Contacting An Attorney For a Virginia Pedestrian Accident Case

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, filing a claim can often been intimidating and confusing, luckily a Virginia pedestrian accident attorney can help. Below is information on why you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your case, and why clients choose our firm. For more on the specifics regarding your case, call and schedule a consultation today.

Importance of Contacting An Attorney Early On

It is important to contact an attorney as early as possible after a pedestrian accident for many reasons. Three of these reasons include:

  • For the investigation aspect
  • To protect your rights
  • And to make sure that you don’t do anything to compromise your claim

Additionally, if you have consulted with legal representation early on the insurance companies will have to stop contacting you directly and instead will have to contact you through your attorney. This is beneficial because oftentimes insurance companies like to get claims involving cars over as quick as possible. A VA injury lawyer meanwhile can make sure that your rights are protected and that you are receiving your fair share of damages.

Quick Settlements

Virginia law does provide a little bit of protection, a little more than some other jurisdictions, in that settlements that have been entered into very quickly, within the first 30 days after the accident, can be rescinded by the plaintiff within three business days of the time of entering the settlement agreement. Such quick settlements are subjected to a more scrutiny and pedestrians or other drivers, if they’re unrepresented and they enter into a settlement very early on, they may have ground to rescind that because the Virginia legislature understands that there will be unequal bargaining power between an injured plaintiff and a large insurance company. Under Virginia law there is a specific provision in Virginia Code 8.01-425.1 that allows an injured plaintiff who accepts a settlement within 30 days of the accident to rescind that settlement within three business days of entering into the agreement. Many other jurisdictions don’t have a protection  like that so there is a little bit more protection for injured persons in that regard, but if you have been injured in an automobile accident and many attorneys therefore advise that you retain an attorney to represent your interests.

Why Do Clients Choose Price Benowitz LLP For Their Pedestrian Cases?

Many times clients choose Price Benowitz LLP because it is the right fit for them. With two Virginia offices in Fairfax and Leesburg, Price Benowitz handles injury cases throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. With that in mind the attorneys at Price Benowitz are familiar with all the major insurance companies that operate in Virginia and offer clients a middle ground between having the feel of a smaller firm in terms of the personal touch but the resources of a larger firm.

Each of these things plays into a client’s decision to retain Price Benowitz particulaly in pedestrian accident cases. Oftentimes these cases involve very serious injuries and maybe not so much in the way of insurance coverage, so it is important to have an attorney who will work with your through your circumstance.