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Arlington Car Accident Attorney

Arlington’s many highways, feeders, and connecting roads surround the nation’s capital, making them home to frequent car accidents. The city sees tens of thousands of drivers every day. Crashes are routine, and their impact can change a victim and their family for life.

People often need years to recover from injuries, and insurance companies routinely avoid covering necessary medical treatment, rental cars, and other expenses. Portner & Shure, P.A. has spent over 30 years in the Virginia courts fighting insurance companies, ensuring that our clients’ medical bills, missed work, pain and suffering, and inconvenience damages are covered by these insurers.

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, talk to one of our Arlington lawyers today. For a free consultation, call (855) 954-4141.

What You Should Do After a Car Accident

Accidents can leave you injured and angry, but these steps can help you obtain justice.

  • Take pictures and videos of the accident scene, property damage, and/or visible injuries.
  • Find witnesses. If you can, get their names and contact information. Your claim is enhanced with the support of good witness statements.
  • Gather documents like insurance cards, driver’s license information, and the names of any vehicle passengers.
  • Seek medical treatment, even if you don’t require an emergency room visit. Many car accident symptoms appear days after an accident. Important medical information could impact your case including:
    • When you saw a doctor
    • What type of treatment you required
    • How long you received treatment
    • Whether the doctor is a reputable source
    • Whether the doctor’s bills are fair and reasonable

Things to Avoid After Your Car Accident

  • Do not speak to the other driver’s insurance company. The insurance adjuster will look for any excuse to deny your claim under the doctrine of contributory negligence. If you are even 1% at fault for the accident, your claim could be denied.
  • Do not entertain settlement offers without consulting our firm about your case. Insurance companies will offer you a low-dollar amount to quickly close out your claim. If an adjuster calls you with an offer, hang up, and call our Arlington legal team. Don’t settle, and “expect more.”

Damages You Can Receive in a Car Accident

In a personal injury case, the compensation you receive is called “damages.” If you’ve been in a car accident, you may recover both economic and non-economic damages.

This compensation will likely include:

  • Medical expenses from the treatment you already received AND treatment you may need in the future. Some injuries last for years. Your doctor’s reports will outline your future treatment, allowing our team to estimate your future costs.
  • Lost wages from the workdays you missed. This is any work you missed because of the accident, including medical treatment you received. Our team will work with you and your employer to make sure your missed time is accurately documented.
  • Inconvenience or pain and suffering can vary from client to client. Having a reputable attorney will affect this recovery, and our top lawyers routinely and successfully fight for these awards in court.

You Can Trust Portner & Shure, P.A.

Our team has top-rated accident attorneys who can review your bills, medical records, lost wages, and other damage. We will battle the adjusters to get you the best offer. If the insurance companies undervalue your case, we can file a lawsuit in the Arlington General District Court or the Arlington Circuit Court, depending on the dollar amount demanded.

Our firm won’t take a fee until you receive a settlement or court judgment. Our five-star reviews show that we routinely obtain top-dollar awards from every insurance carrier.

A Bilingual Firm

Our staff consists of bilingual paralegals who speak Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Korean, and Spanish, allowing us to help a variety of clients. Our team has the skills and expertise necessary to meet your unique needs and obtain the financial compensation you deserve in personal injury cases.

Reach out to our Arlington car accident lawyers today by calling (855) 954-4141 or contacting us online.


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