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Navigating the aftermath of an auto accident is overwhelming, especially when dealing with injuries and insurance companies. At Williams DeLoatche, P.C., we focus on providing individual attention to each of our clients. We understand the complexities of personal injury cases and strive to make the process as seamless as possible, ensuring that you receive the utmost care and comprehensive legal support.

Were You Injured in a Car Accident?

If you have been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another, you are entitled to financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our experienced auto accident lawyers navigate the claims process with insurance companies to secure the compensation you deserve. With extensive resources and knowledge of laws, our attorneys advocate passionately on behalf of our clients, ensuring that no detail is overlooked.

The Right Steps to Take After an Auto Accident

Call the Police

In the immediate aftermath of an accident, it is crucial to call the police. A formal police report can play a vital role in your case, providing an unbiased account of the event.

Get Evaluated and Treat Injuries

After a car accident, your priority should be your health. Even if you do not feel immediate pain, some injuries may not become apparent until later. Seek medical attention promptly to ensure all injuries are properly documented and treated. These records are crucial for your accident claim, helping to link the crash to your injuries unequivocally.

Take Pictures and Gather All Witness Information

Collecting evidence at the scene can significantly support your accident lawsuit. If possible, take photographs of the accident scene, any visible injuries you or your passengers have, and damage to all vehicles involved. Ask witnesses to stay and give their statement and contact information to the investigating officer.

Call Williams DeLoatche, P.C. for a Free Consultation with an Attorney

Do not hesitate to contact us for a free confidential consultation following an auto accident. Our auto accident attorneys will review your case, offering legal advice on how to proceed with your claim. At Williams DeLoatche, P.C., we operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we win your case.

Hiring the Right Car Accident Lawyer

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Choosing the right legal counsel can significantly affect the outcome of your case. At Williams DeLoatche, P.C., we stand out with our personalized approach and commitment to each client. Our team uses extensive resources to handle even the most challenging cases. From finding all available insurance coverage to solving complex legal challenges, we take pride in our ability to manage each step of your case with the utmost care and professionalism.

Protecting Your Rights and Interests

Our primary goal is to protect your rights and ease the burden on you after an accident. Of course, we will always strive to secure the best possible financial compensation for you. This includes compensation for all medical costs, past and future lost income, pain, suffering and inconvenience. At Williams DeLoatche, we are skilled at negotiating with insurance companies and are prepared to take your case to trial if a fair settlement cannot be achieved.

Handling Complex Legal Processes

Navigating the legal minefield after an auto accident can be daunting, especially when dealing with aggressive insurance adjusters and complex liability issues. We handle all communications and negotiations with insurance companies, police and state agencies, medical billing offices, etc., allowing you to focus on your physical and mental recovery. Williams DeLoatche attorneys pride themselves on their availability to communicate directly with clients and provide updates on key information learned during the representation.

Common Types of Car Accidents

Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions are among the most common types of accidents, often occurring due to driver error or distractions such as texting. These crashes can cause severe injuries, including oftentimes whiplash. In whiplash cases, insurance companies will try to settle for less based on the injury not being “serious.” As experienced personal injury lawyers, Williams DeLoatche has a successful track record of fighting insurance companies on these claims, ensuring that clients receive full compensation for all their injuries and losses.

Head-On Collisions

Head-on collisions are particularly dangerous and often result in catastrophic injuries, and even death. Causes can include impaired driving, confusion, and aggressive conduct. At Williams DeLoatche, P.C., our attorneys understand the devastating impact that these accidents have on clients and their loved ones and recognize the importance of having an attorney that you can count on. After a major accident, we are there for you and your family, working to secure the compensation deserved.

Side-Impact Collisions

Also known as T-bone accidents, side-impact collisions typically occur at intersections and can be the result of failure to yield, aggressive driving, or lack of proper traffic control measures. These accidents can cause significant injuries, including internal injuries, and often require substantial medical treatment. Williams DeLoatche is experienced in proving fault in complex scenarios and holding the responsible party accountable.

Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents are often severe and involve extensive damage to vehicles and serious injuries to passengers. Rollover accidents can be very scary and often disorienting to those involved. Having an experienced attorney, such as Williams DeLoatche, can ease the burden caused by such an incident. Our firm can conduct an investigation to identify the responsible party and hold them accountable.

Hit and Run Accidents

Hit-and-run accidents are incredibly frustrating and almost always pose significant legal challenges. Williams DeLoatche uses all available resources, including surveillance footage and witness statements, investigate the hit and run accident, and find the responsible party to hold accountable.

Common Injuries in Car Accidents

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries, or TBI, can have devastating and long-lasting effects, including cognitive impairment and physical limitations. These injuries require significant medical intervention and can lead to substantial financial hardship. Because of the all-encompassing nature of the injury when dealing with a TBI, you need an attorney with experience handling clients with a brain injury, as well as a team that has the time to ensure that all your needs are met. Williams DeLoatche attorneys are committed to ensuring that victims of TBI receive the highest possible compensation to support their long-term needs and rehabilitation. If you or a loved one experienced a traumatic brain injury from a motor vehicle accident, please tell our team, and we will come to you and discuss how we can bring you the justice you deserve.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries from auto accidents can lead to permanent disability, and paralysis, which cause obvious and significant lifestyle changes, and require substantial long-term care costs. Williams DeLoatche, P.C., is dedicated to helping victims of spinal injuries receive the necessary financial compensation to cover extensive medical bills, ongoing care, and adjustments needed for daily living. If you or a loved one experienced a spinal cord injury from a motor vehicle accident, please tell our team, and we will come to you and discuss how we can bring you the justice you deserve.

