Big Rig Accident

Trucking Accidents: How to Avoid an Accident with a Big Rig

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), more than 4,100 individuals were killed in large truck crashes in 2017. This was a 30% increase over the number of fatalities resulting from commercial trucking accidents in 2009, less than a decade earlier. Not surprisingly, the vast majority of those killed in big rig accidents were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Only 17% of the victims were large truck occupants.

Trucking accidents have been on the rise in recent years, and those who share the road with them are most susceptible to serious injuries and fatalities. While there are some 18-wheeler accidents that are caused by external factors (such as inclement weather) and cannot be avoided, most are preventable.

To avoid a big rig accident and stay safe on the road, there are several precautions drivers should take:

Do not Follow a Truck too Closely

Never tailgate a large commercial truck (or any other vehicle for that matter), and always allow trucks plenty of space. Driving too close to a tractor-trailer puts you at increased risk of various hazards, such as:

  • Sudden slowdowns;
  • Tire blowouts;
  • Rollovers from high winds or overloaded/unevenly loaded trucks;
  • Your vehicle being struck by debris falling out the back of the truck.

Maintain a safe driving distance between you and the truck. Under normal conditions, you should allow at least one car length or at least four seconds. If there is adverse weather such as rain, snow, or ice, the distance should be longer. Be sure to also give a truck plenty of space and distance when they are making a turn. 18-wheelers often take up two lanes when making wide turns, so be careful not to get caught too close to them while they are performing this action.

Avoid the Trucker’s Blind Spots

Big rig trucks have more blind spots than any other type of vehicle. In general, if you cannot see the driver in the truck’s side mirrors, he/she probably is not able to see you. This is another reason it is so important to give large trucks plenty of space. Avoid driving too closely behind trucks or alongside or directly in front of them, unless you need to pass them. Which leads us to our next point.

Be Careful Passing or Merging with a Big Rig

Always allow yourself plenty of space to pass a large commercial truck. In general, do not pass the truck while driving sharply uphill or downhill, because the truck may naturally accelerate or decelerate its speed. Another thing to keep in mind is that a trucker’s largest blind spot is on the right side of the vehicle. So, always pass along the left side where it is easier for them to see you. Finally, be very careful when you are merging into traffic with a truck in the lane next to you. Again, make sure you have plenty of space if you want to be in front of them. Otherwise, let them take the lead.

Lower your High Beams

Most people realize that they need to lower their brights when they see a vehicle coming in the opposite direction at night. It is not always as clear when you should have your brights on with traffic that is going in the same direction. Generally, if there is another vehicle within a few car lengths from you, you should keep your brights off. This is especially true if you are following a big rig, because they have larger mirrors, and drivers could be blinded by your high beams.

Avoid Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is quickly becoming one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents. In today’s digital age, the increased use of smartphones has greatly enhanced this danger. Texting while driving and similar activities distract motorists manually, visually, and cognitively. Never engage in this type of activity while driving near a large commercial truck or any time you are behind the wheel.

Injured in a Trucking Accident in Virginia? Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

If you followed all the best safety practices and still ended up in an accident with a big rig, you have a right to be compensated for your losses. These types of cases can be highly complex, however, because there are numerous governing laws and regulations, and multiple parties that could potentially be at fault. For this reason, it is important to retain an experienced attorney as early as possible and the process.

At Schilling & Esposito, we have in-depth experience and a successful track record with even the most complex personal injury cases. We work closely with our clients, and we fight hard to obtain full and fair compensation for their injuries. For a free consultation with one of our skilled Virginia truck accident attorneys, contact our office today at 804-261-1001, or send us a message through our online contact form.  

Should I Seek Medical Attention after a Rear-End Collision?

Rear-end crashes are among the most common types of collisions, accounting for approximately one-third of all motor vehicle accidents. A rear-end collision happens when the front end of the trailing vehicle collides with the back end of the lead vehicle. Some of these accidents happen at higher speeds, often resulting in major vehicle damage and severe injuries. The majority, however, happen at lower speeds, which usually result in minimal damage to the vehicle. These are commonly known as “fender benders”.

