You drove safely, but the other guy didn’t. Now you are injured. What happens next?

Reckless drivers plague the roads in our state. Virginia may have a ban on texting while driving, but that doesn’t stop many people from engaging in the activity. However, texting isn’t the only recklessness. How many times have you seen drivers running red lights, speeding, and not paying attention to the road? In fact, you may have found this website because you were hurt by one of these drivers.

2 Things to Consider if a Reckless Driver Hurt You

It can be very frustrating dealing with a serious injury that was no fault of your own. We can’t control the actions of other drivers, but in some cases, we can hold them responsible for their negligence. Here are a couple of things you need to know if you were hurt:

  1. You may not be on the line for your medical bills. If you played no part in the crash, you may be able to hold the other driver liable for your medical expenses. Keep in mind that Virginia has a contributory negligence law, which you can learn more about in one of our frequently asked questions
  2. You should get legal help. It might seem straightforward—the other driver was reckless, caused the crash, and you were injured. You would think you could easily get compensation from his or her insurance company. That is not so in every situation. Insurers often push back when injury claims are filed and adjusters look for ways to justify low settlements. An experienced lawyer can help you.

To learn more, contact an experienced Warrenton car accident lawyer at the law firm of Dulaney, Lauer & Thomas today at 540-341-0007.

Andrew Thomas
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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
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