Your Personal Injury Lawyers in Richmond, VA
Whether you’re a victim of police brutality, a car accident, medical malpractice, seeking worker’s compensation, are the personal representative of a wrongful death victim, or more, our personal injury lawyers at Cravens & Noll are exceptional and prepared to fight for the compensation you deserve. Our law firm has represented over 25,000 Virginians across 4 decades in business and we know that every legal case is always…personal.
We understand the difficulty, heartache, pain and suffering, emotional turmoil, and economic frustration that comes with a personal injury or accident. We work hard to be your lawyers for life. That means giving your individual case the one-on-one attention and care it deserves.
We are here to fight on your behalf and even the odds against the insurance company. Our law firm is here to ensure that those responsible for negligently caused injuries are held accountable. Most importantly, we will never give you false expectations about the potential outcome of your case.
If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of recklessness, negligence, or carelessness from another individual in Richmond, Petersburg, Harrisonburg or central Virginia then turn to the trusted and local lawyers at Cravens & Noll, P.C.
You will receive aggressive legal representation by trained and skilled lawyers with the resources and history of success to guide them through the complex legal issues of personal injury proceedings. Our attorneys are well-versed in all factors of the claims process and are recognized trial attorneys familiar with all of the defenses to liability in personal injury cases and how to overwhelm and overcome those defenses.
Why Hire A Virginia Personal Injury Attorney
Recovering from an injury can be very difficult. The claims process can be quite complex, oftentimes confusing, and typically very time-consuming. The trusted and local Personal Injury attorneys at Cravens & Noll P.C. will make that process easier for you. We will focus on getting you the best care, and getting you paid so that you can focus on getting well.
In personal injury cases, responsible parties can make the case more complex.
And their insurance companies can be the culprit preventing you from getting the compensation rightfully owed to you. We will put an immediate stop to that nonsense.
Handling each case with personalized care and a commitment to getting you appropriate money damages, we use our extensive experience in damage claims to help develop a winning case. Our attorneys are listed among the top lawyers in America and have been invited to join the million-dollar advocates’ forum, a group whose membership requirement is at least a 1 million dollar verdict or settlement. Less than 2% of all lawyers in America qualify.
Our lawyers will:
- Determine a value of the damages incurred
- Negotiate compensation that best suits the interests of our clients
- Evaluate each case closely to know when it’s time to go to trial
The legal professionals at our firm will robustly investigate each case individually. We gather the proper photographic and medical documentation and develop the expert testimony from our stable of trial tested witnesses to prove our argument. We use our legal expertise in personal injury liability, handling insurance companies and recovering damages to give you the best legal representation possible.
Personal Injury Cases Based on Negligence in VA
A large portion of personal injury cases are the direct result of another person or persons’ negligence. In order for an incident to be specified as a personal injury case, there are four qualifying characteristics in the state of Virginia.
Duty of Care
The person or party at-fault had to have a legal obligation to take necessary precaution to prevent injury to the victim.
Breach of Duty (Negligence)
The culpable party failed to follow through with their duty to care for the victim through acts of carelessness, recklessness, and negligence.
The injury and breached duty must be directly correlated. The injury sustained must be a direct cause of someone’s negligence.
There will need to be documentation and evidence to prove your sustained injuries led to significant damages. This can include medical costs, lost wages, emotional suffering and more.
As one of the few states still utilizing the contributory negligence defense, Virginia residents who file for a personal injury claim must be, in no part, responsible for the damage they have incurred. According to VA state law on contributory negligence, an injury plaintiff must be without fault causing the accident in order to be compensated.
Richmond Lawyers Recovering Personal Injury Compensation
Our goal at Cravens & Noll P.C. is to make sure that no component of your physical and economic losses is overlooked in your demand for compensation.
Personal injuries can have serious consequences not only on the victim’s life, their loved ones as well.
Damages from these cases are not limited to economic damages. Non-economic damages include:
- Emotional damages
- Emotional effects of pain and suffering as a result of personal injury
- Depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, loss of sleep, loss of companionship, etc.
- Punitive damages
- Under VA law, victims can receive up to $350,000 in punitive damages
- Permanent Injury or Disfigurement
- Pain & Suffering
- Awarded to victims to discourage similar negligent behavior in the future from the defendant (responsible party)
- Financial damages
- Costs that are out-of-pocket
- Medical bills, treatment and therapy related to the injury
- Loss of wages due to an inability to work as a result of the injury
If you’re experiencing significant impact on your lifestyle and daily routine as a result of a personal injury accident, schedule a consultation to learn your legal rights, and how much your case may be worth.
When You Should File for Personal Injury Claims
Under Virginia state law, there are a series of statutes of limitations that may prevent victims of personal injury to get the compensation they deserve.
Because there are different types of personal injury incidents, the statute of limitations vary.
- General personal injury claims– You have 2 years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. If there is any property damage, a plaintiff has 5 years to file suit.
- Medical malpractice claims– 2 years from the date of the accident. When the victim is receiving treatment related to the injury by the party defendant, the timeframe to file a claim may be paused.
- Wrongful death claims– 2 years for a family member or personal representative to file a wrongful death claim.
- Suits vs. Cities, States, Fed. Government – varies
It is important that if you have undergone a personal injury, that you immediately file a claim with a qualified attorney.
Personal Injury Lawyers to Fight for Your Rights
Our Richmond personal injury lawyers represent seriously injured accident victims and the families of persons killed in negligent circumstances of any kind.
In many cases, including wrongful death cases, our wrongful death attorneys in Richmond work intensively with experts from many fields to establish liability against one or more defendants.
Our personal injury attorney’s accept cases on a contingent fee basis. We advance the expenses involved in representing your case. Our personal injury attorneys in Richmond and Petersburg only collect an attorney’s fee when we recover damages on your behalf through settlement or trial.
Personal Injury Lawsuit: Holding Negligent People Financially Accountable
Our Richmond personal injury lawyers can advise and represent you in claims arising from the following:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Semi truck accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Railroad crossing accidents
- Boating accidents
- Medical malpractice/medical negligence claims
- Hospital negligence
- Birth injury caused by obstetric negligence
- Nursing home negligence
- Swimming pool accidents
- Police brutality
Get in Touch with Cravens & Noll Lawyers
In every case, we keep you informed and engaged with the progress of your case at a level consistent with your wishes, not our convenience.
For dependable and highly attentive client service in any serious accident/personal injury, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Cravens & Noll. Get a Top 100 lawyer on your side.
Our Richmond personal injury lawyers bring their trial experience and commitment to our clients’ welfare to make a significant and favorable difference in the outcome of your claim for compensation.
We support your medical recovery in every way we can, and we often help resolve insurance problems or bureaucratic barriers to the treatment or diagnostic tests you need. If you need counsel, then Cravens & Noll is the place to go! Schedule your consultation with us today.