Car Accident FAQs

Car Accident FAQs

At Geoff McDonald & Associates, we are here to help victims of car accidents in Richmond and throughout Virginia.  We are ready to represent your interests every step of the way, putting our two decades of experience to work for you.

Just call Geoff now for a free consultation, claim review and answers to your legal questions regarding the car accident you were involved in. At Geoff McDonald & Associates, you’re protected by our No Fee Guarantee®. That means we don’t collect a legal fee unless we collect for you.

We’ve also prepared some answers to frequently asked questions to help you better understand what to expect and how to protect your rights. Feel free to review the answers below, and contact us when you are ready to talk to a lawyer about your accident claim.

Car Accidents (10)

What should I do after a car accident?

When you contact the police, a law enforcement officer should come to the scene of the collision, talk to the drivers involved and witnesses, review the evidence at the scene and write an accident report. Based on this information, the…

Why is it important for my claim to get medical help after a crash?

If you go to a doctor right after a crash, you will have a record of all of the physical harm that the accident caused. This may help you to make a strong case for compensation. Your doctor should keep…

Should I talk to the insurance company after a car accident?

Drivers who cause collisions sometimes ask not to report the accident to the insurance company, and promise to personally pay the losses. You should not do this because it could turn out your injuries and damages are worse than you…

Can I file a lawsuit against another driver after a collision?

To recover on a claim against an at-fault driver in a car accident, you will need to show that: The driver was negligent or careless. The carelessness was the direct cause of your injuries. The harm you experienced is something…

Can I bring a claim against anyone besides the other driver?

If the driver was on the job when the crash happened, you could potentially sue the employer. Employers are generally responsible for the behavior of workers on the job, and an employer may be liable for a collision caused by…

What kinds of injuries can I recover compensation for?

While car accidents can cause many different kinds of injuries, some of the most common include: Spinal cord damage. Traumatic brain injury (TBI). Amputations. Soft tissue damage. Back injuries. Whiplash. Cuts and bruises. Burns. Broken bones. In addition to physical…

A close relative was killed in a car crash. Am I entitled to compensation?

Close family members, such as a spouse or a parent of a minor child, may recover compensation for a victim who was killed in a collision in Virginia. You will need to prove that the car accident was caused by…

I was a passenger when the accident happened. Can I sue the driver?

Many people are reluctant to file a claim if they were hurt while a passenger in the car of a friend, co-worker or relative. But it is important to remember that drivers in Virginia are required to buy liability insurance…

Should I settle my car accident case?

Once you have settled your car accident claim, you may not later change your mind and try to obtain more money from those responsible. Settling requires you to sign a waiver of liability that will be enforced even if it…

How can a lawyer help with my car accident case?

At Geoff McDonald & Associates, we have two decades of experience representing people who have been injured in car accidents in the Richmond area and throughout Virginia. We understand how the law works to protect car accident victims, and we…