Personal Injury Attorney Richmond, Virginia

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The RVA Injury Lawyers™

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 Virginia injury lawyers provide the guidance and support you need, allowing you to concentrate on healing while we shoulder the work of securing your financial recovery.

Our Client-Based Approach to Your Personal Injury Case

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 Virginia injury 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 Virginia injury lawyer. Talking directly with an insurance company that represents the person at fault can adversely impact your ability to recover compensation.

Virginia Personal Injury Law

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.

Determination of Negligence and Compensation

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.

Contributory Negligence Rule in Virginia

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.

Filing a Virginia Personal Injury Lawsuit

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.

Types of Personal Injury Claims in Virginia

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 to Contact a Virginia Personal Injury Attorney

When your injuries are relatively minor, and you recover in a short time, you may not need a Virginia injury 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.

You may also read about our Results and Reviews from our clients.

Free Case Evaluation By Our Respected Richmond Personal Injury Attorneys

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.

Do I Need an Injury Lawyer?

Clients often ask our personal injury attorneys at the Richmond law firm of Renfro & Renfro whether they really need an attorney to get compensation for an injury caused by someone else. In fact, there is no requirement for legal representation a… Read More

Auto Accidents

The RVA Injury Lawyers™ When you suffer serious injuries in a car crash caused by another person’s carelessness, you may be able to recover compensation from that person. You can count on our Virginia auto accident lawyer team at Renfro & Ren… Read More

Motorcycle Accidents

The RVA Injury Lawyers™ If you receive injuries in a motorcycle crash caused by another person, an experienced Virginia accident attorney provides you with the best chance of recovering the compensation you deserve. Our Richmond motorcycle accident… Read More

Truck Accidents

The RVA Injury Lawyers™ Truck accident cases are substantially more legally complex than crashes involving only passenger vehicles. Truck accidents also often cause much more severe injuries than auto collisions. If you’re injured in a truck cras… Read More

Slip & Fall / Premises Liability

The RVA Injury Lawyers™ If you receive an injury when you slip and fall or trip and fall on someone else’s property, you may be able to get compensation under Virginia premises liability law. Slip-and-fall accidents are a common type of premises… Read More

Dog Bites

The RVA Injury Lawyers™ Dog bite injuries are dangerous and traumatic. A dog bite can cause long-term or permanent physical and emotional injuries. In some situations, a Virginia dog owner is legally responsible for compensating a victim of dog bit… Read More

Product Liability

The RVA Injury Lawyers™ Virginia consumers have the right to expect all products to be safe for the product’s intended purpose and reasonably foreseeable uses. If you receive an injury from a defective product, you may have a product liability cl… Read More

Wrongful Death

The RVA Injury Lawyers™ If another person causes the death of a family member, your loss is inconceivably tragic and painful. Although money cannot begin to make up for losing your loved one, the Virginia Wrongful Death Act may enable family member… Read More