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  • $ 1,025,000

    SETTLEMENT

    PREMISES LIABILITY
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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.

  • $ 475,000

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    REAR-END CAR ACCIDENT
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    475,000

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    REAR-END CAR ACCIDENT

  • $ 295,000

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    MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
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    295,000

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    MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

    Shoulder surgery and head injury

  • $ 250,000

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    MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT
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    250,000

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    MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT

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

  • $ 225,000

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    WORK ACCIDENT
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    225,000

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    WORK ACCIDENT

    Back injury

  • $ 200,000

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    PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT
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    200,000

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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

  • $ 76,000

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    DOG ATTACK
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    76,000

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    DOG ATTACK

    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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6 Ways to Find the Best Car Accident Lawyer Near Me

Suppose you or someone you love was recently injured in a car accident and are contemplating legal action. In that case, you are probably researching “car accident lawyer near me” and “best car accident lawyer.” The internet results can be overwhelming and leave you feeling more in your head than before turning to the internet. It can be a daunting task to find the best car accident lawyer near you. Don’t fret just yet. You have come to the right place. We compiled this list of six ways to find the best car accident lawyer near you.  Ask the People Closest to You for a Referral  Without a doubt, the best way to find a car accident lawyer near you is to ask those closest to you. Reaching out to your family and friends to ask if they can recommend a car accident attorney is the number one way to find the right attorney for your case. As with other professional services, tapping into the resources closest to you is always a good idea. Almost everyone has a family member or friend who has been in a car accident and has filed a personal injury claim. Speak with them and ask for their referrals. They would likely recommend someone to you if they had exceptional experience with an attorney. Similarly, if they had an unpleasant or unsuccessful experience with a particular firm or lawyer, they will advise you to avoid them. Seeking a recommendation from relatives or friends can help you narrow a list of potential attorneys.  Check Online Reviews and Ratings While the initial search engine results might seem overwhelming, the internet is an excellent place to turn to once you have a list of potential candidates. Just as you might with other professionals such as an electrician or doctor, you can visit the internet to get a closer look at a potential attorney or law firm. Most personal injury attorneys have an online presence through their website or other attorney review sites such as Avvo or Super Lawyers. Google reviews may also have useful information about other clients’ experiences with individual lawyers. Taking a few moments to browse the web and learn more about a specific attorney or firm can be beneficial in helping you choose your car accident lawyer. While we do not suggest relying solely on online reviews to select your attorney, looking at an attorney’s success rate, achievements, practice area, client reviews, and more can be helpful.  Interview Prospective Attorneys and Law Firms You should schedule consultations once you have narrowed down a short list of potential attorneys. Most personal injury lawyers offer free initial consultations, and it will not cost you any money out of pocket to speak with them. While the primary purpose of an initial consult is generally to tell your story to the attorney, describe the accident, your injuries, and any other essential details, it is equally important to use the time to learn about the attorney. A consultation or initial interview lets you learn more about the lawyer or law firm professionally. You can get a glimpse of how they handle themselves, their approach, and a general overall feeling of whether they are the right choice for your situation.  Ask About Availability and Caseload During that initial consultation or a follow-up conversation, asking the attorney about their current workload and availability is a good idea. Personal injury cases are time-consuming and complex. If the attorney already has a full calendar and workload, they might not be the best choice for handling your case. Sometimes, you can also get a sense of this during that initial consultation. For instance, if the attorney allows interruptions, takes phone calls, or seems rushed during the meeting, this can indicate that they have a full caseload and not enough time to dedicate to your case.  Contact Your State or Local Bar Association Reaching out to your state or local bar association is also a good resource for finding the best car accident lawyer near you. They can provide a list of attorneys practicing personal injury focusing on car accident cases. Typically, lawyers offer their info to their local bar associations, so if they have done so, it is generally because they can take on additional cases. You can also try contacting your local courthouse to see if they have a list of attorneys they can refer.  Avoid Non-Attorney Services & “Ambulance Chasers” Equally as important are things to avoid when choosing a car accident attorney. You should steer clear of hiring non-attorney services for assistance. These companies are not licensed attorneys and will often market themselves as cheaper and faster at obtaining a resolution. Avoid using these services for several reasons, but primarily because they can charge a significant fee and are not licensed lawyers bound by professional conduct and ethics rules. These unlicensed agencies or individuals may recommend that you accept a minimal settlement to avoid litigation so they can collect their fees. You will lose your right to pursue anything further.  You must also be cautious of “ambulance chasers” or attorneys who directly solicit you for your business. These attorneys are nicknamed ambulance chasers because they will target car accident victims almost immediately after the crash to gain their business. Remember, a professional attorney with a well-established reputation will not make unrealistic promises in exchange for your business. A sign of a great car accident lawyer will be truthful, compassionate, and realistic about expectations given the circumstances of your case. Virginia Car Accident Lawyer At River Run Law, we believe in pursuing justice and compensation for our clients. Car accidents often result in devastating injuries and are almost always unexpected. Let us advocate for you and your family. We routinely obtain six and seven-figure verdicts and settlements for our car accident clients. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation at a convenient time. Where You Can Find Our Richmond Office

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How Do Car Accident Settlements Work in Virginia?

