Virginia has recently changed its procedures so that minor injury claims up to $25,000 can be tried quickly and at low cost in the small claims court — General District Court.
The following is important information that you should know if you have sustained relatively minor injuries and wish to take advantage of this procedure.
The decision-maker is the judge, not a jury. And there is no expensive requirement that your treating doctor testify at the trial or in a deposition. The rules allow us to submit an affidavit instead. The trial is typically very quick, usually less than an hour. If we are unhappy with the result, which is uncommon, we can request a new trial in the circuit court.
How Our Firm Can Help
I have tried many car accident cases in general district court and have usually obtained excellent verdicts. Furthermore, sometimes even the credible threat to the insurance company that we will file suit in general district court have pressured the insurance company into making a much higher settlement offer. We love filing and trying cases in general district court!
If you went to the hospital or doctor because you were injured in car accident that was the fault of someone else, call us at 276-623-0808 for a free consultation. Do not hesitate because your injuries were minor – you are still entitled to be compensated.
The Law Officers Of Mark T. Hurt are located in Abingdon, Virginia and Bristol, Tennessee. Attorney Mark Hurt would like to put his over 25 years of legal excellence to work to get you the compensation that you deserve.
“Mark took over my car accident case from another attorney that I fired. Mark worked hard on the case for several months to get ready for trial. Shortly before trial he got a settlement that was six times more than the offer my first lawyer tried to get me to take.“