Motor vehicle accidents usually occur when one or more drivers fail to follow the rules of the road and use a reasonable standard of care when they get behind the wheel. An accident can leave you with exorbitant medical bills. Complications from an incident can keep you out of work, affect your ability to earn a competitive wage, and permanently affect your quality of life.
After an accident, you may need support from a knowledgeable legal representative to hold the responsible party accountable and obtain fair compensation for your losses. Our motor vehicle accident attorneys can represent you in front of insurance companies and negligent individuals after any serious accident.
At Williams Stone Carpenter Buczek, PC in Northern Virginia, we handle all types of motor vehicle accident cases, and we will fight to protect your right to adequate compensation under Virginia law. Whether we settle your claim out of court or take a case to trial, we will not accept anything less than a fair and full settlement or verdict on your behalf. We have offices conveniently located in northern Virginia.
Some of the top causes of car accidents in Virginia include drunk driving, distracted driving, reckless driving, speeding, and acts of road rage. When drivers fail to consider how their actions affect others on the road, innocent vehicle occupants may suffer serious injuries or death. Devastating rollovers, head-on collisions, and T-bone accidents can lead to permanent disabilities and destroy the lives of those involved.
After a car accident, insurance investigators often search for ways to lower their liability. Virginia is a state that assigns fault based on a contributory negligence rule. This strict rule states that no one may recover damages in a lawsuit if they contributed even 1% to the incident. To keep this rule from interfering in your insurance claim, you may need support from a legal representative who deeply understands both the insurance and legal system in our state. Our attorneys are expert negotiators who fight for our client’s best interests in every accident claim. Whether you were involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist or as the result of an auto defect, our attorneys can help.
If you commute to work in an urban or suburban area of Virginia, you likely see large commercial trucks on a routine basis. These road mammoths tend to cause some of the most dangerous and deadly accidents on our roadways. When accidents involve 18-wheelers and other commercial trucks, victims often need the support of a knowledgeable truck accident attorney.
As professional drivers, truck drivers must maintain an elevated duty of care on the roadways. They are trained to handle high traffic and unexpected travel situations. When their negligence causes accidents, a victim may hold the driver and/or the trucking company liable for resulting losses.
Commercial vehicle insurers will likely initiate an investigation into the accident immediately. They will look for evidence of negligence among other parties involved in the incident to lower their payout responsibility. Our team of lawyers will take swift action to preserve evidence, determine liability, and see that insurers pay the amount our clients deserve.
Virginia offers motorcyclists some beautiful driving country. Enthusiasts often ride their bikes to work, to joyride, and on quick errand runs. Many motorcyclists are seasoned and cautious drivers who understand the limits of their bikes. When accidents involve motorcycles in Virginia, we help those injured with their accident claims.
Intersections represent the most danger for motorcyclists. As they travel straight through an intersection, vehicles turning left often miss the narrow profile of the vehicle and strike them at speed. Without the protective structure of a passenger vehicle, motorcyclists often suffer serious injuries even in seemingly minor accidents. Fractures, road rash, head injuries, and spinal cord damage are just a few of the serious injuries that can arise during a motorcycle accident.
Our firm, with locations in Stafford, Fredericksburg & Manassas, represents motorcyclists in serious and deadly accidents. We have the resources and the skills to pursue maximum insurance compensation on our clients’ behalves. Many motorcyclists involved in accidents may never get on a bike again.
Other Types of MVA Accidents We Handle
The category of “motor vehicles” can include a range of different motorized modes of transportation. While the most common types of motor vehicle accidents involve cars, trucks, and motorcycles, we also handle other kinds of motor vehicle accidents including:
- Public transportation accidents – When accidents involve buses, trains, trolleys, and other forms of public transportation, we help victims determine liability and seek compensation for their losses.
- Boating accidents – Many people use boats and personal watercrafts on the rivers and lakes of Virginia and around the coastline. When these outings result in tragedy, our attorneys are here to represent those involved. We understand the nature of boating insurance laws in our state and will pursue both negligent operations claims and boat defect claims for our clients.
- ATV and recreational vehicle accidents – Outdoor enthusiasts and homeowners with large properties often use recreational off road vehicles to hunt, work, and play. Our firm represents victims in these complex legal claims. Depending on the situation, homeowner’s insurance policies may cover losses sustained in a recreational vehicle accident.
- Other accidents – Some motor vehicle accidents involve pedestrians and bicyclists. We help injured drivers and non-vehicle involved persons obtain insurance coverage through their own policies or the policy of an at-fault driver.
If you suffer an injury in any type of motor vehicle accident, seek medical attention, report the incident, and document the accident scene. A clear record of the incident and your injuries can help you prove negligence and secure compensation later.
For all motor vehicle accident claims, timing matters. We encourage those injured in preventable accidents to reach out to us as soon as possible after an accident. Evidence in these cases can fade quickly, as do witness memories, so the sooner you speak with an attorney the better.
When you contact us, we will help you determine if legal representation makes sense in your case. If you agree to hire us as your legal team, we will begin working on your case immediately. We can help you find qualified medical attention, negotiate with medical bill collectors on your behalf, and represent you in front of insurance investigators from day one.
If you have suffered an injury in a motor vehicle accident in Northern Virginia, reach out to our attorneys at Williams Stone Carpenter Buczek, PC today for a case evaluation.