We specialize in obtaining personal injury damages for car accidents in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. We act as auto accident lawyers in Fairfax, Prince William, Stafford, Loudoun and Arlington Counties, Virginia. If you are injured in a car accident, you are entitled to make a negligence claim against the people or companies who caused your injuries. The determination as to which driver was negligent is governed by the Law of Virginia or any other jurisdiction where the accident occurred.
In order to recover, the person seeking damages must not be responsible for the automobile accident in any amount. This is called the Contributory Negligence Doctrine.
If you are injured in a car accident you may be entitled to have your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering paid to you by the insurance company for the other driver. If you are injured in an automobile accident you should contact a lawyer immediately before speaking to an insurance company. If you are injured in an automobile accident with a drunk driver, you may be entitled to additional damages, called punitive damages. This is especially true if the drunk driver who caused the accident has a blood alcohol content in excess of .15.