Auto and Truck Accidents
The number of accidents on Virginia roads and highways has been steadily increasing over the past decade. In 2018, there were over 130,000 crashes resulting in 66,523 injuries. Sadly, these accidents also accounted for 819 fatalities.
In Fairfax County alone, there were 13,368 crashes causing 6,000 injuries and 47 fatalities.
One crash occurs every four minutes. The cause? Speed is the most common reason but alcohol and distracted driving all too often play a role in these accidents. If you've been involved in an accident and are seriously injured, you may be able to get compensation for your injuries, property damage, medical treatment, and lost wages.Trucking Accidents
Accidents involving trucks often result in catastrophic injury or death. In Virginia in 2018, there were 2,540 crashes involving large trucks that resulted in 49 fatalities and 350 injuries. Trucking companies' insurance representatives take immediate action when an accident occurs. Many have accident reconstructionists on 24-hour call to respond to the scene of any significant accident. These agents will take photographs, interview witnesses, meet with investigating officers, and do all they can to minimize the trucking company’s responsibility for the collision.Motorcycle Accidents
Like truck accidents, accidents involving motorcycles also often result in catastrophic injury or death. In Virginia in 2018, of the 1,792 motorcycle accidents 87 were fatal and overall, 83 percent involved injuries. About half of the injuries were considered "serious" by the Department of Motor Vehicles. When these accidents occur due to the negligence of others, you may be able to win compensation for your injuries.Can I get compensated for my losses? How do I know if I have a case?
If you were injured due to the negligence of others, you may be able to recover damages. Over the past 40 years, the lawyers at Frei, Mims and Perushek have helped hundreds of seriously injured crash victims gain compensation for their losses. Make an appointment with us for a complimentary consultation. Bring any and all documentation you may have, including:
- police report and badge number of police officer on the scene
- your notes on how the accident occurred, who was with you, where you were going
- name and contact information for any witnesses
- photos taken at the scene
- property damage report
- details of injuries and treatment (hospital, treating physicians, medications, rehabilitative treatment)
Insurance companies are not always "on your side" and often crash victims come to us after the insurance company has made them an inadequate offer of compensation. Our attorneys have extensive experience in dealing with seriously injured crash victims and preparing the expert testimony that fully portrays the extent of the injury, the resulting disability, current and future treatment costs, necessary housing remediation, current and future lost wages and more. We have spent more than 40 years working with crash victims and insurance companies.Experience Matters
Your serious accident and your serious injury needs a serious legal team, one that has the experience and legal talents to fight for you. Our lawyers have been helping victims of auto, motorcycle and truck accidents win just compensation in cases like these:
- Motorcycle Crash Victim Awarded $1.7 million
- Jury Awards $1.5 million for Brain Injury from Collision: Defense Claimed Victim was "Faking"
- Victim's Own Insurance Company "Not on Her Side" in Head-on Collision with Uninsured Driver
Under Virginia law, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. Lawsuits take time to prepare so you should act quickly to protect your rights.