Motor vehicle accident representation and driver defense
If you have been involved in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation to help cover your medical bills, lost income, emotional distress, and related pain or suffering. While our firm is known for our representation of motorcycle accident victims, the laws that dictate rules for cars and other motor vehicles are not too distinctive from motorcycles, and we often represent victims of complex automobile accidents.
We look at a wide variety of factors in every car crash to pursue the maximum recovery amounts for victims of major accidents. A crash can take an emotional, financial, physical and potentially human toll, and as attorneys, our focus is finding you the monetary resources to cover medical expenses, get you back to health, and help ease pain and suffering. Depending on the state where the accident occurred, there are various insurance policy stipulations that can help you recover maximum damages.
We often think outside the box, negotiate with insurance companies and medical providers, and have built a proven track record in obtaining favorable results for car accident victims and their families to ease the many burdens that come along with these incidents.
- People impacted by drunken drivers
- Individuals harmed by distracted drivers (texting while driving)
- People harmed by reckless or aggressive drivers
- People who have experienced traumatic brain injury or bodily harm
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Car accidents can happen anytime, anywhere
Each year, more than 8 million registered vehicles travel about 80 billion miles on Virginia roads. With so many vehicles traveling that distance, accidents are inevitable.
Still, there are ways for every driver to be safer. Many motor vehicle accidents in Virginia result from careless or negligent driving.
Speed was a factor in 43% of fatal crashes in Virginia, and alcohol was a factor in 32%. Not surprisingly, evening rush hour remains one of the most dangerous times to be on the road.
The City of Richmond averages about 5,000 car crashes every year. Few are fatal, but about half involve injuries. That means most car crashes affect drivers’ lives in ways beyond simple repair work to their vehicle.
Newport News, Virginia
The Greater Newport News area experiences around 1,800 vehicle crashes annually—and most accidents have injuries.
Not surprisingly, the number of traffic accidents generally mirrors the population. Virginia Beach leads all cities, trailed by Richmond and Norfolk. Newport News comes in fourth. (Alcohol plays a disproportionate role in accidents in Virginia Beach.)
Columbia, South Carolina
A pleasant drive can quickly—and unexpectedly—turn into hardship or tragedy. This is especially true in South Carolina, which ranks eighth among all states for traffic deaths per 100,00 0residents.
Some other startling car accident statistics for South Carolina:
- A collision every 4.4 minutes
- An injury collision every 15.4 minutes
- A fatal collision every 11.6 hours
- $3.05 billion of lost productivity, property damage, and medical costs annually
Richland County ranks third in the state for total collisions, which results, in part, from its high population. Most car accidents in the Columbia occur during the evening rush hour.
Raleigh, North Carolina
There are more than 250,000 car accidents per year in North Carolina, resulting in nearly 79,000 injuries.
While obeying the speed limit, wearing your site belt, driving sober, and putting down your cell phone can help ensure you’re not the cause of a serious auto accident, it doesn’t protect you from those who fail to follow these basic tenets of safe driving.
Wake County, home to Raleigh and North Carolina’s second-most populous county, averaged 67 fatal car accidents per year during the last decade, trailing only Mecklenburg County. Of those fatal crashes, Raleigh accounts for some 31.
While fatal crashes remain rare, car accidents are common. State data reports more than 23,000 crashes annually in Raleigh, with nearly 6,600 resulting in injury.
If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact one of our car accident lawyers and let us fight for you.