Lynchburg Accident Injury Lawyer
Experienced Advocacy & Compassion to Accident Injury Victims for Over 40 Years
Have you been injured in a traffic accident in Lynchburg, Virginia?
If so, it is essential that you speak with Attorney Herbert E. Maxey, Jr. as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. Attorney Maxey focuses his practice on personal injury claims throughout the State of Virginia. He has been practicing personal injury law in Virginia for over 40 years. Also, Attorney Maxey has been awarded the highest rating of “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell®.
Why Choose Attorney Herbert E. Maxey, Jr. for Your Claim?
For over 40 years, Herbert E. Maxey, Jr. has maintained a reputation for effective and favorable results for his clients. Clients say that they chose to retain Attorney Maxey for their accident case because Mr. Maxey listens to their concerns, he explains the legal process and he provides them with helpful knowledge. Mr. Maxey also believes in providing quality communication with his clientele. He and his staff always keep their clients updated on the status of their case. Herbert E. Maxey, Jr. values his 40-year reputation ofintegrity and professionalism.
Mr. Maxey is a member of the many associations and he has been recognized for his ongoing commitment to serving the community:
- Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
- Maysville Baptist Church
- Buckingham County Ruritan Club
- Buckingham County Chamber of Commerce
- Buckingham County Historical Society
- Buckingham County Cattlemen’s Association
The Types of Accident Cases Herbert E. Maxey, Jr., P.C. Handles:
- Accidental / Wrongful Death
- Bus Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- And all other areas of personal injury law
If you or a loved one are injured due to the negligent driving of another, protect your legal rights and call Attorney Herbert E. Maxey, Jr. at (434) 969-4873. This no-obligation case review will help you understand your rights as an accident victim and is the first step in recovering the financial compensation you need and deserve.
Virginia is a “Fault” State
When a person injured due to the negligent actions of another, the accident injury victim is protected by Virginia law. Virginia is a “Fault” state which means the at-fault party (the person who caused the accident) is responsible for compensating the accident victim for all accident-related property damage and injury expenses.
Contributory Negligence in Virginia Accident Cases
Virginia uses the “pure contributory negligence rule.” This means that the other driver must be 100% at-fault for the accident for you to recover monetary compensation for property damage, medical expenses or any other type of damages. Because Virginia follows the “pure contributory negligence rule,” many insurance companies use the pure contributory negligence rule as a defense in order to avoid having to pay on an accident claim. This is why people should consider retaining an attorney who can protect their legal right to collect financial damages.
Virginia’s Statutes of Limitation in Accident Injury Cases
All states have a specified time limit in which an accident injury victim must file their complaint in order to recover monetary compensation for accident-related damage, injuries or loss of consortium. This time limitation is known in Virginia as “statutes of limitations.”
Virginia’s Statute of Limitations and Code
- Medical malpractice: 2 years [Refer to Va. Code § 8.01-243(A), (C)]
- Personal injury: 2 years [Refer to Va. Code § 8.01-243(A)]
- Product liability: 2 years [Refer to Va. Code § 8.01-243(A), (B)]
- Property damage: 5 years [Refer to Va. Code § 8.01-243(B)]
- Slander: 1 year [Refer to Va. Code § 8.01.247.1]
- Wrongful death: 2 years [Refer to Va. Code § 8.01-244(B)]
Commonly Asked Questions About Traffic Accident Claims
How much does it cost to retain an attorney for my accident injury case?
At Herbert E. Maxey, Jr., P.C., take personal injury cases on a “contingency-based fee arrangement.” A contingency-based fee arrangement enables you to retain our legal representation without upfront cost to you. Our fees are paid from a portion of the monetary recovery we collect on your behalf. If we are unable to recover money for you, you are not responsible for any legal fees.
Should I speak with an attorney prior to speaking with the insurance company?
It is a good idea to speak with an attorney before speaking with the insurance company. Insurance company representatives are trained to elicit information helpful to the insurance company from potential claimants in order to diminish their chances of a recovery. For example, an insurance company may attempt to have you admit that you may have been partially at fault for the accident or that you and your passengers are not injured.
How much is my case worth?
Even case is unique and has a unique set of facts. Also, may injuries are not properly diagnosed or may develop several weeks or months later. There are many types of damages that may be calculated to help determine what your case may be worth. Your case may or may not include all types of damages that may be awarded in an accident case. Also, proving that you have an injury and that your injury was sustained at the time of the accident requires a substantial amount of evidence and experience. For a better understanding about your case value, contact Attorney Herbert E. Maxey, Jr. at (434) 969-4873.
Safeguard Your Right to Recover Financial Compensation by Contacting Mr. Maxey, Your Personal Injury Lawyer.
Call Attorney Herbert E. Maxey, Jr.if you or one of your loved ones has sustained an injury or harm as a result of a negligent driver. Call (434) 969-4873 or use our Live Chat feature to be connected with an experienced, dedicated, and hard-working auto accident lawyer. The time you have to seek monetary compensation is short. Contact our award-winning injury law firm today to begin the road to your financial recovery.