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Car Accidents

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A car wreck can cause serious problems in a person's life. Your injuries can prevent you from working and supporting yourself and your family. In these times, you need a lawyer who is able to help you obtain full and fair compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.

When you entrust your case to our legal team, you can be confident that you have made the right choice:

  • You Don't Pay Legal Fees Unless We Win
  • Top-Rated Legal Team
  • History Of Success
  • Millions Of Dollars Recovered
  • Backed By 65+ Years’ Experience
  • AV Preeminent® Rated By Martindale-Hubbell®

At Heath & Verser, P.L.C., we have earned a reputation for delivering results to seriously injured people. Our Virginia car accident lawyers offer valuable experience, committed preparation and candid counsel to every client.

Car Accidents in Virginia

Elements for a Viable Personal Injury Claim

In order to have a good personal injury claim, you must have three elements.  First, someone else must have caused the automobile collision.  Second, as a result of the automobile collision you must have been injured.  Third, there must be a source of recovery for the personal injury claim, generally insurance coverage.  This insurance coverage can be provided by a policy issued to the wrongdoer.  Or, the insurance coverage can be provided by uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage provided to the injured party, a family member living at the home of the injured party, or the owner of the vehicle occupied by the injured party at the time of the collision.

Contributory Negligence in Virginia

Virginia still follows the legal concept of “contributory negligence” for car accidents.  This means that if the injured party shares some measure of fault, no matter how small, the injured party may not be able to recover.

Most other states have adopted a more forgiving law known as “comparative negligence.”  Under a comparative negligence statute, an injured party may be able to recover even if they were partially at fault for the collision.  Because Virginia still follows the contributory negligence doctrine, it is absolutely vital that immediately after your collision you retain an attorney to perform an investigation and preserve evidence that shows that you were in no way at fault for the collision.  As time passes, evidence disappears, and sometimes the disappearance of this evidence does not help a personal injury claim.

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We Know How the Other Side Operates

Prior to representing injured people, attorneys Len Heath and Joe Verser represented insurance companies. This experience gives us an insight into the tactics and strategies insurance companies employ, both in and out of the courtroom. Always keep in mind that the adjuster calling you after an accident is employed to minimize or deny your claim. That is their job. Our job is to assist you in properly preparing your case to maximize a fair and adequate recovery for your injuries.

Case Results

  • $100,000 Auto / Pedestrian Accident
  • $1,890,000 Auto Accident
  • $275,000 Auto Accident
  • $140,000 Auto Accident
  • $110,000 Auto Accident
  • $90,000 Auto Accident

Client Reviews

    "Wisdom and Integrity"
    I am an attorney myself and would recommend Joe to anyone without hesitation.
    - John
    "I highly recommend this law firm."
    I highly recommend this law firm. Joe Verser was my attorney and he provided exceptional legal advice and supported me throughout the entire litigation process. He explained exactly what to expect and delivered consistent customer service. He is friendly, easy to work with, and he truly cares about his clients. I am very pleased with the outcome of my case and I am thankful that I had such a great lawyer to represent me!
    - M.B.
    "He is absolutely the best in the business."
    Len Heath represented me during a personal injury case. He is absolutely the best in the business. Would recommend talking to him if you need a good attorney.
    - S.S
    "Hunter Old and his team were focused, professional and achieved positive results, quickly."
    Hunter Old and his team were focused, professional and achieved positive results, quickly. I highly recommend him and his firm.
    - C.A.
    "He is very highly recommended by retired Judges."
    Mr Verser has represented me and family members in two cases. He is very highly recommended by retired Judges. I cannot say enough about how dedicated he is to recommending the best solution to a problem.
    - Frances
    "You ran circles around the other two lawyers."
    Thank you for all you did to make sure truth won in our court case. You were knowledgeable, well prepared and an eloquent speaker.
    - T.E.
    "I would wholeheartedly recommend him."
    Leonard Heath is a phenomenal lawyer. Not only was he imminently approachable, he was meticulous in all areas of the handling of my case.
    - S.S.
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