Assigned Fault After a Crash You Didn’t Cause? We Want to Help.
Getting blamed for something that wasn’t your fault is a common and frustrating experience. But when you’re being blamed for a car accident that wasn’t your fault, it’s not just frustrating, it also has the potential to cost you tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Virginia is one of only four states in the U.S. that uses a contributory negligence system for awarding damages to victims either through settlements or lawsuits. This system means that people who are even 1% at fault for their accidents and injuries are barred from receiving any compensation. In most other states, the compensation for partially at-fault victims is simply reduced by their percentage of fault.
Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to tell who caused a crash. And in he-said, she-said scenarios, police officers may assign partial blame to a second party after a crash based on scant evidence or even the statements of the other driver. And while a tiny percentage of fault may not mean much to police, it can mean everything to innocent victims.
At Skolrood Law Firm, we work hard not just to prove negligent drivers injured our clients, but also to prove that our clients weren’t at fault for their crashes—not even 1%!
If you or someone you love were recently involved in a crash and were assigned fault, we’re here to help. It’s our goal to not only make you eligible for compensation, but to ensure you get maximum compensation. Contact our Roanoke car accident lawyers today for a free consultation.