Richmond Injury and Workers' Compensation Attorneys

Passionate Advocates on Your Side

Suffering a serious injury can devastate your life. You need comprehensive medical care and the resources to keep you going until you can get back on your feet—and back to work. If someone else’s negligence or wrongful actions caused your accident, you deserve justice.

At River Run Law, we aggressively pursue justice and fair financial compensation for the wrongfully injured. We can assist you or a loved one with your personal injury or workers’ compensation claim, protecting your legal rights and holding the responsible party accountable for their actions.

You deserve to have a passionate advocate on your side. We service clients in Richmond, Virginia, and throughout the surrounding communities. When you don’t know where to turn for help, trust our experienced attorneys to get the job done for you.

Richmond Personal Injury Attorneys

Meet the Attorneys of River Run Law

Our team of experienced attorneys are here to help you.

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Casey Ariail

Founding Partner

Casey has tried numerous cases across the Commonwealth in both General District Court and Circuit Court. He has earned millions of dollars for his clients through trials, mediations, and settlements.

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Brooke Alexander

Founding Partner

Brooke brings insight from her experience as a defense attorney and working for the insurance companies to help her clients achieve the best results. She has been practicing law for over 14 years.

How can we help you?

At River Run Law we handle a variety of injury-related cases in Richmond, VA

Delivering Results + Exceptional Service

Our boutique law practice leverages cutting-edge technology to provide a highly personalized level of service. We have built our practice on a foundation of trust, compassion, and responsive communication. With an extensive network of resources and a wealth of knowledge and experience behind us, we help ensure that you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries and other damages.

Whether you sustained injuries in a car accident, trucking accident, or any other type of injury accident, our Richmond, Virginia personal injury lawyers can help. If you suffered an injury on the job, our workers’ compensation attorneys will fight for your rights to just treatment and fair compensation.

We offer a no-cost, no-obligation consultation for Richmond injury victims. When you trust us to handle your injury accident case, you never owe any legal fees until and unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

Contact us now to learn more or to speak with one of our experienced Richmond, VA personal injury lawyers.

What our clients are saying about us

  • We knew our case was in good hands

    "I was in a car accident that totaled my car and left me with significant medical bills. I wanted to file a lawsuit against the other driver. Casey came well recommended, and he took control of the whole process. He was very responsive and we were very happy with the settlement he obtained. He was attentive, easy to reach, and we knew our case was in good hands."

    - J.T. | Car Accident, May 2021
  • Professionalism, Responsiveness

    "I worked with Brooke Alexander who resolved my case with tremendous results. She took charge of my case and put me completely at ease. A great, friendly, professional attorney. I strongly recommend her services."

    - Jessica | Slip and Fall, Jan. 2021
  • Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

    "The River Run Law Firm team is truly professional, and a pleasure to work with! Casey is full of knowledge, very responsive, and brings a sense of ease to an intimidating circumstance. He is a trustful guide, whom you can rely on through the entire process. I cannot imagine going through this experience without him, and I would highly recommend to all!"

    - Robin | Workers Compensation, Dec. 2020
  • Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

    "I was working with another law firm prior to Brooke taking over my case. Brooke made me comfortable through out the whole process. Brooke did not know deep down inside I was a little worried with me not knowing too much about her. I’m going to be the first to say. Sometime you have to leap in on faith like I did. Brooke performed Outstanding work, she made me feel very comfortable and most of all she didn’t leave me feeling uncertain about any decision made. You guys are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! If I can give more than 5 stars I would have done it with NO hesitation."

    - Christine | Car Accident, Dec. 2020
  • Professionalism, Responsiveness

    "Casey, and the team at River Run Law handled my case with the upmost professionalism. From start to finish they kept me up to date with where we were and what the next steps would be. I was never blindsided by anything. Couldn’t recommend them more highly!"

    - Rodes | General Practice, Dec. 2020
  • Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

    "I wish it were more words to describe River Run Law & Attorney Casey Ariail ! Hands down ABSOLUTELY the best ! You feel like you’ve known him your whole life & he’s very easy to speak with . It wasn’t a time I felt in the dark about my case & any questions at any time I could call & actually get a response most of the time I call & if Mr. Casey Ariail didn’t answer the first time I always receive a return call within 15 to 30 minutes . I haven’t had a better experience with a Law Firm ! I’ll DEFINITELY be working with them for the years to come !"

