Richmond, Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers
Filing Claims for Car Accidents, Medical Malpractice & More
There are two things you really need to do after an accident in Richmond, Virginia. First, seek medical attention. Second, contact a top-rated personal injury attorney.
To give your claim a fighting chance, team up with the Richmond personal injury lawyers of Portner & Shure, P.A. Our fully staffed office is located next to Henrico Hospital, so networking and meeting with us is about as simple as it can be. During the average week, you can schedule an in-office appointment, a phone consultation, or a virtual appointment with Kim Taylor, the paralegal in charge of claims. You can also meet with Mr. Rahi or Mr. Portner, both Virginia-barred lawyers.
We want to hear from you after an accident. Call (855) 954-4141 today.
What is Personal Injury in the Law?
Under Virginia law, a personal injury is defined as an injury to a person’s mind, body, or emotions that was caused by another person. Personal injury claims as civil actions usually begin with the defendant’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional wrongdoing. While no law can make you whole or put you back in the same position you were in before an accident, you may be able to obtain significant compensation for your injuries that gives you peace of mind and financial stability. What you actually recover often depends on the personal injury lawyer you chose, though.
Before starting a personal injury claim, you should research and then hire a battle-tested Richmond personal injury attorney who knows all deadlines, defense insurance caps, and Virginia liability laws. It is no coincidence that you can find such attorneys right here at Portner & Shure in Richmond. Many of our attorneys have been rated 10/10 “Superb” by Avvo. Do not just take our word for it, though. We invite you to look at honest reviews from our past clients.
How Do I Recover Damages in a Richmond Personal Injury Claim?
To obtain adequate damages through a personal injury claim, they must be well-documented and well-argued before the court or an insurance representative. Three other elements of a claim must also be proven before the damages will even be taken seriously: duty, breach, and causation. Each one of these elements must only be proven by the preponderance of evidence standard, i.e. 51%, in Virginia. Our attorneys know how to use evidence to reach this 51% standard to confidently pursue all of your economic and noneconomic damages, like medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages.
What Defenses Will the Insurance Company Raise?
Virginia is one of four states that permits the defense of contributory negligence. Under this law, if you contributed any percentage of fault to your accident, even just 1%, your case will be barred from recovering anything from the defendant. A cornerstone of our approach to proactive personal injury claim representation is actively rebutting any arguments of contributory negligence. Be aware that oftentimes insurance adjusters reach out to Virginia accident victims to gather information that may support contributory negligence, so you should always insist that they speak to us on your behalf.
Types of Personal Injury Cases Handled by Portner & Shure
Due to the fact that we litigate our own cases and have the resources to retain the best experts, our firm handles a wide array of personal injury cases.
Our Richmond personal injury attorneys have vast experience in the following:
- Medical malpractice
- Truck accidents
- Auto accidents
- Bus accidents
- Dog bite incidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Premise liability accidents
- Product defects
- Work injuries
- Wrongful death claims
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Nursing home negligence
- Construction site negligence
What if English Is Not My First Language?
The Richmond office, like our other offices, have access to our Korean-, Chinese-, Vietnamese-, and Spanish-speaking paralegals and interpreters. We make it simple for you to work with someone while using your first language, which will help you relay the most accurate information possible to our team while we build your case. It is all a part of how Portner & Shure, P.A. does the most for our clients!
Dial (855) 954-4141 to connect with our personal injury attorneys now.