Leesburg Auto Accident Attorney
Aggressive representation for injured Virginians
Don’t rely on an insurance company to award adequate compensation for your injuries sustained in an auto accident. The primary concern of insurance agencies is to protect their own assets by minimizing payouts. The Leesburg auto accident attorneys of Simms Showers LLP put your interests first and demand the maximum just compensation for your injuries.
Why you need an experienced accident attorney to assert your rights
If you’ve been hurt in a Virginia auto accident, you’re certainly not alone. The Virginia Highway Safety Office reports that in 2012, more than 65,000 people were injured in more than 120,000 traffic collisions. The state also recorded 1,775 pedestrian accidents that year. But the fact that auto accidents are common doesn’t mean that settlements are routine. Insurance companies use various tactics, such as low-ball offers and extensive delays, to get you to settle for less than your claim is worth. If you want to get the full value of your accident recovery, you need experienced legal representation.
At Simms Showers, we have experience with numerous accident scenarios: rear-end, head-on, side-swipe and angular collisions. We’re familiar with common causes, such as distracted driving, aggressive driving, road rage and drunk driving. We engage experts in accident reconstruction and other forensics to analyze your accident and determine if you have a case against another individual or company. If our investigation concludes that another party is likely at fault, our Leesburg auto accident attorneys tirelessly pursue your case. We have handled a multitude of Virginia auto accident cases and are skilled in both negotiating settlements and taking personal injury cases to trial.
Our Virginia lawyers protect your rights and get compensation for medical expenses
Auto accidents often cause serious head, brain, and spine injuries with catastrophic consequences. The cost of lost wages, mounting hospital and rehabilitation bills, and ongoing care must be realistically assessed. Our personal injury attorneys estimate the total monetary amount you deserve for your injuries and insist that the insurance companies provide realistic financial awards to cover the immediate and long-term costs of your injury. We have found that once our personal injury attorneys get involved in your case, the insurance agencies usually raise their payout offers.
Leesburg & Loudoun County Auto Accident FAQs
Our attorneys have extensive trial and settlement experience
Auto accidents happen in an instant, but the effects can last a lifetime. When you are injured, it is important to consult a knowledgeable auto accident attorney to protect your legal rights.
The lawyers at Simms Showers LLP have extensive trial and settlement experience. Caleb A. Kershner is a former prosecuting attorney and has litigated hundreds of bench and jury trials. H. Robert Showers has decades of state and federal trial experience including as a federal prosecutor and a civil litigator on behalf of the federal government. He was also head of the litigation department of his previous firm before establishing Simms Showers almost 20 years ago.
Our Virginia auto accident attorneys assess your accident and determine your best course of action. We press on to find out the truth of what occurred and do all that we can to ensure justice is done in your case.
Frequently asked questions about auto accidents
The first decisions drivers make after an accident can dramatically impact the legal proceedings. If you have been involved in an auto accident, you probably have many questions about what to do next. Our attorneys can help answer those questions for you.
Should I see a medical professional even if I feel okay? Yes. Some injuries do not appear until later and are invisible to the naked eye. All injuries should be documented.
Should I admit fault? No. Do not admit any kind of liability. It is initially up to the law enforcement officer and then the insurance investigators to gather the necessary facts and determine who is at fault. These determinations however may be overridden by a trial court.
Should I sign a waiver or release? Until you contact a car accident attorney who can explain any documentation, do not sign anything. Insurance companies reap a windfall when you sign away your claim before you know what really happened or how much treatment your injuries may require.
Should I ask witnesses and officers for their information? Yes. Collect the vehicle and contact information from all other parties involved and from witnesses and authorities.
Am I allowed to take pictures at the scene of my accident? Yes. Take pictures of the scene as soon as possible. Any and all documentation could prove to be valuable.
Also be careful speaking to the other drivers insurance company or your own insurance company. Any statement you give when filing a claim may be used against you later if the injuries turn out to be worse than you realized at the time.
You should also ask your attorney questions about how to assemble medical bills and records, how to work with insurance companies, the statute of limitations, the findings of the police report, and other matters.
Contact our firm today to learn more about what to do if you have been involved in a Virginia auto accident.
Do I need a Virginia auto accident attorney?
Attempting to represent yourself may lead to costly mistakes, as there are specific procedures and time constraints that are associated with filing an insurance claim in a Virginia auto accident injury case. Let our Leesburg car accident attorneys be your liaison to the insurance company, and save yourself time and aggravation. Our veteran trial lawyers are prepared to file lawsuits or avoid lengthy proceedings by getting you the highest compensation available in a settlement.
Let our Leesburg auto accident attorneys help you recover the compensation you deserve
There are limitations on the amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim, so don’t wait to contact the reliable attorneys of Simms Showers LLP. We steadfastly represent clients throughout Northern Virginia, including Leesburg, Sterling and the surrounding areas of Loudoun County, Clarke County, Frederick County, Fairfax County and Prince William County. For a free consultation, call 703-457-1793 or contact us online.