Representing Auto Accident Victims in Virginia Beach
Concerned injury attorneys provide aggressive representation
A serious car accident can cause intense misery and huge financial losses. If you’re confused about your rights and don’t know where to start, we have skilled, reputable attorneys to guide you through the litigation process. For more than 35 years, The Stallings Law Group, P.C. has fought for victims of traffic accidents throughout Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads. We understand how overwhelming your situation can be. We work closely with you to help you get the full measure of compensation you deserve.
How is fault determined in Virginia accidents?
Virginia’s personal injury law relies on a reasonable person standard to determine whether one person is responsible for another person’s injuries. For example, a driver would not be responsible for hitting a car that came barreling out of a driveway, if a reasonably attentive driver would not have been able to brake in time. Contrary to that example, a driver who is talking or texting on a cellphone would be responsible for rear-ending a stopped vehicle, if a reasonably attentive driver would have been able to brake in time. To prevail in your case, you must demonstrate that your actions were reasonable or, if unreasonable, did not cause the accident, whereas another person’s actions were unreasonable and did cause the accident.
What compensation can I recover if I’ve been injured in an auto accident?
The goal of personal injury law is to “make the victim whole again,” which means to restore the victim to his or her position before the accident. The easily calculated part of this task is for the at-fault individual to reimburse the victim for all financial losses due to the accident:
- Medical bills, present and future
- Lost earnings, present and future
- Costs of rehabilitation
- Costs of modifying a home to accommodate a disability
But the victim has noneconomic losses as well, which may come in the form of:
- Physical pain
- Mental suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of quality of life
No amount of money can erase these losses, but money is all the at-fault party could be compelled to provide. It is a difficult question to ask: How much money is appropriate for a severe, complex and possibly permanent injury? It is a question that the victims themselves have a very hard time answering, because it depends on knowledge of other, similar cases that have settled out of court (often under a nondisclosure agreement) or resulted in a jury award. This is one important reason you need an experienced attorney managing your personal injury case.
Contact our auto accident attorneys for aggressive representation in Virginia Beach
If you were injured in an auto accident in Hampton Roads or Virginia Beach, The Stallings Law Group, P.C. is ready to fight for full compensation. We are determined to pursue the maximum recovery possible, and there are no upfront legal fees. Call us today at 757-422-4700 or contact our office online to schedule your free consultation and case evaluation.