A car wreck can have a profound effect on your life. You may suffer serious injuries that leave you unable to work while you recover, or even permanently. You’re probably getting numerous medical bills, while your household bills may be falling behind because you of the injuries suffered from the auto accident.
Of the 125,800 total crashes in 2016 provided by The Department of Motor Vehicles Virginia Highway Safety Office, 7,591 were alcohol-related, leading to 4,917 injuries and 241 fatalities. This means that 32% of all traffic fatalities resulted from alcohol-related collisions.
When you are injured in an auto accident, there are many things to consider. The first thought many have is “What am I going to do now?” or “How am I going to get through this?”. Following those initial thoughts, you need to stay calm and take action. Be sure to note if you are hurt, if your children or other passengers are hurt, the condition of the other driver, and follow our auto accident checklist.
If your auto accident was caused by someone else’s negligent, reckless, or intentional behavior, there may be help for you. Virginia laws may allow you to be compensated for your injuries and damages arising from the crash, depending on the circumstances. Attorney Feinman offers free initial consultations so you can discuss the facts of your case and help you determine whether a claim for compensation might be successful.
In the confusion of the accident scene, you may do or say something that could lead to your liability or financial harm. That’s why you can call The Office of James B. Feinman, Attorney at Law for advice and counsel. We will tell you what to do, how to interact with the other driver and the steps to take to protect yourself.
As James B. Feinman has shared before in our television commercials in the Lynchburg and Roanoke Virginia area, an important first step is to never sign anything!
This accident checklist is a useful guide to help you maintain your cool and calm demeanor without neglecting anything from the scene of an accident. This checklist will also help your personal injury attorney with scene of the crime facts which are crucial in your injury claim.
In the event of an accident there are several things to remember:
• Move to a safe location.
• Do not leave the scene of the accident.
• Call 911 if there are any injuries.
• Call the police and follow their instructions.
• Take photos of the scene, including surroundings (traffic signs, lights, roadway conditions, etc).
• Also take photos of both cars damage, and any injuries that were caused as a result of the accident.
• In minor accidents, the police may instruct you to exchange information & contact your insurance company.
• Do not discuss who is at fault with other parties.
• Do not disclose your policy details. See below on what to provide the other driver.
• Only provide: driver’s license number, insurance company, and member number.
• Collect as much information as you can about the other driver(s).
• Contact our office at 1-800-525-5060.
Being injured in a car accident and dealing with the aftermath is a lot to handle on your own. This is where an experienced Lynchburg car accident lawyer can help you navigate the process. At Attorney Feinman’s office, we work diligently on your behalf so that you don’t have to worry about the insurance adjusters, the growing medical bills, or time off of work. What you need to worry about is your recovery.
We are on your side throughout the entire personal injury process and will make sure that you achieve the best possible outcome for your injuries. We aim to maximize your compensation so you can heal without worry.
Our office is dedicated. Unlike many law firms, we answer our own phones and you will always be able to speak with someone at our firm who is knowledgeable about your case. We won’t make you jump through hoops to understand what’s going on. We know that this is likely your first experience dealing with the auto accident injury process, and we want to make this as simple and straightforward as possible.
You should also know that we do not get paid unless you win. This means that you don’t owe us a cent unless your case settles or goes to verdict in trial. We know that the last thing you need to worry about is how to pay for an experienced car accident attorney when you are juggling medical bills, car repairs, time off work, and much more.
Our office is 100% committed to helping our clients. We also believe that our credentials and recommendations from third-party organizations point to our success and build trust in our work. Call Attorney Feinman at 1-800-525-5060 or fill out our free consultation form.