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Helping Vehicle Accident Victims Financially Recover

As often as you drive to get to different places, it’s hard to imagine ever getting into an accident. Despite this, over 6 million car crashes are recorded every year. No matter how good you are at driving, accidents still happen.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident and someone else is at fault, you are entitled to financial compensation. The personal injury attorneys at Epperly & Follis, P.C. can represent your claim in court and help you get what you need to recover.

How Epperly & Follis Can Assist You

One vehicle accident could have an impact on your entire life. Even if you don’t receive a debilitating injury, the mental and emotional distress can be a lot to take in.

With everything you have on your plate, a court case is the last thing you want to take care of.

Don’t stress about your personal injury claim. The lawyers at Epperly & Follis, P.C. will handle the legal aspects of your case and prevent you from getting taken advantage of while you’re recovering.

With knowledge and experience in every provision of Virginia motor vehicle accident laws, we are qualified to handle your claim. As your representative, we’ll thoroughly examine all the evidence to build a case that confirms your innocence and proves the other party’s negligence.

person in a crash who needs accident attorney in richmond vaOur Chesterfield personal injury attorneys handle several auto accident situations:

  • Drivers involved in a vehicular accident where another driver was at fault
  • Passengers of a car accident where the other party was at fault
  • Passengers of an accident where their own driver was at fault
  • Accidents involving uninsured motorists
  • Hit and run accidents
  • Pedestrians bit by drivers
  • Cyclists hit by motorists

What to Do After a Car Accident

One moment you’re driving down the road, the next you’re hitting a guardrail. Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, leaving your mind spinning to figure out what’s going on. In the moments after you get into an accident, it’s crucial to know what to do so you can protect yourself – physically and legally.

If you find yourself in an auto accident, here are a few simple steps to follow:

  1. Check everyone on scene for injuries, including your passengers and yourself. Call 911 immediately if someone has been hurt.
  2. Get your vehicle off the road and to a safe location. Remaining at an intersection or on the highway can be dangerous.
  3. Call 911 if you haven’t already. Virginia Law requires drivers to call the police to document a vehicle accident you’re involved in.
  4. Exchange personal and insurance information with everyone involved in the accident so you can easily contact them when you’re filing an insurance claim later.
  5. Talk to witnesses and take photos of the accident – this can be used in court to prove your case. Make sure to get contact information from the witnesses.
  6. Notify your insurance provider. If you are able to contact them while on scene, try to give them as much detailed information as possible. If you can’t, take notes to give them later.
  7. See a doctor or physician. Physical injuries can appear hours, even days after your accident. It’s always a good idea to get seen by a medical professional after experiencing an accident.
  8. Most importantly: stay calm. Your behavior can be used against you in court if you react poorly to the situation. Avoid admitting fault or accusing anyone while you’re still on the scene.

Why Do You Need a Personal Injury Attorney?

gavel in case regarding question can video footage help you prove your case in an accident claimVirginia is a “tort” state, which means you are liable for any damage or injury you cause when you get into a vehicle accident. On this same note, you can seek damages if  someone else’s negligence caused the accident.

Regardless of the situation, insurance companies tend to downplay and minimize injuries to avoid a large payout. Speak with a personal injury lawyer before going to court so you can avoid missing out on what you’re owed.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, the personal injury attorneys of Epperly & Follis can represent you in court. You may be eligible for compensation from medical expenses, lost income, property damage or pain and suffering.

Connect With Your Local Chesterfield Car Accident Lawyer

Fight for your rights with an experienced personal injury attorney at your side. Epperly &and Follis have been representing Chesterfield drivers for years, helping them make informed decisions and get compensated after a car accident.

Your health and well-being is of utmost importance. Our firm will handle the entire legal process so you can focus on getting back on your feet.

We are proud to help car accident victims in Chesterfield financially recover after their accident.

To set up a free consultation, contact the personal injury law firm of Epperly & Follis in Chesterfield, 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 your medical provider if you feel any pain, discomfort or have possible injuries after being involved in a car accident – even if they are minor. You can have an injury from the accident even if you didn’t feel it at the scene.

If you were injured in the 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. 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 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 the cause of your injuries. The insurance carrier of the person who was found at-fault for the accident 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. Get in contact with an attorney first before agreeing to a settlement.

Oftentimes, insurance companies will offer a minimal 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 the other driver was at fault for the accident, then their liability insurance will pay for your car damage and personal injuries. However, if you are the one who was negligent, your liability insurance will pay the other driver for property damage and personal injuries up to your policy’s limits.

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

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. If you don’t and it results in a crash, you are held liable.

How long does a personal injury claim take to resolve?

It depends on the specifics 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 lawyer about your 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. 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.

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

First, seek medical attention if you or someone else has been injured. Try to collect all personal and insurance information from the other drivers while you’re on scene (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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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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