Broken Bones

Motor vehicle accidents can result in various types of broken bones, from simple fractures that may heal within weeks to more severe ones that require surgical intervention and long-term rehabilitation. Unfortunately, not all recoveries from fractures go according to plan and we have known several clients to have prolonged recovery from an auto accident due to a medical setback. This can be draining for someone already struggling with the challenges of a serious car crash. Williams DeLoatche attorneys have extensive experience managing claims that involve negotiating compensation in these situations and many others and would encourage anyone struggling from a prolonged recovery to contact us and let us start trying to figure out who is responsible for what.

Seat Belt/Air Bag Injuries

While seat belts and airbags are critical life-saving safety features in almost all modern vehicles, they can also cause serious injuries during high-impact collisions. Common injuries from seatbelts and airbags include bruising, fractured bones, and injuries to internal organs. We are proficient in handling cases where safety devices cause injury, ensuring that clients receive proper compensation. If you were injured as a result of a seatbelt or an airbag, you should contact a Williams DeLoatche attorney to prevent the loss of critical evidence in your case.


Whiplash is a common injury in motor vehicle accidents, especially in rear-end collisions. Despite often lacking the corresponding clear medical evidence of physical injury, whiplash can lead to prolonged pain requiring physical therapy, chiropractic care, massage therapy, and other significant medical expenses to seek relief. Williams DeLoatche attorneys are experienced in proving these cases in Court. However, you can help yourself by being sure to describe all your accident-related injuries to all your doctors and making sure your pain experience is properly documented by your treating providers.

Understanding Auto Accident Lawsuits

Statute of Limitations

It is crucial to be aware of the time limit for filing a car accident lawsuit in the jurisdiction where the accident occurred. This is known as the statute of limitations and the clock starts running on the day of your accident. Our team at Williams DeLoatche, P.C., can help you understand these time limits and ensure that your claim is filed promptly to protect your rights. If you are thinking about bringing an action against someone that injured you in a car accident, act quickly or risk losing your right to go forward.

Determining Liability in Car Accidents

Determining who is at fault in an auto accident involves understanding the details of the accident and applying the law. No two cases are the same, and you need an attorney that will take the necessary time to understand your case. Our attorneys at Williams DeLoatche are experts in dissecting the facts of each case to establish liability accurately, ensuring that all parties responsible are held accountable.

Contributory Negligence Law

Virginia is one of the few states that still operates under the strict contributory negligence rule, which can completely bar recovery if you are even slightly at fault for causing your accident. Williams DeLoatche is adept at navigating this challenging aspect of Virginia law, advocating to minimize any fault attributed to you and maximizing your potential for recovery. If possible, it is important to speak with an attorney before you speak with an insurance company on a recorded phone line to discuss the accident’s details.

Gathering Evidence for a Car Accident Lawsuit

Police Reports

The police report is a key piece of information in any auto accident claim, detailing the facts, the potential parties involved and the initial assessments of fault. Williams DeLoatche ensures that this report is used effectively to support your claim, addressing any discrepancies that may exist. If you receive a copy of the police report, check to make sure all facts and information are accurate. Please call Williams DeLoatche to discuss any police report inaccuracy or any other aspect of the case that concerns you.

Witness Statements

Witness accounts can provide crucial details that help reconstruct the accident scene and clarify the events leading up to the accident. Often, witnesses will stop and check on the occupants after an accident and then leave the scene prior to the conclusion of the police investigation. If possible, you should ask witnesses to stay on scene until they have given a statement to the police and have provided their contact information. If necessary, at least ask the witness to provide their phone number for you to contact them later. At Williams DeLoatche, we have tools to investigate accidents but a strong statement by a witness is often great evidence and much easier to produce.

Accident Scene Photos

Photos taken immediately after the accident can provide indisputable evidence of a range of factors related to the case, including the condition of the vehicles, the point of impact, injuries, and much more. These images are vital for our investigative team to establish how the accident occurred and the extent of damages for insurance and court presentations. Even though you may not be in any position to take photos, encourage others on-scene to take photos and to provide you with a way to get those photos. At Williams DeLoatche we have seen the value of powerful photos and videos taken immediately after a collision.

Medical Records and Bills

Documenting your injuries through medical records and associated bills is essential for validating your claim. Williams DeLoatche meticulously compiles this evidence to ensure you receive adequate compensation for all health-related expenses. You can help yourself by ensuring your doctor fully documents all your accident-related injuries at every visit.

The Williams Deloatche Difference

At Williams DeLoatche, P.C., we take pride in our proven track record of helping car accident victims navigate the complex landscape of personal injury claims. Our dedicated personal injury lawyers are with you at every step, from initial consultation through final settlement or court decision. We are committed to providing personalized service and fighting for the maximum compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, contact us today to learn how our expertise can benefit you in your time of need.