If you have recently been involved in a car accident in Virginia, you are likely facing mounting medical bills, an inability to work, and overall uncertainty about your future. The last thing you might want is to be filing a civil lawsuit. Still, you also see your financial situation deteriorating and ask, How do car accident settlements work? While it is important to remember that every case is unique, and your trajectory may differ from someone in a similar situation, the car accident settlement process generally works similarly, no matter where you are. If you are hoping for a car accident settlement in Virginia, we can help you.  Car Accident Settlement Process Settlements do not just happen. It is not quite as simple as saying I was injured in a car wreck. Now, please pay me for my damages. Even in a settlement versus trial situation, as the plaintiff, you must still show you are entitled to compensation, or the insurance company or defendant will be unwilling to settle. To settle, you generally have to follow five steps. File an Insurance Claim Immediately The first thing you should do after receiving emergency medical treatment is file a claim with the auto insurance company. Even if the accident is not your fault, you must contact your insurance company and advise them of what happened.  Virginia is an at-fault state, which means, ultimately, you will seek compensation from the liable driver’s insurance policy. This is part of the reason it is so important to exchange and obtain driver information after an accident. You will want to file a claim with the responsible driver’s insurance carrier immediately. Both insurance companies will likely request recorded statements from you. You are required to cooperate and provide a statement of events. However, we strongly recommend you speak with an attorney before discussing the accident or answering insurance company questions. Remember, the liable parties’s auto policy wants to pay as little as possible, so they will try to use whatever you say to deny or dispute your claim.  Timely filing of your claim is essential to preserve your right to seek compensation for your injuries.  Investigate the Claim As the injured accident victim seeking a settlement, you must show that you were injured in the accident and entitled to compensation.  Simply saying you suffered an injury in the crash is insufficient to ensure a settlement. You must investigate the claim and gather and preserve necessary evidence. It is important to request copies of all records, including medical records, police reports, and insurance claims. You will also want to gather: Remember, these are just common examples of evidence to use for your settlement. You may have more or less evidence, and that is okay. Our car accident attorneys can help you obtain and organize all the necessary information and evidence we will need for a fair settlement on your behalf.  Make a Settlement Demand One of the most critical steps toward a car accident settlement is determining and making a settlement demand. Once you have gathered receipts and estimates of past and future expenses, it is time to sit and calculate a fair and reasonable settlement demand. You must include this number in your demand letter to the insurance company.  A common mistake of car accident victims is only to consider their past expenses, including medical bills and lost wages to date. However, they need to consider just how much you might lose financially in the future. For instance, if your injury is permanent and will require lifelong medical care and an inability to sustain work, your anticipated damages will be extensive and much considered.  When calculating your settlement demand amount, you will want to factor in the following: Once you have considered all of these factors, you should come up with a dollar amount that you deem fair and acceptable. Insurance companies almost always reject initial demands and will counter with a much lower number. Hence, it is important to anticipate this and propose a higher demand amount than what you would be willing to settle for. The goal is that through settlement negotiations, both parties will reach a reasonable agreement.  Calculating a settlement demand can be complicated and time-consuming. Having a seasoned car accident lawyer assist you through this process can help ease your stress during a difficult time. We can help! Escalate Your Claim and Then Consider Filing a Lawsuit If you prepare a demand letter and the adjuster rejects it, you might want to escalate your claim to a supervisor within the claims department.  If you still find yourself at an impasse, it may be time to accept that a settlement may not happen, and you need to consider filing a lawsuit. Know When You Should Hire a Car Accident Attorney Negotiating a fair car accident settlement in Virginia is entirely possible. However, it is essential to know when it might be time to consult with an attorney. Sometimes, the insurance company won’t budge and refuses to settle. Other times, some circumstances might warrant seeking legal help, including: An experienced car accident lawyer knows what the insurance company is looking for and how to navigate and negotiate these claims. If an out-of-court settlement does not happen, we will assess your case with you and help you determine if you should pursue a civil lawsuit. Virginia Car Accident Attorneys At River Run Law, we are skilled and experienced personal injury lawyers who have successfully negotiated car accident settlements for our clients. When recovering from a car wreck, you need to prioritize your health and well-being. Let us handle the rest. Contact us to schedule a compassionate, no-cost consultation today.  Where You Can Find Our Richmond Office

