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  • $ 1,025,000

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    PREMISES LIABILITY
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    1,025,000

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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

    SETTLEMENT

    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

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.

Richmond Personal Injury Attorneys

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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.

Contact us now to learn more or to speak with one of our experienced Richmond, VA personal injury lawyers.

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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
  • 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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Guide to Contributory Negligence Laws in Virginia

When making a personal injury claim, many Virginia residents get surprised by the state’s contributory negligence rule. In most cases, this rule often prevents deserving victims from getting compensation for their injuries. Here is what you need to know about Virginia contributory negligence laws and how they work. If you have any questions, please contact the Richmond, Virginia personal injury lawyers at River Run Law online or call (828) 414-8614. What Is Contributory Negligence? Virginia’s contributory negligence law stipulates that if a plaintiff is found to be even slightly at fault for an accident, they may be barred from recovering any compensation from the defendant. This means that even a small degree of negligence on the part of the plaintiff can have significant legal consequences, affecting their ability to seek damages. Most states follow some form of either contributory or comparative negligence. However, these two doctrines differ significantly when it comes to personal injury cases. Based on the 1947 court case Baskett v. Banks, Virginia is a pure contributory negligence state. In that case, the Supreme Court of Virginia stated, “No person is entitled to recover from another for damages which have been occasioned by his [or her] own act or his own neglect.” This means that if the court finds the plaintiff even 1% responsible for their injuries, they may not receive compensation. So even the slightest bit of fault on the part of the injured party bars recovery of damages. Pure contributory negligence is a relatively rare and distinct doctrine found in only a handful of states. Unfortunately, this rule makes it incredibly difficult to win a personal injury case in Virginia without the help of a personal injury attorney. In contrast, other states follow a comparative negligence doctrine. This rule allows plaintiffs to recover compensation even if they share some fault in their injury. Instead of completely barring the plaintiff, most states just reduce their award by a percentage of the injured party’s fault. Examples of Contributory Negligence There are a few different ways that the Virginia contributory negligence law may play out depending on the circumstances. Here are a few situations where contributory negligence in Virginia may bar compensation: While the defendant may be mostly responsible in these above scenarios, Virginia contributory negligence law still applies. This means that any of these victims may be barred from compensation due to their small share of negligence. A good example of Virginia’s negligence laws in action is the 1962 case, Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. v. Rosenberger. In this case, a woman slipped on a puddle of blue liquid starch on the floor in a grocery store. While this may seem like the store’s fault, the Supreme Court of Virginia decided to hold the woman responsible since she didn’t see the starch against the white floor; the store was “not required to warn” the customer of a “dangerous condition that was open and plainly visible to a person reasonably alert for [their] own safety.” While this may seem harsh, it’s the reality of personal injury cases in Virginia. If you have been involved in a car accident in Virginia, we invite you to call our Richmond, Virginia personal injury lawyers at (828) 414-8614. Questions About Virginia Negligence Law? Contact Us Today If you sustained an injury in Virginia, don’t count on the defendant’s insurance company to be empathetic. At River Run Law, our Richmond, Virginia personal injury lawyers know that fighting a personal injury claim on your own may be taxing, especially during recovery. Our goal is to advocate for your physical, emotional, and financial well-being. We manage every aspect of your case—from gathering evidence to negotiations—so you can focus on recovery. To schedule an initial consultation, give us a call at (828) 414-8614 or contact us online. We welcome clients throughout the state of Virginia to our office in Richmond.

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Does Car Insurance Cover Drunk Driving Accidents?

Drunk driving accident victims often suffer massive losses. Medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses pile up quickly. You may wonder, does car insurance cover drunk driving accidents? Auto insurers do cover drunk driving accidents. However, the drunk driver’s auto policy might not be enough to cover everything you lost. Having an aggressive and experienced drunk driving accident attorney can help you recover fair and just compensation from any party that contributed to your injuries. Contact River Run Law today if you or a family member suffered injuries in a drunk driving accident in Richmond, VA. We believe that you deserve justice. Will Insurance Cover Drunk Driving Accidents? Car insurance typically covers DUI accidents, but coverage can vary depending on the insurer and the circumstances of the accident. In most cases, insurance policies include provisions for accidents caused by driving under the influence, but it’s essential to review your policy and consult with your insurance provider to understand the specifics of your coverage. According to the Virginia DMV, 32% of all motor vehicle crash fatalities in the Commonwealth involved drunk driving in 2019. Also, one out of every six motorists is likely to be involved in an alcohol-related crash during their lives.  The money lost due to these accidents is astronomical. Consequently, Virginia law requires every vehicle in operation in the commonwealth to have a current insurance policy. According to the Code of Virginia, every car must have a minimum of: You can purchase more coverage if you wish. However, the statutory minimums increase in January 2025.  How Do You File a Claim Against a Drunk Driver’s Insurance Policy? Speaking with an experienced and successful drunk driving accident attorney is vital to your success. The attorneys at River Run Law can initiate the process of recovering just compensation for you. We will investigate your claim thoroughly and try to identify every party who might have some liability for your losses.  The drunk driver’s insurance company might try to settle with you immediately, especially if the drunk driver was convicted in criminal court. If you have long-lasting injuries that cause debilitating pain and suffering, then the drunk driver’s insurance policy will not be enough to compensate you for your losses. In that case, we need to find other ways to win compensation for you. Our investigation might reveal that the drunk driver over-consumed alcohol at a restaurant. You might have a claim against that establishment for over-serving their customer.  We could also look at your insurance policies for injury coverage. Your auto insurance policy might provide under-insured coverage, which you could apply to your losses. Or you could collect compensation for your damages if the drunk driver did not have insurance because your policy has uninsured coverage.  No matter the case, we will aggressively seek compensation from every available source to make you whole. Injured by a Drunk Driver? Contact Us to Pursue Justice Today! Does car insurance cover drunk driving accidents? It probably does. Contact us today at (828) 414-8614 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss the answer. At River Run Law, we are passionate advocates who fight to win fair and just compensation for all our clients. Where You Can Find Our Richmond Office

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What Is the Average Settlement for Dog Bite Injuries in Virginia?

