Richmond Personal Injury Lawyers
Suffering a personal injury because of another person’s or company’s negligence can be painful, traumatic, frustrating and disruptive to your life. One thing it surely is, is expensive. If a serious accident has thrown you out of work temporarily or permanently, you may be left wondering and worrying about how you’re going to be able to pay your doctor bills, your rent and mortgage, and continue to contribute to raising your kids or running your household. A civil claim for damages can help you get the compensation you need after a serious injury, but you’ll need an experienced, aggressive and knowledgeable attorney on your side to make sure your claims is successful, and that you get the full amount of compensation available to you.
The Virginia trial lawyers at Bender Law Group in Richmond take on the insurance companies and corporate defendants and fight to get every penny you need and deserve. Call our Law Office for help with any Virginia negligence claim, including:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Slip And Fall
- Premises Liability
- Defective Products Liability
Virginia’s Strict Contributory Negligence Law Puts Personal Injury Claims in Jeopardy
In the United States, only four states and the District of Columbia follow the doctrine of pure contributory negligence, and Virginia is one of them. In most states, if the injury victim is found to have contributed in some way to the accident or injury, then the amount of the victim’s financial recovery is proportionately reduced. In Virginia, on the other hand, any amount of fault attributed to the accident victim means the victim cannot recover any compensation at all. At Bender Law Group, we’ll fight hard to establish the defendant’s liability for causing the accident while keeping you from being unfairly blamed for contributing to the accident in any way.
Recovering Compensation after a Virginia Car Accident
Drivers in Virginia are required to show liability insurance coverage of at least $25,000 to cover personal injury in a car accident, or $50,000 if more than one person is injured. Some people obtain insurance just until their registration is approved and then cancel. Others skip liability coverage altogether by paying a $500 uninsured motor vehicle fee to the DMV along with their vehicle registration fees. About ten percent of Virginia drivers are uninsured.
If the driver who hit you was uninsured, you can go after the driver personally in a civil claim, or you can file a claim with your insurance company under your uninsured motorist (UM) coverage. UM coverage is included in your liability policy unless you specifically rejected it.
Whether filing a claim with your own insurance policy or that of the negligent driver’s, our dedicated Virginia car accident attorneys can represent you and make sure you get a full and fair amount of compensation. Injury victims who try to negotiate a settlement on their own are taken advantage of by insurance companies who try to pay as little as possible. With decades of courtroom legal experience on our side, we know what your claim is worth and what it takes to get the insurance company to agree to a settlement or face us in court.
No Fee if We Don’t Win
If you’ve been hurt in an accident, your ability to receive high-quality legal representation shouldn’t have to depend on your ability to afford a lawyer. We’ll take your case on a contingency fee basis, meaning we won’t charge a legal fee unless and until we recover for you. It won’t cost you anything upfront to get high-quality legal representation.
Get Able and Effective Help with a Virginia Car Accident or Other Negligence Claim
If you have been injured by the negligence of another in Virginia, call the Bender Law Group at 804-648-8000 for a free consultation with a team of trusted, professional attorneys.