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7 Tips for Writing a Demand Letter to the Insurance Company

Were you recently in a car accident and wondering, How to write a demand letter to an insurance company? You might feel overwhelmed and anxious if you have never written a demand letter. An insurance demand letter is one of the most critical initial steps to obtaining compensation for your injury; writing an effective and accurate demand is essential to receiving the compensation you deserve, but it can feel like a daunting task, so we put together a list of seven tips for writing a demand letter to the insurance company. If you still need or want help drafting your letter, our experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help.  1. Detail Your Version of Events While your demand letter must remain factual, accurate, and composed, you should also convey your version of events. It is an excellent idea to provide background and details about what happened from your perspective. These details do not have to be elaborate and should remain factual and concise, but they are important. It lets the insurance adjuster know what occurred from your point of view.  2. Gather & Organize Your Expenses You need to get organized before putting pen to paper and writing your demand letter. The first thing you should do is determine your out-of-pocket expenses to date. You want to collect your receipts, invoices, and estimates to add up your damages. These can include: By adding these costs, you will have an accurate idea of your past expenses due to the accident. Equally as important as gathering documents, evidence, and expenses, you must keep them neat and organized. Having everything in one place can keep you from losing important information and documents you might need later. Clean, organized, and neat copies of documents will make drafting your demand letter and potential negotiations or litigation easier.  3. Calculate Anticipated Expenses Similar but often a lot more complex, you must calculate your anticipated future expenses. This is more important than determining your expenses to date. You might be asking yourself why that is. The answer is simple. Car accidents, especially those resulting in severe injuries, can impact your life for years to come. Permanent injuries or disabilities can require lifelong medical treatment and care. They can also need things such as home or vehicle modifications. It is imperative to factor in the estimated costs of future surgeries, therapies, and replacement vehicles. While it is nearly impossible to calculate a precise dollar amount for anticipated costs, with the help of your lawyer and doctors, you can gain a pretty good idea of how much money you may need throughout your life.  4. Detail the Negative Impact the Accident Has Had on Your Life While you will have economic damages, such as medical expenses due to a car wreck, you will almost certainly have noneconomic damages. Your noneconomic damages are your subjective losses or the negative impacts of the accident and injuries on your life. These include: In your demand letter, it is important to include details about the accident’s negative impact on your life. Conveying your emotions and personal losses in your letter in a factual, detailed, and organized manner can mean the difference in a significant settlement.  5. Discuss Your Road to Recovery Your demand letter will list your medical expenses and treatment costs. However, you also want to detail your road to recovery. You will list the cost of each doctor visit and surgery, but you also want to provide a detailed account of where, when, and what type of treatment you have received. For instance, you want to let them know you have had to undergo multiple surgeries, extensive rehabilitation and therapy, doctor visits, trips to the emergency room, and any other details about how difficult it has been to put your life back together.  6. Include a Fair and Reasonable Demand Amount Once you have calculated your past and future expenses and detailed your noneconomic damages, it is time to put your demand amount in your letter. You want to ensure this number is fair and reasonable enough to compensate you adequately for your damages. One of the biggest tips we can give you is to make a demand higher than you are willing to settle for. Insurance companies rarely receive a demand and agree to pay it immediately. Instead, they will counter your demand and negotiate a smaller settlement amount. Including a slightly higher demand allows room to negotiate before reaching your bottom line settlement amount. 7. Review Your Letter Before Sending It It is essential to review and re-read your demand letter to catch spelling or grammatical errors and ensure its accuracy. You want to ensure you have the right tone, information, dates, and dollar amounts. Always proofread your letter before sending it. While you can proofread right after writing it, we always recommend you walk away for a few hours or a day and look at it again with fresh eyes.  Virginia Personal Injury Attorney If you or someone you love was recently involved in a car accident and find yourself overwhelmed with trying to draft a demand letter, don’t fret. Drafting a compelling demand letter can be challenging, especially if the accident results in severe injuries and damages. It can be difficult to calculate a fair yet adequate demand. At River Run Law, we can help. As seasoned personal injury and car accident attorneys, we can assist you with drafting an accurate, strong, and convincing demand letter to the insurance company. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation to find out how our team can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.

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