In our news article, State Police Curb Virginia Car Accidents, Launch Statewide Safety Blitz, we discussed a recent safety blitz by the Virginia State Police. Over a span of one weekend, law enforcement initiated 2,579 arrest and summonses for reckless drivers and speeders. It was part of their “Operation Air, Land and Speed” campaign.

You might not be a reckless driver or someone who speeds, but what happens when the “other guy” is and causes an accident? Should you be responsible for a negligent driver’s behavior? Knowing that you did nothing wrong, yet you are the one suffering, is frustrating, to say the least.

Holding a Reckless Driver Responsible

When a car accident is the result of someone driving recklessly, which includes speeding, you can likely hold him or her liable for your damages. For example, if you incurred a lot of medical bills because of broken bones or a hurt back, you may be able to recover compensation for those expenses. The same thing applies to lost wages and other economic losses.

In addition to those types of damages, you may also be able to receive compensation for things that are non-economic, such as pain and suffering, mental anguish and more. 

To learn more about your rights following a crash with a reckless driver, contact one of the experienced Warrenton car accident attorneys at the law firm of Dulaney, Lauer & Thomas today at 540-341-0007. We will review the details of your accident and recommend a course of action. We will also spend time answering your questions.

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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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