Any person who is injured by the negligent act of another driver can recover compensation for their injuries, unless the injured person also caused the accident through his negligence.
Virginia is a state where “contributory negligence” bars any recovery. Under this rule, you are not permitted to recover for your injuries when your negligence was a partial cause of the accident, even if another driver was mostly at fault. An attorney can help you determine your likelihood of recovery in your specific case. Give us a call, we can help.