Car Accident Lawyers for Henrico, VA

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Supporting Car Accident Victims in Their Time of Need

Every year, over 6 million car crashes are recorded in the United States. No matter how good you are at driving, accidents can happen.

If you or a loved one are injured in a vehicle accident and you weren’t at fault, you have the right to file a personal injury claim and get compensated. The lawyers at Epperly & Follis, P.C. have been representing Henrico residents for years, helping them get what they need to recover after a car accident.

How Our Firm Assists With Your Recovery

The aftermath of a car accident can take a huge toll on your personal health and life – it can affect you emotionally, physically and financially.

Don’t stress about the legal aspects of your personal injury claim. Focus on your health and getting better. The personal injury lawyers at Epperly & Follis, P.C. will help you get back on your feet by handling your case and preventing you from getting taken advantage of.

Our Henrico attorneys are knowledgeable and experienced in every provision of Virginia motor vehicle accident laws, making us qualified to handle your claim. When we take your case, we’ll thoroughly examine the evidence and prepare an argument that proves the other party’s negligence and represents you.

We handle several vehicle accident situations:

  • Drivers involved in a vehicular accident where another driver was at fault
  • Passengers in a car accident where another driver was at fault
  • Passengers whose 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

Car accidents are overwhelming. It can be difficult to keep track of your situation with everything happening all at once. When you find yourself involved in an auto accident, it’s important to know what to do to protect your well-being and potential court case.

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

  1. Check yourself and everyone on scene for injuries. Call 911 immediately if someone’s been hurt.
  2. Get your vehicle off the road and to a safe place. If the accident occurred at an intersection or on the highway, you need to be extra careful when pulling over.
  3. Call 911 if you haven’t already. Even if the impact was minimal, Virginia law requires drivers to call the police and get the accident documented.
  4. Exchange personal and insurance information with everyone involved. It will be helpful to have the other drivers’ information when you’re filing an insurance claim.
  5. Talk to witnesses and take pictures while on scene. This can help your personal injury claim in court. Make sure to write down the contact information of witnesses.
  6. Notify your insurance provider. If you can call them on scene, you’ll be able to give them more detailed information – if not, write it all down for when you do call.
  7. See your doctor or a practicing physician. It’s always a good idea to get checked out by a medical professional after a car accident, whether you can see an injury or not.  A lot of times, personal injuries go unnoticed at first and appear later on.
  8. Most importantly: stay calm. If you react poorly to the accident, your behavior can be used against you in court. Don’t admit fault or accuse anyone while you’re on scene.

Why Do You Need a Personal Injury Attorney?

Virginia is a “tort” state, which means if you get into an auto accident, you are liable for any damage or injury you cause. On the same note, if someone else’s negligence caused the accident, you can seek damages. You can speak with a lawyer to find out what compensation you’re eligible for.

Insurance companies are first and foremost a business. A lot of times, they will downplay or minimize your injuries to avoid a large payout.

Don’t let insurance companies prevent you from receiving the compensation you deserve.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, the personal injury attorneys of Epperly & Follis can help you fight for your rights. You can receive compensation for anything from medical expenses to lost income, property damage, and pain and suffering.

Your Local Henrico Car Accident Lawyers

When you’ve been hurt in a vehicle accident that wasn’t your fault, Epperly & Follis, P.C. will represent your personal injury claim in court.

Your health and well-being is of utmost importance to us. We’ll evaluate your situation and take care of the entire legal process so you can focus on recovering. With our personal injury lawyers by your side, you can make informed decisions for your case.

Epperly & Follis will fight for your rights to get compensated. We are proud to help car accident victims in Henrico financially recover after such a stressful experience.

To set up a free consultation, contact the personal injury law firm of Epperly & Follis in Henrico, 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 provider if you experience 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 feel 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 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 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. You are responsible for paying them regardless of how you got injured.

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 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 fully compensated. 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 get in contact with an attorney first. Insurance companies tend to offer a small amount of money in return for your signature stating that you will not sue them. Contact Epperly & Follis before accepting the insurance check to 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 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 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 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 at worst. 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 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?

The first thing you should do is check everyone on scene and seek medical attention if anyone has been injured. Then, collect all personal and insurance information from everyone involved (such as driver’s license numbers, address, phone number, car insurance 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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