Car Accident Lawyer
Car Accident Lawyer
According to the Virginia Traffic Crash Facts, in 2020 there were 105,600 vehicular crashes on the roadways in Virginia. Of that number, more than half of those crashes resulted in injuries, with an additional 847 fatalities. In many cases, these injuries and fatalities occurred because of the negligence and recklessness of other drivers.
The total number of crashes in Virginia in 2020 actually represents a decrease from the total number of crashes in 2019.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, it can be an extremely stressful and overwhelming time. You’ll be dealing with insurance companies, medical bills, work, and family issues all while trying to recover from your injuries.
Types of auto accidents we handle:
At the Ritchie Law Firm, we believe those responsible for your accident should be held accountable. But, negotiating with an insurance company or another party can be difficult and frustrating. A lack of experience in determining the value of your case can result in a lower settlement than your accident and injuries warrant. Retaining an experienced car accident lawyer can help ensure that you are fairly compensated. We will make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
The personal injury attorneys at the Ritchie Law Firm have handled thousands of car accident cases in our decades of practice. Such experience gives us an advantage in preparing cases for clients, as nothing comes as a surprise to us. We are always thoroughly prepared for even the most challenging cases. We have a track record of success and a strength that is unmatched in the area.
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What Should You Do If You Were Seriously Injured In A Car Accident?
Make sure you or someone you know gets photos of the accident scene and your car following the collision. We can obtain the accident report, your medical information and information from any witnesses for you.
Your first priority should be your health and recovery. If a family member has been injured, be sure they have your full support and the details of everyday life handled for them. Get the medical treatment you need. Let the doctors treating you know exactly what happened to your body during the accident, including what portions of the body were struck, locations of bruises, areas of soreness, whether you lost consciousness, and problems with vision or memory. You should also be prepared to describe pain, kind of pain you experience, including the location of the pain; whether it’s sharp or dull; whether it involves burning, tingling, or numbness how long it lasts; what kinds of activities seem to aggravate the pain; and, whether medication helps.
Dealing With Insurance Companies
Claims adjusters work for insurance companies and must act in the best interest of the insurance company. It’s that simple. They have lawyers to protect their interests, and you need the same protection.
What Our Clients Say
“The truck came across the center line and side-swiped my car. My wife and I were both injured in the accident. The Volvo was totaled. My wife needed surgery on her knee. I was suffering from post-traumatic stress as a result of the accident. It affected me far more seriously than I would have expected. I needed legal help and I went to the Ritchie Law Firm. This was a very difficult case because of complicated medical issues and the Ritchie Law Firm was able to handle the problem. They worked very hard for me. I was very satisfied with the outcome. They were a great help to my wife and I. If you’ve been injured, I recommend you call the Ritchie Law Firm.”
Scheduling Your Free Case Evaluation with a Car Accident Injury Lawyers
When you schedule a free case evaluation, we’ll ask you to bring your accident reports, documentation, and medical papers. We’ll go over the fees schedule, signing of a medical release, and specifics about the accident and witnesses.
You’ll have the opportunity to meet the legal assistant handling your case, and go over the process, timeline, and contact process for working together.
Still need a little more information? Download our auto accident brochure for more.
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Get in touch with us today so we can evaluate your case. We’ll take a look at your case for free, and we handle most cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we’re only paid if we win. You’ve got enough to deal with, let us handle your claim.