Automobile Accidents

Experienced Martinsville auto accident lawyers help you recover full and fair compensation

An auto accident can be physically as well as financially devastating, especially if you’ve been in a crash involving an uninsured or underinsured motorist. You may be facing financial challenges, including medical expenses, loss of income, and vehicle repair or replacement costs. Our car accident lawyers at Gardner, Barrow & Sharpe P.C. can help you determine who is at fault. We can also help you sort through more complicated situations, such as what happens if you or the other party was in a rental car at the time of the crash.

Our attorneys have prepared a checklist reminding you what to do in case you are involved in an auto accident or truck accident.

Motor vehicle accident statistics

If you've been in an auto accident, you're not alone. In Virginia, there was an average of 330 crashes each day in 2011, according to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). That adds up to approximately 120,513 accidents in a year, resulting in 63,382 reported injuries.

Some of the most common accident injuries include head and neck injuries, back injuries and brain injuries. And some of those injuries prove fatal. Nearly 764 people died because of auto accidents in Virginia in 2011, according to the Virginia DMV.

Some crashes are caused by road hazards or bad weather, but in many cases accidents are preventable, caused by another driver’s irresponsible behavior, such as drunken driving or texting on the road.

The personal injury attorneys at Gardner, Barrow & Sharpe P.C. know that car crashes and motorcycle accidents can change lives. Let us help you put the pieces back together.

Preparing your case

If a negligent or careless driver caused your accident, we are ready to aggressively represent your interests in negotiations or litigation. From our offices in Martinsville, each auto accident attorney at our firm knows how to maximize compensation for the following damages:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Future medical treatment

If you were taken by ambulance from the accident scene, we obtain medical records from the hospital where you were in the emergency room. We investigate the accident scene — using experts in accident reconstruction, automotive design engineers and medical specialists — to create an accurate picture of what happened in the accident. A Virginia car accident attorney at our firm can develop a comprehensive calculation of your damages, supported by factual evidence, to maximize the compensation you receive.

Contact our Martinsville car accident attorneys to schedule your free consultation.

To make an appointment, call Tracy Woods at 276-638-2455 or email