Those who have been victimized by negligent or reckless motorists may suffer physically, emotionally and financially. After a car crash in which another was at fault, a victim may consider filing a personal injury suit against the other driver. While each case is unique, there are some common steps to a personal injury lawsuit that a Virginia attorney can expand upon.
Last week, the differences between the civil court system and the criminal court system were discussed. The civil courts can give the victim of a drunk driving accident the ability to hold a drunk driver accountable in the event of an injury-causing or fatal accident. However, navigating the civil system and pursuing a successful lawsuit against a negligent driver can be highly complicated. A Virginia drunk driver victim attorney can shoulder the burden of navigating the court system for a victim or family hurt by an accident.
Following any type of car accident in which there has been loss of life, families of the victim often require multiple types of support. There is a tremendous need for emotional support, and often the need for financial support as well. After an unexpected death in the family, relatives must generally cope with medical expenses and funeral costs in addition to potential loss of income. Families in Manassas and surrounding areas may also have another need during times of shocking loss - the need for legal support.
As a heavily populated region, Northern Virginia is home to countless different types of vehicles. Residents of Arlington and Fairfax may be used to seeing compact "smart cars" zip through the region's more urban corridors, while the interstates regularly feature huge semi-trucks, commercial vehicles, and many other types of vehicles. Some residents choose their vehicles based on car crash safety ratings; as a result, many individuals and families prefer SUVs and minivans. Often known for their relatively high safety ratings, minivans may not be as safe as some consumers assume.