Yvonne Griffin has years of experience evaluating cases for motorcycle and truck accidents. She can help you make good decisions regarding the value range of your case, especially when multiple insurance policies are available. And if needed, she can bring in experienced workers’ comp, disability, and property damage attorneys to help with your assessment. Expertise matters with these difficult cases.
Yvonne T. Griffin – Personal Injury Partner (College of William and Mary Law School)
Matthew B. Westmoreland – Personal Injury Attorney (Liberty University School of Law)
Carolin McDonald – Personal Injury Paralegal
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Maybe, sometimes more (generally speaking under Virginia law.) The answer to this question depends on the type of health insurance you have. Virginia law states that you do not have to pay back health insurance, sold to you in Virginia, out of personal injury proceeds UNLESS your health insurance is taxpayer funded, such as Medicaid.
Virginia also requires you to pay back Workers’ Comp if you have a third-party recovery. Federal law also requires you to pay back taxpayer funded health insurance such as Medicare and federal employees’ insurance. Federal law also requires that you pay back health coverage that qualifies as an ERISA plan.
If you have a regular plan of health insurance that you or your employer has purchased, FIRST, your health insurance should pay your medical bills. SECOND, the at-fault driver will then have to pay you 100% of your medical bills related to the crash. Your medical bills may be paid to you a THIRD time if you have medical benefits on your car insurance policy. (This is considered a no-fault coverage, so using it should not raise your insurance rates.) A FOURTH time may be possible if you have additional accident or injury coverage such as AFLAC. You need to check the policies to see what they cover.
This is not a complete answer. Each case is different and the answers may vary. We can check your insurance coverage and explain in more detail.
1. Should I accept an insurance company’s settlement offer my accident?
NO, not if you have suffered significant injuries. Before accepting a settlement, it is always in your best interest to consult an attorney. Adjusters work for the insurance company, not for you.
Their job is to settle the matter for the lowest possible cost to the company. An attorney works with you to insure that a settlement contains full compensation for your injuries. You do not want to sign away your rights only to later discover that your injuries and losses were worse than you originally thought.
2. My motorcycle was struck by a car. What should I do to protect my case?
First, obtain necessary medical treatment. Your health and recovery come first. If you can stay at the scene until police arrive, you can give them a statement. You are not required to speak to anyone else about the accident (except your own insurance company).
Try to obtain the names of witnesses, or ask someone else at the scene to do so. If you or they have a camera, take pictures of the vehicles and the surrounding area before moving them. Be sure to notify your insurance company.
3. How long do I have to file suit for my Truck accident?
Generally speaking, the statute of limitations in Virginia for personal injury from legal injury is two years from the date of the accident. For injured persons under the age of 18, the statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of the18th birthday. Certain injuries have a one-year statute of limitations.
Contact an attorney as soon as possible to determine the statute of limitations in your case. In addition, certain conditions or events may change the length of the statute of limitations; so again, you should contact an attorney about your particular case.
4. What is your fee structure for a personal injury case?
We handle accident cases on a contingency fee basis. We do not get paid a legal fee until you receive a settlement or jury verdict award.
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