I attended law school at the University of Washington where I obtained my J.D. Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing. If bruising or other injuries become apparent later, you should photograph those as well. The worst thing you can do is simply to ignore your doctor’s advice. I understand why, sometimes, there are lapses in communication between lawyers and their clients.Read More
Virginia Accident Injury Claim
All auto accidents will inflict damage to you and your car. The amount of money needed to repair those damages depends on the gravity of the accident itself. If you are not responsible for the situation, you surely don’t want to be left with all the financial liability. To avoid this from happening you should think about hiring an accident injury attorney.
Having a legal representative has its advantages. He will help you to fill a personal injury claim and survey through all the legal aspects of the process. You may try to get compensation by yourself but is better to have a specialist by your side. If you check out our article about car accidents, you will find some reasons why hiring a car crash attorney is a wise decision.
If the accident is serious, it will be accompanied by severe consequences. This has a high impact on victim's life. Try to find retribution without the help of an expert could be impossible. In the best case, you will get just a little fraction of want you deserve.
Regardless of the severity of the accident, and therefore your injury claim, a lawyer will help you through all the process. Car accident lawyers with vast experience in personal injury claims and calculations know how to get the best deal possible for you.
If you have been involved in a car accident, you should get into contact with the best lawyer available. Car crashes can prevent you from working or leave you with permanent disability and injuries that require medical attention. Your accident lawyer should be able to get the maximum amount of money as compensation for these problems.
Personal Injury Claim in Virginia
When you get injured by another person’s fault, you are entitled to compensation. This is known as a personal injury claim and it comprehends everything from traumatic injuries to simple bruises. You can make the claim all by yourself but is better if you have the help of a professional injury lawyer. He will protect your interest and he will do whatever it takes to maximize the amount of money you receive in compensation so all your expenses are covered.
Accidents can happen in any place at any time. They could be as simple as a slip and fall in a supermarket or as serious as a car crash. The severity of your injuries will be tied to the gravity of the accident. Anyway, before thinking about filling up the claim, you have to be able to prove that the injuries were caused by another person's negligence. It is the job of your injury attorney to prove it and to evaluate the legality of your claim.
Personal injury laws guarantees you monetary compensation for all the expenses related to the treatment of your injuries. In addition, having an attorney with the right experience will allow you to level the play in any negotiation. He will take care of all the paperwork and will represent you in all the steps of the process.
If you are thinking to hire a professional to take your case, you should hire the best personal injury attorney available in your area. Get a free consultation today with our team of experts either by calling (855) 906-2966 or fill up a quick form to let us call you.
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Top Lawyers Serving Virginia
- James W. Hundley
- Bryan G. Bosta
- Susan F. Pierce
- Ryan Schmalzle
- Stephen M. Smith
- Joseph Verser
- Allen W. Beasley
- James G. Jim Hurley, Jr.
- Colleen Marea Quinn
- David Whaley
- Craig B. Davis
- Gary B. Mims
James W. Hundley
Jim Hundley has over 30 years of experience litigating criminal and civil cases. He regularly represents individuals and corporations before Virginias state and federal courts. He has defended clients involved in a broad range of criminal matters including murder, robbery, drug distribution, fraud, and embezzlement. On the civil side, Mr. Hundley has successfully handled cases involving a wide variety of issues including breach of contract, tortious interference with business, personal injury, and violations of civil rights.Mr. Hundley also has extensive appellate experience. In April 2000, he was privileged to appear before the Supreme Court of the United States and argue the case of Dickerson v. United States in which the Court ruled that the well-known Miranda warnings are required by the United States Constitution and cannot be repealed by legislation. He also handled Charles Severances appeal of his capital murder convictions before the Virginia Supreme Court.Mr. Hundley graduated from the Georgetown Law Center and gained admission to the Virginia State Bar in 1989. During his first year of practice, Mr. Hundley served as law clerk to the Honorable James C. Cacheris in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Upon completing his clerkship, Mr. Hundley joined the Office of the Commonwealths Attorney for Fairfax County, where he served as an Assistant Commonwealths Attorney until December 1996. In January 1997, Mr. Hundley co-founded Briglia Hundley, P.C.
Bryan G. Bosta
Representing those in northern Virginia in cases of personal injury, motor vehicle accidents and workers compensation cases, Bryan G. Bosta is a valuable attorney at Becker, Kellogg & Berry, P.C. A diverse litigator, Mr. Bosta has been listed as one of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 in Virginia.Admitted to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, Mr. Bosta represents plaintiffs who have been injured because of the negligence of another. He is also admitted to practice in all Virginia state and federal courts and has over a decade of experience.Mr. Bosta graduated from Hanover College in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in business administration, going on to the University of Dayton School of Law to earn a Juris Doctor in 2005. During his time in law school, Mr. Bosta published an article for the University of Dayton Law Review. He has previous experience working with companies and individuals in legal matters of civil litigation including wrongful death, products liability, arson, commercial and fraud claims, and negligence.As a dedicated student, Mr. Bosta was a quarterfinalist for the Ruby R. Vale Interschool Corporate Moot Court Competition and a finalist in the Walter H. Rice Moot Court Competition in which he was also awarded best brief. With a deep understanding of how an injury can affect the lives of his clients, he is a zealous advocate for their rights.
5501 Backlick Road, Suite 220,, Springfield VA 22151
Susan F. Pierce
Susan Pierce has devoted 30 years to her personal injury practice which includes wrongful death actions, personal injury cases from auto accidents, motorcycle and tractor trailer collisions. She has a special interest in cases that involve brain injury. She has been a partner at Walker Jones since 1996.
