What are Accident Lawyers?
It’s an unusual phrase, but when people look for Accident Lawyers, they’re looking for a lawyer who practices in personal injury. This type of lawyer might handle a variety of types of accidents, much like we do here at East Coast Trial Lawyers. Some lawyers only handle a particular type of case, such as minor car accidents. Others, like our firm, have a team of lawyers prepared to handle a wide range of cases. These include commercial vehicle accidents, slip-and-fall, nursing home neglect, and other complicated cases. These types of incidents sometimes cause traumatic brain injury and other serious complications.
Is it accurate to say “accident” in these situations?
In recent years there has been a move away from this word when describing a situation where one person is injured because of the negligence of another. Insurers often use the terms crash, wreck, or collision to describe incidents. The same can be said of nursing home neglect or abuse. That type of injury isn’t an accident — it is the result of someone’s inappropriate actions or failure to act. Despite this recent change in the use of words, many people still use the word accident lawyer to describe an attorney who handles these types of cases.
Should I hire an accident lawyer for my case?
The only way to know for sure is to have a free evaluation of your case. We are happy to do that. Just give us a call. You can also use our free online case evaluator to get an estimate of what your case might be worth. From our headquarters in Virginia Beach, we serve personal injury clients who were injured anywhere in Virginia or North Carolina.