On average, a traffic accident occurs every 4 minutes in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Tens of thousands of people are injured every day in the state, and hundreds are killed each year. Tragically, most car accidents are preventable and caused by negligence, carelessness, or wrongdoing.
At Coletrane & Messersmith, we represent individuals and families who have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a car accident. Our lawyers have recovered millions on behalf of auto injury victims throughout Hampton Roads, Virginia.
If you have been involved in an auto accident and believe that another person caused the accident, contact our office for a free, no-obligation consultation. Let us help you recover the compensation you deserve after a car accident. Call (757) 821-6949 to get started.
- Common Car Accident Injuries
- Types of Auto Accident Cases We Handle
- Why Hire Coletrane & Messersmith?
- How Much Does It Cost to Retain Our Firm?
After a car accident, it can be difficult to determine the true extent of your injuries. It is vital for your recovery, both physical and financial, to get treatment immediately. Even if you do not believe that you were seriously injured, you should still get checked out by a doctor.
Common injuries after a car accident include:
- Broken bones
- Facial lacerations
- Dislocated shoulders
- Neck and back pain
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Punctured lung and damaged ribs
- Torn muscles and tendons
- Wrongful death
Your body may be in shock from the sudden, unexpected impact of a collision and unable to detect internal injuries. Failing to receive treatment can delay your recovery and affect your right to receive compensation for your damages.
At Coletrane & Messersmith, our legal team has extensive experience handling all forms of motor vehicle accidents. Whether you are involved in a collision with a large, commercial truck or were a passenger in a rideshare vehicle, we can help.
We handle auto accidents caused by:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence/driving while impaired
- Rollover collision
- Failure to yield/failure to stop
- Reckless driving
- Following too closely
- Fatigued driving
- Improper lane change
- Hit and run
If you are involved in a collision caused by one of the above or are injured because of another person’s negligent driving, contact our office today. We proudly serve all of the communities in Hampton Roads and the surrounding areas.
Unfortunately, many people believe that they do not need an attorney after an accident. It is important to know that the insurance company is not on your side. Too often, insurance adjusters try to downplay the injuries of a car accident victim or try to place the blame on anyone besides their insured.
Afraid that they will end up with nothing, people end up settling for far less than their case is worth. Insurance companies know that unrepresented individuals are less likely to pursue litigation and will use numerous tactics to get them to settle for compensation that fails to cover all of their injuries, treatment, and lost wages.
Reasons to hire an attorney after a car accident:
- You have a much better chance of receiving full and fair compensation for your injuries;
- You will not have to face the insurance company alone;
- Hiring an attorney should not cost you anything out of pocket;
- Consultations are free and will help you understand your rights and responsibilities; and
- You can get access to the treatment you need.
Our car accident lawyers know what it takes to win. We have recovered millions on behalf of our clients and will not rest until justice is served. After a car accident, an injured party often faces extreme financial hardship. They may be unable to work, have mounting medical bills, and face years of painful treatment or surgery.
Our mission at Coletrane & Messersmith is to help individuals and their families get through this difficult time and obtain the compensation that they deserve. When an accident is caused by another person’s negligence or wrongdoing, you should not have to pay. Contact our office to learn about your legal options and file a claim for damages.
At Coletrane & Messersmith, we handle cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we win. We spare no expense in investigating, negotiating, and litigating your case. Our goal is always to get you the largest recovery possible based on the circumstances of your case and your injuries.
All consultations with our car accident lawyers are free and without obligation to retain our services. We will come to you at no cost, regardless of whether you are recovering at home or in the hospital. When you are injured in an auto accident, the last thing you should have to worry about is how you are going to afford quality representation.
Call our office today at (757) 821-6949 to speak directly with an experienced car accident lawyer in Hampton Roads. We know the law and will do everything we can to get you the most substantial recovery possible.