    - Chelse | Car Accident, Nov. 2020

River Run Law Blog

Learn more about the laws in the state of Virginia.

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Virginia Wrongful Death Law: How to Bring and Win a Lawsuit

When you lose a loved one unexpectedly, it’s often difficult to think about what to do next. In many cases, families may not know that Virginia law entitles them to seek compensation if another person’s negligence caused the death. Here are some tips on how to file a wrongful death lawsuit and the recovery available for family members. How to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Figuring out how to file a wrongful death lawsuit on your own is stressful, especially if you haven’t filed a case before. Here are some steps that will help put you and your family on the path toward recovery.  1. Determine the Order of Succession The first step in filing a wrongful death lawsuit is to identify the executor of the estate for the deceased. Under Virginia Code § 8.01-50, only the executor or legal personal representative of the deceased may bring the lawsuit. However, the order of succession determines who may be named a beneficiary in the lawsuit. For example, § 8.01-53 awards damages to the following beneficiaries: The surviving spouse, children, and grandchildren of the deceased; If there is no surviving spouse, child, etc., the surviving parents and siblings of the deceased; or Any surviving family member if none of the above people are alive. Virginia also considers any person related to the deceased by blood, marriage, or adoption to be a family member. This means that stepchildren or adoptive children of the deceased may be beneficiaries as well. 2. Collect Evidence of Your Damages Under § 8.01-52, the court may award a variety of economic and non-economic damages depending on the circumstances. This includes: Mental anguish and sorrow; Loss of society, companionship, comfort, and guidance; Loss of the deceased’s income, services, protection, and care; Medical expenses relating to the injury which caused death; and Funeral expenses. In rare cases, the court may also apply punitive damages if the defendant acted in an especially reckless way. The goal of punitive damages is to punish the defendant for willful or wanton conduct. They don’t compensate for any specific loss incurred by the claimant or the beneficiaries. 3. File Your Case in a Timely Manner If you decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit, it’s best to do it as soon as possible. Virginia, much like other states, has a statute of limitations for filing a claim. This statute limits the amount of time claimants have to file before the court refuses to hear the case. According to § 8.01-244, the personal representative must file within two years after the deceased’s death. Failing to file a claim within this time period may bar any survivors from recovering damages, so it’s important to file quickly. Consult an Experienced Virginia Wrongful Death Attorney Today If you have lost a loved one due to a preventable accident, you don’t have to go through it alone. The River Run Law team knows how devastating a wrongful death can be for the surviving family. We’re here to answer any questions you have about the process and fight for the justice you deserve.  To schedule a consultation, please call or contact us now. We proudly serve clients throughout the state of Virginia from our practice in Richmond.

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What Is the Virginia Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations?

When you unexpectedly lose a loved one in an accident, you may have several questions about your legal options. It’s common to wonder how long you have to file and whether you should pursue a lawsuit. Like most claims, wrongful death has a statute of limitations for filing against an at-fault party. Here is everything you need to know about the Virginia wrongful death statute of limitations and how it may affect your case. The Virginia Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations A statute of limitations is a time limit set by each state for filing certain types of legal actions. The purpose of the Virginia wrongful death statute is to both prevent people from waiting too long to file and to ensure that both parties have the ability to gather fresh evidence.  According to the Code of Virginia § 8.01-244, the claimant must file a wrongful death claim within two years after the date of death. However, if the court dismisses a lawsuit brought by the claimant within that time period, the claimant may file again.  Are There Any Exceptions? While it’s rare for the court to make an exception to the statute of limitations for wrongful death, it does happen. There are certain circumstances in which the court may extend the deadline for the claimant.  The first exception relates to the rule of discovery. If a family member doesn’t discover the decedent’s death until after their passing, the clock starts after they discovered or reasonably should have discovered it. Another important exception is if the claimant is a minor child at the time of their parent’s death. In this case, the child has until two years after their 18th birthday to file a wrongful death claim. However, in other instances, the court usually uses the wrongful death lawsuit statute of limitations written into Virginia law. What Happens If I Miss the Deadline? If you miss the Virginia wrongful death statute of limitations deadline, chances are that the court won’t hear the case. For this reason, it’s essential to consult with an experienced Virginia wrongful death attorney. Not only can they help collect evidence pertaining to the case, but they can also help you file your claim in a timely manner.  Need Assistance with Your Wrongful Death Claim? Losing a loved one due to the negligence of another is an incredibly devastating experience. Don’t count on the defendant’s insurance company to be empathetic during this difficult time. At River Run Law, our Virginia wrongful death attorneys know how difficult it can be to face a claim on your own. From day one, we help our clients navigate every aspect of their case. Whether that’s collecting evidence, negotiating settlements, or making claim filings, we’re here for you.  For a free case analysis, contact us online or give us a call at 804-889-0500. We proudly serve individuals and families throughout Virginia from our office in Richmond. 

