Amherst County Traffic Accident Attorney Herbert E. Maxey, Jr.
Have you, or someone close to you, suffered losses due to the negligence or recklessness of another in an Amherst County auto, truck, or motorcycle collision? If so, Attorney Herbert E. Maxey, Jr. is ready to help.Call Attorney Maxey today at 434-969-4873 to preserve your rights to a monetary award for your losses as a result of another’s negligence in your Amherst County car, truck, or motorcycle accident. We are here to help you get the most out of your claim so that you know that justice was done for you and your family.
If your life and your family’s lives have been disrupted by an Amherst County car, truck, or motorcycle accident, you might not know where to turn for help. Fortunately, support is but a phone call or click away from Attorney Maxey and his 40-plus years of experience zealously advocating for justice of accident victims.
Attorney Maxey understands your frustration, anger, and despair you and your family have experienced all due to the negligence of another driver that lead to your Amherst County traffic wreck. Attorney Maxey’s professionalism, integrity, and compassion for his clients, coupled with his expert level of advocacy has earned him the distinguished honor of an AV-rating from Martindale-Hubbell.® Martindale-Hubbell’s AV-rating is the gold standard of honors bestowed upon an attorney because the designation is an expression of Attorney Maxey’s peers’ appreciation for his dedication and service to his clients.
The Law of Negligence in Virginia
The legal theory of negligence is the foundation for almost all claims for compensation of damages stemming from an auto accident, motorcycle crash, or truck wreck. The theory of negligence, in simplest form, allows a person to recover monetary damages that flow from the breach of the duty by another. The duty breached in traffic collision cases is the duty to drive safely, that is, how the normally prudent person should drive in the same circumstances. Virginia law implies a duty upon every person who operates any vehicle to drive safely to avoid injuring another.
The legal concept of negligence is simple enough to understand but can be very complicated in practice. The law of the Commonwealth of Virginia harkens back to old English common law, which is the foundation of our legal system in the U.S. However, much of English common law has evolved with one notable exception that applies to the law of negligence. Virginia is a contributory negligence state. That means if a jury found you negligent in any way and contributed to causing your accident, even a meager 1%, that will prevent you from receiving any compensation.
Auto insurance companies use contributory negligence as a defense in every action. Accordingly, you must contact Attorney Maxey as soon as possible after your Amherst County accident to possibly avoid the harsh and unjust consequences of the law of contributory negligence. Attorney Maxey will aggressively investigate the circumstances of your accident and locate witnesses to the crash, if they exist, to help show that you were driving safely before your accident. Additionally, Attorney Maxey might be able to show that the other driver has a history of negligent driving which will be beneficial to your case.
How long do I have to file a claim?
The statute of limitations in Virginia for personal injury actions is two years according to Va. Code § 8.01-243(A). Wrongful death actions also have the same two-year statute of limitations. Therefore, you must speak with Attorney Maxey right away to preserve your rights. Once the statute of limitations has run, Virginia law will prohibit you from receiving any financial compensation for your damages.
Turn to Herbert E. Maxey, Jr., P.C. to Maximize Your Award
Call Attorney Herbert E. Maxey, Jr. today at 434-969-4873 to start your claim today and get back on the path to a full financial recovery. You can also visit our Live Chat app on our homepage to ask any questions you have at this time. Remember that your time is limited so call today.