Fender benders can seem like little more than a nuisance for those involved. The car behind you bumps into you, you get out, exchange contact and insurance information, and move on. At the time, you might not have felt any pain or injury. After a seemingly minor rear-end accident, many people wonder whether it is even worthwhile to seek medical attention. The accident already took up an hour or two of your time, so why bother going to see the doctor?

In general, it is always best to get medical help after any type of auto accident, even one that does only minor damage to your vehicle. There are several reasons for this:

Vehicle Accident Injuries are Not always Detected Right Away

You have probably seen or heard about an athlete who gets hurt during a game, continues playing and does not notice the injury until later on. This is usually because of adrenaline and endorphins, two chemicals that are fired off when someone is participating in an exciting event.  Car accidents are also “exciting”, although not in the “fun” sort of way. During a vehicle collision, your heart starts racing and your mind starts moving in all different directions, and your main focus is resolving the situation. The adrenaline rush at the moment can mask the pain of an injury. You may not start to feel the injury until a few hours or even a couple days later.

Even Minor Vehicle Accidents Can result in Serious Injuries

Injuries from rear-end collisions can be moderate to severe, and there may be a lengthy recovery time before you are back to normal. Examples of injuries that can happen because of a rear-end crashes include:

  • Whiplash and other soft-tissue injuries;
  • Back and neck injuries;
  • Spinal cord injuries;
  • Traumatic brain injuries;
  • Internal injuries.

If these injuries are not treated right away, the symptoms can start to worsen; and in some cases, the situation could become life-threatening. By getting a proper diagnosis and prompt treatment, you can help prevent more severe issues.

Seeking Medical Attention helps Establish a Legal Connection between the Accident and Your Injuries

Getting immediate medical help also helps protect your legal right to pursue a claim for any injuries you may have suffered. In order to get compensation for medical bills, time missed from work, and other losses, you will need to show that your injuries are related to the underlying accident. If you wait too long to seek treatment, the insurance company might argue that you must not have been hurt that badly, or that the accident did not cause your current medical condition.

Seeking Medical Attention fulfills your Legal Obligation to Mitigate your Losses

Another issue that may come up if you decide to pursue a claim for compensation for your injuries is your obligation to mitigate your losses. Even if the accident was another party’s fault, you are obligated to take reasonable steps to ensure that the damages you suffer are minimized.  If you do not seek medical help right away and your symptoms get worse, it could be argued that you are responsible for your worsening condition.

Injured in a Rear-End Accident in Virginia? Contact a Seasoned Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or someone close to you was injured in a rear-end collision in Virginia, seek medical attention as soon as possible, then speak with an experienced auto accident lawyer to review your legal options. Virginia is a “contributory negligence” state, meaning that if you are found to have “contributed” in any way to the accident that caused your injury (even 1%), you may be barred from recovering compensation. For this reason, it is important to have strong legal counsel in your corner from the outset advocating forcefully for your rights and interests.

For a free consultation with one of the experienced personal injury attorneys at Schilling & Esposito, contact our office today at 804-261-1001, or send us a message through our web contact form.  

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What are the First 5 Things you should Do after a Car Accident?

Being involved in a car accident can be a frightening and unsettling experience. This is especially true if you are injured during the crash. An accident causes a sudden change in state, and your mind begins to race in all different directions. When this happens, it is important to stop, take a deep breath, and regain your composure.

Once you have had a chance to collect your thoughts, there are several things you should do right away to ensure that everyone is safe and that your legal rights are protected. Here are the first five things you should do immediately after a car accident: 

Secure the Accident Scene

The top priority after any type of vehicle accident is to secure the scene and make sure everyone is okay. If possible, pull the vehicles off to the side of the road and out of the way of oncoming traffic. In addition, keep your hazard lights on and place cones or flashers around the vehicles that were involved in the crash. Finally, call 911 right away if anyone appears to be hurt (including yourself). Some injuries are not always readily apparent, and this is especially true with vehicle accidents, because people tend to experience an adrenaline rush that might mask the pain of an injury. This is why it is always a good idea to get an ambulance to the scene, so anyone who needs medical help can get immediate attention.

Contact the Police

When you call 911, they may summon the police for you. Either way, make sure you call the police to the scene, especially if anyone was hurt. A police report is important to provide official documentation of what happened. The police will investigate the incident, interview witnesses, and file a report. This report will be one of the major documents used by the insurance company later to help determine what caused the accident. When speaking to the police, be honest and up front and tell them all of the facts that you know. If there are things you are uncertain about, let the officer know that as well. Do NOT admit fault for the accident or even speculate that it may be your fault. Just give them the facts and leave it to the experts to determine the cause.

