Car Accident FAQ
Helping Roanoke Car Accident Victims in Central and South Virginia
1. How long does an auto accident settlement take?
We strive to keep a client’s case moving rapidly so we can get our client his or her money as soon as possible. The amount of time it takes to reach a settlement varies from claim to claim. Factors that can affect how long it takes to receive compensation for your injuries include:
- the severity of your injuries,
- the duration of your medical treatment,
- and the cooperation of the insurance companies involved.
If a fair settlement can’t be reached with the insurance company, a lawsuit may be filed. The time it takes your case to go to trial often depends on the court’s schedule and deadlines.
2. Why should I hire an accident attorney?
Insurance companies historically only offer a fraction of what a claim is worth if the injured person doesn’t have a personal injury lawyer. Insurance companies are in business to make a profit, and they do not have your best interests in mind. So speak with an experienced auto accident attorney before talking to an insurance company adjuster and signing away your legal rights to the money you deserve.
At Skolrood Law Firm, our legal staff will work hard to build a strong claim to get you the maximum money for your injury. If the insurance company refuses to make a fair offer, our Roanoke car accident lawyers have the legal knowledge and resources to fight for your rights in the courtroom.
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, contact Skolrood Law Firm today. Our legal staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week—call (800) 477-5480 or fill out our free initial consultation form.
3. What should I do if the other driver and insurance company deny liability?
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, you may be entitled to compensation even if another driver’s insurance company denies liability for your accident. An insurance adjuster may have failed to examine vital details about how your accident happened. An experienced legal team can investigate every detail of your claim to help protect your legal rights to a recovery.
4. Is there any information I should get to support my insurance claim?
Yes, if possible, gather the police report and contact information for the other driver and witnesses to help support your insurance claim. While it’s important to notify your insurance company that you were involved in an accident, avoid signing any papers or admitting fault before contacting our legal staff. At Skolrood Law Firm, it’s our job to deal with the insurance companies and gather the evidence you need to build a strong claim, so you can focus on getting better.
5. How long do I have to file a lawsuit after my car accident?
In Virginia, the time limit to file a lawsuit, known as the statute of limitations, is generally two years from the date of your accident. There are factors that can affect this deadline, so call us about your case as soon as possible to help ensure your legal rights are being protected.