How do I file a lawsuit for an auto accident without an attorney in Virginia?
1 Answer from Attorneys
You could file what's called a Warrant in Debt in your local general district court for damages up to $25K or a Complaint in the circuit court for any amounts which exceed this amount against the person(s) and/or entity responsible
for causing this accident and the damages which you incurred therefrom.
However, doing this pro se, i.e., representing yourself in such a matter
would not be advisable even for an attorney let alone a layperson such
as yourself, and a far better approach if you lack the funds to hire a
lawyer to represent you would be to find one who would be willing
to undertake the task on a contingency fee basis, meaning you would
agree in writing to pay the attorney a percentage basis of your award
(or settlement) for damages (typically 1/3) or if the case were not
successful, then you would owe nothing to this attorney other than the court costs in filing the case and, perhaps, a few incidental expenses involved with initiating the case in the appropriate court.