If you are injured in an accident caused by someone else, you can count on our experienced Virginia personal injury attorneys at Renfro & Renfro to recover the compensation you deserve. From our Richmond office, we serve clients throughout the metro area and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
We understand how an accident changes your life in an instant and presents unfamiliar, stressful challenges. Our team provides the guidance and support you need, allowing you to concentrate on healing while we shoulder the work of securing your financial recovery.
Husband-and-wife attorneys Dan Renfro and Sarah Renfro both have more than a decade of litigation experience. They founded Renfro & Renfro out of an earnest aspiration to provide client-focused legal services for individuals who suffer life-altering injuries.
Our lawyers and staff work as a team, with Dan leading the litigation effort and Sarah concentrating on managing the firm to keep everything running seamlessly. Through Dan’s years of practice in Richmond, he built a reputation for integrity and an excellent rapport with local courts, judges, and attorneys, which facilitates communication and helps achieve good outcomes for clients.
Our Richmond injury attorneys at Renfro & Renfro advocate vigorously in every case. We build a strong relationship with each client through attentive communication, beginning with the very first meeting. Our responsive approach makes clients feel comfortable and confident that their legal interests are fully protected. Our results-driven litigation strategy ensures diligent representation at every stage of the process.
If an injury impacts your personal life and your ability to work, your first priority should be getting the necessary medical treatment. Then, at the earliest possible time, you should contact our skilled attorneys to pursue your personal injury claim. Above all, you should never talk to the insurance company for the at-fault party before you contact a lawyer. Talking directly with an insurance company that represents the person at fault can adversely impact your ability to recover compensation.
When an individual suffers injuries due to another person’s fault, personal injury law provides the means and process for recovering financial compensation from a person who is legally liable. In Virginia, state statutes and case decisions establish the personal injury rules that govern an at-fault party’s liability.
In most Virginia personal injury cases, legal liability is based on negligence of the at-fault person, which means that the person’s conduct falls below an established legal standard of care. Applying negligence law to a specific factual situation involves a complicated analytical process. Navigating all the legal rules that apply to a claim requires assistance from a knowledgeable Virginia personal injury attorney.
State law also establishes the rules for determining the compensation that a victim can recover from the at-fault party. Compensation rules and calculations are extremely complex. If you do not retain an attorney to handle your personal injury claim, you likely will not recover the full amount of compensation that you deserve under Virginia law.
Most often, recovering for a personal injury claim requires negotiating with the insurance company for the at-fault party. The insurance company’s goal is to avoid paying anything for a claim or to pay as little as possible. Insurance agents are professional negotiators who know the laws. They leverage that knowledge to the detriment of a claimant who is not represented by a capable attorney.
Virginia personal injury law includes a very harsh rule that applies to most personal injury cases. Under the state’s strict contributory negligence standard, if an injured individual’s own conduct played any role in causing the injuries, even if the victim is only a fraction of a percent at fault, the injured person cannot recover any compensation at all from another person who caused the injury. The results of the rule are often very unfair, but that is the law in Virginia.
Insurance agents ruthlessly pursue opportunities to apply the contributory negligence rule. They manipulate victims into making factual admissions — and even signing statements — that allow the company to claim contributory negligence and deny payment of a claim. When a seasoned Virginia injury attorney represents you and handles negotiations with the insurance company, your lawyer prevents the adjuster from exploiting and twisting the facts to your detriment.
If negotiations do not result in a fair and adequate compensation offer, or the two-year statute of limitations on your claim approaches, your lawyer will prepare and file a lawsuit in your case. At Renfro & Renfro, our Richmond attorneys draw on their extensive injury litigation experience to pursue a case aggressively until the court action reaches a successful conclusion.
Many different kinds of accidents give rise to a personal injury case. Motor vehicle accidents are the most frequent type of claim, but other types of accidents and injuries also enable an injured victim to recover compensation.
Our attorneys at Renfro & Renfro handle all types of personal injury claims. Regardless of what type of accident caused your injuries, we use our extensive experience in Virginia injury law to help you recover compensation. Common types of claims and injuries include:
Our Richmond, Virginia personal injury lawyers handle other types of claims in addition to those specifically mentioned. If your injury isn’t on the list and you would like to find out if it could be covered, we welcome you to contact us for a free consultation.
When your injuries are relatively minor, and you recover in a short time, you may not need a lawyer. If insurance covers all of your expenses, you do not miss work or lose income, and you do not have any long-term consequences from the injury, an attorney probably will not be able to get more compensation for you.
However, if your injuries are serious, requiring an extended recovery and making you miss work and lose wages, retaining an experienced Virginia personal injury attorney to pursue your claim is essential. If you attempt to resolve the claim yourself, you likely will get much less than you should. You may even risk getting nothing at all if contributory negligence becomes an issue in your case.
At Renfro & Renfro, our Richmond personal injury lawyers do not charge for your first consultation and case evaluation. You have nothing to lose by talking with us — and you have everything to gain, including the peace of mind that your claim is in capable hands dedicated to helping you navigate successfully through the legal process.
Learn more about when you should talk with an attorney by reading our page, Do I Need an Injury Lawyer? For answers to frequently asked questions about personal injury claims, please refer to our Personal Injury FAQ.
If you suffer injuries in an accident caused by another person, you may be entitled to compensation under Virginia personal injury law. Our experienced Richmond injury attorneys at Renfro & Renfro provide a free consultation and case evaluation for accident victims.
We serve clients in the Greater Richmond Region, including in Petersburg and Dinwiddie, and throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. We invite you to schedule your free consultation by using our online form.