Virginia Car Accident FAQ: Do I Have to Go to Court?
I was in a car accident where I was injured and there was damage to my vehicle. Do I have to take the other driver to court in order to receive a settlement?
No, you do not have to go to court to be compensated for damages and injuries. In the majority of cases, you will file a claim with the other driver’s insurance company. The insurance company will be responsible for settling your claim.
When you work with a Virginia car accident lawyer, all the paperwork, investigation, and negotiations will be handled without anyone having to step inside a courtroom. Your lawyer and the insurance adjuster will communicate back and forth until a settlement is reached.
There are rare instances, however, in which it may be necessary to file a lawsuit. This may happen if the insurance company denies your claim or refuses to pay a fair settlement.
If you are unsure about what the next step is after being involved in a car accident, it may be in your best interest to hire an experienced lawyer who is familiar with Virginia car accident laws. We also recommend requesting our free accident injury book to learn more about the secrets that insurance companies don’t want you to know. Or call us at (800) 222-4189 to talk to Mr. O’Bryan directly.
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