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Dangerous Driving in Amelia County, VA

Amelia County was formed from part of Prince George and Brunswick counties. It’s a rural area known for minerals and open land. Curvy and dangerous country roads are the only ways to get around in many areas.

Backroads are a recipe for car accident disasters.

If you’ve ever driven down a backroad in unfavorable weather conditions or at night time, then you understand what can happen. On top of visibility issues, country roads tend to be narrow or curvy, which can make driving difficult.

 

Helping with Your Recovery After an Auto Accident

Even if you’re able to navigate any terrain, there are always others on the road with you. Oftentimes it’s other drivers that you have to worry about the most. One mistake from someone else can quickly change your life.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s carelessness on the road, you have the right to file a personal injury claim for financial assistance with your medical bills. The car accident attorneys at Epperly & Follis, P.C will represent you in court and fight for your right to get compensated.

 

How Our Personal Injury Law Firm Assists You

David Epperly & Craig Follis posing together in front of their practice

Everyone talks about the accident, but few discuss the aftermath which is often the most haunting part. The subsequent physical, mental and financial agony is tough to handle.

Epperly & Follis, P.C. is here to help you recover so you don’t face this hardship on your own.

Epperly & Follis will take care of both the practical and legal aspects of your case to properly handle your personal injury claim. We’ll launch a full investigation, preventing you from getting taken advantage of and allowing you to focus on yourself.

Our Amelia County car accident lawyers understand all the unique provisions of Virginia’s motor vehicle accident laws and know exactly the information we need to gather to prove your right to compensation.

Epperly & Follis handle several types of auto accident situations:

  • Drivers involved in a vehicle accident where the other automobile was at fault
  • Passengers in a collision caused by another car
  • Passengers in an accident whose own driver is to blame
  • Accidents involving an uninsured motorist
  • Pedestrians hit by a car
  • Cyclists hit by motorists

 

What Should I Do After a Car Accident?

With all the stress that ensues during and directly after an accident occurs, your awareness is understandably shaken. Knowing what to do can help you physically and financially.

Here are a few steps to follow:

  1. Check yourself and everyone involved for injuries. Call 911 immediately if someone has been hurt, whether it’s a major or minor injury.
  2. Move your vehicle to a safer location. If your vehicle is still on the road, you may cause more damage. Move it to the side of the road to avoid additional damage and injury.
  3. Call 911 if you haven’t yet. Virginia law requires you to report any accident you are involved in, regardless of its size.
  4. Exchange personal and insurance information with everyone there. It will be easier to file your claim if you have people’s information readily available.
  5. Notify your insurance provider. Collect as detailed notes as possible while you’re there to give to your insurance provider. Try calling them at the scene if possible.
  6. See a doctor or medical professional. It’s better to see a professional after an accident than miss something important to your health—issues may appear later than expected.
  7. Most importantly: Stay calm. Everything that is said or done at the scene can be used in court. Accusing others or admitting fault of your own will paint an unfavorable image of you.

 

Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Virginia is a “tort” state, meaning drivers who crash in Amelia County are liable for any damage or injuries from the accident if they are found negligent. Speak with a trusted personal injury lawyer after it’s over to see if you’re eligible for compensation based on the situation.

Insurance companies typically try to minimize your injuries to avoid a large payout. Don’t let them fool you—our attorneys believe you have a right to get financial assistance for anything from medical expenses to lost income, property damage, pain and suffering.

Don’t lose the care you need because your insurance company decided to operate as a business. Epperly & Follis will support you when you need it most.

 

Contact Your Local Amelia County, VA Car Accident Attorneys

When you’ve been injured in an auto accident caused by someone else, the personal injury lawyers at Epperly & Follis, P.C. will represent your claim and get you the compensation you deserve.

Our team helps Amelia County drivers make informed legal decisions that give them a standing chance at financial recovery in court. We’ll work hard to help you recover from your accident.

Get your free consultation by contacting the personal injury law firm of Epperly & Follis, P.C. in Amelia County, VA at 1-888-703-0109, 804-648-6480 or through our online contact form.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Consult your doctor or a medical provider regarding any pain, discomfort or possible wounds you receive from a car accident – even if they are minor. Injuries from the accident can appear hours or even days after the event.

 

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

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 stays with you for the remainder 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 found to be negligible. All current and future medical bills of injuries caused by the accident, including permanent ones, should be covered.

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 personally responsible for paying them regardless of what or who caused your injuries. The insurance carrier of the person who was found at-fault for the accident is responsible for paying you back for these bills. They will pay 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 get the full amount of what you’re owed. 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. Oftentimes, insurance companies will offer a fraction of what you actually deserve upfront in return for your signature stating that you will not sue them. Contact a lawyer at Epperly & Follis first before accepting an insurance check and see if you are entitled to more.

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

If you are the one found 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 negligible, then their liability insurance will pay for your car damage and personal injuries.

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

Yes. According to the Virginia law on following too closely, you must maintain a safe distance from the car in front of you to be able to stop safely and not hit them. Rear-ending another vehicle means you were not following this law.

How long does a personal injury claim take to resolve?

It depends on the complexity of your accident. Most simple personal injury cases can be resolved in a few weeks or a few months.

 

However, it could take up to several years at worst if the case is complicated. It’s best to speak with an experienced attorney about your specific situation to get an estimate on what the duration of your case may be.

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 cause damage to your vehicle, and in some cases even lead to personal injury.

 

Generally, liability for these injuries falls on the government agency responsible for the road’s 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 involved has been injured. Then, try to collect all personal and insurance information from everyone involved, especially the other driver (such as driver’s license numbers, address, phone number, insurance car information, etc.).

 

Take notes on your perspective of the accident and any other important details, 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 see if you are eligible for financial compensation and represent your personal injury claim in court.

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