Virginia personal injury lawyers help clients harmed by another person or a company’s negligence seek compensation for damages. These legal professionals handle a wide range of civil cases involving serious injuries and negligence. In their vital role as personal injury plaintiffs’ attorneys, they perform a multitude of essential functions, including providing targeted legal advice, gathering evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, and taking the case to trial, if necessary. Richmond VA Injury Lawyer | Types of Personal Injury Cases | Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer

Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers in Richmond, Virginia 

Founded in 2009 by trial attorney Kevin W. Mottley, The Mottley Law Firm is a boutique legal practice that provides exceptional representation for plaintiffs in Virginia personal injury cases. We’ve helped countless clients recover the compensation they deserve and, according to case reports published in Virginia Lawyers Weekly, our attorneys have obtained some of the largest financial awards in state and federal courts over the last several years. We exist to help people win big cases, adeptly guiding them through the civil court system to the best possible outcome.

Cases Our Virginia Personal Injury Attorneys Accept

The Mottley Law Firm’s highly skilled legal team focuses on personal injury cases involving severe injuries such as:

  • Broken bones
  • Damaged or torn muscles, ligaments, and tendons
  • Neck injuries
  • Burns
  • Conditions requiring surgery 

Here are some of the most common types of personal injury cases we handle.

Car Accidents 

Drivers are legally required to operate their vehicles safely to avoid injuring others. Violating this duty can lead to catastrophic car crashes that involve devastating injuries, property damages, or even deaths.

If you suffered severe injuries in a car accident you didn’t cause, our Virginia personal injury lawyers can help you understand your rights, explore options for compensation, and fight for a full and fair financial recovery.

Truck Accidents

Big rigs, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, and other large commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. When these massive trucks collide with passenger vehicles, the resulting injuries can be horrific and life-altering, often leading to fatalities.

Truck accident cases are frequently more complex than traditional car crash claims. They typically involve significant injuries and damages, presenting the potential for substantial settlements or financial awards.

At The Mottley Law Firm, we’re committed to helping clients obtain the compensation they deserve. Our team will thoroughly investigate the crash, identify the liable party (or parties), and gather the necessary evidence to build a strong case. This includes sending a spoliation letter to the trucking company, notifying it of the legal obligation to preserve relevant evidence.

Motorcycle Accidents

As a motorcyclist, nothing stands between you and the open road. Sadly, if you’re involved in a wreck with a passenger vehicle, this lack of exterior protection can result in debilitating, disabling, or deadly injuries. 

Though motorcycle accident victims are entitled to compensation for injuries and damages caused by another person or entity’s negligence, they often face implicit bias from members of law enforcement, insurance adjusters, juries, and even judges. Our personal injury lawyers in Virginia fight to banish this unfair bias. We thoroughly investigate motorcycle crashes, gathering the vital evidence necessary to prove fault and secure a fair recovery.

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians have no protection. Consequently, they face a high risk of harm after an accident with a motor vehicle. Catastrophic injuries from pedestrian accidents can be both physically and financially devastating, often requiring expensive ongoing medical care.

If you or someone you love was hurt in a pedestrian accident caused by another person or a  company’s negligence, The Mottley Law Firm can help you understand your rights and options and pursue a much-needed financial recovery.

Workplace Injuries

Virginia Workers’ Compensation is a no-fault system that provides medical care, wage replacement, and other benefits for workers injured on the job. In most cases, when employees are injured in the workplace, workers’ comp is the sole legal remedy. However, if your injuries were due to the negligence of someone other than your employer, you may have grounds for a third-party claim. 

Here’s an example: Imagine you worked for a bakery and suffered an injury in a car accident while delivering donuts to a customer. In this scenario, you could file a workers' comp claim against your employer and a third-party claim against the driver of the other vehicle. Third-party claims let injured workers pursue compensation for a broader range of damages, including physical pain and suffering, mental and emotional anguish, scarring or disfigurement, disability, and other intangible losses.  Find out how our Virginia personal injury lawyers can assist you.

Product Defects and Product Liability 

Product designers, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe and include appropriate warnings to prevent injury. Companies that fail at this task can face liability for injuries and damages resulting from dangerous or defective items. At The Mottley Law Firm, our accomplished attorneys help clients hold businesses accountable for harmful products. Injured? Talk to us about your case.

Dog Bites

Dog bites can cause substantial injuries requiring medical intervention. If you were bitten by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation from its owner. Virginia follows the “one bite” rule, which means you could potentially collect damages if the owner knew—or should have known—that their dog was dangerous. Proving that an owner had this knowledge—or should have—can be challenging. Our Virginia personal injury lawyers conduct a thorough investigation to determine whether the dog was involved in previous incidents. 

Slip, Trip, and Fall 

Property owners have a duty to maintain the safety of the premises or risk facing liability for resulting injuries and damages. Slippery floors, defective stairs, tripping hazards, and parking lot potholes are just a few of the many things that can lead to slips, trips, and falls

If you were seriously injured on someone else’s property, you may have grounds for a premises liability claim against the property’s owner. These claims are often a complex process, but our esteemed attorneys can help gather the evidence needed to build a strong case for damages.

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Richmond, VA trial lawyer dedicated to handling brain injuries, car accidents and other serious injury claims