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Helping Vehicle Accident Victims Get the Help They Need

No matter how good of a driver you are, when you travel multiple times a day to different places, there is always a risk of getting into an accident. The numbers show that over 6 million car accidents happen every year in the United States.

If you or a loved one have been harmed in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to file a personal injury claim. The lawyers at Epperly & Follis, P.C. will work hard to ensure that victims of auto accidents in Midlothian receive the financial compensation they deserve.

How We Assist in Your Recovery

Getting into a vehicle accident can be devastating – between the emotional, physical and financial impact on your life, it’s hard to know what to focus on in the aftermath.

We understand what you’re going through and are here to help you get back on your feet. By focusing on the practical and legal aspects of an auto accident claim, we can protect you and your family from being taken advantage of while you focus on your recovery.

Our Midlothian personal injury attorneys are knowledgeable on all the unique provisions of motor vehicle accident laws and can handle the complexities of your specific case. We can examine the evidence and prepare a claim that proves negligence and represents you correctly.

 

We handle several car accident situations:

  • Drivers involved in a vehicular accident where the other driver was at fault
  • Passengers whose driver was responsible
  • Passengers in a car accident where the other vehicle’s driver is at fault
  • Accidents involving uninsured motorists
  • Hit and run accidents
  • Pedestrians hit by drivers
  • Cyclists hit by motorists

What to Do After a Car Accident

Car accidents can sometimes feel like they happen in two seconds or two hours – regardless, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. In the moments after, it’s crucial that you know what to do so you can protect your well-being and potential case in court.

Here are some simple steps to follow after you’ve been involved in a car accident:

  1. Check everyone on scene including your passengers and yourself to see if anyone was injured. Call 911 immediately if someone has been hurt.
  2. Try to get your vehicles off the road and in a safe place, especially if the accident happened at an intersection or on the highway.
  3. Call 911 if you haven’t already. Virginia law requires drivers to call the police when they are involved in an accident so they can get documentation of the event.
  4. Exchange personal and insurance information with every driver involved in the accident. This will make it easier to contact them later when filing insurance claims.
  5. Take photos of the accident and talk to witnesses nearby – this will help your case in court. Make sure to get the contact information of your witnesses.
  6. Notify your insurance provider. If possible, try to contact them while still on scene so you can give them detailed information.
  7. See a doctor or physician. Even if you don’t see any physical injuries now, they can appear later on. It’s always a good idea to get checked out by a medical professional after surviving a car accident.
  8. Most importantly: stay calm. Don’t accuse anyone of anything and don’t admit fault at the scene. Your reaction after the accident can be used against you in court.

Why Do You Need a Personal Injury Attorney?

 

Virginia is a “tort” state, which means that Midlothian residents are liable for any damage or injury they cause in a car accident. By speaking with a lawyer, you can seek damages against the driver at fault and get compensation that you didn’t know you were eligible for.

Insurance companies tend to put their business at the forefront of the case, meaning their goal is to minimize the amount of money they have to pay. This could result in pushing aside your injuries to avoid a large payout.

If you’ve been injured and it’s not your fault, you have a right to get compensated – this can be anything from medical expenses to lost income, property damage and pain and suffering. Don’t miss out on what you deserve because your insurance company doesn’t care. The lawyers of Epperly & Follis will fight for you.

Reach Out to Your Local Midlothian Car Accident Lawyers

When you’ve been injured in an auto accident due to someone else’s negligence, the dedicated attorneys at Epperly & Follis P.C. will work tirelessly to represent your personal injury claim.

Your health and well–being is our priority. We can help you make informed decisions as your case is being evaluated and handle the rest of the legal process as you focus on recovering. Our lawyers will do everything in our power to fight for your rights. We take pride in helping car accident victims in Midlothian get the compensation they deserve.

Contact the personal injury law firm of Epperly & Follis in Midlothian, VA through our online Contact Form, at 1-888-703-0109, or at 804-648-6480 for a free consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Consult your medical provider regarding any pain, discomfort or possible injuries from a car accident – even if they are minor. You can have an injury from the accident even if you didn’t complain or feel it at the scene.

If you were injured in the accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, emotional distress, pain and suffering. Consult with a lawyer at Epperly & Follis, P.C. to discuss if you need representation for your claim.

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

A permanent injury is one that will be with you for the rest of your life, or for some time 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 from physicians, hospitals, physical therapists and other healthcare providers. These will be sent to your address, and you are primarily responsible for paying them regardless of the cause of your injuries. The insurance carrier of the person who was found at-fault for the accidents is responsible for paying you the compensation for these bills. They will be paying you directly and not the bills or your medical providers. 

Sometimes the amount the 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 fully compensated for what you’re owed. Contact Epperly & Follis today to discuss your case.

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

No. Don’t agree to a settlement immediately – instead, get in contact with an attorney first. Oftentimes, insurance companies will offer a miniscule amount of money in return for your signature stating that you will not sue them. Contact a lawyer at Epperly & Follis first before accepting the insurance check.

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

If you are the one at fault 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 car damage and personal injuries.

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

Usually, yes. According to Virginia law, you must maintain a safe distance in between cars to be able to stop safely and not hit the car in front of you.

How long does a personal injury claim take to resolve?

It depends on the complexity of your case. In most instances, personal injury claims can be resolved in a few weeks or a few months.

However, it could take up to several years at worst. It’s best to speak with an experienced attorney about your specific case 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?

Improper maintenance or repair of roads and highways may be the cause of damage to your vehicle, and in some cases, cause personal injury.

Generally, liability for these injuries will fall to the government agency responsible for this maintenance. 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.

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

The first thing you should do is seek medical attention if you or someone else has been injured. If possible, collect all personal and insurance information from the other drivers (such as driver’s license numbers, address, phone number, insurance car information, etc.).

Document your view of the accident along with all physical and mental injuries you received 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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