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    PREMISES LIABILITY

    The attorneys at River Run Law recently settled a 7 figure case that went up to the cusp of trial. The case was mediated and settled for $1,025,000 and involved a client who was a passerby at an apartment complex when a roofing shingle flew off of the roof. After a complex investigation it was discovered that the apartment complex was having the roof repaired and it was alleged that the roofer failed to properly secure the shingles as they worked. The client's injuries included head injury, shoulder injury and a neck injury, all requiring extensive treatment. The client also suffered over a year of wage loss.

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    MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
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    Shoulder surgery and head injury

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    MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT

    Head on collision with a truck involving a baby whose mother crossed double yellow line

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    WORK ACCIDENT

    Back injury

  • $ 200,000

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    PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT
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    PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT

    Head and facial injuries

  • $ 140,000

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    MOTORCYCLE CRASH
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    140,000

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    MOTORCYCLE CRASH

    Shoulder injury

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    DOG ATTACK
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    76,000

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    Arm and leg bitten

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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.

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

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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.

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  • 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

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Five Reasons Why You Should Invest in a Dash Camera

If you are wondering, What is a dash cam used for? And should I get one? You have come to the right place. In this article, we will discuss five reasons you should invest in a dash cam for your vehicle. However, before understanding why dashcams are a good idea, let the Richmond personal injury lawyers at River Run Law address some basics. If you have questions, please contact us online.  What Is a Dash Cam? A dashboard camera, or dash cam as it is called for short, is a device that is mounted in your vehicle to allow you to record everything that occurs while you drive.  Where Do You Mount a Dash Cam? As the name implies, a dash cam is typically mounted on the vehicle’s dashboard. However, it can be attached to almost anywhere in the interior or exterior of your car. Usually, the camera is mounted to the inside of your windshield or dashboard with a suction cup.  How Does a Dash Cam Work? Dash cams work similarly to any camera or video recording device. Dashcams typically start recording once you start your car and will record on a loop. They are designed to continuously record, for the simple reason you generally do not have advanced warning of when something may occur and when to turn the camera on. Dash Cam Footage Saves Client THE CASE: Car Accident Settled Out of Court THE FACTS: Our client was in the right straight through lane of a major intersection.  Her light was a green ball, as she continued out into the middle of the intersection, a van came from her right at a high rate of speed and t-boned her car.  The other driver claimed she had the green light.  This case would have spent months in litigation but not for a kind person who happened to have a Go-Pro/Dash Cam in his vehicle.  He was stopped at the light when the other driver flew past him, ignored the red light and hit my client.  He stayed at the scene and provided a copy of the video footage to the police and to my client. Despite being ticketed, the other driver continued to fight the charge and maintained to her insurance company she had the light. CASE RESULT: We may have even lost with the jury.  But because there was actual video footage of the other driver, her red light and the crash, my client was able to resolve the matter out of court. Why Should I Get a Dash Cam? You might be wondering, I don’t drive for a living (e.g., I’m not an Uber driver, etc.), so why get a dash cam? Is it necessary? Here are five reasons you should invest in a dash camera. A dash cam is a silent witness to events that may unfold while driving. Because of its ability to capture what is happening in real-time, there are several benefits to investing in one.  1. Provide Evidence in the Event of a Car Accident Dashcams offer solid non-biased evidence of what occurred in real time before, during, and after an accident. Dashcams help eliminate accusatory points of view. The recordings can be used as evidence of injuries and damage during a wreck. 2. Protect Against Insurance Fraud Unfortunately, insurance fraud is prevalent in the United States and costs consumers over $300 billion annually. Sometimes it is as simple as an at-fault driver trying to shift blame to the victim to avoid liability. Other times, criminals engage in insurance fraud schemes intending to defraud. Dash cam footage can quickly quash their plan. 3. Prevent Theft or Vandalism of Your Car Many dash cams begin recording motion. A dash cam can catch thieves and vandals on camera should they approach your unattended vehicle. The mere sight of a camera may even deter them altogether.  4. Avoid Traffic Tickets Dashcams can do more than record what they see. Some are also equipped with night vision, speedometers, and GPS tracking. The information can be helpful if you are pulled over and believe the police officer may have made a mistake. Using dash cam footage can help your defense in traffic court.  5. Supervise Your Younger Driver Although this reason may not apply to everyone, if you are a parent to a new or young driver, a dash cam can allow you to see how your child is doing behind the wheel and give you peace of mind. Get in Contact with a Richmond Personal Injury Lawyer Today If you were recently in an accident, contact River Run Law to schedule a consultation to review your dash cam footage. We offer no-cost, no-obligation consultations. 

