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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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Five Reasons Why You Should Invest in a Dash Camera
Apr 10, 2023 | By Brooke Alexander | Read Time: 3minutes
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.
Dec 1, 2023 | By Brooke Alexander | Read Time: 4minutes
Car accidents are rarely accidents. Usually, someone’s reckless or negligent conduct behind the wheel contributes to a collision. Due to the unexpected nature of these accidents, injuries are common and can be severe. The five most common rear-end collision injuries vary in severity, but all substantially interrupt a victim’s daily life. Medical expenses and an inability to work add to the already mounting stress you may be feeling as you worry about your recovery. If you suffered injuries in a rear-end collision, it’s vital to speak to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to explore your options for compensation from the responsible party. If you have any questions, please contact the Richmond, Virginia personal injury lawyers at River Run Law online or call 804-408-4934 today. 5 Most Common Rear-End Collision Injuries Any number of injuries may occur after a rear-end collision. The five most common injuries suffered by car accident victims range in severity and have the potential to cause serious injury and, in some cases, death. Read on to learn more about these injuries and why seeking medical attention as soon as possible is vital. 1. Whiplash Although whiplash does not result in broken bones, this neck injury can substantially disrupt your life. Whiplash occurs commonly in rear-end collisions when your head and body experience sudden forced movement due to the impact of a crash. Most whiplash injuries result in neck pain and soreness lasting for a week or longer. In more serious cases, whiplash injuries after a rear-end collision can cause permanent nerve and muscle damage. 2. Brain Injuries Brain injuries, including concussions, contusions, hematoma, and coup-contrecoup, are common. While symptoms and signs of brain injury vary, obtaining prompt medical attention is crucial to seek treatment. Many brain injuries result in life-altering effects and, in some cases, death. 3. Back Injuries Back injuries represent the most common rear-end collision injuries, as they usually result from the sudden impact of a body being pushed from behind. These soft tissue injuries typically affect the muscles or tendons in the back. While many of these injuries eventually heal over time, permanent back injuries are possible that may negatively impact your life. In some cases, these injuries can reduce mobility and create chronic pain. 4. Spinal Injuries Spinal injuries are severe based on their potential to be permanent. Extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation is required. In many cases, spinal injuries may result in permanent harm to the discs in the spine and result in irreversible damage. Common symptoms of spinal cord injuries include: When a spinal cord injury results in permanent injury, victims are forced to change their way of life completely. They may be unable to work the same job they had before or move around their home without mobility assistance. 5. Internal injuries Internal injuries can also occur due to the impact of a collision. To the naked eye, internal injuries are difficult, if not impossible, to spot. Many of these injuries do not show symptoms until hours, or sometimes days, after a collision. Common types of internal injuries include internal bleeding, organ damage, ruptured spleen, and broken ribs. Immediate treatment is vital as these injuries can be fatal. Most Common Causes of Rear-End Accident Injuries Rear-end collisions can happen for any reason and at any time. Despite our best efforts to drive safely, we can’t anticipate or predict the behavior of other drivers on the road. The most common causes of rear-end collision injuries include the following: If you suffered injuries in a rear-end collision, your attorney works to determine the cause of the accident and hold the right person responsible for your losses. Who Is at Fault in a Rear-End Collision? Virginia operates under the contributory negligence rule. Under this theory, even if you are determined to be just 1% at fault for your accident, you are barred from recovering any compensation. Therefore, your attorney gets to work immediately to counter arguments by the responsible driver that you were in any way responsible for the accident. Clear liability is established in various ways, including: For this reason, it’s vital to hire an attorney who understands how crucial it is to establish the clear liability of the driver who caused your rear-end collision. What Damages Can I Recover? Victims injured in a rear-end collision are entitled to compensation in the form of economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages represent financial losses, including the following: Your attorney calculates the value of your economic losses through tangible evidence, including bills, invoices, pay stubs, and other documentation. Noneconomic damages, on the other hand, are subjective losses usually evidenced by an injury’s physical and emotional toll. These damages include the following: Noneconomic damages are challenging to prove because these losses are not always physically apparent and are highly subjective. A personal injury attorney understands the evidence required to successfully prove these losses so you and your family obtain the compensation you need and deserve. Contact Us At River Run Law, we understand that suffering a serious injury can devastate your life. You deserve justice if someone else’s negligence or wrongful actions caused your accident. We aggressively pursue justice and fair financial compensation for the wrongfully injured. Our legal team can assist you or a loved one with your personal injury claim while protecting your rights and holding the responsible party accountable for their actions. At River Run Law, we provide passionate advocacy with a proven track record for success. We work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome in your case and are eager to assist you. Contact us today by calling 804-408-4934 or emailing us for a free consultation to learn more about what we can do for you.
