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Fairfax

  • 3915 Old Lee Highway Suite 22-B
    Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Phone: (703) 584-7277
  • Fax: (703) 783-0686
  • This office is open M-F, 9-5.
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Alexandria

  • 1010 Cameron St
    Alexandria, VA 22310
  • Phone: (703) 688-3944
  • xThis is a satellite office that is staffed several days a month. Please always call before dropping by!
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Arlington

  • 1655 Fort Myer Dr #700
    Arlington, VA 22209
  • Phone: (703)591-9829
  • This is a satellite office that is staffed several days a month. Please always call before dropping by!
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Dumfries

  • 17932 S. Fraley Blvd Suite 400-F
    Dumfries, VA 22026
  • Phone: (703) 988-7607
  • This is a satellite office that is staffed several days a month. Please always call before dropping by!
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Herndon

  • 13800 Coppermine Road 1st Floor
    Herndon, VA 20171
  • Phone: (703) 544-7868
  • Fax: 703.783.0686
  • This is a satellite office that is staffed several days a month. Please always call before dropping by!
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Fredericksburg

  • 1135 Heatherstone Dr
    Fredericksburg, VA 22407
  • Phone: (540) 227-4571
  • This is a satellite office that is staffed several days a month. Please always call before dropping by!
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Lexington

  • PO Box 530
    Lexington, VA 24450
  • Phone: (540)300-2716
  • Lexington attorney Van Hardenbergh graciously allows the use of his office for clients meetings at this location and, with client permission, serves as co-counsel in cases in this area.
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Manassas

  • 10432 Balls Ford Rd. Suite 300
    Manassas, VA 20109
  • Phone: (703) 988-7656
  • Fax: 703.783.0686
  • This is a satellite office that is staffed several days a month. Please always call before dropping by!
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Newport News

  • 11836 Canon Blvd Suite 100
    Newport News, VA 23606
  • Phone: (757) 932-9683
  • Newport News attorney Scott Wash is the BenGlassLaw team member at this office.
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Petersburg

  • 1658 Berkeley Avenue
    Petersburg, VA 23805
  • Phone: (804) 601-1179
  • Petersburg attorney Van Hardenbergh graciously allows us the use of his office for clients meetings in Petersburg and with client permission acts as co-counsel in cases in this area.
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Quantico - Stafford

  • 800 Corporate Drive, 3rd Floor
    Stafford, VA 22554
  • Phone: (540) 358-1371
  • This is a satellite office that is staffed several days a month. Please always call before dropping by!
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Reston

  • 12020 Sunrise Valley Dr. Suite 100
    Reston, VA 20191
  • Phone: (703) 988-7721
  • Fax: 703-783-0686
  • This is a satellite office that is staffed several days a month. Please always call before dropping by!
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Richmond

  • 1506 Willow Lawn Dr. Suite 121
    Richmond, VA 23230
  • Phone: (804) 597-0119
  • Richmond attorney Bob Battle graciously permits us to use this office for client meetings and, with client permission, co-counsels with us on Richmond area cases
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Virginia Beach

  • 4164 Virginia Beach Blvd Suite 204
    Virginia Beach, VA 23452
  • Phone: (757) 302-7527
  • Virginia Beach attorney Kellam Parks graciously permits us to use this office for client meetings and, with client permission, co-counsels with us on Virginia Beach area cases
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Williamsburg

  • 809 Richmond Road
    Williamsburg, VA 23185
  • Phone: (757) 296-0594
  • Willaimsburg attorney Stu Spirn graciously permits us to use this office for client meetings and, with client permission, co-counsels with us on Williamsburg area cases
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If You Have Been in a Car Accident in Virginia, You Are in the Right Place

It's so frustrating.   

With all of the car accident websites put up by lawyers and law firms (not to mention the hundreds of lawyer referral websites that are spending millions of dollars to get good search engine placement) you would think that it might be just a little easier than it is to get good, useful information about automobile accident claim-

information more in depth than the typical "help the injured at the scene;" and "don't talk to anyone but the police."

Have a question about what you read below? Send a confidential message to attorney Ben Glass. 

How about some straightforward information on how to find the best lawyer for your case?

There are some simple steps you can take to get beyond the lawyer advertising.

Personal injury cases are vigorously defended by the insurance industry. The resources a defendant has to fight a case are endless. Insurance companies do not settle cases fairly and fully until you demonstrate to them that you have the expert witnesses, the resources and the attorney who is going to beat them in court. Results matter.

Most Lawyer Advertising is Actually Pretty Silly

Sadly, most lawyer advertising does little more than shout "we are aggressive" or "we care for you", or "trust us" or "free consultation." (By the way, what's so special about a free consultation in an injury case--EVERYONE DOES THAT!)

This almost total lack of useful information is what drove me to write the many books and special reports on car accident cases in Virginia that are available at this website.

Before you hire a lawyer or deal with the insurance company on your own you should get Five Deadly Sins That Can Wreck Your Virginia Accident Case.

Essential Information About Car Accident Cases in Virginia

In any personal injury or wrongful death case in Virginia the injured person, or plaintiff, must prove that the carelessness or negligence of another caused injury. In Virginia any negligence on the part of the plaintiff will bar any recovery under the legal doctrine of contributory negligence.

Expert testimony may be necessary to prove some parts of your claim. Expert testimony is generally needed to prove the extent of your physical injury and the relationship of any medical bills to the defendant's negligence. Expert testimony is necessary to prove any other issues that are beyond the general knowledge of jurors, such as the extent your ability to earn a living has been impaired.

We believe that it is a dangerous practice to wait until the statute of limitations is almost expired to file suit. We have seen other attorneys do this only to find that the defendant they sued is either not the correct defendant or is now blaming someone else. While there are legitimate reasons for delaying filing suit, there is no excuse for the practice that we sometimes see whereby some attorneys routinely wait until the last moment to see if the insurance company will settle your case.

Unfortunately, we have also seen lawyers not licensed in either Virginia or the District of Columbia attempt to represent people with claims in those jurisdictions. When the claims do not settle, they often panic to find an attorney to file the case on time. We believe that clients are ill-served by hiring attorneys who are not licensed in the jurisdiction where suit must be filed.

Once the lawsuit is filed, both sides engage in the legal process called discovery. Each party is allowed to investigate what it is the other side is going to say at trial. The defendant will be permitted access to your medical and work history, including your income records. You must give a deposition under oath and you may be required to submit to a medical examination by a physician of the defendant's choosing.

The defendant is also subject to discovery. He will answer written and oral questions about his own background and he will have to give sworn testimony about the incident at issue.

If you would like to speak with a real human being who is interested in helping you out (and not treating you like every other law firm), pick up the phone and call BenGlassLaw today at (703)584-7277.

Ben Glass
Ben Glass is a nationally recognized Virginia injury, medical malpractice, and long-term disability attorney