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Virginia Beach Recreational Vehicle Accident Lawyer

Virginia Beach is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the state, with travelers coming from all over to swim in the warm Atlantic Ocean, sunbathe or beach comb, and experience the unique nightlife along the boardwalk. No one expects to get hurt while on vacation or enjoying their downtime. Unfortunately, accidents can and do happen, especially when recreational vehicles like RVs, boats, jet skis, and ATVs are involved.

If you’ve been hurt in a Virginia Beach recreational vehicle accident that someone else caused, they could owe you compensation for what you’ve suffered. That includes your medical bills, lost wages and other income from time off work, and the pain and trauma you’ve experienced. Let Invictus Law help you pursue this compensation.

As former prosecutors and JAG attorneys, we don’t back down from a fight, no matter how tough. Reach out to us today for a free consultation with a Virginia Beach recreational vehicle lawyer, and we’ll tell you how we can help.

What Is a Recreational Vehicle Accident?

Invictus Law’s recreational vehicle accident injury lawyers can help you if you’ve been hurt in an accident involving any of the following:

  • Motorized and non-motorized campers
  • All-Terrain vehicles, like 4-wheelers
  • Go-Karts
  • Golf carts
  • Boats, including sailboats, pontoon boats, and speed boats
  • Personal watercraft like a Jet Ski or water skis
  • Mopeds and other touring scooters

Who’s to Blame for Virginia Beach Recreational Accidents?

People injured in recreational vehicle accidents in Virginia Beach may be eligible to seek compensation for their injuries and other losses by filing a personal injury claim against the party responsible for the accident. However, these cases may not be straightforward, as the at-fault party for the accident may be hard to pinpoint.

Some people or entities that could potentially share responsibility for the accident that injured you include:

  • Other recreational vehicle operators
  • The company you rented recreational equipment from, if it failed to keep the equipment safe for use and in good repair
  • The property owner where you were using the equipment, such as a golf course owner or Go-Kart track manager

Sometimes, several different parties can be to blame for a recreational vehicle accident in Virginia Beach. For example, if someone is drinking and riding a Go-Kart and then collides with another Go-Kart operator, the drunk Go-Karter could be liable for the victim’s injuries. But, suppose the safety harness in the struck Go-Kart fails when the rider is hit, and they’re ejected from the vehicle. In that case, the Go-Kart facility may also be liable because the rider was injured worse than they might have been.

Types of Compensation You May Be Eligible For

If you’ve been injured in a Virginia Beach recreational accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be owed compensation for a variety of losses. Some of these losses have actual, quantifiable values, such as:

  • Medical treatment, like ambulance rides, hospital stays, surgeries, and medications
  • Rehabilitation, like physical therapy, to help you regain your abilities
  • Lost wages, if you missed work to heal from your injuries
  • Loss of earning ability, if you’re disabled to the point where you cannot continue your job
  • Property damage

Others are more subjective in nature but are no less significant, such as:

  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering from your injuries
  • Loss of consortium
  • Reduced quality of life

There’s a good chance that you might receive a phone call from the at-fault party’s insurance company soon after the incident or perhaps a visit from an insurance adjuster. They may ask for a statement about the incident or details of your injuries and how badly you’re hurt. The insurance adjusters may even offer a settlement upfront.

You have no obligation to talk to them – and rest assured, the proposed settlement will be as small as they think they can get away with. An attorney can properly value your claim and may ask for a much higher settlement amount.

Statute of Limitations For Virginia Beach Recreational Accidents

If you wish to file a suit for compensation against the person, business, or other entity that caused your injuries, you must act fast. Virginia sets a statute of limitations on these claims just two years from the date of the accident.

How Can a Virginia Beach Recreational Vehicle Accident Lawyer Help?

A skilled Virginia Beach personal injury attorney is a valuable ally as you seek fair compensation for a recreational accident that wasn’t your fault. They can:

  • File complaints and motions. Nothing happens in a recreational vehicle accident case without filings before the court. Your lawyer files all appropriate motions on time, including the initial suit, and ensures all paperwork is drafted properly.
  • Facilitate the legal process. Even a small mistake could cause costly delays, which many who pursue claims without legal help discover too late. A legal team well-versed in Virginia personal injury law can help make the claims process as smooth as possible.
  • Appropriately value your claim. Years of experience valuing injury claims means that an attorney knows what your case is truly worth. Your attorney can pursue the most substantial possible compensation for you.
  • Gathering evidence. Providing liability may be complex. A law firm has resources that you may not, like private investigators or expert witnesses that help them build a strong case against the other party.
  • Support. You’re hurting from your injuries, worried about your health or getting back to work, and overwhelmed with the legal process. A lawyer can shoulder many of these burdens on your behalf, answering your questions and pursuing your case while you take the time to rest and recover.
  • Negotiations. When you hire an attorney, you can refer all communication from the other party, their lawyer, and their insurance company to your lawyer. Your attorney also negotiates a potential settlement with the other party, seeking maximum compensation.
  • Representation in court. If you and the other party cannot agree on a fair settlement, then the case goes to trial. Your lawyer speaks for your interests before a civil judge and jury.

Contact Invictus Law Today!

Have you been hurt while using recreational equipment or vehicles in Virginia Beach? Were you involved in a boating or other watercraft accident? Invictus Law can help you explore your legal options after an accident and file a claim for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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