Getting out on the roads in Virginia means that you’re putting your trust in other drivers to drive safely. This happens most of the time, but when you do come across an unsafe driver, there is a chance that you might end up getting into an accident. Unfortunately, there is a chance that a crash could mean that you end up with a catastrophic injury.
When you’re injured in a wreck, you may need medical care. This can be costly for you, especially if the situation is serious. Things like spinal cord damage or a brain injury can mean that you need extensive care immediately, but there is also a chance that you’ll need considerable care in the future.
The financial impact of this type of incident can ruin people’s lives. Your entire household might suffer because of the injury you suffer. This is especially true if you’re the breadwinner and suffer an injury that puts you out of work. Your bills won’t stop just because you’re not able to work, and you may have increased bills because of the accident.
In Virginia, you have two years to file a claim for compensation after a car wreck that results in an injury. This gives you the chance to shift the financial responsibility associated with the incident to the liable party. There isn’t any reason why you should have to hold onto this burden yourself.
When you seek compensation, you’re doing more than just trying to recover your money. You’re also sending a message to drivers that safety must be a priority.