If you’ve gone to the trouble of hiring an attorney after being hurt in a Culpeper or Warrenton car wreck, you probably want to do everything you can to keep your case moving forward.  Above all, you want to feel like you did everything possible to WIN your case, and get the justice and compensation you deserve.

 Here are some tips for Virginia auto accident victims looking to get the most from their case:

  • Keep in touch with your lawyer, and keep him or her up-to-date on your medical condition or any contact you may have with anyone involved in the case.
  • Follow your attorney’s advice.  This may seem obvious, but clients sometimes unwittingly ruin their own cases by failing to listen to what they are told to do (or not do!)
  • Don’t sign ANYTHING without first asking your attorney.  Even the most simple looking form could be the insurance company’s way to trick you.
  • Follow your doctor’s orders, because if you don’t the insurance company could blame YOU for your failure to improve.  And, see your doctor regularly to follow up on injuries from the accident – you want everything you’re going through to be documented.

 It may help for you to view your attorney as a partner – you are both working together to secure that compensation you need to get on with your life after a tragic car crash.

Andrew Thomas
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Civil litigation attorney in Virginia and is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
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Working with Andrew and his team has been--without exception--one of the most pleasant, productive, and professional experiences of my adult life. I was seriously injured in an accident in July, 2018, in Virginia. I was driving a company vehicle that was registered in Maryland, for a company that was based in Wisconsin. And I live in New Jersey, where my personal vehicles are insured. The several jurisdictions involved presented a very unique case that demanded an experienced and nuanced strategy. I found Andrew Thomas (of Dulaney, Lauer, & Thomas) through some online research. And it is noteworthy that Andrew has worked the other side of the aisle--he used to work with insurance companies. Andrew took on my case with the assurance that he would work it with no less energy than he does each of his cases. At each turn, and with each question I had, Andrew and Paralegal Misty kept me informed, returned my calls, provided detailed explanations, and kept me feeling like I was in the loop and there was an eventual end to our journey. Nearly five years after the accident, we settled out of court for a significant sum in recognition of my personal injuries. The settlement was much more than I had expected. And without Andrew & Misty, I am sure the award would have been much less. If you are looking for professionalism, knowledge, dedication, answerability, responsiveness, integrity, and human-level communication from a personal injury attorney--look no further. You have found him. Thank you, Andrew and Misty. Gary Daley
I'm grateful for all your work . . . Roger V. (Remington, VA)
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