Dogs are often referred to as “man’s best friend,” but it may be hard to think of a dog the same way after suffering a dog bite. Dog attacks happen more often than you may think and can cause significant physical injuries and emotional trauma. If you sustained injuries from a dog bite, you might be able to recover compensation from the dog owner. According to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.), in 2022 the average payout for a dog bite claim in Virginia was $64,555 While there is no “average” settlement for dog bite injuries, a personal injury attorney reviews the facts of your case to determine typical dog bite settlements amounts for your situation.     If you or a loved one has sustained a dog bite injury in the Richmond area, a Virginia dog bite lawyer can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact the team at River Run Law to get started today. What Laws Govern Dog Bite Settlements in Virginia?  Virginia follows the “one-bite rule” for dog bite injury settlements. Different from strict liability cases, the one-bite rule requires a victim to show the following: The one-bite rule does not require a victim to prove that the dog had a history of violence. Instead, the one-bite rule requires a victim to show the dog possessed a propensity for violent behavior, which created a duty for the owner to use ordinary care to protect others from their animal. After suffering a traumatic dog bite, obtaining favorable dog bite injury settlements requires the professional legal knowledge of a personal injury attorney.  What Are the Legal Responsibilities of an Owner of a Dangerous Dog? Virginia law places requirements on people who own dangerous dogs. If the owner of a dangerous dog fails to implement these requirements and their dog attacks someone, an attorney uses this information to negotiate for larger dog bite injury settlements. An owner of a dangerous dog in Virginia must undertake the following actions: In Virginia, the meaning of a “dangerous dog” is a dog that has bitten, attacked, or inflicted injury upon a person or another pet.  If you have suffered a dog bite injury in Virginia, we invite you to call our attorneys at (828) 414-8614. What Defenses May Affect Dog Bite Settlement? Both insurance companies and the dog owner will attempt to assert a defense to your dog bite lawsuit. While one may claim many defenses, the most common defenses asserted include provocation, assumption of risk, contributory negligence, and lack of knowledge.  Provocation A dog owner might claim that you teased, taunted, or threw objects at the dog, thereby provoking the attack. Whether or not evidence of provocation exists, your attorney will work to counter these defenses with proof of the dog’s dangerous disposition.  Assumption of Risk  The dog owner may assert that the victim knew of the dog’s violent tendencies and voluntarily chose to be around the animal.  Contributory Negligence Virginia law follows a contributory negligence rule for recovery in personal injury lawsuits. Contributory negligence provides that even if a person is found to be 1% to blame for their own injuries, they are barred from recovering any damages in their personal injury lawsuit. Therefore, if dog owners claim that the victim was partly responsible for the attack, it can substantially affect personal injury dog bite settlements.   Dangers Not Known to Owner A dog owner might assert this defense if a dog acted in a manner unusual for the dog. For example, let’s presume a dog owner knows that their dog is only dangerous when not at home. However, the dog bite occurred on the dog owner’s property, an area where the dog had never been dangerous or territorial before. In this situation, the dog owner may assert that they did not know the dog’s dangerous behavior when on their private property.  These defenses may affect the outcome of personal injury dog bite settlements. However, a good personal injury attorney anticipates possible defenses to avoid any delays in reaching dog bite case settlements.  How is Compensation Determined in a Typical Dog Bite Settlement?  Personal injury lawsuits, including dog bite cases, can award economic damages and non-economic damages as compensation to victims. Economic damages represent tangible and quantifiable losses. These damages may be calculated with certainty and include the following: Evidence supporting your claim for economic damages may be shown through receipts, invoices, pay stubs, and tax returns.  Non-economic damages represent intangible and subjective losses. Because these damages vary significantly from one case to the next, non-economic damages may be the biggest factor affecting dog bite settlements. Non-economic damages include things like: In certain situations, it may also be possible to seek punitive damages. Punitive damages are awarded when a defendant’s conduct shows reckless disregard for the well-being of others. A court may award punitive damages to deter similar behavior in the future. Virginia caps punitive damages at $350,000.   Because circumstances vary so much from case to case, average dog bite settlement amounts don’t exist. However, a personal injury attorney evaluates the facts of each case to determine a range for dog bite injury settlements accurately. Level 1 dog bite settlement Compensation for dog bites varies depending on factors like severity. Generally, level 1 dog bites may not result in compensation, whereas more severe bites, such as level 4 or 5, could lead to settlements ranging from several hundred to thousands of dollars. What does a level 4 dog bite settlement look like? A level 4 dog bite settlement typically ranges from $125,000 to $512,000. This compensation covers medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering for victims of severe dog bites. What does a level 5 dog bite settlement look like? In level 5 dog bite settlements, compensation typically ranges from $1,500,000 to $7,250,000. However, each case varies based on individual circumstances, making precise averages challenging to determine. Contact a Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer at River Run Law Today If you suffered a dog bite due to a neglectful dog owner in the […]

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