More options for car accident lawsuits
Written by our car accident lawyers in Charlottesville
Personal injury lawyers in Virginia now have more options when filing a lawsuit in car accident cases. Beginning July 1, 2021, the amount that an injury victim can recover in the General District Courts changed from a maximum of $25,000 to $50,000. This increase is significant because in a lot of Virginia personal injury cases, the monetary damages such as hospital and doctor bills are only a few thousand dollars.
For more than three decades our car accident lawyers in Charlottesville have helped accident victims in Louisa County, Fluvanna County, and Albemarle County.
The General District Courts offer an expedited recovery because there is very limited discovery, and the medical evidence can be presented through the records and bills, so the plaintiff does not have to bear the expenses involved in taking the deposition of his treating doctor.
Even the filing fees are significantly less than those of the Virginia Circuit Courts.
If an insurance company is not willing to settle a personal injury car accident case for fair value, filing a General District Court case can apply pressure and result in either a settlement or a verdict for damages. The damages that can be recovered include not only the medical bills, but also an injury victim’s pain and suffering.
If you have been in a car accident that resulted in injury to you or your passenger, you should consult one of our personal injury lawyers in Charlottesville to discuss your options and how to best recover the full amount of injury damages to which you are entitled.
Don’t get cheated out of money you need and and are owed. Call us to discuss your options at 434-202-8181. Our experienced lawyers can let you know what your options are and how to maximize a recovery.
Car accident lawyers in Charlottesville serving Louisa County, Fluvanna County, Albemarle County, and all of central Virginia.