Recovering Compensation After A Car Accident

Cars have revolutionized our lives over the past century, but motor vehicle accidents are among the most devastating — and common — types of accidents from which to recover. Beyond the physical damage to your car, you may have suffered disabling personal injuries that require you to miss work or that permanently alter your physical capabilities.

If you have been in a car accident and need to obtain compensation in order to further your recovery, you need a lawyer by your side to ensure you receive everything to which you are entitled. Christopher W. Roop, lead attorney for The Law Office of C.W. Roop, PLLC, helps Virginia families rebuild their lives after a catastrophic car accident. As a former state trooper he has seen the aftermath of serious motor vehicle accidents and can assist you in demonstrating the extent of your injuries and documenting why you are entitled to the damages you request in your claim.

Do not delay in hiring legal help after your car accident. Call our office at 276-352-4550 to begin the process.

Car Accident Claims: Essential Things To Know

The state of Virginia has several specific laws that apply to car accident injury claims that are important to know before you prepare to file a claim:

  • The statute of limitations for personal injury cases involving cars is two years, or five years for personal property damages and/or personal injuries to an infant.
  • Virginia is a "contributory negligence state," meaning that to make a claim, you must demonstrate that the other driver was 100 percent at fault.
  • If a claim is settled out of court, some considerations that can go into the final settlement amount include the extent of the property damage, your injuries and medical treatment, work-related losses resulting from the accident, and the pain and suffering you experienced.
  • Punitive damages in claims are limited to $350,000.

Let Us Help You With Your Accident Claim

Negotiating with insurance companies and third parties on accident claims can be exhausting. Call our firm's office in Spencer at 276-352-4550, or use our online intake form to set up an appointment to discuss your options.