Arlington Car Accident Lawyer
Dealing with insurance companies after an auto accident can be a complicated process. Liability laws in Virginia are stricter than in other states and getting the compensation you deserve for your injury claim can be difficult.
The Arlington auto accident lawyers at Goldberg Finnegan have decades of experience advocating for the injured against large insurance companies.
Do not hesitate to contact us today to schedule your free, no obligation legal consultation to discuss your legal rights. We work on a contingency fee basis and do not get paid unless you win.
Determining Liability in Virginia Car Accidents
Under Virginia law, you are entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering and inconvenience after an auto accident. Unlike Maryland, in Virginia there is no cap on the amount that can be awarded for pain and suffering in personal injury cases involving car accidents.
However, Virginia is also an at-fault state, which can make it difficult to recover compensation for your injury claim.
As a contributory negligence state, if a victim is found to be even one percent at-fault for an auto accident, your injury claim may be barred from compensation. That also means that if another driver is only 99 percent at-fault for an accident, they will not have to pay.
Our experienced Arlington auto accident lawyers regularly navigate this complicated legal territory and can help you get the compensation you deserve. Our team of legal professionals will investigate your claim by collecting evidence, speaking with witnesses and carefully reconstructing the accident scene to prove that you were not at-fault for the crash.
Know Your Insurance Coverage
Filing a claim for your injuries after an auto accident can be a complicated process, but it is important to know what types of coverage you have. Some common types of insurance claims filed in Virginia include:
Virginia Med Pay Coverage: Medical payment coverage (med pay) is an optional automobile insurance coverage that is available on many Virginia automobile insurance policies. It provides compensation up to a certain dollar amount (typically $2,000) of medical expenses, and the claim is made on your own insurance policy even though you were not at fault for the accident.
If you have med pay coverage, it will cover you, any passengers in your vehicle, and it will even cover you when you are injured in someone else's vehicle if they do not have their own med pay coverage.
Uninsured Motorist Claim: Uninsured motorist coverage protects you if a driver with little or no insurance hits you. Some of the circumstances covered include:
- If you are injured by a vehicle that is not carrying automobile insurance.
- If you are struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run accident or if the vehicle is unidentified.
- If you are injured and the at-fault driver has liability policy limits of less than the full value of your claim.
It is important that you know what type of insurance coverage you and your family has. If you are unable to recover fair compensation for medical bills, lost income or other injury-related expenses, an experienced attorney can help you get the help you need.
It is crucial to file a claim or lawsuit within the statute of limitations of two years. If you miss this time frame, you will not be able to recover compensation. Contact us today to discuss your injury claim.
Contact an Arlington Auto Accident Lawyer Today
Goldberg Finnegan only represents injured victims. We do not represent the at-fault party or the insurance company in an accident case.
Our Arlington auto accident lawyers are dedicated to helping injury victims get back on their feet after an auto accident. We will work to get you the compensation you need to cover medical expenses, lost wages and other injury expenses.
We represent injury victims throughout Virginia, including the city of Arlington, throughout Arlington County, the city of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Tysons, McLean, Annandale, Springfield and all of the surrounding jurisdictions in northern Virginia.