a result of hitting a pothole with my car. Who is responsible?

Personal injury and damage to your vehicle can sometimes be caused by the state of the road you’re driving on. Improper maintenance or repair of roads and highways can also warrant a personal injury claim if you get hurt.

 

Generally, liability for these injuries will fall to the government agency responsible for maintaining the road. For example, if the damage was caused by a city street pothole, then the city is responsible. However, the evidence must prove that the city knew about the hazard and was negligent in fixing it.

What should I do if I am involved in a car accident?

The first thing you need to do is check everyone on scene and seek medical attention if there are any injuries. Then make sure to collect all personal and insurance information from everyone involved (such as driver’s license numbers, address, phone number, car insurance information, etc.).

 

Document every detail of the accident along with all physical and mental injuries you receive and how they develop over time.

 

Finally, contact the attorneys at Epperly & Follis, P.C. to represent your personal injury claim in court so you can get financial compensation.

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We know the law, we know victims’ rights, and we want to help you make informed decisions about your personal injury case. Please contact Epperly & Follis, P.C today for a free legal consultation.

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