Virginia has so many tourists and visitors each year, its courts have experienced an influx of cases related to negligence, car accidents and personal injury suits. Attorneys fighting about liability and where to place blame is commonplace.
Perhaps it was you who was hurt; maybe it was a relative or friend. Whatever happens during your Virginia journeys, if you need assistance for your personal injury case, Enjuris can offer guidance.
This is where you’ll find the Code of Virginia. The website has details about how long you have to bring a case, monetary limits on personal injury cases (which are also known as damage caps), and other important information.
In Virginia, you have two years to bring a personal injury and five years to bring a property damage claim. That means you have two years to file your paperwork with the court, not that your case has to be completed in that time frame.
The first meeting with a personal injury attorney is normally free of charge. (Note that other legal specialties, such as white collar crime law or family law, are different.) After that, lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that they will receive a third of the eventual reward, plus whatever office expenses they incur along the way.
If your case proceeds to trial, that percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't determined by law, so don't be surprised if your lawyer suggests something else.
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There are many issues you can solve without the help of an attorney. If you don't know where to start, a law librarian can help you. They are usually legally trained, and they can help you both with texts or online research engines like LexisNexis or Westlaw.