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A Quick Guide to Virginia’s Motorcycle Laws

If you plan on learning to ride a motorcycle, or if you are a new Virginia resident that already has one, you should be aware of the Virginia motorcycle laws. You should also know what to do in case of an accident while you’re riding. This guide is a quick reference for motorcycle operators and passengers. Helmets and Licensing Virginia residents must pass written and skills tests to receive a motorcycle classification on their driver’s license. You can find more information about the test and the Virginia Motorcycle Operator guide on the Virginia DMV website. You must register your motorcycle with the DMV and have valid insurance. You must also have a securely fixed license plate. The Virginia motorcycle helmet law says that all riders must wear a helmet that meets certain minimum requirements. Riders must also wear eye protection or have a windshield.  Required Equipment VA motorcycle laws do not have a minimum age limit for passengers, but all passengers must use footrests/pegs, have their own seat, and wear helmets and eye protection. Motorcycles need headlights, horns, and rearview mirrors unless they are designed for trail riding and operated during daylight hours. The required lights are: At least one headlight visible from 200 feet, A tail light visible from 500 feet, A working brake light, and A license plate light visible from 50 feet. Motorcycles must have brakes on both the front and rear wheels and mufflers. Your bike must pass an annual safety inspection. Traffic Laws Some traffic signals have sensors that detect when a motorist is waiting at the light. However, motorcycles, because of their small size, sometimes fail to trigger the sensor. When this happens, VA law permits motorcyclists to pass through the light provided they come to a full stop, check all directions, and wait at least two full minutes. If the light is non-responsive, the motorcyclist must wait for at least two full cycles before proceeding.  Some people wonder, is lane splitting legal in Virginia? Lane splitting means riding a motorcycle between two lanes of stopped or slow-moving traffic that is going in the same direction. It is a way for motorcyclists to bypass congestion. While there is currently proposed legislation to allow lane splitting, it is not legal in Virginia. This is distinct from lane sharing, which refers to the practice of motorcyclists riding side-by-side or abreast in the same lane; lane sharing is legal in Virginia.  Motorcyclists may also ride in HOV lanes and on all public roadways and use facilities built with public funds, such as parking garages. You can find more detailed information about VA motorcycle laws in the Virginia Code. I Was in a Motorcycle Accident—Now What? If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit.  If you weren’t seriously injured, you could pursue the claim yourself with the other party’s insurance company.  We advise you not to provide a recorded statement to the insurance company. You should know that the first offer will most likely be a lowball offer.  If you accept it, you give up your right to recover any other money from them.  The insurance company will try to pay you the least amount possible.  However, if you received medical attention for your injuries or are concerned about being taken advantage of by the insurance company, you should speak to a VA motorcycle accident attorney.  River Run Law will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf for a favorable settlement.  If we are unable to settle the case favorably, we would discuss your options with you and file a lawsuit if that makes sense for your situation.  Contact us today to schedule a free case analysis.  We do not charge any legal fees unless your attorney recovers a settlement or wins a lawsuit on your behalf.

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