Residential expansion in Stafford and Loudoun county creates an unexpected problem, a rise in car accidents. With this type of influx of car accident victims, we feel it is important to educate the public about the process of personal injury cases.

We are always thrilled when someone asks about the process of a car accident case. This is a great question, and it is very important that you know what to expect. Each case is unique, and we cannot possibly cover all the variables in this short article. In brief, we want you to know what to expect when you file a claim.

  1. An experienced personal injury attorney will investigate your claim. This is a very important part of the process, and your attorney should ask you questions about your claim and medical history. Before the claim can move forward, you will need to prove the accident was the fault of the other party.
  2. You (and your attorney) will present your claim to the insurance company and try to settle the claim. The insurance company will offer what they believe is fair. If you are not satisfied with the offer, the case will move to trial.What is the process of a personal injury case?
  3. If you reject the offer from the insurance company, your lawyer will file a lawsuit. Your attorney will spend a lot of time preparing to present your case to the court. This part of the process is the most labor intensive. Many cases will settle before making it to the courtroom.

Before this process begins, do your research and make sure you are hiring an attorney who has courtroom experience with car accident cases.

If you need more information on how to hire an attorney in Stafford Virginia, download a FREE PDF of our book The Truth About Lawyer Advertising. You can also call BenGlassLaw at (703)584-7277 for more information.
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Ben Glass is a nationally recognized Virginia injury, medical malpractice, and long-term disability attorney