Insurance & Car Accidents
Car Accident Attorneys in Norfolk, Newport News, Roanoke & Virginia
In Virginia, all motorists must carry car insurance with the following minimum coverage amounts:
- Bodily injury or death of one person: $25,000
- Bodily injury or death of two or more people: $50,000
- Property damage: $20,000
If you do not have insurance, you must pay a $500 Uninsured Motor Vehicle (UMV) fee to the DMV every time you renew your vehicle registration. This fee does not provide you with any insurance coverage; it only allows you to legally drive an uninsured car at your own risk.
When Insurance Companies Give You the Runaround
Anytime you are involved in a car accident, you must report it to your insurance company as soon as possible. Although you’d think that the insurance company will pay you what you are owed as an accident victim, this is rarely the case. In fact, without an experienced Virginia car accident attorney on your side, you will most likely be offered a mere fraction of the compensation you are truly entitled to.
Insurance companies will look for any excuse to minimize or deny your claim, using various tactics to avoid payment, such as:
- Making an early settlement offer that is much less than you deserve
- Suggesting your injuries were not from the car accident
- Saying you were at fault for the car accident
- Downplaying your injuries
- Hiding the fact that you are owed additional applicable coverage
- Delaying negotiations for so long that you give up and accept their meager settlement
Before you accept any kind of payment offer from an insurance company, consult with one of our experienced Norfolk car accident lawyers. We can help you determine the true value of your claim.
Know Your Rights: Consult an Attorney Today
Hiring a car accident attorney in Virginia does not necessarily mean your case will go to court. In many instances, insurance companies will bend as soon as they discover you have an attorney on your side. At Kalfus & Nachman PC, we know how to effectively negotiate with insurance companies and fight for your right to fair compensation. We will calculate the full amount of damages you are entitled to, and we won’t back down until you receive a settlement, or a verdict, that is in your best interest.
If you live in the Norfolk, Newport News, or Roanoke areas of Virginia and have been injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, please contact Kalfus & Nachman PC online or by phone at (855) 880-8163 today to schedule a free case evaluation.