Virginia Inclement Weather Accident Attorneys
Many people involved in motor vehicle accidents during bad weather will simply blame the weather for causing their accidents. A rainstorm or a patch of slick pavement makes a convenient scapegoat. In a court of law, however, a driver who causes a car accident will be held responsible for the damages they cause, regardless of the weather.
Inclement weather often leads people to believe they have no chance of recovering anything after an accident, especially if it seems like the weather was the cause. The truth is that people who are harmed by other drivers in bad weather are just as entitled to compensation as people injured during days of sunshine.
If you suffered serious injuries, or your loved one was killed, in a Virginia car accident during inclement weather, you need to fully explore all of your legal options with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Don’t wait to contact CHASENBOSCOLO to see what our firm can do for you.
We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We can explain all your legal options as soon as you call (703) 538-1138, or contact us online, to take advantage of a free consultation.
Do I Need An Inclement Weather Accident Lawyer?
Proving fault in any kind of motor vehicle accident can be very difficult, and this makes handling your own claim when dealing with an insurance company especially dangerous. While an agent may call you and seem quite friendly and concerned, remember that this is all an act designed to lull you into a false sense of security.
Be especially wary if your case is assigned to a claims adjuster who immediately asks you to provide a recorded statement. You should always refuse these invitations, as recorded statements are often used against people. Many individuals do not even realize they are making statements that could harm their cases. The bottom line remains that an insurance company is a business only concerned with making money – not paying it out.
The Virginia State Bar states that a lawyer should act at all times with professional integrity, and with diligence and dedication, as well as with respect and courtesy. Simply put, an attorney will act only in your best interest, helping you achieve a fair and full settlement rather than whatever lump sum amount an insurance company might offer you. When a satisfactory settlement is not possible, your lawyer will file a lawsuit and take your case to trial to win you the compensation you’re owed.
Ultimately, you’ll want to have an attorney on your side whenever someone else’s negligence causes you harm. At a time when you’re forced to deal with physical pain, repairs or replacement of your car, and other stressors, it is crucial to have a knowledgeable and understanding professional by your side to help alleviate the burden. Your lawyer will be focused on helping you get what you’re owed and get back on your feet, and they will protect you from those who wish to deny or diminish your valid claim.
Why Choose CHASENBOSCOLO To Handle My Inclement Weather Case?
Since 1986, CHASENBOSCOLO has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for thousands of clients. Our firm has a team of 25 lawyers and over 90 professionals, and we’ve been serving clients for more than three decades.
Barry M. Chasen has nearly 40 years of legal experience, receiving an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Maryland State Bar Association, and the Maryland Association for Justice, as well as a past chair of the Maryland State Bar Section on Negligence, Insurance, and Workers’ Compensation.
Benjamin T. Boscolo also received Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent mark, a peer rating that denotes the highest level of professional excellence. He is a member of the American Association for Justice and was a Workers’ Compensation Panelist for both the National Football Players Association and the Major League Soccer Players Association.
CHASENBOSCOLO is proud to provide our No Fee Guarantee®. You don’t need to let cost prevent you from seeking legal representation. We only get paid when you receive a monetary award.
Types of Inclement Weather Cases We Handle
The Federal Highway Administration states that almost 1,235,000 of the 5,891,000 annual vehicle crashes, or 21 percent, are weather-related, which means crashes occurring in adverse weather or on slick pavement. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data shows these crashes result in almost 5,000 fatalities and more than 418,000 injuries each year.
Weather takes many forms in Virginia, but some of the conditions considered inclement include:
- Snow or blizzard
- Ice storm
- High winds
People can be involved in several different kinds of automobile accidents during bad weather. Some of the most common kinds of collisions during these circumstances include:
- Drunk or drugged driving accidents
- Rear-end collisions
- Bicycle accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Pedestrian accidents
- Intersection accidents
- Left Turn crashes
- Single-vehicle accidents
- T-bone accidents
- Rollover accidents
- Hit and run collisions
- Parking lot accidents
- Multiple-vehicle accidents
All of the accidents listed above usually stem from the negligence of one driver. While a motorist may immediately claim that they were powerless to avoid collisions because of the bad weather, these same drivers are often the same ones operating safely when they decide to pay attention to prevailing weather conditions.
Injuries stemming from inclement weather car accidents include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Internal organ injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Muscle strains
- Burn injuries
People can, of course, be killed in inclement weather crases, and the family that is left behind may be eligible to pursue a wrongful death action against the negligent party or parties.
Contact an Inclement Weather Accident Attorney in Virginia
Did you sustain severe injuries, or was your loved one killed, in a Virginia motor vehicle accident during inclement weather? The Virginia car accident attorneys at CHASENBOSCOLO will thoroughly evaluate your case and work to make sure that the negligent party is held accountable. Call (703) 538-1138, or contact us online, to set up a free consultation. Find out exactly how much money could be available to you and how you can get it.