Car Accidents

Virginia Car Crash Statistics

Drivers reported over 120,000 car accidents in
Virginia during 2014, and over 63% of those crashes had injuries. Seven hundred people died in Virginia wrecks that year. In Virginia Beach alone, drivers
had 6, 544 wrecks, over half of those involved
serious injuries. Alcohol intoxication played a role
in thirty-six percent of car accidents where someone died.

Thirteen percent of all fatal accidents involved a truck or other commercial vehicle. These larger vehicles driven by professional drivers are less likely to be involved in an accident, but the accidents they are involved in are more likely to be fatal.

Hampton Roads can be a dangerous place to drive, and Virginia Beach also presents unique challenges to even the safest drivers. Tourist activity, narrow bridges and tunnels, and population density contribute to all types of accidents in the resort city. Distracted driving combined with busy or narrow roadways causes many traffic accidents. Drivers who don’t use their phones while driving, wear their seatbelts, and never drive after drinking, will dramatically reduce their chances of being in a wreck.

How A Personal Injury Lawyer Helps After Car Accidents

Unfortunately, even the safest driver can still be hit by someone driving negligently. That’s why we work to help injured people get their lives back after an accident. The aftermath of a crash can be incredibly difficult. Some accident victims miss work and have significant expenses after an ambulance transports them or they visit the emergency room or doctor’s office. In an ideal world, insurance companies would voluntarily compensate accident victims adequately. But that almost never happens. In the real world, accident victims need help to get their lives back. This is especially true when the injuries include a traumatic brain injury.

In conclusion, many people want to know if their case is worth pursuing. Maybe your case involves only minor injuries or you’re not sure who was at fault. We can answer those questions for you. Just complete our online case evaluation for an estimate of what your car accident case is worth.

Contact Virginia Beach Car Accident Lawyers for Help With Your Personal Injury Claim

If you were injured in a car wreck the Virginia Beach car accident lawyers at East Coast Trial Lawyers can help.  For a free consultation, please complete our online contact form or call us at 757-352-2237 today. Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, we serve clients from the surrounding areas, including Chesapeake, Eastern Shores, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Suffolk.

Areas We Serve

Our law firm proudly serves clients injured anywhere in Virginia or North Carolina on personal injury claims, including cases with traumatic brain injury, spinal and neck injury, wrongful death, and more serious injuries. As Virginia Beach personal injury attorneys with many years experience, our team of lawyers will be ready to fight for you. If you were injured on the job, our Virginia Beach Workers Compensation lawyers are ready to serve you.

Call 757-352-2237 or fill out the online contact form for a free consultation about your personal injury, workers compensation, or other attorney services. Our firm adopts a team approach to every case, so while one primary lawyer will be assigned to your case, you have the benefit of an experienced team of lawyers, all working on your side. We are located in Virginia Beach, VA, and serve clients who were injured anywhere in Virginia or North Carolina.


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