U.S. Virgin Islands Car Accident Lawyers

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Attorneys Providing Legal Help With Motor Vehicle Collisions in St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John

Driving in the U.S. Virgin Islands can be something of a challenge since it is one of the only territories controlled by the United States in which vehicles drive on the left side of the road. This factor alone makes the roads more dangerous, but when combined with the large numbers of tourists and other factors that affect driver safety, it means that car accidents are even more likely to occur, and drivers, passengers, or pedestrians can suffer serious injuries in a collision.

The attorneys of Colianni & Colianni, LLC have over 60 years of combined legal experience, and we have represented clients in a wide variety of personal injury cases in St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John. If you have been injured in a car accident, we can investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision, establish liability, and help you recover compensation for your damages.

The Risks of Car Accidents in the Virgin Islands

Those who drive in the Virgin Islands must get used to driving to the left, and this adjustment is compounded by the fact that most cars in the islands are imported from the United States and have steering wheels on the left side of the vehicle. Tourists visiting the islands are often unfamiliar with either the roads or the cars, and they may struggle to determine the correct way to negotiate intersections, yield to other vehicles, or merge into traffic.

Unfortunately, other safety issues can present additional dangers to those who use the roads throughout the islands. Many of the roads are not well maintained, and accidents can occur when drivers hit or swerve around large potholes. Due to the mountainous terrain, many roads are steep, narrow, and full of curves, and the limited visibility can lead to dangerous collisions if drivers do not take extra care.

As is true throughout the rest of the United States, drivers in the Virgin Islands should follow traffic laws and take care to drive safely. Accidents can occur because of distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, or other forms of driver negligence, and in these cases, the person who was at fault for the collision may be held responsible.

Car accident cases in the Virgin Islands can become complex, since one or more of the drivers involved may be visiting from elsewhere in the United States or from another country. Determining insurance coverage and liability in accidents involving rental cars or other vehicles can also complicate matters. 

At Colianni & Colianni, LLC, we can address any concerns you may have about recovering compensation for car accident injuries. If necessary, we can work with you over the phone or through email, ensuring that you will be able to pursue an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit no matter where you are located. We can assist with a wide variety of car accidents, including:

  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Commercial truck accidents
  • Jeep accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • ATV accidents
  • Accidents involving boats or ferries

Contact a Virgin Islands Auto Accident Attorney

When the beauty and tranquility of the Caribbean are shattered by a motor vehicle accident, victims may be unsure about where to turn for legal help. Our skilled attorneys will help you understand your rights and your best options for receiving compensation for the damages you have suffered. We will provide you with dedicated representation, working to ensure that you are compensated for your medical costs, lost income, property damage, and pain and suffering. Contact us today at 340-719-1766 to arrange a free consultation.

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