Document Everything

In addition to the police report, it is important to have your own documentation and records of what happened. Take multiple photographs of the accident scene from as many angles as possible. In addition, as soon as it is convenient, write down (in as much detail as you can) the facts of the case as you know them. It is best to do this as soon as possible, so everything is fresh in your mind. If you do not have anything to write with, you can use the voice recorder in your smartphone to record your thoughts, then write everything down later. Finally, if you have a dashboard camera, be sure to capture footage of the accident.

Exchange Information with the Other Party (or Parties)

When you speak with the other individuals who were involved in the accident, be calm and courteous, provide them with the required information, and obtain their information as well. As mentioned in an earlier point, do not make any apologies or admissions of guilt. Just be polite and stick to the facts of what happened.

Obtain Contact Information from Witnesses

If there are any individuals who may have witnessed what happened, be sure to ask them what they saw and write down what they tell you. Then obtain their names, phone numbers, and other contact information so you can follow up with them at a later date. Eyewitness testimony can be a critical factor in a personal injury claim, and it is important to get a statement from witnesses while they are at the scene (if possible). Memories can fade over time, and people’s stories may start to change. The more information you can collect (from those who saw the event) while they are still at the scene, the better off you will be if you decide to pursue a legal claim. 

Contact an Experienced Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer

If you were involved in a car accident in Virginia and you sustained an injury, it is important that you understand your legal rights and options. Before accepting any settlement offer from an insurance company, get in touch with a skilled personal injury attorney. At Schilling & Esposito, we have extensive experience representing clients injured in auto accidents and all other types of personal injuries in Virginia. We have in-depth knowledge of this area of the law, and we work closely with our clients to ensure that they receive full and fair compensation, and that those responsible (for their injuries) are held accountable. For a free consultation with one of our attorneys, contact our office today at 804-261-1001, or send us a message through our online contact form.

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Drowsy Driving and Truck Accidents

Truck drivers log thousands of hours over-the-road each year, and many times, they drive for very long stretches during the overnight hours. Truckers are often under pressure to drive longer than they should because of tight deadlines and the need to stay on schedule and deliver their loads on time. These conditions can create a lot of fatigue and drowsiness while they are behind the wheel. When you are operating a vehicle that often weighs more than 80,000 pounds fully loaded, driving while drowsy can create a dangerous situation. 

Drowsy Driving Statistics in the United States

Driving while drowsy is a more widespread problem in the US than most people realize. Here are some troubling statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • Drowsy driving is responsible for more than 70,000 crashes and more than 40,000 injuries each year.
  • Approximately one out of every 25 adult drivers (those ages 18 years and older) report having fallen asleep at the wheel at least once during the past 30 days.
  • Several hundred deaths are directly attributable to drowsy driving-related crashes each year. However, the CDC believes that these numbers are underreported and that as many as 6,000 fatal crashes each year may be caused by drowsy driving.

Driving while you are drowsy and in danger of falling asleep at the wheel is just as dangerous (or worse) as driving while intoxicated. It is usually caused by driving without having enough sleep. However, there are other possible causes; such as alcohol, taking various medications, too many repetitive hours at the wheel, and having untreated sleep apnea or another type of untreated sleep disorder. Drowsy driving is dangerous because it slows drivers’ reaction times and it inhibits their ability to handle adverse conditions that may come up while on the road.

Drowsy Driving and Truck Accidents

The CDC identifies commercial drivers who operate vehicles such as tractor-trailers as among the groups most likely to drive while drowsy. A report from the Harvard School of Medical Study also found that drowsy driving is a major problem with commercial truckers. The study concluded that nearly a quarter of million individuals drive while they are drowsy or fatigued each day, and nearly half of those who participated in the study admitted to having fallen asleep at the wheel.

When a truck driver gets drowsy while operating an 18-wheeler, it can result in deadly consequences. Big rigs are 20 to 30 times heavier (when fully loaded) than a regular passenger vehicle, and when there is a collision, occupants of the passenger vehicle are 28 times more likely to be seriously injured or killed. 

