What are the Virginia Negligence Laws (Part 2 of 2)

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Working with Virginia Negligence Laws

It's highly advised that you contact a personal injury lawyer before filing a Virginia personal injury claim. You are going to need solid, well-developed evidence to prove that you were in no way at fault for your injuries if you are going to see any sort of settlement from the other party. One of the reasons that a lawyer is important to your cause is that he or she should have experience finding the right kind of evidence for your case. A lawyer saves you a lot of time and stress while making sure that your argument is as complete as possible to get the best case result.

Your lawyer will work with you and the evidence of your accident and injury to show that you were acting within reasonable means for your own safety, and that it was the negligence of the other party that caused the accident.

With Virginia negligence laws in any personal injury accident the burden of proof lies on the plaintiff. This means your Fairfax personal injury attorney must present evidence that would cause a judge or jury to consider that the other party was negligent and caused the accident. If there is no evidence that would lead a judge or jury to consider the other party negligent, the case is void.

Even after providing the burden of proof, a Fairfax personal injury attorney must fight to reinforce your innocence and establish you were not at fault for your accident or resulting injuries. Remember that with Virginia negligence laws you cannot be found to be even 1% at fault for your damages to be eligible for compensation. 

Complex Virginia Negligence Laws Equal Tough Cases

The strict Virginia negligence laws mean that even an experienced personal injury lawyer may have difficulty proving complete negligence of the other party. A well-seasoned defense attorney will fight tooth and nail to try to show that you were somehow negligent in your own personal safety and contributed, however small, to the accident and your injuries.

To give your Virginia personal injury case the best chance it has against these ruthless insurance companies or defense attorneys, you should get a lawyer involved as soon as possible.

Contacting a Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer

You don't have to deal with insurance companies and hospitals alone when you're looking to file a Virginia personal injury claim. The team at BenGlassLaw fights to help victims in the Virginia and D.C. areas settle their accident and injury claims. You can reach out to us at (703)584-7277.

Additionally, you can request our free report on handling accident and injury claims, including info on how to hire the right lawyer for your case.

Ben Glass
Ben Glass is a nationally recognized Virginia injury, medical malpractice, and long-term disability attorney