At some point during your life, you or a loved one may be involved in a serious auto accident. Do you know what to do when you are faced with overwhelming medical expenses, lost wages and future earnings, pain, suffering and other emotional, financial and physical concerns?
Car crash cases are complicated when your injuries are serious or there is a dispute about who is at fault. That is where a qualified accident attorney is enormously beneficial. An attorney attends to every detail, relieving you of the burden of pursuing your claim.
Our Diligent Car Crash Attorneys Focus On Your Specific Needs
For more than two decades, the lawyers at Duff & Kronfeld, P.C. have been committed to providing comprehensive counsel to victims of motor vehicle accidents across Northern Virginia. After you have suffered catastrophic personal injuries, we will make your interests our top priority and help you with your recovery.
While you concentrate on healing or tending to the needs of your family, we will take the following steps:
- Conduct interviews, obtain recorded statements, review photos of damage and hospital records
- Research traffic laws applicable to the area where the accident occurred
- Negotiate with the insurance company to help ensure your losses are recovered
Of primary importance is ensuring you have the resources to make informed decisions: No question goes unanswered.
Helping You Understand The Basics of Virginia Auto Accident Injury Claims
Following a car accident, you must notify your insurance company, regardless of whether you were at fault. This will initiate the claim process. If you were injured, be certain to let the insurer know, but discuss as few details as possible until you speak with your attorney so as not to say something that jeopardizes the claim. After you or your attorney fill out the required paperwork, an insurance claims adjuster will investigate the case.
Do not attempt to negotiate with your own insurance company. It is vital to remember that this adjuster works for the insurance company, not for you. If another driver was at fault, we highly suggest you do not speak with his or her insurance company without legal guidance.
Our Goal: Fair and Adequate Compensation for Your Injury
We have significant experience in accident cases and know what a reasonable jury would award. Many factors are used to determine how much compensation is awarded in a settlement or by a jury, including:
- The severity of your injuries
- Your past medical history
- The amount of insurance coverage held by the responsible person or company
- The strength of witness testimony
Approximately 95 percent of auto accident cases settle out of court through negotiation and mediation. Sometimes cases settle within weeks or a few months, but those that are contentious can take years to resolve. Duff & Kronfeld, P.C. regularly and vigorously pursues claims in court when full and fair compensation is not forthcoming from the responsible party.
Our lawyers have settled and tried hundreds of motor vehicle accident cases and have a demonstrated record of success. Contact our Fairfax, Virginia, office by completing a brief online form or by calling us at 703-591-7475. You will receive a full explanation of your rights and the auto accident legal process