There are several reasons why commercial truck drivers are more likely to drive while drowsy then most other groups. As mentioned earlier, truckers are under a lot of stress, and although federal regulations prohibit them from driving an excessive number of hours without a break, they are often under pressure to violate these regulations in order to keep their schedule. To do so, they frequently turn to short-term fixes, such as coffee, other caffeinated drinks, and “uppers.” Unfortunately, these are no substitute for pulling into a truck stop and taking a much-needed rest. 

Sleep apnea is another common issue among truck drivers. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), as many as 28% of commercial drivers have mild to severe sleep apnea. If the condition is not successfully treated, this could disqualify them from driving, because it would make them more susceptible to fatigue and drowsy driving, thus inhibiting their ability to operate the vehicle safely.

Injured in a Trucking Accident? Contact a Skilled Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or someone close to you has been injured in a truck accident that was the result of drowsy driving or any other type of negligence, you deserve to be fully compensated. Truck accident cases can be complicated, however, because there are multiple parties that may be responsible and determining who is at fault requires an extensive investigation from legal professionals with in-depth knowledge of this area of the law. At Schilling & Esposito, we have successfully represented numerous clients who have been injured in truck accidents, and we put our extensive experience to work to aggressively pursue full and fair compensation on behalf of each client we serve. For a free consultation with one of our skilled attorneys, contact our office today at 804-261-1001, or send us a message through our online contact form.

Teen Drivers and Distractions

Distracted driving has always been a problem, but it has become far worse in recent years. These days, virtually everyone has a smartphone, and motorists seem to have a hard time staying off of their phones while they are on the road. Teen drivers are especially susceptible to distractions. Their youth and inexperience often result in poor driving decisions, and they are also the most active smartphone users.

Distracted Driving Statistics

According to a study done by TeenSafe, distracted driving accounts for roughly one out of every four motor vehicle crash fatalities in the U.S. This comes as no surprise when you consider that at any given moment during daylight hours, there are approximately 660,000 motorists throughout the country who are texting while driving or performing other activities on their smartphones. It also comes as little surprise that teens are the largest age group that reported being distracted while driving in this study.

More than half of all teens have admitted to having used a cell phone while driving, and one out of four admit to having texted while driving within the past 30 days. Here are some other disturbing statistics from the distracted driving study:

  • 9 people are killed in the U.S. each day in crashes involving a distracted driver;
  • Car crashes are the number one killer of teens in the United States;
  • 16 to 19-year-olds are three times as likely to be involved in a fatal crash than any other age group;
  • More than 58% of all teen crashes are caused by distracted driving.

While the number of alcohol-related driving fatalities is currently decreasing among teens, the number of overall traffic fatalities is on the rise. The authors of this study believe this is largely attributable to distracted driving among teen drivers.

Types of Distracted Driving Among Teens

Teens are easily distracted by nature, and this is a major reason insurance rates have traditionally been higher for drivers in this age group. These distractions can be placed into three general categories:

  • Visual: A visual distraction is one that causes drivers to temporarily take their eyes off of the road. Examples may include staring at a billboard, looking down to tune the car radio, turning sideways to talk to a passenger, reading an electronic message, watching a video, or looking at their GPS.
  • Manual: A manual distraction is one that causes a motorist to take one or both hands off the wheel while driving. Examples in this category may include eating, drinking, changing clothes, putting on makeup, digging around in their pockets, purse, or car for something they lost, dialing a phone number, holding the phone up to their ear to talk, or typing a message.
  • Cognitive: A cognitive distraction is one that takes a motorist’s mental attention away from driving. A motorist can be mentally distracted by listening to the radio, talking on the phone, talking to a passenger, thinking of a response to a message, or just daydreaming.

The Heightened Danger of Smartphone Use while Driving

While most driver distractions may fit into one or maybe two of the aforementioned categories, smartphone activities can often involve all three. For example, when motorists send a text message, they are using at least one hand to hold the device and type on it while they look at the screen rather than the road and direct their mental focus to the message they are responding to.

This is why activities such as texting while driving bring the dangers of distracted driving to a whole new level. No one can be expected to drive safely while their full attention is directed toward their smartphone instead of the road, and even just a few seconds of attention directed at a smartphone can result in disastrous consequences.

