Richmond Injury and Workers' Compensation Attorneys
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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.
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions for Richmond Personal Injury Attorneys
What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney?
A personal injury lawyer in Richmond can offer many advantages in your case, including:
Negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf;
Protecting injury victims from settling for less than the claim is worth;
Preparing evidence that bolsters your claim;
Investigating the circumstances of your case; and
Communicating with the opposing party.
We will keep you informed about the progress of your case every step of the way. Hiring a personal injury lawyer in Richmond, VA, gives you the best chance of securing the level of compensation that you deserve.
How Do I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in Richmond?
Many personal injury attorneys offer free initial consultations. Use this time to feel out the attorney and determine if you can work with them. During the initial consultation, you can discuss the facts of your case and determine whether you qualify to bring a lawsuit. After the consultation, you do not have to hire the attorney you met with. You can schedule more consultations with additional lawyers and make a decision later. Make sure you know who will be handling your case – an attorney or a paralegal.
How Much Should a Personal Injury Attorney in Richmond Charge?
At River Run Law, we do not collect a fee unless and until we secure a judgment or settlement in your favor. That means if you do not receive compensation, neither do we. We will do everything in our power to ensure you receive the maximum settlement possible.
If you are thinking about hiring a personal injury lawyer, schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with one of our Richmond personal injury attorneys at River Run Law.
Can I File a Personal Injury Claim Without a Lawyer?
Technically, you can file a personal injury claim without an attorney. However, that does not mean that you should. Our personal injury attorneys are experienced in their field and have knowledge about these types of cases. Let us handle the complexities of the lawsuit while you focus on spending time with your family.
How Do I Select a Personal Injury Lawyer in Richmond, Virginia?
If you have started your search for a personal injury attorney in Richmond, VA, you have likely realized there are thousands of them. So how can you separate all the personal injury attorneys in Richmond? One way is through initial consultations, described above. Another way you can learn more about a personal injury lawyer is through their client testimonials. Client testimonials include reviews from former clients that hired the same attorney to represent them.
What our clients are saying about us
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"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
"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
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"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
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"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
"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
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"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
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Most Common Fatal Injuries from Car Accidents
Mar 13, 2023 | By Brooke Alexander | Read Time: 3minutes
Fatal injuries from car accidents are absolutely devastating for survivors of the accident victim. Knowing that traffic accidents are sudden and generally preventable only adds to the gravity of the loss. Every life is important. In 2021, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reported 968 fatalities on Virginia roadways. In addition, 161 people were injured daily in the Commonwealth due to traffic collisions. No monetary amount can ever compensate for the loss of your loved one, but it can help to ease the financial burden and set an example for negligent drivers. Contact a skilled and compassionate car accident attorney in Virginia for a free consultation. We can offer you advice that is specific to your situation. Vehicle Safety Standards Manufacturers build cars to be functional and as safe as reasonably possible. When people drive cars as intended, there should be no risk to life. Though crashes are not an “intended use” for a car, manufacturers are certainly aware that crashes occur. This makes them responsible for making the vehicle as safe as possible under a variety of circumstances. This is why most vehicles have seatbelts, airbags, and tempered glass. The types of materials used for certain portions of the car are intended to provide vehicle integrity upon impact and minimize injuries. Many newer vehicles have even more safety features, such as backup cameras, blind spot sensors, and more. Unfortunately, each car accident is unique, and these precautions may not be enough in all situations. Most Common Fatal Injuries From Car Accidents Though there are many ways that fatal injuries from a car accident can occur, these are some of the most common. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) A TBI can be hard to diagnose. Any trauma to the head can be life-changing. Because drivers and passengers in a vehicle are generally not prepared for impact, the body is not braced to protect the head. Mild cases of TBI can result in temporary symptoms of headaches, dizziness, slowed speech, and more. Severe cases can result in long periods of unconsciousness or coma, which can also be fatal. Internal Fatal Injuries from Car Accidents Bruising and lacerations are easy to identify. Internal injuries and bleeding are much harder to see and often require a diagnosis from a medical professional using specialized diagnostic equipment. Internal injuries and bleeding can start after the accident and continue while the victim is in the ambulance or emergency room. And such injuries can sometimes go on for an extended period of time without being noticed. Internal bleeding can happen quickly, and if the bleeding is serious enough, the fatality may occur before medical treatment can be administered. Spinal Cord Fatal Injuries from Car Accidents Due to sudden impacts that jar the body, car accidents can cause significant damage to the spinal cord or nerve endings. The resultant injuries are some of the most common fatal injuries in car accidents. Spinal cord injuries may result in loss of movement, cough, difficulty breathing, and even paralysis. A severed spinal cord can be fatal. Broken Bones In most cases, broken bones heal well and leave only a bump or a scar. If bone fragments puncture an organ, the results can be fatal. Like many internal injuries, there may be a delay in identifying what is going on. Severe Burns Burns are gauged by degrees—with first-degree referring to damaged skin and the fourth being deep enough to damage muscle and bones. Even first-degree burns can prove fatal if they cover over 50% of the body. Burn victims have a high probability of infection, which can also lead to fatal complications. Determining Liability The last thing you want to do when coping with the death of a loved one is worry about taking legal action. Virginia is an “at-fault” state, which means that the person or party that caused the accident is financially responsible for the damages incurred. Compensation is generally paid by the insurance company, but it is important to recognize that those companies are likely to offer less than what your settlement is worth. You do not have to accept the offer. Claims involving fatal injuries are especially sensitive, and you should seek legal counsel from an experienced personal injury attorney. Virginia adheres to the principle of pure contributory negligence. This means if the defendant is not found 100% at fault for the accident, the victim is barred from recovery. Insurance companies know this and will do their best to find you or your loved one at least partially at fault. River Run Law’s team of personal injury specialists understands how these companies work. We are happy to conduct an independent investigation of the accident, negotiate on your behalf, and litigate if needed. Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer at River Run Law Losing a loved one due to fatal car accident injuries can be unbearably painful. The last thing you want to worry about is bills incurred due to their death. We are committed to compassionate representation during these hard times. Let us take care of your legal claim, so you can focus on grieving and healing. Contact the car accident lawyers at River Run Law for your free case consultation.
