Hillsville Auto Accident Lawyer

After a crash, accident victims often wonder if they need a lawyer’s help. The answer is an unequivocal “yes.” Car wrecks leave victims with considerable pain, and too many feel the pinch of financial stress as well. This is not the time to attempt to negotiate your own car accident settlement. Virginia law empowers many victims to seek compensation, but there are hurdles confronting anyone trying to get a fair settlement. Contact The Jackson Law Group today. One of our Hillsville auto accident lawyers can provide expert advice and handle your claim the right way. Our consultations are free, so do not hesitate to call.

Should You Hire a Hillsville Auto Accident Lawyer?

Handling your own car accident claim might sound like an easy task. Unfortunately, there are many mistakes a person can make, such as providing a recorded statement to an insurance adjuster without a lawyer present. These mistakes can easily reduce the overall compensation you receive—or result in taking home nothing at all.

Our Hillsville auto accident lawyers can bolster your claim in several ways:

  1. Find evidence to establish fault for the accident. Few drivers raise their hands and admit they caused an accident. You need evidence to show what happened and why the other side is to blame. We’ll talk to witnesses, look at photographs, and analyze the police report.

  2. Fill out forms and answer all insurance adjuster questions. You should also focus on your health and recovery. Let us track down information for the insurance companies.

  3. Properly value your claim and negotiate for favorable compensation. Do you know how much your claim is worth? Most members of the public underestimate what they can receive. We rely on decades of experience to arrive at a fair number.

The Jackson Law Group is eager to meet with anyone injured in an auto accident. We can review whether you have a strong claim and strategize next steps. Call today.

What Causes Accidents in Hillsville?

We see car accidents just about everywhere in Hillsville, including on North Main Street, side streets, and in parking lots. The following are the primary reasons why these accidents happen:

  • Negligent driving, such as failing to yield, neglecting to use mirrors, or driving while distracted.

  • Reckless behavior, including illegal passing, unsafe U-turns, speeding, tailgating, and cutting another motorist off.

  • Fatigued driving or intoxication, which impairs a motorist’s ability to drive safely and can lead to wrecks.

  • Motor vehicle defects, such as faulty brakes or defects in the manufacture or design process. These defects render a vehicle unsafe to drive.

Depending on your crash, we might sue a negligent motorist, car manufacturer, or a different party for the collision. Let us review.

The Role of Insurance in a Car Accident Claim

Virginia law requires that motorists either purchase liability insurance or else have enough money set aside to pay compensation to injured victims. As of 2024, the minimum insurance requirements are found inVirginia Code § 46.2-472:

  1. $30,000 for bodily injury or death of one person

  2. $60,000 for bodily injuries or deaths of two or more people

  3. $20,000 in property liability insurance

This is called 30/60/20 insurance. In 2025, the minimums will jump to 50/100/25.

Our legal team can negotiate with the other driver’s insurer to cover any damages caused by the accident. Some issues that we dispute include fault—i.e., who is responsible for the wreck—as well as the severity of your injuries and pain. An insurance company is typically focused on offering as little as possible. We represent your interests.

If a driver was uninsured, we might claim your uninsured motorist insurance. This process is also complex because your insurance might deny a legitimate compensation claim.

Other insurance that might apply to your case includes medical payments, collision, and umbrella policies. Let us identify which policies cover you.

How Much is Your Claim Worth?

At The Jackson Law Firm, we always remain focused on achieving the best outcome for our clients. The men and women we represent are struggling with serious injuries, such as fractures, concussions, or back injuries. They feel intense pain and bodily impairments.

Our goal is to obtain the most financial compensation possible to cover your:

  • Medical expenses, including emergency treatment, for your injuries;

  • Missed time from work as you try to recover;

  • Future financial losses, such as ongoing medical treatment for permanent disabilities;

  • Damage to your car and other property;

  • Physical pain and suffering;

  • Emotional distress or mental anguish.

No two cases are alike. We will use your medical bills, pay stubs, and car repair estimates to value your claim. We also work closely with your medical team to better understand your prognosis and possible lingering disabilities.

Virginia’s Contributory Negligence Standard & Your Auto Accident Claim

Some accidents are the fault of both drivers. One motorist might be racing around a parking lot, while another backs up without checking their mirror. In this type of collision, both have contributed to the wreck.

Virginia is one of only a handful of states to have a contributory negligence standard still. If you are even a little bit to blame—as low as 1%–the state will prohibit you from receiving financial compensation. As you can imagine, defendants have a strong incentive to pin some blame on you. If successful, they can avoid paying anything, no matter how severe your injuries.

To help your case, it is critical to:

  • Avoid admitting fault to the other driver or the police officer who responds to the crash.

  • Avoid giving a recorded statement to an insurance adjuster. They are probably fishing for evidence to show you were even slightly careless.

  • Never post about the accident on social media. You might slip up and say something damaging to your claim.

  • Refuse to talk about the accident with anyone but your lawyer.

  • Hire an experienced car accident attorney in Hillsville as soon as possible. We can ensure the focus stays on the other driver at fault.

Speak to an Auto Accident Lawyer in Hillsville About Your Case

If you have been hurt or you have lost someone you love, you only have two years from the date of the crash to file a compensation claim. For this reason, you must contact a Hillsville auto accident lawyer as soon as possible after a crash. At The Jackson Law Group, PLLC, our seasoned attorneys can provide the legal advice you need and give you the best chance of obtaining the full and fair settlement you are legally entitled to. Call or text us now at (276) 200-5417 or chat with us online to schedule a free consultation and to learn more.



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