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Who Is Responsible for a Slip and Fall at a Shopping Mall in Virginia?

Virginia property owners owe their customers and clients a duty to keep their premises safe. A slip-and-fall shopping mall accident is a specific type of premises liability accident. Common causes of slip-and-fall accidents include a wet floor, clutter left on the floor, broken stairs, unsecured floorboards, and poor lighting. If you or a loved one have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident at a shopping mall, you may be able to file a lawsuit for failure to keep the premises safe. But who is responsible for such an accident? Who you sue in these types of situations depends on where the accident occurred: in the common areas of the shopping mall or in a store. Contact the seasoned attorneys at River Run Law. We can help you collect evidence against the responsible party. Who Is Liable in a Shopping Mall Slip-and-Fall Accident? Liability depends on the facts of the case. Usually, who to sue depends on where the slip-and-fall shopping mall accident occurs. Common Areas of the Shopping Mall The common areas of the shopping mall refer to any area that is not owned or rented by a store or individual business. Rather, this area is open to everyone. The owner of the shopping mall will usually be liable for any slip-and-fall accidents that happen in the mall’s common areas. Store If the accident happens in a store, then the store will be responsible for any accidents. The notion is that the store renting the space in the mall has control over that area. Therefore, they bear the responsibility to keep the premises safe for customers. Maintenance Issues Note that maintenance companies may also be responsible for a slip-and-fall accident. If they fail to find or fix a problem and a reasonable maintenance professional taking ordinary care would have detected it, they may be liable. Depending on where the maintenance issue is, the shopping mall or the store may also be liable. Examples of maintenance issues include a broken escalator or elevator. Who Is Protected from Slip-and-Fall Accidents? Premises owners have different duties depending on the type of visitor: invitees, licensees, and trespassers. Invitees Examples include shoppers at clothing stores and clients at law firms. Basically, you are an invitee if a business opens its doors to the public and invites them in to conduct business. Virginia law establishes the duty of premises owners to invitees as the following: This is deemed to be the highest level of care. Mall shoppers are considered invitees. Licensees Examples of licensees include invited social guests and salespersons who come to your door. Licensees include anyone who has an express or implied invitation to enter private property—when there is no business advantage to the property owner. Generally, the only duty is to warn licensees of known dangers on the premises. Trespassers  Trespassers do not have permission to be on the premises. A Virginia property owner does not owe a duty of care to trespassers. If trespassers are injured, they cannot recover for any injuries they sustained while illegally on your property.  What Should You Do After a Slip-and-Fall Accident? Take the following steps after a slip-and-fall accident. Call Emergency Services Police help to preserve the accident scene and paramedics will treat any injuries. Medical documentation is tantamount to your slip-and-fall injury claim. Some injuries take time to present themselves, so even if you think you are okay, you should still seek medical attention. If you go home and later find an injury, this gives insurance companies grounds to argue you injured yourself at home or at a time unrelated to the fall. Gather Evidence Try to take photos and videos of the scene on your phone. Get the contact details of any store personnel and witnesses. Make sure to get their first and last name and write down a physical description of them for yourself. File a Complaint or Report  The shopping mall or store management will have their own accident reporting process. Make sure you report the accident to them promptly, and make sure to get a copy of the report. Cease Communication Don’t speak to anyone else about the slip-and-fall accident, especially the insurance companies. And never sign documents without consulting a lawyer. Hire a Shopping Mall Slip-and-Fall Lawyer A lawyer will analyze your case and discuss the legal avenues you can pursue. They can take the burden of the slip-and-fall lawsuit off you so you can relax and heal.  What Happens If You Are Also at Fault for the Slip and Fall? Virginia is a pure contributory negligence state. Under this standard, if you share any responsibility at all for an accident, you are barred from recovery. Thus, in Virginia, you can not recover compensation for a slip-and-fall accident if you are partially responsible. This is true even if the store is 99% responsible for the fall. That 1% of the responsibility you bear will leave you with no means of compensation. How Long Do You Have to Bring a Shopping Mall Slip-and-Fall Claim? Be aware that you have a time limit to bring a claim. Slip-and-fall accidents are premises liability cases—and premises liability is a type of personal injury claim. In Virginia, you have two years to file a personal injury case.    Your time starts running on the day of the accident. For example, if you slip and fall in a shopping mall on January 27, 2024, then you have until January 27, 2026, to file your slip-and-fall lawsuit. River Run Law Can Help At River Run Law, our experienced attorneys know the tactics insurance companies use, and we won’t let them take advantage of you. Our boutique law firm’s mission is to provide our clients with exceptional service and secure the maximum compensation for their injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip-and-fall accident at a shopping mall, you don’t have to handle everything alone. Call River Run Law and learn how we can help. Where You Can Find Our Richmond Office Location

