Norfolk Car Accident Law Firm Pursues Optimum Results
Experienced car accident attorneys in Virginia
Auto accidents have the potential to negatively impact your job, your family, your health and your quality of life. Even an apparently minor traffic accident may result in serious injuries. If you have been hurt because someone was negligent, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, including pain and suffering, past and future medical bills, and lost income. Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, P.C. has 10 years of experience successfully representing clients injured in auto accidents throughout Virginia
If you have been injured in a car, motorcycle, truck, ATV, boat or pedestrian-related accident, we can help.
Why Hire a Norfolk Car Accident Lawyer
In the wake of an accident, it can be difficult to know who to trust. While you might expect your auto insurance company to have your best interests at heart, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Insurers are out to turn a profit. If they see any opportunity to deny a claim or minimize a settlement, they’ll take it. A car accident lawyer can help you negotiate a fair settlement and ensure you’re not being taken for a ride.
A car accident lawyer can also help crash victims pursue compensation from the at-fault driver. While this is often handled between the insurance companies, an attorney can advocate for your needs. This typically results in a higher settlement than you might have been able to recoup on your own. If an appropriate settlement amount can’t be reached, a lawyer can file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver and further escalate your claim.
Types of compensation available:
- Medical bills: Whether you need an ambulance ride to a hospital, a life-saving surgery, or years of physical therapy– medical bills can add up quickly. Why should you be responsible for these bills when someone else’s negligence caused your injuries? A personal injury lawyer can help you seek compensation for those bills, as well as any future medical expenses associated with your injury.
- Lost income: If you’re hospitalized after your accident, there’s a good chance you’ll miss work while you recuperate. That lost income shouldn’t be written off – seek the paychecks you missed out on. Accidents can put people out of work for months or permanently, so the loss of earnings should also be included in your settlement.
- Pain and suffering: Long after the physical wounds heal, the emotional pain of an accident can linger. Pain and suffering may be included in your settlement.
- Wrongful death: If your loved one was killed because of someone else’s negligence, you’re probably grief-stricken and wondering how you’ll shoulder medical bills, funeral costs – not to mention the loss of future income for your family. The emotional loss cannot be understated, either. The loss of companionship and affection is irreplaceable. The Virginia wrongful death statute allows certain family members to bring a claim for the losses they have suffered from the death of a loved one.
Most common causes of car accidents in Virginia
There are many different ways in which an auto accident can occur. The most common causes of an accident include:
Our experienced attorneys have the necessary skills to advocate for you after an auto accident.
Capable assistance from qualified experts
Our attorneys consult with knowledgeable and respected experts to assist with case preparation. Trauma doctors, chiropractors, forensics engineers, mechanics, and collision reconstruction analysts lend their expertise to help our attorneys obtain the best possible settlements. At trial, these professional experts help by educating jurors about the specifics of the accident, what caused it and the injuries that resulted.
Time is of the essence
It is important to speak to an attorney immediately following a traffic accident to ensure the preservation of crucial evidence and witness recollection. In addition, Virginia law places time limits on filing an automobile accident claim. We are committed to the timely investigation of your claim.
Contact an established auto accident attorney in Virginia
If you have been involved in an automobile accident, call Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, P.C. at 757-828-1026 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Norfolk office.
Norfolk Car Accident Client Review ★★★★★
Google Review: “Richard Serpe is my friend, my advocate, my lawyer and my champion. In the worst moments of my life, I knew he had my best interests at heart. Because he was there for me, I could concentrate on getting better. I know I can’t get back what the [car] accident took, but thanks to Richard’s hard work and concientious efforts on my behalf, I can look forward to a solid future.” – Melissa B., Norfolk, VA