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.
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
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
"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
"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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River Run Law Named Best of Richmond in 2022
Oct 20, 2022 | By Brooke Alexander | Read Time: < 1minute
Thanks to the thousands of Richmond residents who voted in Richmond Magazine’s Best & Worst 2022, River Run Law was ranked as one of the best law firms in the city. The ballot covered nearly 200 categories, ranging from the best concert venues to the best florists. We are very honored that our community voted for us as one of the top three law firms for the second year in a row. We know what a terrifying time it can be for you and your entire family after someone causes you harm. We are proud to be the injury lawyers you turn to in your time of need. We are passionate about advocating for our clients’ personal injury compensation and workers’ compensation benefits. When you or someone you love need a boutique law firm that protects your legal rights, look no further than your community’s recommendations. River Run Law is ready to help. Some of the most common personal injury cases our Richmond personal injury lawyers handle include the following: Car accidents, Motorcycle accidents, Trucking accidents, Pedestrian accidents, Drunk driving accidents, Wrongful death, Premises liability, Workers’ compensation, and Dog bites. We work tirelessly to fight to get our clients the maximum compensation they deserve. That’s one of the reasons why we are recognized as one of the best law firms in Richmond. If you’re searching for a boutique personal injury law firm in Richmond, contact River Run Law at 804-531-6595 to further discuss your case. Thank you again to everyone who voted us as one of the best law firms in Richmond for 2022.
What Happens If a Pedestrian Causes an Accident in Virginia?
Oct 17, 2022 | By Brooke Alexander | Read Time: 4minutes
You’ve probably heard the phrase, “the pedestrian always has the right of way,” many times in your life. While it is true pedestrians often have the right of way, it is not always the case. It also does not give a pedestrian carte blanche to act recklessly or negligently when sharing the roadway with motor vehicles. Sometimes, the pedestrian is the one at fault for the accident. Determining pedestrian versus vehicle fault is a crucial step in a personal injury case. Suppose you are a pedestrian recently hit by a car or a driver that hit a pedestrian; you probably want to know if you are entitled to recover damages. Unfortunately, there is no black-or-white answer, and regardless of which party you are, your ability to recover compensation will depend on your case’s particular facts and circumstances. At River Run Law, our team is dedicated to helping individuals involved in accidents throughout Virginia. To speak to an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer, please contact us today. Do Pedestrians Have to Follow Traffic Laws? It is a common misconception that pedestrians do not have to follow the rules of the road. In Virginia, several motor vehicle statutes apply or relate to pedestrian traffic. How and Where Pedestrians Can Cross Highways Pedestrians should cross only at marked crosswalks or intersections as otherwise guided by traffic control devices. Driver Must Stop for Pedestrians Drivers must yield to pedestrians when they cross intersections and crosswalks, where speed limits are under 35 miles per hour, when movement is under traffic control devices, when they turn, and when directed by a law enforcement officer. However, pedestrians are not to disregard oncoming traffic. Pedestrian Control Signals Pedestrians must obey and follow pedestrian traffic control signals. This means that pedestrians must obey the “Walk” and “Don’t Walk” signals. But the law states that “any pedestrian who has partially completed his crossing on the Walk signal shall proceed to a sidewalk or safety island and remain there while the Don’t Walk signal is showing.” Restricted Roadways Pedestrians are not to use the roadway unless necessary. In other words, pedestrians should use the sidewalks when available. In an accident involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian, if the pedestrian caused the accident, they may be the one on the hook for damages. Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents Distracted Walking Distracted walking is one of the leading causes of pedestrian accidents, especially in populated cities and communities. As we all have probably seen firsthand, one of the biggest distractors is the cell phone. Pedestrians are often distracted by texting, talking, and browsing on their phones. Individuals texting while walking may forget to stop and look before crossing the street, causing an accident and injuring themselves and others. Disobeying Traffic Signals Failing to follow traffic signals is another common reason for pedestrian accidents. One of the most common examples is failing to abide by the traffic lights and crossing when they do not have the right-a-way. Walking While Under the Influence Walking while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs can be extremely dangerous. Intoxication can hinder your depth perception, hearing, and ability to walk safely alongside traffic. A person walking under the influence does not have the physical or mental wherewithal to observe traffic signals and share the road with automobiles properly. Walking in Restricted Areas Some areas and roadways are just not meant for pedestrian traffic. For instance, a five-lane freeway is not meant for foot traffic. A pedestrian who ventures onto a highway or interstate poses a grave risk to themselves and the drivers. Jaywalking Jaywalking refers to a pedestrian crossing the street other than in the designated crosswalks. This can lead to the pedestrian crossing the roadway in a spot where a turning driver cannot see them until it’s too late. Crossing Without a Clear View Crossing with an obstructed view is yet another way pedestrians may find themselves the cause of an accident. There may be buildings, construction, vegetation, or signs that prevent a driver from seeing a pedestrian and a pedestrian from seeing an oncoming vehicle. When a pedestrian accidentally, negligently, or intentionally disobeys traffic laws, it can lead to severe accidents and injuries. If an investigation reveals the pedestrian is at fault for the collision, it may preclude them from recovery. What Happens If a Pedestrian Caused an Accident? When determining liability, fault is often the deciding factor. In a pedestrian-vehicle collision determining who is responsible for the accident will determine which party can recover damages. If the pedestrian is at fault, it may preclude them from compensation for medical bills, lost income, and property damage. Why Does It Matter Who Was at Fault? Virginia is a pure contributory negligence state. Pure contributory negligence means that a plaintiff (or any party) may not recover damages if they are just one percent at fault. In other words, it is an all-or-nothing approach. For instance, if a pedestrian is just one percent at fault for the accident, they may be unable to recover compensation. As you can see, the ability to receive compensation hinges immensely on which party is at fault for the accident. How Do You Determine Fault? Your attorney will investigate the evidence to determine who is at fault for the accident. Common types of evidence used to determine responsibility and liability are as follows: Police reports, Photos, Video surveillance, Witness statements, Expert accident reconstruction, Medical Records, and Cell phone records. Accident investigations and litigation can be complex. It is best to hire knowledgeable and experienced counsel to assist you. Contact a Virginia Accident Attorney Today Being involved in an accident can be scary, and the days, weeks, and months that follow may be some of the most difficult. Our law firm offers a truly personalized approach. We believe in getting to know our clients and building a trusted, compassionate relationship. Our team is uniquely experienced at River Run Law, having spent many years practicing defense work. Contact us if you or a loved one was involved in […]
What Is the Average Settlement for Knee Injuries from a Car Accident in Virginia?