How to Increase a Personal Injury Settlement Value in Virginia
Nov 14, 2023 | By Brooke Alexander | Read Time: 4minutes
If you or a family member have been the victim of a personal injury accident, don’t just accept the other party’s negligence. And don’t accept the first settlement offer without talking to an attorney. You are not at fault for the accident. You shouldn’t pay the cost of its consequences. Virginia law allows personal injury victims to file a claim against the responsible parties. At River Run Law, we want you to know how to increase the settlement value of your case. Steps such as having an attorney, documenting evidence, and accurately counting costs can help you recoup your damages. Let our seasoned attorneys at River Run Law help you hold the parties responsible for your injuries accountable. We have earned millions of dollars for our clients. Let us help you. Contact us today to get started. Hire a Personal Injury Attorney There are many reasons why hiring a personal injury attorney can increase the value of your settlement. At River Run Law, we specialize in personal injury cases such as: Our compassionate and resourceful attorneys are here to show you how to increase the settlement value of your personal injury case. Take the Lead on the Case You’re dealing with a lot after an accident. Personal injury cases can be complicated and time-consuming. Having an attorney on your side takes the burden off your shoulders. You or your loved one are in pain, and your family’s financial situation has probably been damaged. You have enough on your mind. We’ll get all the information from you and keep you updated on the progression of your case. Your primary focus should be getting better and caring for your family. Deal with Paperwork There’s a lot of paperwork and filings required in personal injury cases. Many of them are time-sensitive. Our attorneys have years of experience in these cases. We know what paperwork needs to be filed and when they need to be filed. Forgetting paperwork or missing a deadline can have detrimental consequences for your case. For example, Virginia has a two-year statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim. Once this deadline expires, you generally will lose the right to claim compensation from the negligent party. Negotiate with Insurance Companies Often you will be dealing with insurance companies. For example, in a car accident, the car insurance company is who will pay the settlement. Or, for a slip-and-fall case in a grocery store, the grocery store’s insurance company will pay the settlement. It’s essential to know that insurance companies are a business and care about their bottom line. Therefore, they want to get rid of your insurance claim as soon as possible and with the least amount of money. They will try three strategies. The first is to make you an offer. Note that many times, this offer is much lower than what your case is worth. The second strategy is to drag your case out. Insurance companies will take their time. They know you are struggling financially. The longer they take, the more susceptible you will be to any offer they make. After a while, your financial situation will be so unstable that you will be tempted to take anything they offer. The third strategy is to fight your claim. Insurance companies will negate their negligence and pin the blame on you. Having an attorney on your side will ensure that any settlement offered is fair and reasonable in light of your situation. At River Run Law, we will aggressively pursue your case and negotiate with insurance companies for the best possible outcome. Collect Evidence Another strategy to increase your personal injury settlement is to keep documentation of everything. To prove a successful negligence claim, you need evidence. Therefore, from the beginning, you need to collect it. At the scene of the accident, document everything. If you can, take photos. For example, in a truck accident, take pictures of the car and the other vehicle involved. Also, get the contact details of the other parties involved and any witnesses. Your attorney will use this information to build your case. Regarding any injuries you or a loved one suffered, save any medical invoices. These will be used later by your attorney to calculate your damages. Obtain the police report if there was a police presence at the time of the accident. Accurately Calculate the Value of Your Claim Another way to increase the value of your personal injury case is to calculate your claim’s value accurately. But how is the settlement value calculated? You need to add up all the financial and psychological suffering you and your family endured because of the accident. It’s imperative that you don’t forget anything. You want to get the largest compensation possible. Economic Damages Economic damages are damages that can be quantified. Proof of these damages is evidenced in healthcare bills. You can also show pay stub history, highlighting income before and after the accident. Medical Expenses Examples of medical expenses include the following: These invoices are critical in proving your damages. Your attorney will help you add them up. Additionally, Virginia