Injured In A Motor-Vehicle Accident? We Will Protect Your Rights
The Law Offices of Locklin & Coleman, PLLC, stands up for your rights when you or a family member is injured in a motor vehicle accident. We are committed to holding the negligent party responsible for full compensation for your injuries and losses.
After an automobile crash, we strongly suggest you get legal advice before talking to anyone else about the incident. Under Virginia law, motor vehicle accident victims may not be able to recover damages if they are found to be even 1 percent at fault. Anything you say to police, witnesses or your insurance agent could hurt your personal injury claim. Call 703-659-1961 for a free consultation.
The Law Offices of Locklin & Coleman, PLLC, is an established personal injury law firm in Manassas, representing clients throughout Northern Virginia . We have recovered notable verdicts and settlements for drivers, passengers or pedestrians in all types of motor vehicle accidents:
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Injuries caused by drunk drivers
- Train or bus accidents
- Boat accidents
Commitment to Full Compensation for Car Accident Victims
Our highly experienced attorneys work to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, future health care costs, disabilities, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life. This includes the ongoing care and lost future earnings individuals suffer from a catastrophic injury, such as a brain injury, spinal cord injury or traumatic amputation. We also handle complex auto accident cases involving leg and hip fractures, neck and back injuries, and other serious injuries.
Our personal injury law firm offers unyielding advocacy for the families of fatal car accident and fatal commercial truck accident victims. We provide compassionate guidance to families coping with the wrongful death of a family member.
When a motor vehicle accident occurs, you can find yourself with more questions than answers. At The Law Offices of Locklin & Coleman, PLLC, we routinely assist clients in the Manassas, Virginia area as they take measures to move forward after a motor vehicle accident. What follows are some questions that we frequently hear when meeting with auto accident victims for the first time.
What is a tort?
A tort occurs when an action such as a motor vehicle accident causes personal injury. The victim of a tort may opt to sue for damages caused by the tortious act. If you have been involved in an auto collision, an experienced attorney can help you better understand the tort process.
How long do I have to file a claim?
In the Commonwealth of Virginia, you have two years to file a personal injury claim after the date of your accident. For property damage, that timeframe is expanded to five years. A knowledgeable attorney can help you assess your situation before advising you of your best legal path.
Who should I speak with first, a lawyer or my insurance company?
Before speaking to an insurance company, you should first consult with a personal injury attorney. Providing a statement to the insurance company without a lawyer’s guidance can be an especially costly mistake. A seasoned legal advocate can help you better understand what to do after a car accident.
What if I’m in a hit-and-run, and there are no other witnesses, can I still file a claim?
Determining fault after an accident can be complicated. Matters can become especially muddied when the accident is a hit-and-run. Such cases often call for what is known as a “John Doe” claim. Under Virginia law, drivers must carry uninsured motorist protection, which can provide financial relief in the event of an accident involving an unidentified motorist.
Experienced Advocacy After An Auto Accident
We settle out of court only when it is in our clients’ best interests and in line with their wishes. Insurance companies rarely volunteer full compensation. If we cannot obtain a fair settlement, we are always prepared to take the case to a jury. Our reputation at trial often leads to fruitful negotiations.
Virginia Car Accident Lawyers You Can Trust
There are important steps to take after a car accident in Virginia to ensure your interests are protected. Make your first call to The Law Offices of Locklin & Coleman, PLLC. Our commitment to personalized service and results has helped hundreds of motor vehicle accident victims collect what they deserve. We take no attorney fees unless we are successful in securing compensation. Call 703-659-1961 for a FREE initial consultation.