Injured in a Distracted Driving Accident in Virginia? Speak with an Experienced Auto Accident Attorney

If you or someone close to you has been injured in an accident involving a distracted driver (teen or otherwise), you may be entitled to compensation. Before accepting any settlement offer from the insurance company representing the responsible party, it is important to talk with a skilled personal injury lawyer, so you understand your rights and legal options.

At Schilling & Esposito, we have several decades of experience successfully representing clients who have been injured due to the actions of distracted drivers and other negligent parties. Our lawyers have extensive knowledge of this area of the law, and we work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive full and fair compensation, and that the parties responsible for their injuries are held fully accountable. For a free consultation with one of our seasoned Virginia personal injury lawyers, call our office today at 804-261-1001. You may also send us a message through our online contact form.

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5 Most Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of death and serious injury in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, TBIs contribute to approximately 30% of all injury-related deaths. TBI claims the lives of over 50,000 individuals annually, which equates to an average of roughly 153 TBI-related deaths each day. Another 80,000 to 90,000 individuals experience the onset of a TBI-related disability each year.

TBI is a unique condition in that it manifests itself differently in each individual case. The affects of this condition can last anywhere from a few days to a lifetime, and TBI also tends to have a major impact on those closest to the person who suffers from it. In more severe cases, family members are often thrust into a caregiving role to help manage the condition.

What is TBI?

Traumatic brain injury is caused by a jolt, bump, or blow to the head that causes a disruption to the normal brain function. Not every jolt, bump, or blow to the head causes TBI, and the severity of the condition varies with each individual case. In its mildest form, TBI results in a concussion, which may last only a few hours or maybe a couple of days. This commonly occurs in contact sports such as football and boxing, when a blow to the head causes the participant to suffer a mild concussion. More severe forms of TBI can result in a wide range of symptoms, and in many cases, these symptoms are ongoing and continue indefinitely.

Symptoms of TBI

Some of the most common symptoms of TBI include:

  • Dizziness and Loss of Balance
  • Ringing in the Ears
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Severe Headaches
  • Blurred Vision
  • Slurred Speech
  • Memory Loss
  • Difficulty with Focus and Concentration
  • Tiredness and Fatigue
  • Sleeping more than Usual
  • Seizures
  • Mood Swings
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Agitation and Irritation
  • Risky, Impulsive and/or Unusual Behavior
  • Dementia (in the most severe cases)

Most Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury

There are several types of injuries that can result in TBI, here are some of the leading causes include:

  • Falling: Falls are the leading cause of TBI, accounting for almost half of all cases. Slips and falls happen every day, and in many cases, they only cause minor scrapes and bruises, or no injuries at all. Sometimes, however, falls can be more serious, and when someone lands head first, they can suffer a severe blow that may result in a brain injury. Slips and falls can occur almost anywhere, and when they result from the negligence or reckless actions of another party, the victim may be entitled to compensation for their injuries.
  • Being Struck in the Head: Being struck by/struck against events are the second-leading cause of traumatic brain injury. This can happen because of falling objects striking an individual in the head, or from being slammed against a hard surface.
  • Motor Vehicle/Traffic-Related Incidents: Auto accidents and accidents involving a vehicle and a motorcyclist, bicyclist, or pedestrian are the third-leading cause of TBI in the U.S. The impact of a hard collision can cause a severe jolt or blow to the head, which results in major head trauma. Those involved in vehicle-related accidents do not always feel the affects of TBI immediately. Oftentimes, the symptoms begin to show up during the hours, days and weeks following the event.
  • Violence: Various forms of violence are the fourth-leading cause of traumatic brain injury. These may include assault and intentional self-harm (e.g., suicide). Children younger than four years old are especially vulnerable to TBI from violent blows to the head. Sadly, many of these injuries occur because of domestic violence.
  • Others: There are a number of other events that can result in TBI. Examples include fires, explosive blasts, combat-related injuries, and head injuries from high impact sports (e.g., football, boxing, hockey, etc.) and extreme sports (e.g., skydiving and cliff diving).

Suffering from TBI? Contact an Experienced Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury and you believe it resulted from the negligent actions or omissions of another party, you may have a right to compensation. Before accepting a lowball settlement from an insurance company, it is important to speak with a skilled accident injury attorney, so you fully understand your rights and legal options.

