posted on March 3, 2016
Showing who is at fault in a Virginia car accident is not always an easy task. It often depends on the circumstances.
For instance, when a car crash occurs in a densely populated area, and numerous people witness the crash, the injury victim bringing a car accident lawsuit will be well-positioned to establish a case for compensation.
However, when the crash occurs on an isolated road or where there are no eyewitnesses, proving what occurred and who should be held responsible will be much more difficult to prove.
A resourceful and experienced Virginia car accident lawyer will attempt to uncover as many witnesses and items of evidence as possible in your case so as to support your version of events.
The law firm of Marks & Harrison employs a team of investigators whose duties include getting quickly to the scene to investigate the cause of an accident and identifying and locating important witnesses and items of evidence.
Additionally, a report may be prepared by a consultant, engineer or other expert. The expert will base this report on:
In the report, the expert will render an informed opinion about the cause of the car crash. The expert may also prepare a video or computer animation to illustrate the results to the judge or jury.
Witness testimony (including your testimony and that of any passengers or eyewitnesses) is some of the most powerful evidence in a Virginia car accident claim.
However, a skilled car accident lawyer will know how to use other available evidence to help corroborate your testimony and that of other witnesses.
This may include:
At Marks & Harrison, we know that your Virginia car accident lawsuit is only as strong as the investigation that goes into it. That is why our firm maintains its own investigators who are able to quickly investigate your car crash before important evidence is lost.
Our law firm maintains professional relationships with a variety of consultants who lend us their expertise and knowledge in car accident cases where fault may be difficult to show.
Marks & Harrison is able to build your case quickly and effectively and then present it to the insurance company or in court in a powerful and persuasive manner, giving you the best opportunity for success in your case.
Bryan L. Meadows is the Managing Attorney of Marks & Harrison’s Fredericksburg office, where he concentrates his practice in the area of personal injury law. A graduate of Christopher Newport University and the Penn State University School of Law, Bryan served as the Managing Attorney of GEICO’s Staff Counsel in Roanoke prior to joining Marks & Harrison. He is licensed to practice in Virginia state courts and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia. Additionally, Bryan has served as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association of Virginia and as President of the Salem/Roanoke County Bar Association.