After a traffic accident in Front Royal you may wonder how Virginia’s negligence law comes into play when you are trying to recover damages. Virginia injury lawyers will tell you that the negligence law in Virginia works like this: If two people are involved in an accident and the injured party was even minutely at fault, then he or she isn't entitled to recover any payment for injuries or losses. 

For example, if you are hit and injured by a car making an illegal turn, but the driver cannot see you because you did not have your headlights on, you will not be able to collect damages for your traffic accident in Front Royal because the accident was partially your fault. There are many other similar situations that the negligence law can apply to. Alabama, the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia are the only states in the U.S. that follow this strict negligence law. 

However, without Virginia injury lawyers working on your case, you could be determined to be at fault when you really were not. It’s critical that you do not speculate on what happened or whose fault an accident is after the fact. Call the police to the accident scene so that they may investigate and determine the cause of the accident. It’s important to contact legal counsel after a traffic accident in Front Royal to protect your ability to receive compensation. Trying to handle a claim by yourself is not recommended; lawyers are specially trained and experienced in dealing with injury cases and can give you the best chance of a successful outcome. 

Our Virginia Lawyers Can Help

If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. The injury and wrongful death lawyers at Dulaney, Lauer & Thomas are available to help those who have been involved in a Northern Virginia auto accident. Call 1-540-636-7100 to speak with an experienced Front Royal attorney today.

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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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