Car Accident Lawyers
Slaughter & Lupton Law
Your Car Accident Advocates
Feeling stressed out and overwhelmed?
Feeling blindsided and looking for experienced legal help?
You've come to the right place!
Slaughter and Lupton have decades of courtroom trial experience handling the toughest car accident injury cases. We are here to handle your injury claim so that you can focus on your treatment and getting back to your daily activities as soon as possible.
We are here to guide you through the legal process, defend your rights, and win the full and maximum compensation that you are legally entitled to.
Trust the seasoned lawyers of Slaughter & Lupton Law, PLLC to handle your injury case.
Here for you when you need it most.
Slaughter & Lupton Law, PLLC is proud to service the following Virginia and North Carolina cities:
Virginia Areas We Serve
- Virginia Beach - To ensure easy access to our services, we have an office on Virginia Beach Blvd. near Newtown Road. Our Virginia Beach office is within 400 feet of the Norfolk city line and is centrally located near the Interstate 64/Interstate 264 interchange.
- Newport News
North Carolina Areas We Serve
- Edenton - Located within walking distance of Edenton's Historic District and less than 10 minutes off of Highway 17.
- Elizabeth City
- The Outer Banks
- The Inner Banks
Our firm is technologically proficient with comprehensive case management information systems in place to handle many transactions and documents electronically including signing and paralegals who are Virginia and North Carolina e-notaries.
Virginia Beach Location
Understanding Car Accident Causes & Consequences
Why You Need a Car Accident Lawyer
Car accidents occur for various reasons, including:
- Inattentive, Careless, & Distracted (Negligent) Driving: Negligent drivers often let their attention drift, become distracted, or fail to pay proper attention to the road while driving a motor vehicle creating dangerous situations for them and others on the road. Driving at an unsafe speed or above the speed limit is negligent driving.
- Reckless (Willful and Wanton) Driving: Some drivers operate their vehicles impaired or with “willful negligence” exhibiting high risk behavior such as sudden and unsafe maneuvers, drive vehicles without adequate brakes, or other driving exhibiting aggressive, irrational, and high risk behavior that significantly increases the probability of causing an accident and injuring others. Drunk driving or impaired driving can be willful and wanton driving.
Whether an injury is due to distracted driving, aggressive driving, willful and wanton conduct, or negligent driving, you should not bear the financial consequences without full compensation for your losses. Car accidents can land individuals knee-deep in significant medical expenses, including surgeries, physical therapy, chiropractic care, and pain management. The lasting effects on the injured leave them to face transportation challenges including difficulties in traveling to medical appointments and scheduling treatment around work and other activities of their daily lives. Other injured individuals often urgently need medical treatment but frequently struggle to access the necessary assistance, including financial resources such as health insurance to pay for the inevitable bills. Many injuries are permanent and indefinite lasting for years or the rest of an injured person’s life. For these reasons, it is crucial to hire a lawyer with significant skill, proficiency, and experience in handling car accident cases. At Slaughter & Lupton Law, PLLC, our attorneys have decades of courtroom experience successfully litigating and settling thousands of personal injury cases! We are dedicated to advocating for your rights using our vast experience in handling car accident cases throughout Hampton Roads, Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina.
"The entire team at the Slaughter and Lupton are very professional, thorough, knowledgeable, and kind. I’ve had nothing but the best experience. Whenever I called, they were always available to answer any questions that I had. I was referred by one of my family members. Highly recommend!”
Navigating Complex Insurance Claims
How the Right Attorney Can Help
Insurance companies try to settle claims to maximize their profits. An injured person’s own insurance company will try to prevent having to pay money to their injured insured. If you have sustained injuries in an accident, getting the expertise of a lawyer proficient and skilled in successfully resolving car accident injury cases is essential to help you recover the greatest compensation for your injuries.
Take the next step with experienced lawyers who know the ins and outs of the automobile insurance industry. Slaughter and Lupton have decades of experience litigating injury cases! Receive the answers to your questions, and explore and discuss the best options tailored to your unique case. Our lawyers will make your recovery their top priority.
Start on the right foot by talking to our team of expert car accident attorneys for a free initial consultation.
Determining the Value of Your
Car Accident Claim
The value of a person’s car accident claim is determined by several factors, including the type and severity of injuries, medical treatments needed, lost wages or income, and the available sources of recovery. Slaughter and Lupton have decades of courtroom trial experience obtaining significant financial compensation for injured clients.
