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At Kalfus & Nachman, our trusted car accident attorneys in Roanoke have seen many Virginia families' lives turned upside down because of car crashes. According to VDOT, Roanoke is among the top five counties in Virginia with the highest reported motor vehicle accident-related fatalities and injuries. Such mishaps frequently leave victims and their families with significant financial hardships due to medical expenses, rehabilitation expenses, lost wages from missed work, property damage, and economic woes. Thus, it is crucial that you immediately seek expert legal counsel to protect and learn about your rights.

Being in a car accident can change a person’s life in an instant. In the days following, your highest priority needs to be recovery, and that costs money. If you were injured in a car accident because someone else failed to drive responsibly, call the Roanoke car accident lawyers at Kalfus & Nachman PC for a free consultation about what to do next. We have secured damage awards in the millions of dollars for our clients, and we are committed to helping you obtain the best possible settlement for your situation.

Call (855) 880-8163 now or contact us online to schedule your free consultation with Kalfus & Nachman PC.

Helping You Build a Strong Case

With severe injuries, you will have to fight with insurance companies to obtain the money you need to cover healthcare costs. These companies have vast resources and are used to defending their monetary interests by shifting the blame onto victims. It is crucial that you have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side who can help you prove the veracity of your case.

Kalfus & Nachman PC can help you demonstrate:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • The negligence of the other driver
  • The direct relationship between their negligence and your injuries
  • The other driver’s failure to prevent such an accident

No matter how clearly at fault the other driver may have been, you should never underestimate the ability of insurers to avoid paying a fair settlement. With decades of experience in practice, our team has seen the various strategies these companies use, and we know how to combat them.

Roanoke's Most Dangerous Highways and Crash Hotspots

Deadly is the word to describe these dangerous crash hotspots for drivers in Roanoke - highways I-81, I-581, and US 220. These roads run through Roanoke County and Roanoke City and have witnessed several high-profile fatal accidents over the years. So if you live near them, you should be aware of all possible hazards along these roads before heading out onto them yourself!

  • Interstate-81 (I-81): Infamously famous as the "Heroine Highway," I-81 witnesses a traffic volume of approx. 62,000 vehicles each day. Large trucks comprise 20% of this traffic, and the increased number of trucks increases the risk of accidents. According to a VDOT report, a whopping 35 percent of fatal accidents on I-81 involve a truck. Traffic volume and speed are to blame. Despite the I-81 widening work started along a five-mile stretch of both northbound and southbound I-81 in Roanoke County and the city of Salem, traffic congestion and delays related to motor vehicle crashes are frequent on I-81.
  • Interstate-581 (I-581): Interstate-81's spur and completely overlapping US 220, I-581 is one of Virginia's most heavily traveled highways. It is a four-lane road from Richmond to Danville and serves the Roanoke Regional Airport, carrying about 52,000 vehicles daily at its peak and comprising 15% of truck volumes. It has had its fair share of problems with traffic congestion and crashes. Drivers trying to get in or out of the area quickly are often seen exceeding speed limits.
  • U.S. Route 220 (US 220): Several businesses, residential homes, and schools in the immediate vicinity of US route 220 make it one of the busiest and most dangerous highways in Roanoke City. Sugar Bottom Rd, Electric Rd, and Elm View Rd are a few crash hotspots to watch out for on US-220.

If you have been involved in an accident on one of these highways, contact experienced and committed Roanoke car accident lawyers at Virginia's top-rated personal injury law firm, Kalfus & Nachman. We'll review the facts of your case, help you establish liability, and discuss the best course of action for you and your family. Call us for a free consultation today.

Top Causes of Roanoke Car Accidents

Auto accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injury in Roanoke, VA. Following are some of the leading causes of car accidents in Roanoke:

  • Speeding and Aggressive Driving
  • Distracted Driving
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Tailgating - Following Too Closely
  • Failure to Yield
  • Improper Left Turns
  • Improper Lane Changes
  • Falling Asleep at the Wheel or Fatigued Driving
  • Running Red Lights
  • Defective Vehicles and Vehicle Parts

Key Virginia and Roanoke Crash Statistics

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has released 2021 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) traffic safety facts, with some interesting statistics to help you understand how serious auto accidents are in Virginia and Roanoke. Here are some of the critical crash statistics:

  • Ten people lost their lives, and 653 suffered injuries in 1,714 Roanoke Traffic Crash in 2021.
  • Approx. 6% (103) of crashes were alcohol-related, with two fatalities and 45 injuries reported.
  • 17% of accidents (289 crashes) were speed-related in Roanoke.
  • Three deaths and 128 injuries were reported in Roanoke’s speed-related crashes.
  • Virginia saw a 12.2% increase in 2021 crashes over 2020.
  • 14.3% increase in traffic fatalities, with 968 deaths reported.
  • Speed-related crashes jumped 9.5% over 2020 in VA.
  • VA's unrestrained occupant crashes increased by 11.3%.
  • 11.2% increase in distracted driver-involved crashes in Virginia.

Call Our Firm Today

The truth is there is no such thing as too much preparation for your Roanoke car accident case. Where possible, you should gather all the evidence you can to prove your side of the story.

Immediately following an accident, you should:

  • Visit a doctor you trust and obtain full documentation of all your injuries, no matter how insignificant—remember, some soreness now could indicate chronic pain years down the road
  • Police reports of the accident
  • Witness statements

The sooner you call Kalfus & Nachman PC, the more time we will have to strategize for your case and ensure you have everything you need to bring a successful lawsuit. Don’t wait to get started. Call (855) 880-8163 now.

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  • You Will Pay No Fees Unless We Win Your Case
  • We Have Recovered Millions of Dollars for Our Clients
  • Our Attorneys Are Well-Equipped to Fight Insurance Companies
  • We Have Successfully Handled Thousands of Cases Since 1979
  • We are a Full-Service Firm with Multiple Locations
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    “They took the time needed to listen and explain the answers to any questions I asked. The follow-up to return my calls was excellent and the results were unparalleled.”

    - Nancy Lewis

    “I was able to gain a sense of "calm" in the midst of dealing with an injury and all the hardship that comes with it. Thanks!!!”

    - K. Williams

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  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • End Distracted Driving
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
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