After the Accident: Legal Steps and Solutions

Understanding the Impact of Accidents

Accidents come with physical and emotional turmoil, but the aftermath can leave you grappling with legal complexities. At The Law Office of B. Patrick Agnew PLLC, we aim to guide you through these challenges. As a notable personal injury attorney in Virginia, B. Patrick Agnew understands the importance of assisting individuals in navigating the legal maze after an accident.

Preserving Evidence is Crucial

Right after an accident, preserving the evidence often gets overlooked in the chaos and confusion. Nonetheless, it carries immense importance. Photographic evidence of the accident site, damage inflicted to the vehicles or property, and injuries sustained serves to substantiate your claim. Save all medical reports and bills stemming from the accident and maintain a record of all relevant paperwork. While understanding and gathering such intricate details can be overwhelming, having a guiding hand eases the process.

Initial Consultation with an Attorney

When choosing an attorney, it’s crucial to select one who can maintain a comprehensive overview of the lawsuit while tightly managing every micro-detail. At the Law Office of B. Patrick Agnew, we pride ourselves in our absolute dedication to our clients and their cases. Upon your initial consult, we will discuss the accident, your injuries, circumstances leading up to the event, the general impact on your life, and potential options moving forward.

Legal Options to Explore

Filing an Insurance Claim: You may file an insurance claim either with your insurance company or the party-at-fault’s insurer. The goal is to recover damages that occurred as a result of the accident.

Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit: After your attorney performs a legal analysis of your claim, filing a lawsuit may be a viable option. This step is taken when negotiations do not yield satisfactory results.

Virginia’s Contributory Negligence Law

In the commonwealth of Virginia, personal injury cases are subject to the contributory negligence law. Under this rule, if the injured party is even 1% at fault for the injuries suffered, recovery is bars from the at-fault party. This makes Virginia’s law different from many other states. Thus, having an attorney capable of deploying effective strategies to counter such potential denials often makes the difference in winning a case in Virginia.

Choosing a Legal Representative

The selection of your attorney significantly impacts your case. At the Law Office of B. Patrick Agnew PLLC, we understand that being involved in an accident is a traumatic experience. Our team is committed to fighting for your rights and ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve. Virginians have relied on the firm’s dedication, meticulous attention to detail, and deep understanding of personal injury law to guide them through these challenging times.

To get a better understanding of Virginia’s laws and regulations, one can visit Free Legal Answers Virginia. This credible resource provides information about your rights, the legal timeline after an accident, measures to be taken and other legalities associated with accident cases in Virginia.

Final Remarks

Not all accidents warrant legal action; however, always consult with an attorney to assess your rights and options. Your physical and emotional recovery is of utmost importance; allow us to handle the complexities of the legal process. At the Law Office of B. Patrick Agnew PLLC, we aim to streamline the journey by shedding light on the legal steps to be taken post-accident, making a profound impact on the lives of our clients. Time and again, Virginians have placed their trust in B. Patrick Agnew and his team. Our commitment to you doesn’t end in the courtroom but continues, advocating and guiding you even after the accident.

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Patrick McBride
Patrick McBride
July 21, 2023
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Joyce Brooks
Joyce Brooks
June 23, 2023
I will personally recommend anybody to contact this law firm to work with you on any case that’s dealing with and your job. They are so understanding about what you going through and they check on you making sure you are doing well with your Sickness. When I say they take it personally o boy , they will even call on a Sunday. So I tell anyone call this law firm so they can handle all of your Workmancomp cases. I’m so truly satisfied and I really appreciate the law firm of Patrick Agnew. Thanks again guys y’all are the best!!
Brian Webster
Brian Webster
June 19, 2023
Great people doing great work here! Everyone in the office is friendly and professional. They're very good at their jobs and worked hard for me. I couldn't be happier with the service I received.
Steven Taylor
Steven Taylor
April 20, 2023
I couldn’t be any more pleased with my service from Patrick and his team. From start to finish they stuck through and made sure I was always taken care of. I would definitely recommend their legal services.
Ethan Long
Ethan Long
November 21, 2022
Mr Agnew and his team are very professional and very fast on addressing any issues that you may encounter. Would definitely recommend to anyone!
Wendy Pauley
Wendy Pauley
November 18, 2022
The warmth, care and concern of both Mr. Agnew and Jennifer put me at ease, and I knew my case was in good hands. Ongoing communication with Jennifer was excellent, timely, professional; and her work was thorough and detailed. I highly recommend this practice..... they go above and beyond for you!
David Thornton
David Thornton
October 31, 2022
I tried 3 times on my own to get the disability benefits that I deserved and was denied almost immediately each time. I was about to lose my home and fell into major depression and diagnosed having generalized anxiety disorder due to stress. I told myself to try 1 more time. I asked my attorney, who does not specialize in disability cases, who should I contact. He immediately told me to contact B. Patrick Agnew. The firm agreed to take my case. Their paralegal Jennifer Martin was a God send to me. It only took the firm 4 months to help get my benefits approved. If anyone needs a disability attorney, look no further. Make a call and you will not regret it!!!!!

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