Virginia Legal Articles
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At the Jackson Law Group, PLLC, our Hillsville and Wytheville car accident attorneys often get questions from potential clients who have been injured in a car accident. Accident victims have usually already incurred medical expenses and likely require future medical treatment for their injuries. One common question we receive is how medical bills are paid in the time period between the accident and when the claim is resolved by settlement or court trial.
According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, in 2018 there were 7,181 alcohol related traffic crashes in the Commonwealth of Virginia. These alcohol related crashes resulted in 278 fatalities and 4,475 injuries. Even with information on the dangers of drunk driving being more available than ever, drunk driving remains a serious problem that can cause severe injuries and death.
Potential personal injury clients often ask us how much it costs to hire an attorney for a car accident case. Most attorneys use what’s called a contingency fee to represent clients in accident cases. A contingency fee agreement means that the attorney only gets a fee if the client gets a settlement or a favorable verdict after a trial.
Our firm recently handled a DUI case with an unusual fact pattern. Our client was charged with driving under the influence pursuant to Virginia Code 18.2-266 with an enhanced blood alcohol level greater than .20. The arresting officer had reasonable suspicion to initiate the traffic stop and probable cause to arrest was not disputed due to our client’s driving behavior and marijuana found inside the vehicle. Our client refused to take any field sobriety tests and was not offered a preliminary breath test.