Expert Legal Advice From Attorney Herbert E. Maxey, Jr. Regarding Your Albemarle County Car, Truck, or Motorcycle Accident Claim
For over 40 years, Herbert E. Maxey, Jr., Esq. has dedicated his professional life to fighting tirelessly for victims of another’s negligence in Albemarle County and traffic wrecks all across Virginia. The award-winning personal injury attorney and his staff are ready to do whatever is necessary to preserve your rights and make every effort to ensure that you receive the compensation which you deserve.
Suffering the consequences of another’s negligence is unfair. Posing such questions such as, why did this happen, or what am I going to do now, or what did I do to deserve this are all legitimate questions. Unfortunately for most people, the answer is that the carelessness of others often causes serious harm to innocent victims who have not been careless their selves.
Most accidents occur because one person refuses to drive safely. Many accidents in Albermarle County happen because the other driver was:
- texting and driving,
- driving while inebriated by alcohol or drugs,
- driving fatigued,
- inexperienced, or
- Distracted by other people in the car, the radio, using the GPS, or talking on the phone, even with a hands free device.
What types of damages can Attorney Maxey win for you?
The value of your Albemarle car, truck, or motorcycle accident claim depends on several factors. Some of those factors are the manner in which the accident occurred, the amount of medical bills you accumulated, the cost of future medical treatment, lost wages, lost economic advantages, and incidental expenses. Compensation for losses that do not have a readily ascertainable value like pain and suffering, inconvenience,permanency of injury, scars and loss of a limb are also included in your claim if applicable.
The value of those physiological losses, while real injuries, are difficult to calculate unless one has extensively studied these matters and have had many similar cases. Attorney Maxey’s 40-plus years of experience will help you determine the monetary amount that will provide justice for you and your family.
Act Now to Avoid Virginia’s Harsh Negligence Laws
Virginia still has some old English common law on the books that makes it hard for personal injury claimants to recover a substantial amount of compensation unless you have a lawyer who knows how to maneuver and how to avoid the implications of such arcane laws. First, Virginia’s contributory negligence law can impose harsh and unjust consequences on claimants who are not well represented. Contributory negligence is a defense to a negligence action in the Commonwealth. The rule of contributory negligence prevents any person from recovering damages if they are even the slightest bit responsible for causing the accident.
Secondly, Virginia has only a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death claims under Va. Code § 8.01-243(A) and Va. Code § 8.01-244(B), respectively, but has a five-year statute of limitations on property damage claims under Va. Code § 8.01-243(B). Your time to recover from personal injury claims could lapse if you are not careful.
Attorney Maxey can help you avoid these harsh laws by diligently working on your case, seeking out evidence that shows you were not negligent and that you did not cause the accident in which you suffered injuries.
Contact Herbert E. Maxey, Jr. P.C. today to preserve your rights
Call Herbert E. Maxey today at 434-969-4873 to discuss your case in a no-obligation consultation session. You can also reach out the firm via our Live Chat app to ask any questions you like and address any concerns you have. Do not delay. Contact the award-winning Albemarle County car, truck, and motorcycle accident attorney today.