What To Do If Your Car Accident Report is Inaccurate
Mar 13, 2023 | By Brooke Alexander | Read Time: 4minutes
Following a car accident, a responding police officer usually files a report detailing the incident. Sometimes, however, your car accident report is inaccurate if the officer makes a mistake. A police report about your accident contains important information about the crash, including: Since your police report plays an essential role in your insurance claim, it is important to fix these errors, preferably with the help of an experienced Richmond car accident attorney if possible. Here are some of the mistakes you may find on your report and how to correct them. If you find you have questions about your car accident report after reading this article, contact the experienced Virginia car accident attorneys at River Run Law today. Types of Police Report Mistakes You May Encounter It isn’t uncommon for those involved in a crash to find mistakes on their car accident report. While some errors may seem minor at first, the insurance company may use them against you in your claim. Most police report mistakes can be divided into two categories: factual errors and subjective errors. What To Do After a Car Accident Where You Were Not at Fault Factual Errors A factual error is any piece of information that is objectively incorrect, such as the day that the accident happened or the model of a vehicle. These are the most common factual mistakes made in a police report’s accident summary: Generally, factual errors are easy to fix if you have proper documentation that shows the correct information. Subjective Errors or Disputed Information These types of errors are difficult to remedy since they involve the opinions or conclusions of the officer or potential witnesses. For example, the officer may believe one witness statement saying that you ran a red light, while another witness says that the light was still green. In this case, it is virtually impossible to disprove the conflicting statement unless you have evidence that the light was green. For a free confidential review of your personal injury case, contact our law firm online or call (804) 889-0500. How to Prevent Errors in Your Report After a car accident, there may be too much going on for you to focus on the reporting officer. However, if it is safe to do so, approach the officer and give them as many details as possible about the accident. In addition, if you believe there is any evidence that the officer missed, make sure to point it out. This will help make the report more accurate and prevent both factual and subjective errors. Statute of Limitation for Personal Injury Claims If My Police Report Is Wrong, What Do I Do? If your car accident police report is wrong or has any of the errors discussed above, there may be a few ways to correct them. Although it may be difficult to change the original accident report, some police departments allow you to request a supplemental police report. The reporting officer usually includes this report with the original if someone brings new information forward, such as a new witness statement. In addition, if multiple officers investigate the case, each may provide their own supplemental report. However, since filing a supplemental report isn’t always an option, here are five tips to help amend a police report. 1. Provide Documentation For any error, the reporting officer is more likely to make any corrections if you have documentation proving the mistake. For example, if the police report lists your birthdate incorrectly, provide the officer with a copy of your ID. This small step goes a long way in helping your accident claim. 2. If Your Car Accident Report is Inaccurate Ask for Changes As Soon As Possible It’s best to get a copy of your accident report as soon as you can to check for any errors. If your car accident report is inaccurate, contact the officer who filed the report immediately. They may be able to help make changes before they finalize the report. Be sure to be polite with the officer, since they will be more likely to make those changes if you are respectful. 3. Make a New Statement In cases where the officer refuses to amend disputed information, you can write up a new statement about the error and ask to have it attached to the report. Your account of the situation should include documentation, pictures, etc. that prove the error. If you have trouble writing a new statement about the disputed information, seek out one of our experienced car accident attorneys. 4. Include Medical Documentation in the Report If you suffer a severe injury in the accident and give a statement at the hospital, chances are you may have trouble providing your side of the story. This is often due to the effects of your medication or the amount of pain you are experiencing. Make sure to provide the reporting officer with medical documentation showing that your original statement was made in an altered state. In some cases, the officer may allow you to make a new statement for the report. If you have been involved in a car accident, call a top lawyer in Virginia for a free initial consultation at (804) 889-0500. 5. Hire an Experienced Car Accident Attorney Even if an error in your accident report seems easy to fix, you should consider hiring a Virginia personal injury attorney to help. They will make sure that your accident report is as accurate as possible and attach accompanying statements indicating the errors if necessary. While it may still be impossible to change the car accident report, the attorney’s statement helps dispute any incorrect information if your car accident report is inaccurate. Injured in an Accident? A Richmond Personal Injury Attorney Can Help At River Run Law, we know that the aftermath of a traumatic accident can be confusing and intimidating. The last thing a victim needs during their recovery is incorrect information on their accident report that could jeopardize their claim. Our Virginia car accident attorneys have […]