Our commitment to holding insurance companies and responsible parties accountable is evident in our dedication to personal injury law.
Contact us today by phone, email, chat, messaging, or in person at either of our offices in Virginia Beach, Virginia or Edenton, North Carolina to discuss your case and learn more about how we can assist you.
from Car Crash/Collision/Accidents
Car accidents can result in both visible and invisible injuries. Visible injuries include cuts, bruises, burns, scars, lacerations, and fractures. Invisible injuries include concussions/traumatic brain injuries (TBI), psychological injuries, ligament and tendon injuries, disc injuries, organ injuries, nerve injuries, emotional and psychological injuries. If medically needed as determined by a medical professional, getting prompt medical attention is legally important for your injury claim.
Your legal well-being and rights are our utmost concern.
Handling All Types
of Car Crashes/Collisions/Accidents
Every accident is as unique as the person involved. We know that you might be feeling overwhelmed, but we are here to help. With decades of experience handling injury cases, our team is well equipped to handle your Virginia or North Carolina injury case.
From rear-end impacts to rollovers. From heavy truck crashes to hit-and-runs, we can help you navigate the complexities of your situation and work to obtain the best possible outcome for you.
Who Could Be Liable in Virginia or North Carolina?
If you have been injured in a car accident, it's important to know your rights and seek compensation from the responsible party or parties. In Virginia and North Carolina, an at-fault system is in place to provide legal recourse for victims. The person, or persons, causing the injuries are liable. Insurance carriers provide limited coverage for negligent acts by their insureds. However, navigating the legal system can be overwhelming, particularly with multiple defendants involved.
Don't worry: our team is here to help you navigate the process and safeguard your rights. Reach out to Slaughter & Lupton Law, PLLC today for a free initial consultation.
Despite Contributory Negligence Argument
Remember that fault (responsibility) is critical in Virginia and North Carolina accidents. An injured person must prove fault before damages can be assessed. If you have been in an accident, the applicable law applied to your facts is critical. In addition to proving wrongful conduct by the person causing an accident, state law also sets out rules governing how injury claims may proceed and whether an injured person can recover for their losses. Virginia and North Carolina are “contributory negligence states.” Virginia and North Carolina are two of only four states in the United States where negligence by an injured person that is a proximate cause of an injury will bar their recovery. Both states, however, have a last clear chance doctrine, which applies differently in North Carolina than Virginia.
All other forty-six states follow a comparative negligence or modified comparative negligence system allowing for recovery by an injured person even if the injured person was negligent and their negligence was a proximate cause of their injury. In Virginia and North Carolina, if you share responsibility for causing the accident and your injuries, you may not be able to recover. However, in both states, the wrongdoer or insurer must prove that the injured person was negligent AND that negligence was a proximate cause of the accident and their injuries. Insurance carriers are acutely aware of contributory negligence and may try to blame the injured person in an attempt to either escape responsibility for payment or as an argument to reduce the amount of any offer.
Our team is here to help counteract any unfounded tactics aimed at shifting blame and ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve.
The Clock is Ticking
In Virginia, in most injury cases, you have two (2) years from the date of your car accident to file suit against the tortfeasor(s). In North Carolina, in most injury cases, you have three (3) years from the date of your injury to file suit against the wrongdoer. In both Virginia and North Carolina, the deadline for filing a lawsuit for wrongful death is two (2) years from the date of death in most cases. In certain types of injury claims, there are additional deadlines–some as soon as six (6) months from the injury date! Don’t miss your deadline! If the injured person misses a statute of limitations deadline, it may be fatal to their injury claim.
Act now to defend your rights!
Don’t wait too long to retain an attorney experienced, competent, and proficient in personal injury law to protect your rights!
Protect Your Best Interests
with Slaughter & Lupton Law, PLLC
It's important to be aware that insurance companies are for profit businesses. Generally, the insurance company model is to maximize incoming premium payments and minimize amounts paid out on claims. An injured person is often just a little number to a big insurance company. Our attorneys have decades of experience litigating–and winning–cases against insurance companies!
To ensure your rights and interests are protected, our team of experienced attorneys at Slaughter & Lupton Law, PLLC are available for a free initial consultation. If we take your case, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if we obtain a recovery for you. A contingency fee is just that–it’s contingent on the amount recovered for the client. Our team's top priority is always your legal well-being.
Contact our Virginia Beach, Virginia or Edenton, North Carolina offices to learn more.