Maybe your car was rear-ended by another driver or someone ran a red light and slammed into you. If you were injured, you are probably wondering if you have a case.

Within the legal realm, lawyers constantly throw around jargon that most people don’t truly understand. They use such words as “car accident case,” “personal injury” or “wrongful death” on a regular basis, but they often forget that the general public is not exactly sure what these terms mean.

Determining If You Have a Car Accident Case

While there are some differences between car accident, personal injury and wrongful death cases, they all share one thing in common – they involve a situation where someone has been hurt or killed due to another person's carelessness. That means if you are injured in a Herndon car accident because of the other driver’s negligence, you may have a case. You could be entitled to damages for your injuries, including medical expenses and lost income.

However, in Virginia, there is something known as contributory negligence. This legal doctrine basically says that if you were even slightly to blame for the accident, you may not be able to recover compensation. It is therefore crucial that you talk with a Herndon personal injury attorney who will be able to advise you on your legal options.

To learn more about auto accident cases, order a free copy of the book, Five Deadly Sins That Can Wreck Your Injury Claim.

We opened a satellite office in April 2011 to serve our clients in Herndon and the western part of Fairfax County.  Contact us at 703.584.7277 to set up your appointment.

13800 Coppermine Road
Herndon, VA 20171
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