What to Do If You Were Involved in a Hit-and-Run Accident on a Motorcycle in Virginia
Feb 6, 2023 | By Casey Ariail | Read Time: 3minutes
In 2021, Virginia motorcycle collisions were at an all-time high, with 102 motorcycle fatalities representing a 17.2% increase from 2020. Due to the disadvantage motorcyclists have when colliding with a larger and heavier vehicle, most accidents result in severe rider injuries or death. But what happens when a driver hits a motorcyclist and leaves the accident scene? If you were involved in a hit-and-run motorcycle accident, you might suffer from severe injuries and an inability to work. You might feel helpless, but it’s important to remember that options are available. Speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Read on to learn more about motorcycle hit-and-run accidents and what you may recover. If you have any questions, please contact the injury lawyers at River Run Law today. What Is a Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accident? A hit-and-run accident occurs when a person involved in a collision leaves the scene without providing their contact information or insurance details to the other driver. In other words, the driver flees the scene before sharing information or contacting the police. Under Virginia law, leaving the scene of an accident is a criminal offense. There are many reasons a person might flee the scene of an accident. The driver might be driving on a suspended license or without the required insurance and be afraid of getting into trouble or being arrested. Also, if they think they might have hurt or killed someone, the driver might panic and flee before really thinking about the implications of their behavior. Fleeing the scene is an especially egregious act when you consider that it could delay medical treatment for any injured victims. This delay could significantly exacerbate injuries and even result in death. And it puts an additional burden on law enforcement, as they must now try to hunt down the driver who fled. What Do I Do After a Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accident Law enforcement may respond quickly to a collision once it is reported. Despite their quick response time, there could still be difficulty tracking down a hit-and-run driver after a crash. If you were involved in a hit-and-run motorcycle accident, there are several things you can do to protect your rights and assist law enforcement in tracking down the other driver. Seek Medical Attention After a motorcycle accident, go directly to a hospital and obtain a complete medical evaluation. Many injuries take hours or days for symptoms to appear. Prompt evaluation by a doctor is vital to connect any damages to the accident. Gather Evidence If you are physically able, document every detail about your accident and the hit-and-run driver. Information on the car, including color, make, model, and other distinguishing features, could help law enforcement track down the driver. Some injured victims might even remember a full or partial license plate number. Write or type this information in a safe place and relay it to law enforcement officers at the scene. Additionally, speak to any witnesses that saw the accident to request their names and contact information. Provide this information to your attorney so they can prepare your case as you recover from your injuries. Insurance Notify your insurance company as soon as possible. You could be eligible for benefits from your insurance company, even if you believe the hit-and-run driver is at fault for your accident. However, your insurance company may need more time to pay. Speak to an attorney before speaking to any insurance adjusters regarding your accident. Contact An Attorney Contact a qualified personal injury attorney immediately following your accident. Even if the police haven’t located the hit-and-run driver, your attorney will work with you to explore your options for financial recovery. What Can I Recover? Virginia law permits injured victims to obtain compensatory damages in the form of economic and non-economic damages. The purpose of compensatory damages is to replace what an injured victim lost due to their accident. Economic damages represent financial losses directly related to your accident. These damages include the following: Copies of receipts, invoices, pay stubs, and other documentation assists your attorney in supporting your claim for economic losses. Non-economic damages include subjective losses resulting from the psychological and emotional effects of your injuries. They can include the following: Due to their subjective nature, proving non-economic damages usually requires the assistance of a qualified personal injury attorney. Contact a Richmond, Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer Today A serious injury can devastate your life. You might be overwhelmed, angry, and confused after suffering injuries in a hit-and-run motorcycle accident. You need comprehensive medical care to get back on your feet. At River Run Law, we aggressively pursue justice and fair compensation on your behalf. You deserve a compassionate advocate to protect your rights and fight for your best interests. When you don’t know where to turn for help, the legal team at River Run Law can get the job done for you. Contact us today to get started.