If You Used PTO After a Car Wreck, You Need a Car Accident Attorney

Securing the assistance of a legal professional is crucial to recovering the full cost of all your damages, including paid time off. After getting a medical checkup at the emergency room, your next step after any car crash is to call a lawyer with experience in Virginia car accident cases.

The simple act of having an attorney handle communication with your insurance provider makes it more likely they will provide the full amount you deserve. That amount needs to factor in all of the ways the accident impacted your life, including using vacation days or other benefits.

A Virginia car accident lawyer’s job is to investigate the accident and prove negligence from the at-fault party, as well as showing the specific economic damages you sustained. Evidence showcasing that your PTO had to be used due to the injury and should be included in your compensation can include:

  • Employment documents and handbooks
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Medical records
  • Pay stubs
  • Photo and video evidence
  • Union contracts
  • W-2s and other tax paperwork


Kevin W. Mottley
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Richmond, VA trial lawyer dedicated to handling brain injuries, car accidents and other serious injury claims