From Charlottesville, Virginia

Covering the state of Virginia, Wilson & Hajek, a personal injury law firm, is centrally located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Francis Hajek is an experienced Virginia personal injury attorney and lawyer who provides aggressive representation and personal service to his clients who have suffered injuries. Since 2007, he has been listed in Best Lawyers in America.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Oddities of Virginia Injury Law - Part 1

Handling an injury case in Virginia requires familiarity with the many laws governing personal injury claims in Virginia. You could say that they are oddities or that they are just special. Other states may have similar provisions, but a few are truly unique to Virginia. The bar of contributory negligence in injury cases is probably the most widely discussed Virginia rule. A few other states still have this legal rule that bars a plaintiff's claim if he or she is even one percent contributorily negligent in causing the accident. In your typical automobile accident, the fault is usually completely with the driver who strikes the plaintiff's car. But there are may examples of cases where the plaintiff could be found to be contributorily negligent. Most states have abolished the bar of contributory negligence in favor of a comparative negligence standard. This would seem to be the better and fairer rule. In those stats, you compare the fault of the parties. Damages can then be reduced by the assigned percent of negligence. An experienced injury lawyer can help you determine if contributory negligence is going to be a factor in your injury case and can advise you on the implications this rule has for your case.

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Serving Virginia, including Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Staunton, Waynesboro

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