No matter what state you're in, negligence is the basis for all personal injury claims. You can't file a claim against someone else when you were completely the one to blame for your injuries. In Virginia, it's even more extreme than that: You can't be in any way, shape, or form responsible for the accident and your injuries.

Virginia is a contributory negligence law state, meaning your own negligence could not have contributed at all to your accident and injuries. During the personal injury claim process you will present evidence that shows the degree of fault in the accident. Your evidence must prove that the other party was 100% at fault for your accident and that you contributed in no way to your injuries.

Take for example a car accident where you are hit by a driver who ran a red light. You must be able to prove that you were driving the appropriate speed, obeying all traffic laws, and were not distracted or impaired when the crash occurred. Even with proof that the other driver was negligent in following traffic laws, if the other driver's attorney can show that you also violated some traffic law, you may be found to be at fault as well, therefore ruining your chances of collecting compensation for your medical bills or other expenses.

You're going to need a mountain of solid, specific evidence to help prove you weren't the least bit negligent in the cause of your accident if you want to recover damages in Virginia through a personal injury claim. That's why the help of a Fairfax personal injury attorney is critical in these types of cases.

The strict Virginia negligence laws make it extremely difficult for the average person to recover compensation in a Virginia personal injury claim. The defense will try everything they can to shift some of the blame on you to show you somehow caused your injuries. For your best chances at fighting these tactics, consult with a Fairfax personal injury attorney. 

Contacting a Fairfax Personal Injury Attorney

You don't have to deal with insurance companies and hospitals alone when you're looking to file a Virginia personal injury claim. Fairfax personal injury attorney Ben Glass fights to help victims in the Virginia and D.C. areas settle their personal injury claims.

Before you go any further with your decision, order a copy of my free guide to Virginia personal injury claims, Five Deadly Sins That Can Wreck Your Injury Claim. To set up a free consultation, contact me today - 703-591-9829

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