Believe it or not, some people think that every car accident results in a lawsuit of some form. Simply put, this is not the case. If you are involved in an accident and don’t have a reason to sue somebody, you should follow through with your insurance company and make sure that everything is taken care of.
But on the other hand, you don’t want to overlook a potential lawsuit if you have been injured and your accident was caused by negligence of another or a roadway hazard.
The greater the damage and injuries the more chance there is that a lawsuit will come about. As you know, there are many potential causes of car accidents including: roadway distractions, driver error, driving under the influence, road conditions, vehicle defects, and bad weather. All of these causes can lead to a car accident lawsuit.
Most lawsuits come about when a multi car accident occurs in which the party in one vehicle claims negligence by another driver. There are also many lawsuits which are brought against governments, such as local townships, due to unsafe or improperly designed roadways.
If you feel that you need to file a lawsuit due to a car accident you do not want to wait too long. The statute of limitations in the area in which the accident occurs will govern how long you have to file your lawsuit. The longer you wait the better chance there is that the statute will expire.
While not all car accidents will result in a lawsuit, many of them do.
If you have been involved in a Virginia car accident you need to know your legal rights. Do not hesitate to contact the lawyers at The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, P.C. for a free consultation.