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How Are Wrongful Death Settlements Paid Out?

Facing the sudden loss of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence is unimaginable. While no compensation can truly replace their presence, a wrongful death settlement can offer financial support and a sense of justice. Understanding how settlements are paid out in Virginia can alleviate some of the burden. River Run Law explains some practical aspects of receiving funds in a wrongful death settlement, including payment options, timeframes, and factors affecting your payout. If you have questions, contact us today. How Do Settlements Get Paid Out? Civil lawsuit settlements are disbursed as a lump sum or a structured settlement. Each option offers distinct advantages and disadvantages.  Lump Sum Payment  This is a one-time, upfront payment of the entire settlement amount. It provides immediate access to the funds but can have tax implications. Some benefits are: Some drawbacks are: The best choice for you ultimately depends on your circumstances and needs. Structured Settlement  A structured settlement pays you money periodically over a certain period, such as monthly or yearly. This can help with long-term financial stability. Structured settlements come with the following benefits: However, like lump sum payments, there are also drawbacks to a structured settlement. The choice between a lump sum and a structured settlement may depend on several factors, such as the settlement amount, the tax implications, the financial needs and goals of the beneficiaries, and the availability and terms of a structured settlement annuity. It is crucial to consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney and a financial planner before deciding whether to accept a lump sum or a structured settlement. What Is the Process of Resolving Wrongful Death Settlements?  In most wrongful death cases in Virginia, a personal representative appointed by the court to manage the decedent’s estate will negotiate and settle the claim with the responsible party or their insurance company. You can reach a settlement before or after you file a lawsuit, depending on the circumstances. However, court approval or the consent of all beneficiaries is required to finalize the agreement. Who Receives the Money in Wrongful Death Settlements? In Virginia, designated statutory beneficiaries receive the settlement funds. These are individuals legally entitled to compensation, prioritized in the following order: If there are multiple beneficiaries, they generally agree on a distribution plan, but a judge can determine the split if the interested parties reach an impasse. Securing Compensation Once the settlement is finalized, the actual disbursement of settlement funds involves several key steps. Remember, navigating the intricacies of a wrongful death settlement can be complex and emotionally challenging. Seeking guidance from an experienced wrongful death attorney can ensure the process is handled effectively while protecting your rights. When Will I Receive Payment After a Wrongful Death Settlement? After completing the complicated settlement process, you may wonder, How long does it take to get paid after a wrongful death settlement? The answer depends on several factors as listed below: To make the process smoother, you should communicate clearly and often with your wrongful death attorney and your personal representative. Contact River Run Law At River Run Law, our wrongful death attorneys in Richmond have the experience needed to manage all aspects of your wrongful death case—including investigations, negotiations, and even taking the case to trial if that becomes necessary. We will work tirelessly to obtain the maximum compensation you deserve for your sorrow, mental anguish, and financial losses. We serve clients in Richmond, VA, and surrounding areas. Contact us today for a free consultation and case evaluation. We are here to help you and your family during this challenging time. Where You Can Find Our Richmond Office Location

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9 Ways to Avoid an Auto Accident While Driving in Snow