Oct 13, 2022 | By Casey Ariail | Read Time: 4minutes
Knee injuries are one of the most common injuries following a car accident. Given the position of car occupants, this probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise. However, knowing what to expect in the wake of an accident isn’t necessarily intuitive. This is especially the case once insurance companies get involved. If you suffered a knee injury in a car accident, a settlement might be your goal, but how do you ensure the insurance company is fairly compensating you for your injuries? Read on to learn more about what goes into the car accident knee injury settlement process. If you have questions, please contact the car accident lawyers at River Run Law today. What Is a Personal Injury Settlement? In the personal injury context, a settlement refers to an agreement between the injured party and the at-fault driver. Essentially, the at-fault driver (usually through their insurance company) pays the injured party an agreed-upon amount of money. In exchange, the injured party agrees not to pursue a lawsuit against the driver or their insurance company. This is the most common way that personal injury cases conclude. As long as all parties act reasonably and are willing to compromise, everyone benefits because no one has to prepare for or suffer through a protracted and expensive trial. Often, settlement negotiations start before a lawsuit is even filed. For example, once you contact an attorney, they will usually attempt to resolve the case with the insurance company without filing a lawsuit. Of course, these early negotiations don’t always materialize into a settlement because neither party has the benefit of full discovery at such an early stage. Therefore, settlement negotiations often continue well into the pre-trial process. What Does the Insurance Company Consider When Making a Settlement Offer? It helps to know what goes into the insurance company’s decision-making process when you want to understand what your car accident knee injury settlement might look like. Chances of Winning at Trial Insurance companies typically settle cases because they fear that taking the case to trial will end up costing them significantly more money than settling. So, one of the first things an insurance company looks at is its chance of successfully defending against the claim in court. For example, if there is any way the insurance company can argue that you were even partially at fault for the accident, you can bet that’s exactly what they will do. When an insurance company thinks it will win at trial, it may not offer a settlement at all. Extent of Injuries More often than not, however, if there are verifiable injuries, an insurance company will have an interest in settling the case. To come up with a settlement amount, the insurance company will look at the nature and extent of your knee injuries. The more serious the injury and the more expensive the treatment—the higher the settlement offer. Other Economic Damages Of course, damages in a car accident claim are not limited to your physical injuries. You should also expect to recover your lost wages and any decrease in earning potential. Lost wages refer to the money that you would have made if you had not suffered a knee injury. For example, if your job requires you to stand for long periods of time, you probably couldn’t work while you were recovering—and a car accident settlement should reflect this. Additionally, suppose you suffered serious knee injuries to the extent that you can no longer work at your previous occupation. In that case, you might also qualify for compensation based on your reduced earning capacity. Non-Economic Damages Finally, you should also account for your non-economic damages. Non-economic damages refer to your pain and suffering and the overall psychological impact that the accident had on your life. For example, if you were an avid basketball player, the fact that you suffered a debilitating knee injury may keep you on the sidelines for the rest of your life. This is something that the insurance company should consider when calculating a settlement. Average Knee Injury in a Car Accident Settlement Unfortunately, there isn’t a way to come up with an accurate average for your settlement because everyone’s case is different. Even if two people suffer similar injuries, the amount of compensation in lost wages, decreased earning capacity, and non-economic damages could vary wildly. Also, variables like partial fault can make significant differences in settlement amounts—no matter how similar other variables are. An experienced Virginia car accident lawyer can provide you with an accurate estimate of what you could recover after listening to the facts of your case. Most personal injury lawyers offer injury victims free consultations and only collect a fee if they can successfully recover money on your behalf, so there is no risk in calling. Have You Suffered Knee Injuries in a Car Accident? If you or a loved one recently suffered serious knee injuries after a Virginia car accident, reach out to the experienced Virginia injury lawyers at River Run Law. We’ve recovered millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of our clients and their families over the years. We also handle other types of personal injury cases, including workplace accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip-and-falls, dog bites, and everything in between. To learn more and schedule a free consultation with a Virginia car accident lawyer today, reach out to River Run Law at 804-552-5433. 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