Car Accident Lawyers for Colonial Heights, VA

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Helping Vehicle Accident Victims With Financial Recovery

With I-95 cutting through the Tri-Cities, it’s no surprise that the area sees a lot of vehicle accidents. In 2021, over 360 car crashes occurred in Colonial Heights – nearly 223 of them led to injuries.

It doesn’t matter if you are a good driver. There are others on the road who can make a mistake that costs you.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s carelessness, you have the right to file a personal injury claim and get financially compensated for your suffering. The car accident attorneys at Epperly & Follis, P.C. can represent your case and help you get what you need to recover.

 

How Our Firm Supports You

The physical, emotional and financial impact of getting into an auto accident can be difficult to come back from. You shouldn’t have to handle it alone.

We understand what you’re going through and are here to help you with the legal aspects of your financial recovery. Epperly and Follis will focus on moving your personal injury claim through the courts and protecting you from insurance companies that want to take advantage of your situation. With us handling your case, you can focus on taking care of yourself.

David Epperly & Craig Follis posing together in front of their practiceOur Colonial Heights car accident attorneys are knowledgeable on all the unique provisions of Virginia’s motor vehicle accident laws. They will thoroughly examine all the evidence and facts from your accident to build a strong case that is effective in representing you.

Epperly and Follis handle several vehicle accident situations:

  • Drivers involved in an auto accident where the other vehicle was at fault
  • Passengers in an accident caused by another vehicle
  • Passengers whose own driver was responsible
  • Accidents involving uninsured motorists
  • Pedestrians hit by drivers
  • Cyclists hit by motorists

 

What Should I Do After a Car Accident?

Regardless of who is found negligent in a car accident, it’s important for everyone involved to stay safe and unharmed. As such, you need to know what to do to protect yourself both physically and financially.

Here are a few steps to follow if you ever find yourself in a vehicle accident:

  1. Check everyone involved for injuries. Call 911 immediately if someone is hurt.
  2. Get your vehicle off the road and to a safe location. Avoid more damage or injury by getting your car out of the intersection or highway lane.
  3. Call 911 if you haven’t already. Virginia Law requires all drivers to report an accident regardless of if it’s minor or severe.
  4. Exchange personal and insurance information with everyone on site. This will make contacting them easier when you go to file an insurance claim.
  5. Take photos and talk to witnesses. The more evidence you collect, the more proof you have to support your case in court.
  6. Notify your insurance provider. If it’s possible to contact them on scene, give them a detailed account of the accident. If not, take notes to give to them later.
  7. See a doctor or medical provider. Even if you don’t immediately notice an injury, it’s always a good idea to get checked out by a professional. Sometimes an injury can take hours or days to appear.
  8. Most importantly: stay calm. If you prematurely start accusing others of fault or admit fault of your own, your reaction could be used against you in court.

 

Why Do You Need a Personal Injury Attorney?

Virginia is a “tort” state, which means Colonial Heights residents are liable for any damage or injury they cause in a car accident if they are found negligent. On that same note, you can seek damages against the other driver of your accident if they are found to be at fault. It’s best to speak to a lawyer to see what compensation you’re eligible for.

Regardless of why the accident occurred, your insurance company will likely try to downplay your injuries. As a business, its main goal is to avoid a large payout.

If you’ve been hurt in an accident and someone else is to blame, you have the right to get fully compensated. Don’t miss out on financial support because your insurance company doesn’t care. Epperly & Follis can help you receive help with anything from medical expenses to lost income, property damage, and pain and suffering.

 

Contact Your Local Colonial Heights Car Accident Lawyer

When you’ve been injured in an auto accident due to someone else’s negligence, filing a personal injury claim can help you get the financial assistance you need for your medical bills.

Epperly & Follis, P.C. has decades of experience representing Colonial Heights residents and helping them get back on their feet after a car accident. It’s your right to get compensated for your suffering, and our lawyers will help you fight for it.

We take pride in helping vehicle accident victims in Colonial Heights, VA with their personal injury claim so they can recover.

Receive a free consultation today with the personal injury law firm of Epperly & Follis, P.C. by filling out our online contact form, calling at 1-888-703-0109 or 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 doctor or a medical professional regarding any pain, discomfort or possible injuries you receive from a car accident – even if they are minor. Injuries can appear hours or even days after but are still from the accident.

If you were injured 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.

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 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. 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 the cause of your injuries. The insurance carrier of the person who was found at-fault for the accidents 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 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?

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 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?

Yes. According to Virginia law, you must maintain a safe distance between cars to be able to stop safely and not hit the car in front of you. 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 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 vehicle 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, 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 the other drivers (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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Richmond, VA

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Chesterfield, VA

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