Motor Vehicle Accident

Fairfax Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers

Serving Fairfax, Woodbridge & the Counties of Fairfax & Prince William

Car accidents are a frighteningly common occurrence in Virginia. According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, over 200,000 traffic crashes occurred in the state in 2022 alone. Accident injuries can range from severe whiplash to catastrophic damage, impacting victims and their families for the long term.

Traffic accidents cause physical injuries, emotional trauma, and significant financial burdens for those affected. When caused by negligence, carelessness, or recklessness, they lead to personal injury claims. These claims generally involve the at-fault party’s insurer, who will try to minimize their payout or deny claims, which is why legal representation is essential. 

At Law Office Of Andrew S. Kasmer, our Fairfax and Woodbridge motor vehicle attorneys focus on representing accident victims in seeking maximum compensation for damages. We have a proven track record of success that includes record-setting results. Backed by three decades of experience and a drive to provide excellence in legal service, our team has become a go-to resource for the injured in Fairfax, Woodbridge, and throughout Fairfax and Prince William counties. 

Contact Law Office Of Andrew S. Kasmer for a free initial consultation about your accident injury case at (571) 350-8562. You can also email us using our contact form. Hablamos español.

Motor Vehicle Accident Risks In & Around Fairfax

Fairfax and Prince William Counties carry risk factors for traffic collisions due to the high traffic volume on major roads such as I-66, I-95, and Route 50. These are often highlighted in Virginia’s Traffic Information. 

These traffic accidents can be caused by the following:

  • Distracted driving due to busy commuters using navigation apps or phones.
  • Increased accidents during rush hour or due to weather conditions (fog, heavy rain, snow).
  • Issues with road construction or poorly maintained roads.

Additional factors that can lead to accidents include:

  • Drivers speeding
  • Drivers ignoring traffic signals (red lights and stop signs)
  • Reckless driving (aggressive maneuvers, tailgating)
  • Drowsy driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Vehicle malfunctions, like brake failures, tire blowouts, or steering issues
  • Road hazards, such as potholes, uneven payments, missing traffic signs, road debris
  • Inattention of motorcyclists, cyclists, and pedestrians

Accidents caused by the above factors include rear-end collisions, head-on crashes, side-impact collisions, rollovers, and accidents involving pedestrians or bicyclists. Each accident has its unique dynamics and can result from various causes, requiring investigation and documentation for an injury claim.

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Injuries from Car Accidents

The injuries sustained in traffic collisions vary widely. They can range from soft tissue damage, such as strains, sprains, and whiplash, to broken bones, internal injuries, and head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord damage. 

These latter catastrophic injuries can profoundly impact one’s life with a permanent disability that will involve immense financial resources for recovery and adjustment. The lives of the catastrophically injured are often compromised by losses in independence and ability to work, engage in daily activities, or enjoy life as before. 

Potential Damages in Car Accident Claims

Motor vehicle accident injuries can cause significant financial hardship. Our personal injury lawyers can help you recover compensation for various losses. 

The main types of damages you may be able to secure can include: 

Economic Damages:

  • Medical expenses: This covers all past and future medical bills related to your injuries, including doctor visits, hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitation, medication, and therapy.
  • Lost wages: If you cannot work due to your injuries, you may recover compensation for lost income, including salary, bonuses, and commissions.
  • Loss of earning capacity: In severe cases where your injuries permanently impact your ability to work, you may be compensated for future lost wages.
  • Vehicle repair or replacement: If your car was damaged in the accident, you may recover the cost of repairs or the car's value if it was totaled.
  • Other out-of-pocket expenses: This may include transportation costs to medical appointments, replacement of damaged personal belongings, and home modifications needed due to disabilities.

Non-Economic Damages:

  • Pain and suffering: This compensates for the physical and emotional pain you endured due to the accident.
  • Mental anguish: This covers emotional distress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other psychological effects of the accident.
  • Loss of consortium: This compensates a spouse for the loss of companionship, intimacy, and emotional support due to the accident's impact on the injured partner.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life: This covers the inability to participate in activities you once enjoyed due to your injuries.
  • Punitive Damages: These are rarely awarded but may be possible in extreme recklessness or intentional wrongdoing by the at-fault driver. Punitive damages are intended to punish the driver and deter similar behavior in the future.

The compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries, the impact on your life, and the specific facts of your case. Our motor vehicle accident team can help you understand the full scope of damages you may be entitled to and fight to get you the maximum compensation possible.

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    I hired Mr. Kasmer two years ago for a DUI-related incident. He went above and beyond to make sure that I was well-informed and involved in what was going on. I have never had a better experience with a lawyer. I was very confident in his ability.
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    Andrew Kasmer's team is professional, thorough, and your best advocate. I was in a car accident where my car was. Mr. Kasmer was able to get me at least 4 times what I would have gotten if I had dealt with the insurance companies myself.

    - Kim R.

The Value of Legal Representation in Fairfax Motor Vehicle Accident Claims

Your lawyer’s role is to represent you in a car accident claim. This typically involves dealing with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Our team understands and can counter how insurers approach allegations of liability based on their motive to protect their profitability. 

Insurers might downplay the extent of your injuries, question the severity, or suggest pre-existing conditions. They may seek reasons to deny your claim or delay a settlement to pressure you into accepting a lower settlement. 

The initial settlement offer might be significantly lower than what your claim is truly worth. They may also use complex legal jargon or misleading statements to confuse you. Often, they ask you to give a recorded statement about the accident, hoping to catch inconsistencies or admissions of fault in your words.

How Our Lawyers Can Help

  • Documenting injuries: We can work with medical professionals to document your injuries thoroughly and establish a clear connection between the accident and your medical needs.
  • Understanding the law:  Our team can help you understand your rights and the full value of your claim.
  • Negotiating for fair compensation: We work to get you the maximum compensation you deserve by negotiating aggressively with the insurance company.
  • Understanding insurance jargon: We can translate legalese and advocate for you clearly and effectively.
  • Avoiding statement traps: We can advise you on what to say and not say in any communication with the insurance company.
  • Taking the case to court: If necessary, we can prepare and represent you in court if a fair settlement cannot be reached.

By having a skilled Fairfax motor vehicle accident attorney from our firm on your side, you can level the playing field, focus on your recovery, and put the legal burden on our shoulders. Our mission is to ensure that your claim is treated fairly with compensation that reflects the full extent of your losses and damages. 

Learn more about your case and how we can help by contacting us online or at (571) 350-8562 for a free case review. 

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