After being involved in a car accident, it can be difficult to know what to do next. Medical bills, lost wages, car repairs, and other unexpected expenses may be piling up. The last thing you need is an insurance company attempting to minimize your payout. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another, contact the law firm of Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, LLP. Our team of car accident lawyers in Fairfax will ensure you are fairly compensated and not taken advantage of by the insurance companies. Call (703) 498-2928 to schedule a free consultation.
A car accident lawyer can help you recover compensation for the losses you have suffered, while also alleviating you from the frustration that commonly comes along with filing a car insurance claim.
When filing a claim for a car accident, you typically will be dealing with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. They will require you to provide a substantial amount of information regarding the accident, all while the insurance agent will be looking for any reason to not pay you. Insurance companies frequently deny payments on the basis that:
A lawyer with experience in car accident cases will advocate for you so that your rights will remain protected and the maximum compensation you are entitled to receive will be pursued. An attorney will investigate the accident to determine fault and to corroborate your claim, they will gather all of the necessary evidence and documentation. You will have the freedom to focus on getting better.
The most frequent causes of car accidents are typically due to driver error, including:
Over 4.5 million people experienced injuries as a result of car accidents in 2017, as reported by the National Safety Council. Here are the most common injuries from car accidents:
Injuries that affect the head are among the most serious of car accident injuries and can occur when drivers or passengers strike their heads against steering wheels, windows or dashboards. The extent of a head injury can range from a mild concussion to a coma.
The forceful impact of car accidents commonly causes back injuries. The spinal cord and nerves can be damaged or discs herniated, leading to decreased feeling in the legs, feet, hands, arms, and other body parts. In serious cases, spinal cord injuries can result in paralysis.
Rear-end collisions often result in whiplash, the most frequently caused car accident injury. The sudden jerk of the head and neck can damage neck muscles and ligaments.
Broken ribs and collapsed lungs can come from blunt force trauma suffered during an accident, as well as internal organ damage and internal bleeding.
The legs, feet, arms, and hands are regularly wounded. Injuries can range from lacerations to fractured bones.
Immediately following a car accident, it is recommended to follow these steps:
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, contact the law firm of Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, LLP today. Recovering from an accident is stressful enough, let us help you get back on your feet. For a free consultation with our car accident lawyers, contact us today!