Car Accident Questions
Attorneys representing Norfolk, Newport News, Roanoke & nearby areas of Virginia
What steps should I take if I am involved in a car accident?
- Stay on the scene
- Call 911 if someone is injured, or contact the police to report the incident.
- Call your attorney at Kalfus & Nachman to protect your rights before contacting your insurance company: (800) 361-0430.
- Contact your insurance company, but refuse to sign paperwork or give a statement immediately. Your attorney will guide you.
- Obtain the names, addresses and contact details of witnesses and others who come to help
- See your doctor – your injuries may not be immediately apparent
Should I accept the settlement my insurance company is offering?
No. Be very wary of accepting the first figure your insurer offers without consulting your attorney. Remember, your judgment may have been impaired by injuries suffered in the car accident, and if you are not knowledgeable about personal injury law, you may be signing away your rights.
If I crash into the back of another vehicle, am I at fault?
Usually, the driver who rear-ends another vehicle is considered to be at fault for the accident, as they have failed to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of them. However, you may be the victim if the other driver stopped suddenly without apparent cause, or if you were involved in a multiple vehicle collision. Contact your attorney to find out more about your rights.
What if I am the victim of a drunk driver?
If you or a loved one is injured in an accident where the other driver had been drinking, your rights are somewhat different than with typical accidents. The drunk driver's act of getting behind the wheel while over the legal blood alcohol limit is the first issue to be addressed. Second is the harm this driver has caused you, your family and your property because of their gross negligence.
At Kalfus & Nachman, our accident lawyers believe that drunk drivers should be held accountable for the consequences of their actions.
Who can protect my best interests after an auto accident?
If you have been involved in a car accident in Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, Roanoke, or Virginia Beach, Virginia, negotiating a reasonable settlement with your insurers without the necessary legal assistance is not a wise decision. Let the experienced auto accident lawyers at Kalfus & Nachman deal with the other driver's insurance company and work hard to get you all the money you need to get your life back to normal. Our attorneys have the resources and background necessary to help you recover from the accident physically and financially. Please call us today at (800) 361-0430.