Auto Accidents and Personal Injury Lawyers in Lynchburg, VA
The attorneys at the Pack Law Group are dedicated, experienced and aggressive litigators who apply their skills to the representation of people who have been injured in auto accidents or other injuries caused by the negligence or misconduct of another. We work hard to see that you get the compensation you need and that responsible parties are held accountable for their behavior.
Virginia Auto Accident Facts and Statistics
In 2014, there were 120,282 traffic crashes in Virginia, resulting in 63,384 injuries and 700 deaths. Virginia law requires drivers to carry liability insurance to cover at a minimum $25,000 in personal injury expenses to one person, or $50,000 if more than one person is injured, and $20,000 in property damage. However, unlike most other drivers in the country, drivers in Virginia can legally go without liability insurance so long as they pay a $500 uninsured motor vehicle fee. It is estimated that about one in ten drivers on Virginia roads are uninsured.
If you are hit by an uninsured driver, you can go after that driver personally for your damages, assuming they have enough income or property to satisfy any judgment you obtain against them. Alternatively, you can pursue a claim with your insurance company under your Uninsured Motorist (UM) coverage. UM coverage is automatically included with your liability insurance policy and in the same amounts as your liability insurance, unless you rejected such coverage.
Whether you are pursuing a claim against the other driver’s insurance company, the other driver personally, or your own insurance company, they all three have one thing in common – the desire to pay you as little as possible, or avoid paying anything at all if they can. It is simply a fact that if you are not represented by an attorney when you talk to an insurance company, any settlement offer you receive will be far less than your claim is actually worth. You may have never been in an accident before, but insurance companies deal with them every day. Shouldn’t you have someone equally experienced on your side whose only interest is in seeing that you are fully compensated for your injuries?
Comprehensive Personal Injury Attorneys
At the Pack Law Group, we work to get you the full amount of compensation that you need and deserve, including past and future medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life. In addition to helping people injured in car, truck or motorcycle accidents on Virginia roads and highways, we represent people injured because of another’s negligent actions in other ways as well, such as:
- Slip and Fall – Property owners have a duty to maintain their premises in a safe manner for people on their property. This includes cleaning up any spills and fixing any dangers, or providing adequate warnings, in a reasonable period of time.
- Premises Liability – Property owners may also have a duty to provide the necessary security to prevent assaults, thefts, vandalism, dog bites and animal attacks from occurring on their property.
- Products Liability – Manufacturers of cars, appliances, household cleaners and industrial equipment owe a duty to consumers and workers not to release any product that is defectively designed or defectively manufactured, including missing or inadequate safety warnings or instructions for safe usage. Product makers may be held strictly liable for injuries caused by defective products.
Get Help Now with Your Virginia Auto Accident or Other Personal Injury
If you were injured by a speeding, reckless or distracted driver, or suffered an injury due to another’s negligence or wrongful conduct in central Virginia, call the Pack Law Group in Bedford at 540-586-7225. We are here for you 24/7 and will get to work right away to get you the compensation you need and deserve.