Although many United States residents live in an area with the potential for snow and ice, more than half a million accidents yearly occur in ice and snow-related weather conditions. Ice and snow-related collisions account for an average of 138,735 injuries and 1,705 fatalities annually. Many drivers stick to their typical behaviors in snowy and icy conditions, causing them to lose control of their vehicle and strike an object, a person, or another vehicle.  While some drivers ignore safety precautions for snow and ice, others lack information about safe driving in such conditions.  Our team of car accident lawyers at River Run Law prepared a guide outlining ways to avoid a car accident in snow. If you have other questions about winter driving, contact our office today. 1. Drive Slowly Snow and ice on roadways can prevent a vehicle’s tires from gaining traction with the road. Your tires can spin if you try to accelerate too quickly or make you slide forward if you slam on your brakes suddenly. Thus, it takes longer to get going and to slow down on snow or ice-covered roads. You need to give yourself extra time to get to your location so you can drive as slowly as necessary. Slower driving also gives you more time to react to unexpected situations on the road and avoid a potential collision.  Even if you see other vehicles driving over the speed limit, remember that driving at lower speeds decreases the risk of causing a car accident. 2. Turn Off Cruise Control Cruise control functions do not work effectively in icy or snowy conditions. If your vehicle starts sliding on a patch of ice, cruise control may automatically make your vehicle accelerate. Accelerating on ice creates a high risk of losing control of your vehicle and causing a car accident. Cruise control does not monitor the conditions of the roadway, so it is best to keep the function turned off during poor weather conditions. 3. Check Road Conditions Before Leaving An essential aspect of driving in bad weather is knowing what to expect. You should always check the weather forecast for your route and ultimate destination. The last thing you want to do is unexpectedly encounter a severe snowstorm with an empty gas tank. In some cases, snow and ice force authorities to close roads or suggest alternative routes to minimize the risk of an accident. You should check whether any roads along your route are closed before you leave so you do not end up stuck at a roadblock.  4. Leave Extra Space Between Yourself and Other Vehicles As stated above, it takes longer to slow down when there is snow or ice on the road. It can take a vehicle as much as ten times as long to stop on ice than in normal weather conditions. To prevent your vehicle from sliding into the car in front of you, you should leave extra space between yourself and other vehicles when the roads are icy. 5. Check Your Headlights and Tail Lights In many cases, snow limits a driver’s ability to see beyond the area right outside of their vehicle. Your headlights and tail lights can help other drivers see your vehicle on the road and prevent them from inadvertently running into you. A snowstorm is a bad time to discover that your headlights are inoperable. 6. Check the Quality of Your Tires Good tires can mean the difference between driving in snow and simply sliding from one place to another. Bald tires are unlikely to get any traction on an icy road. Many drivers install snow tires in regions with lots of ice and snow. Snow tires are made specifically to provide a better grip and maintain traction in ice, snow, and slushy conditions.  Even if you do not need snow tires, you should ensure that your tires have good tread and minimal wear and tear. You should also check the air pressure in your tires to make sure you do not have a flat. 7. Do Not Slam on Your Brakes When a vehicle starts sliding on ice, the driver’s first instinct is often to smash their foot onto the brake pedal, hoping it will make the car come to a complete stop. Despite your first instinct, slamming on your brakes is not a good idea in icy conditions. Instead, turn towards the direction you are sliding and take your foot off the accelerator. Once you regain control of your vehicle, you can brake slowly to come to a stop.  8. Use Your Turn Signals Using turn signals is especially important when there is limited visibility on the roadway. You want to ensure other drivers know of your intentions during icy or snowy conditions. Activating your turn signal gives other drivers around you a chance to change lanes or slow down without making abrupt movements. 9. Keep Your Eyes on the Road You should never drive while distracted, but focusing is especially important in poor road conditions. You should even avoid typically acceptable distractions like: Deadly collisions occur in the blink of an eye, especially in icy and snowy conditions. Keeping your eyes on the road and your mind alert can mean the difference between a fatal injury and avoiding the collision altogether. Do You Have Questions After a Car Accident in Snow? Contact a Richmond Car Accident Lawyer Today Driving in icy or snowy conditions is often a stressful experience that can easily result in an accident. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a car accident in ice or snow, contact one of our Richmond car accident lawyers immediately.  A car accident attorney at River Run Law in Richmond can investigate the circumstances of the accident and determine who is liable for your losses. We offer a free consultation to answer any of your questions. Where You Can Find Our Richmond, VA Office Location

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