LEESBURG OFFICE

101 Loudoun Street SW
Leesburg, VA 20175
Phone: 703.777.6535
Fax: 703.777.6963

WINCHESTER OFFICE

302 West Boscawen
Winchester, VA 22601
Phone: 540.667.8889

Handling cases in VA, WV and MD

WilliamsFord Proudly Announces that Peter A. Pentony is Now a Partner with the Firm.
New Partner, Great Clients, Same High Quality Service...

Living in a hectic area with crowded highways and roads increases your risk for being in a car crash.  No one seems to drive the speed limit and everyone is in a hurry.  Road rage is common.  So are car crashes.  Loudoun County and Frederick County are growing at an astounding rate. It wasn’t that long ago this was considered a rural area, but not anymore!  Every time you get behind the wheel of your vehicle you are at risk.  The infamous traffic of Northern Virginia is now in Loudoun County and even as far west as Winchester, in Frederick County, Virginia.  The Route 81 corridor continues to have an extreme high volume of traffic and with that traffic comes increased risk of being hit by a negligent driver.

Did you know that the Center for Disease Control found that car crashes were the leading casue of death for young people? This is what we learned from the DMV site, Drive Smart, designed to help young drivers and their parents understand the risks of driving. Check out what they say on their site:

"Data from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles shows that 819 deaths occurred on Virginia’s roadways in 2018. In addition to these fatalities, 2018 statistics show that 182 people were injured EVERY DAY in the Commonwealth from traffic crashes..."

"There are various causes for motor vehicle crashes and most of them are preventable. Distractions such as talking or texting on cell phones, reading, or reaching for an object are attributed to 80% of all crashes and 65% of all near-crashes recently studied by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. DRIVE SMART Virginia has been a pioneer in the fight against distracted driving. April 2018 marked Virginia’s twelfth annual Distracted Driving Awareness Month which was supported by an official proclamation from Virginia’s governor. DRIVE SMART reached out to employers, associations and the general public statewide to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving in an effort to reduce the number of crashes attributed to distracting behaviors."

At WilliamsFord, we take driving while distracted seriously. Lawyers from the firm make presentations to high school students in their area on how to END DISTRACTED DRIVING. The presentation is based on science and a teen's ability to influence their peers with behavior change. None of us at WilliamsFord want you to be our clients.

Check out the annual report information provided by the VA DMV at Drive Smart: https://www.drivesmartva.org/about-dsv/annual-report/

And do you know what the law is about texting and driving? You may be surprised. We find that adults are more guilty of breaking this law than young people. Check out what the DMV posts at their Drive Smart site:

"It is illegal for any person operating a moving motor vehicle on the state’s highways to use any handheld personal communications device to manually enter multiple letters or text in the device as a means of communicating with another person. It is also unlawful to read any email or text message currently transmitted to or previously stored within the device.

Exceptions are made for 1) emergency vehicles; 2) an operator who is lawfully parked or stopped; 3) the use of factory-installed or after-market global positioning systems (GPS) or wireless communications devices used to transmit or receive data as part of a digital dispatch system; or 4) any person using a handheld personal communications device to report an emergency.

Violation of any provision of this section shall constitute a traffic infraction punishable, for a first offense, by a fine of $125 and, for a second or subsequent offense, by a fine of $250.

Every person convicted of reckless driving under the provisions of this article who, when he committed the offense, (i) was driving without a valid operator’s license due to a suspension or revocation for a moving violation and, (ii) as the sole and proximate result of his reckless driving, caused the death of another, is guilty of a Class 6 felony.

The punishment for every person convicted of reckless driving under the provisions of this article who, when he committed the offense, was in violation of § 46.2-1078.1 shall include a mandatory minimum fine of $250.

Despite improvements to vehicle safety, drivers and passengers continue to experience injuries during crashes. All too often, these injuries are serious and include damage to the brain and spinal cord – the types of injuries that change a person’s life forever.

The cost of dealing with rehabilitation and recovery from a serious personal injury is enormous. Permanent spinal and brain injuries require lifetime care. Arthritis associated with fractures and muscle or soft tissue damage after a crash can be lifelong as well.  Additionally, involvement in a serious crash affects a person’s earning potential. Did you know the average Virginia family is just three paychecks away from financial disaster? A serious accident is often enough to push a family over the brink.

You Face Risk On the Road Everyday.  What Do You Need To Know?

If you or a loved one is involved in a serious accident through no fault of your own, you are entitled to compensation. You should never be left “holding the bill” while you struggle to reassemble your life and heal your body. Unfortunately, getting the money you deserve can be a struggle.  Figuring out the insurance coverages after a crash is also complicated and difficult to wade through without help.

WilliamsFord understands this. We have fought for compensation for car crash victims all over Northern Virginia. We know the “deny, delay, and do not pay” technique of the insurance company adds to your already overwhelming frustration and fear. Even when the fault of an accident is clearly not yours, it can take months or years to wade through the paperwork and haggle for a settlement. This is time you do not have when you are trying to heal your body and rebuild your life.

Did You Know Insurance Companies:

Use database software that allows them to pay the lowest possible settlement to an accident victim?
Stall settlement for as long as possible, hoping you get desperate or give up?
Employ people specially trained to intimidate, harass, and coerce you into settling for an inadequate amount?

You have enough to worry about after a crash without needing to be concerned about manipulation and game-playing from an insurance company. Let the WilliamsFord Team handle the fight on your behalf while you focus on feeling better. Our number one goal is to keep you informed about your coverages and get you the settlement you deserve, ensuring that the insurance companies involved live up to the contractual obligations that they may have in your case.

WilliamsFord Has the Experience to Fight for You

Barbara S. Williams and Cory Ford have dedicated their careers to fighting for the rights of injured persons and their families. They have successfully assisted injured Virginians in securing adequate and realistic compensation from insurers for over two and a half decades. The firm’s experience includes work with accident victims who have suffered a range of injuries including fractured wrists, rib fractures, mild and serious traumatic brain injury, neck injury, back injury, concussions, injured internal organs, and broken bones. In addition to these physical injuries, the accident frequently disrupts you family life, interrupts your work responsibilities, and creates unwelcomed distress in your life.

Cory and Barbara also understand that not all injuries are obvious immediately following an accident. Barbara and her team makes sure you are protected should you experience arthritis, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), post-concussion syndrome, or any other chronic health problems or seemingly “invisible” injuries as the result of a crash.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash in which the other driver was at fault, WilliamsFord can help. Call us today and tell us what happened to you and your loved ones if you were injured in a car wreck and we’ll guide you through the process. And remember, we handle cases in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.

Please note that case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Past successful case results do not guarantee or predict future results.

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