Of course, some of the evidence between the two types of cases will in fact be the same, and a guilty plea or verdict is extremely helpful to a personal injury case. However, simply being charged with reckless driving doesn’t immediately establish the defendant's liability in your personal injury case. A lawyer still needs to investigate the crash and prove the at-fault party was responsible for your injury. That process includes gathering and presenting evidence for all of your costs stemming from the accident, like: 

  • Loss of wages, which includes hourly pay as well other costs like being skipped over for a promotion while recovering and any impact to your future earning potential 
  • Pain and suffering if the accident caused a severe impact on your daily life such as mental anguish or permanent disfigurement 
  • Your current and future medical bills, which may include therapies, rehabilitation, or surgeries down the line
Kevin W. Mottley
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Richmond, VA trial lawyer dedicated to handling brain injuries, car accidents and other serious injury claims