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How Do I File a Personal Injury Claim for a Car Accident in Virginia?

Injured in a vehicle collision? Not sure how to proceed? You can start by talking to a lawyer about your case and finding out whether you’re eligible to file a personal injury claim for your auto wreck. If someone else caused your crash and you believe you can prove it, you probably do have a strong injury case.

But first, you need to learn the answer to this question: How do I file a personal injury claim for a car accident in Virginia?

Main Steps of a Virginia Injury Claim

After your auto wreck, you should visit a doctor. You need to be treated for any injuries you have sustained in your crash. Make sure to document your injuries and tell your doctor how the injuries occurred. You will need these medical records later in your case.

Next, have the accident investigated. Sometimes the police will investigate the accident and determine the cause. Evidence must be collected, witnesses interviewed, and photos should be taken of the accident scene.

Then, you will likely want to contact a lawyer. They can assist you with putting together your evidence and filing your claim. They will also help you calculate your damages. Damages are all the financial and non-financial losses your Virginia car accident caused in your life. For instance, your pain and suffering, lost income, medical expenses, mental distress, and property damage can be added to your claim.

Finally, your attorney will help you submit your claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Insurance negotiations follow, and you should receive a settlement, assuming the insurer agrees to your settlement demands.

Connect with a Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer

Now you have some information on how to file a personal injury claim for a car accident in Virginia. Begin working on your claim with help from a Virginia injury attorney by calling Halperin Law Center at 804-527-0100. You can also fill out the contact form on this page and send it in. Either contact method will get you a free case evaluation.