Carter Craig, Attorneys at Law

Car accidents are common, dealing with them is not

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Car accidents happen every day in Virginia. Sometimes they are random accidents that couldn't be prevented, sometimes they are caused by weather or road conditions and sometimes they are caused by negligent drivers. Despite their frequency, most Virginia residents don't have extensive experience dealing with car accidents and their aftermath. Or people only know how to respond to minor collisions. People may be involved in a fender bender, for example, but they may not know how to respond to a fatal or very serious car accident.

In these situations, people need help knowing how to move forward. There are specific steps and investigations that should be undertaken following a serious car accident. As people focus on their physical recovery, it can be difficult for them to also try to understand the legal complexities. This is where our firm can help.

Since 1954, our firm has worked with car accident victims. We know the steps that must be taken following an accident to ensure that victims are fairly compensated for their injuries. Our firm can ensure that legal deadlines are met and that your medical needs are documented. These steps can make the processes easier for victims as they move forward. We also work with experts to ensure that the court understands the seriousness of the accident and the resulting injuries.

In some cases, people may be tempted to settle with an insurance company shortly after the accident. While this might be the right course of action in some cases, people should know that insurance companies are only trying to protect their bottom line. Therefore, a quick settlement may seem appealing, but in the long run it can fall short of a person's financial needs. We can help people determine if a settlement is appropriate or if people are entitled to more.

For more information on how we can help people following a serious car accident, please see our website.

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