At Schilling & Esposito, we have several decades of experience representing victims of TBI and all other types of personal injuries. We have a successful track record with even the most complex injury cases, and we routinely go up against well-funded adversaries, such as large insurance companies and their armies of high-priced lawyers. We work closely with our clients, providing moral support and strong legal guidance throughout each step of the process. For a free consultation with one of our attorneys, contact our office today at 804-261-1001, or send us a message through our online contact form.

How are Damages Calculated in VA Accident Cases

When someone is seriously injured in an accident, it can be a life-altering event for victims and their loved ones. Medical bills start to pile up, and if the injured party is the primary breadwinner in their household, time missed from work can put a major financial strain on everyone involved. If the accident results from the negligence or reckless actions of another party, the injury victim should be compensated for their losses. This is commonly referred to as “damages”.

There are several different types of damages that a victim may be entitled to in an accident injury case. These can be broken down into three general categories; economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages.

Economic Damages

Economic damages are actual losses incurred by the injured party that can be quantified. Examples may include:

  • Property Damage: In many accident cases, there is serious damage to the property of the victim. This is most common in motor vehicle accidents when vehicles often get totaled or there are significant repairs required to bring the vehicle back to its previous state (before the accident occurred).
  • Medical Expenses: When an individual is injured in an accident, they often incur significant medical bills. Examples include hospitalization costs and costs for medical treatment, rehabilitation, and in the case of a debilitating injury, ongoing medical care.
  • Lost Wages: Injury victims often miss a lot of time from work during the recovery process. This can be several days, weeks, or even months depending on the extent of the injuries. In the most severe cases, an injured party may no longer be able to go back to their previous job or any job at all. In such cases, they should also be compensated for loss of future earning capacity.
  • Funeral and Burial Costs: In cases in which someone is killed in an accident, the victim’s loved ones should receive compensation for funeral and burial expenses.

Non-Economic Damages

These are damages that the victim suffers, but it is difficult to assign a dollar figure to because it has to do with the impact the injury has had on the victim’s life. Non-economic damages may include:

  • Physical Pain and Suffering: Someone who suffers a serious injury has to live with ongoing physical pain. This may be a temporary situation, or the pain may go on indefinitely. While no amount of money can get rid of the physical pain someone experiences on a daily basis, the victim deserves to receive financial compensation to help make up for the suffering they are forced to endure.
  • Psychological Distress: A severe injury causes more than just physical pain. There is also emotional distress that comes with having to live with the injuries that were sustained. It is not uncommon for victims to experience fear, anxiety, sleepless nights, and other emotional affects from the injury.
  • Diminished Quality of Life: Injuries often deprive the victim of the ability to participate in activities they used to enjoy. For example, if an injured party enjoyed outdoor activities such as running or playing tennis and they are no longer physically able to do these things, they should be compensated for loss of enjoyment.

Punitive Damages

There are some rare cases in which punitive damages may be awarded. Punitive damages are not meant to compensate the victim, but rather to “punish” the responsible party when their negligent or reckless actions were especially egregious. In order to obtain punitive damages, it must be shown that the party responsible acted with willful and wanton conduct or actual malice toward the victim. In Virginia, punitive damages are capped at $350,000.

Recovering Damages in a Virginia Accident Case

To recover damages in a VA accident case, the victim must show that the other party was 100% at-fault for the accident. Virginia is one of only a handful of states that applies the “contributory negligence” legal standard. Under contributory negligence, if the injured party is determined to be even 1% at-fault for the accident, they can be barred from recovering compensation. This is a high hurdle to overcome, and for this reason, it is essential to work with a seasoned attorney who has a successful track record pursuing these types of cases.

Injured in an Accident in Virginia? Speak with the Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys at Schilling & Esposito

If you or a loved one was injured or killed in an accident and someone else was at fault, you have a right to be compensated. These cases can be extremely complicated, however, and it can be difficult to recover compensation if the accident occurred in Virginia. At Schilling & Esposito, we have extensive experience with even the most complex and high-profile personal injury cases, and we have the skills, knowledge, resources, and dedication to ensure that our clients receive the strong personalized representation they need and deserve. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at 804-261-1001, or send us a message through our web contact form.