is a collateral source state, so the amount of bills you can claim is different than the out of pocket costs you may have incurred. Lost Income It’s common to miss days of work after an accident. Some people miss weeks or even months. It depends on the severity of the injury. You can collect your lost income as damages in a personal injury case. You may also be able to collect loss of earning capacity. This arises when injuries prevent you from performing the duties of your job or make you take a less demanding job with a lower salary. You may be able to recoup the difference. Noneconomic Damages Noneconomic damages account for the emotional and mental toll the personal injury had on the victim. They can be more difficult to calculate. Examples include: Calculating the settlement value of a case can be complicated. However, our experienced attorneys will analyze your documents to determine the value of your […]
Sideswipe Car Accidents: Everything You Need to Know
Nov 13, 2023 | By Brooke Alexander | Read Time: 4minutes
Being the victim of a car accident is a risk any driver takes on the road. A sideswipe car accident is a type of accident. It is usually made during a poor attempt at lane changing or the inability to handle lane merges properly. Virginia law allows a sideswipe car accident victim to file a personal injury claim against the negligent party. At River Run Law, we know this is a difficult time. Accidents are painful and disrupt your financial security. We fully commit to helping you and your family hold negligent parties accountable. Contact our office and learn how we can help you get the compensation you deserve. What Is a Sideswipe Accident? A sideswipe accident occurs when two vehicles are driving side by side, going in the same direction, and then they hit each other. Or, the cars could be side by side but moving in opposite directions. The side of one vehicle crashes or hits the side of the other vehicle. In both scenarios, the sides of the vehicles are damaged. A sideswipe car accident can be more devastating if the contact of the two vehicles causes one or both to veer off the lane and hit a third vehicle or a nearby structure. The higher the speed, the more devastating the crash. What Are Common Causes of a Sideswipe Accident? Sideswipe accidents commonly happen when lanes merge into one. But they can also occur on roads with multiple lanes. Common causes of these crashes include: Other traffic violations, like speeding or failing to yield when required, can also cause a sideswipe accident. What to Do After a Sideswipe Accident? There are specific steps you should take after a sideswipe accident, including the following: At River Run Law, one of our seasoned attorneys will review the facts of your case and inform you of your legal options. Who Is at Fault in a Sideswipe Accident? Fault in car accidents, like a sideswipe accident, is based on negligence doctrine. The negligent party can be held accountable for the damages the other party incurred. To succeed in a negligence claim, you must prove four elements: Virginia is a pure contributory negligence state. This means that any negligence by the plaintiff can bar recovery. Thus, even if a party is only 1% negligent for causing an accident and the other party is 99%, they still can’t recover any damages. What Injuries Do Sideswipe Accidents Cause? Sideswipe accidents can cause different types of injuries. No two accidents are alike. Common injuries include: If you or a loved one has suffered from these injuries, or any others, after a sideswipe accident, contact River Run Law. What Damages Are Recoverable in Sideswipe Car Accident Claim? Virginia law allows victims of sideswipe accidents to sue parties responsible for causing the accident for compensation. The purpose of the compensation is to make the victim whole again. Examples include: Our sideswipe car accident attorneys will examine the facts of your case and calculate the appropriate amount of damages. How Long Do You Have to File a Sideswipe Car Accident Claim? Claims have deadlines, after which a lawsuit can no longer be filed. This is called the statute of limitations. Virginia allocates a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims, like a sideswipe car accident. Therefore, you only have two years to bring your claim. After this deadline passes, absent certain exceptions, you can no longer recover compensation from the negligent party. How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Sideswipe Car Accident Attorney? Every law firm sets its payment schedule. At River Run Law, we do not ask for any fees upfront. We operate on a contingency basis. This means we don’t get paid unless we secure a sideswipe accident settlement or verdict for you. Contact River Run Law and Let Us Help You Being the victim of an accident is a terrible ordeal. At River Run Law, we are here to help you recover. Our attorneys have over 30 combined years of legal experience. We have an extensive supply of resources and unparalleled knowledge of the law that we use daily to help our clients. We’ll explain your legal rights and options. Contact us for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.