Virgin Islands Car Accident Lawyers
Millions Recovered for Our Clients
Whether you visit the U.S. Virgin Islands on vacation, or you live and work on the islands, you could potentially be involved in a car accident. When this happens, you need an attorney by your side who knows the law, as well as how to navigate certain complicating factors that could affect your claim.
At Fischer Redavid PLLC, our Virgin Islands car accident lawyers have helped numerous people who suffered serious injuries and life-changing impairments in all types of motor vehicle accidents. Whether you were injured while driving a rental car, hurt on the job, or were hit by a commercial vehicle, our team is ready to help you seek the full, fair compensation you are owed. We understand the ins and outs of these types of claims and have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim After a Car Accident in the Virgin Islands
By filing a personal injury claim after a car accident, you can seek financial compensation for your accident-related damages.
Examples of common damages in car accident claims include:
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Lost income/wages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental distress and anguish
- Loss of earning ability
- Lost or reduced quality of life
There are certain things you must prove to have a case. First, you will likely need to prove that someone else—be it another driver, a bicyclist, or some other third party—was negligent. You’ll also need to prove that this negligence directly led to your injuries, and you’ll have to prove that you were not only injured but also that your injuries led to specific damages for which you can be compensated.
Who Is Liable?
Determining who is liable for an auto accident can be tricky, especially in the U.S. Virgin Islands where there may be certain complicating factors at play.
In most cases, the person or party that directly caused the accident is legally responsible for the injured party’s damages. However, insurance can quickly become complicated, as many accidents in the Virgin Islands involve tourists driving rental vehicles or professional drivers operating large trucks, vans, taxicabs, and other commercial vehicles. In such cases, the driver’s employer could be liable, or the insurance company may dispute liability and contend that the driver of the rental vehicle was not covered.
It is extremely important that you work with a knowledgeable Virgin Islands car accident attorney with experience handling cases in this area. Whether you were riding in a taxi, were struck by someone driving a rental car, or were involved in a multi-vehicle crash involving shared fault, Fischer Redavid PLLC can help.
How Can a Lawyer Help?
Our team offers personalized, one-on-one legal representation. Each client receives a dedicated team consisting of one attorney and one paralegal, both of whom will remain available and accessible throughout the legal process. Our goal is to help you with every step of filing your injury claim; let us handle the legal details while you focus on your physical recovery.
Our Virgin Islands car accident lawyers can assist you with your case by:
- Meeting with you at no cost to discuss your legal rights and options
- Investigating the accident to determine what happened and who is liable
- Working with accident reconstructionists and other experts to obtain evidence
- Communicating with the insurance company or liable party on your behalf
- Negotiating with the liable party or opposing counsel for a fair settlement
- Preparing you and your case for litigation and trial, if necessary
- Advocating for you and answering your questions every step of the way
We genuinely care about the people we serve, which is why we offer compassionate legal counsel tailored to each individual’s unique situation. Our team will work with you to develop creative, customized legal strategies aimed at maximizing your recovery.
Every year, thousands of people are involved in motor vehicle accidents across the Virgin Islands. While most of these accidents occur in the islands’ larger cities and towns, rural accidents are also common and frequently lead to catastrophic injuries and deaths.
Sadly, the vast majority of these accidents can be prevented. They occur only because someone is careless, reckless, or otherwise negligent behind the wheel.
Some examples of negligent and wrongful driving behavior that can lead to car accidents include:
- Distracted driving, including using a cellphone while driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Speeding, including driving too fast for current conditions
- Violating various traffic laws, including running red lights or making illegal turns
- Driving aggressively or recklessly, including engaging in road rage
- Passing, changing lanes, or turning unsafely or illegally
- Driving while fatigued or falling asleep at the wheel
- Failing to keep a proper lookout and/or failing to yield the right of way
Other factors that frequently contribute to car accidents in the Virgin Islands include:
- Inclement weather
- Reduced visibility
- Poorly maintained roads
- Defective roadways
- Auto defects
While certain factors—such as poor weather and low visibility—cannot be blamed on anyone, other common causes of car accidents are the clear fault of others. If someone else was to blame for the accident that caused your injuries or the death of your loved one, you have the right to take legal action.
We assist clients who have been injured in all types of automobile accidents in the Virgin Islands. Our firm represents tourists, U.S. citizens, foreign nationals, residents, and workers on all three major islands, as well as the surrounding islands and cays.
We have a long track record of success in assisting clients with car accident cases involving:
- Rental cars
- Large trucks
- Commercial vehicles
- Government vehicles
- Drunk drivers
- Road rage
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Side-impact collisions
- Multiple-vehicle crashes
- Single-vehicle crashes
- Auto defects
- Defective roadways
- Hazardous conditions
No matter the details of your case or the complexity of your circumstances, you can count on our team to provide the guidance and legal support you need.