Car Accidents

Fairfax Car Accident Attorneys

Helping You with Your Virginia Car Accident Claim

The human body is not meant for car crashes. Vehicle safety features help victims cope with the impact of traffic accidents, but they can only do so much. All too often, people are injured and bereaved by automotive collisions. In many cases, the person who is harmed did not cause the accident.

When this occurs, civil litigation allows victims the opportunity for justice. With the help of Carroll & Nuttall, PLLC, anyone who has been injured by someone else’s negligence can pursue monetary damages to help them recover.

Call us at (703) 952-5801 to find out how we can help you today.

Types of Car Accidents

No matter how fast you are going or where the impact takes place on your vehicle, car accidents can be harmful.

We handle all types of car crashes, including:

  • Rear-end accidents – as the most common type of car accident, rear-end collisions occur when one vehicle collides with the rear of another. The rear driver is almost always at fault and the majority of rear-end accidents are the result of distracted driving.
  • Head-on collisions – these accidents are some of the most dangerous on the road and are the result of the front of one vehicle colliding with the front of another. Frontal impact crashes frequently take place when people drive on the wrong side of the road or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Rollover accidents – rollovers are one of the reasons you should always wear a seatbelt and are one of the most dangerous motor vehicle crashes, accounting for about 2% of all accidents and 35% of all fatalities. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS): “A crash is classified as a rollover if the vehicle tips onto its side or roof at any time during the crash.”
  • Side-impact collisions – anytime part of one vehicle collides with the side of the other, you’re looking at a side-impact collision. This type of accident includes “T-bone” crashes, which are common when drivers fail to yield at intersections, and “sideswipe” crashes, which are frequently the result of unsafe lane changes or poor lane discipline.
  • Single-vehicle crashes – not all car accidents involve 2 vehicles. Defective auto parts and unsafe road conditions can cause single-vehicle accidents, and the negligent parties can still be held accountable.

Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents are almost always caused by negligence, which is the legal term for carelessness.

Some of the most common causes of car accidents we see at our firm include:

  • Driving under the influence
  • Distracted driving
  • Texting while driving
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Aggressive driving and road rage
  • Failing to yield the right of way
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Improper turns
  • Ignoring the rules of the road
  • And more

Whether someone runs a stop sign or drifts from their lane, you should not have to suffer the consequences alone. Our team at Carroll & Nuttall, PLLC helps ensure you don’t have to.

Most Common Car Accident Injuries

Even the most low-speed car accident can result in lifelong injuries. The most severe car accidents can result in the loss of a loved one and wrongful death charges.

The most common car accident injuries are as follows:

  • Soft tissue injuries (sprains, strains, and whiplash)
  • Fractures (broken bones)
  • Lacerations (cuts)
  • Contusions (bruises)
  • Road rash (friction burns)
  • Spinal cord injuries (SCI)
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Amputations (of arms and legs)
  • Paralysis (paraplegia and quadriplegia)
  • Permanent disability (blindness, hearing loss, etc.)
  • Internal injuries (damaged organs and internal bleeding)
  • Death

Don’t suffer any of the above injuries in silence. Instead, trust our Fairfax car accident attorneys to help you recover.

When to Get an Attorney for a Car Accident

After an auto collision, victims should get medical treatment right away. Remember, your health is always the first priority after an auto accident. The next thing you should do is reach out to a car accident lawyer near your. Accident victims should get an attorney as soon as possible after their car accident because time can play an important part in building a strong case and getting the compensation you deserve.

Evidence

To build a strong case you must first have the evidence to prove that you were wronged by the negligence of another party. This means evidence needs to be gathered and preserved, testimony needs to be taken from witnesses, and legal documents must be assembled. The sooner you contact an attorney, the better chance they have of helping to strengthen your case.

Deadlines

When it comes to car accidents, time is of the essence. Many states have statutes of limitations for filing a personal injury claim, which set a deadline for when you can file a lawsuit or pursue an out-of-court settlement. In Virginia, this window of time is two years from the date of the crash. This means you have two years to consult an attorney and take legal action against those who caused your car accident, so it is best to do so as soon as possible.

Insurance

Even if the insurance company is offering what seems like a fair settlement, you should still speak with our Fairfax car accident lawyers. Insurance companies are in business to make money and they tend to put their interests ahead of yours. An attorney can help protect your rights and ensure you don’t accept an offer that falls short of what you deserve.

How Can a Fairfax Car Accident Attorney Help You Get the Compensation You Deserve?

When a car accident causes injury or death, it can be difficult for those affected to know what to do next. In these situations, an auto accident attorney can provide invaluable assistance in helping victims and their families pursue fair compensation. An experienced lawyer will evaluate the evidence of the case and advise clients on how best to proceed with their claims. They also understand the nuances of civil litigation and are familiar with local laws that may affect a case. Additionally, they have experience negotiating with insurance companies who may attempt to reduce settlements or deny coverage altogether. With an auto accident attorney at your side, you can rest assured knowing that you'll receive the justice you deserve from those responsible for your injuries.

By getting a qualified car accident lawyer on your side, you can:

  • Ensure that all evidence is preserved
  • Gather documents and information related to the incident
  • Locate witnesses and corroborate your story
  • File claims in civil court if necessary
  • Negotiate with insurance companies to recover full compensation for your damages
  • Understand the legal aspects of your case
  • Make sure that you are not taken advantage of by big insurance companies.

Our experienced team at Carroll & Nuttall, PLLC will fight tooth and nail to make sure you get a fair settlement. We won’t back down until we have done everything in our power to get you the compensation you deserve.

If you are injured or bereaved in any type of car crash, do not hesitate to call our Fairfax car accident attorneys today.

How Your Attorney Can Help

After a car crash, you may be facing medical bills, missed work, and other accident-related expenses. Our attorneys can help you recover these “damages” from the at-fault party by filing a personal injury lawsuit.

A successful settlement or verdict can help you account for:

  • Therapy and rehabilitative care
  • Missed wages
  • Changes to your earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of companionship and consortium
  • Present and future medical expenses
  • And more

Some cases even justify punitive damages. Also called exemplary damages, punitive damages are designed to punish and make an example of the wrongdoer, helping ensure what happened to you does not happen to anyone else in the future.

Call Carroll & Nuttall, PLLC Today

Our firm is here to help and here to fight. From the moment you walk through our doors, you will develop a valuable relationship with one of our skilled and experienced car accident lawyers. The local attorney you meet with during your initial consultation will be by your side throughout your entire case.

You can expect to receive straightforward legal advice, care and compassion, and, most importantly, a thorough, focused, and aggressive advocate who will fight for your rights.

To speak to a lawyer at Carroll & Nuttall, PLLC, please call us at (703) 952-5801 or send us a message online.

We look forward to fighting for you in Fairfax and the surrounding areas.

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