Partner Ryan Schmalzle co-founded his Leesburg law firm, Beckman Schmalzle Georgelas & Ross, PLC, in 2014 with the goal of helping individuals and business clients in northern Virginia and nearby Maryland and Washington, D.C. reach practical resolutions to even the most complex legal challenges. At the firm, he represents clients who have needs in the following areas:,Family law,Criminal law,General civil litigation,Mr. Schmalzle began his legal career in 2008 after earning his law degree from George Mason University School of Law and his admission to the Virginia State Bar. In 2009, The District of Columbia Bar granted him admission, and the state of Maryland followed suit by issuing its approval for him to practice law in its courtrooms in 2011. Today, he provides guidance and representation to clients from all three jurisdictions.Whether working as a corporate attorney or a sole proprietor, Mr. Schmalzle has remained dedicated to his clients throughout his legal career. As a result, he has earned a number of honors, including a Superb rating from Avvo and a Preeminent client-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, The National Trial Lawyers included him on its list of the Top 40 under 40, and the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys selected him for inclusion on the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under Age 40 list.Attorney Schmalzle is an active member of the legal community on local, state and national levels. He is a regular guest speaker and a member of a number of organizations, including the Loudoun County Bar Association.
Stephen M. Smith
Stephen M. Smith, founder of the Brain Injury Law Center, has litigated traumatic brain injury cases for over 43 years. He won the largest personal injury verdict in Virginia history and the largest mild traumatic brain injury verdict ever awarded in the world. Included in ,The Best Lawyers in America ,for the last 25 years, Smith is licensed to practice in Virginia, New York, and the District of Columbia. He is former Chairman of the AAJ Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group and is an Exexcutive Board member, awarded Diplomate status by the American Board of Trial Advocates and national board member, is former President of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia, is Board member of the Public Justice Foundation, is an Executive Committee member of the National Trial Lawyers Association, is President-elect of the American Academy of Brain Injury Attorneys, is President of the National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association, is a Fellow of the National College of Advocacy and is a Fellow of and a national board member of the Belli Society, is the National Secretary of the Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, is a National Board member of the Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of Americ, is a Regional Director of the Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, is a Fellow of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, is an adjunct Professor of Law at the College of William and Mary School of Law, is the Invited Litigator in Residence at the College of William and Mary School of Law, is included in the Washington Post Washington DC- Areas Best Lawyers, included in Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
2100 Kecoughtan Road, PO Box 1437,, Hampton VA 23661
Joe Verser is a partner with Heath, Overbey, Verser & Old, PLC, a Newport News firm which focuses on personal injury and commercial litigation. Mr. Verser has represented numerous clients that have been injured as a result of automobile accidents and other forms of negligence. He also has represented clients in both state and federal courts in a broad range of ,civil litigation matters,. In addition to his personal injury practice, Mr. Verser has extensive experience, in particular, in ,business disputes,, ,real estate litigation,, and litigation involving wills, trusts, and ,estates,.Prior to forming Heath, Overbey, Verser & Old in 2011, Mr. Verser was a litigation partner with Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly, P.C. also based in Newport News. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and serves on the Board of the Newport News Bar Association. Mr. Verser is admitted practice in all Virginia state courts, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Allen W. Beasley
With extensive experience in civil litigation and several other areas of law, personal injury attorney Allen Beasley provides well-rounded representation to his clients at Breit Cantor Grana Buckner. Allen fights for justice in cases where individuals have been wronged or injured due to another partys negligence, seeking to deliver the best possible outcome every time.Allen is a Virginia Beach native who returned to the Tidewater area in 1985 upon graduation from University of Richmond School of Law. Prior to that, he worked with disadvantaged youth in a wilderness therapy program, taught at a school for dyslexic boys in Vermont, and also taught at an alternative high school in Western Virginia.Before joining Breit Cantor Grana Buckner (previously Breit Drescher Imprevento) in 2014, Mr. Beasley represented individuals, companies, and their insurance companies in a wide array of issues in administrative hearings and courts throughout the state of Virginia. Now, at our firm, he uses this wide-ranging legal background to the advantage of his clients.
600 22nd Street, Suite 402,, Virginia Beach VA 23451
James G. Jim Hurley, Jr.
Jim Hurley is a founding partner of Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers based in Norfolk, Virginia. He focuses exclusively on personal injury matters, representing people injured in Norfolk, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and across Virginia as a whole.Jim Hurleys main areas of practice are car, truck, and motorcycle accidents as well as wrongful death cases. Over his career, Jim Hurley has tried more than 100 cases and has obtained several verdicts and settlements for his clients in excess of $1 million.After graduating from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts, Jim Hurley attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he received his Juris Doctor in 1990. He was admitted to practice before state courts in Virginia and Florida. He was also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Jim Hurley is highly regarded by his peers. He has received an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and an Excellent rating from Avvo. He is recognized by Virginia Top Lawyers.Jim Hurley set up Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers with John Cooper in 2011. The firm has grown rapidly but retained its local roots and its determination to treat its clients ‘like family in contrast to the big factory personal injury firms.Jim Hurley helped secure a $5 million settlement reached during mediation of a construction truck accident and a $3.5 million settlement of a wrongful death action involving a motor vehicle accident. These results and others have earned him a membership in the invitation-only Million Dollar Advocates Forum.Jim Hurley is listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. He continues to stay abreast of developments in his field through his active participation in several professional organizations. He is a member of the Virginia Beach and Norfolk & Portsmouth bar associations. He is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
Colleen Marea Quinn
As partner at Locke & Quinn, Colleen Marea Quinn is dedicated to representing the rights of people in Virginia. She commits her practice to personal injury, employment law and family law, handling cases that involve the following matters: product liability, traumatic brain injury, motor vehicle accidents, industrial accidents, assault, civil rights, insurance coverage disputes, adoption and surrogacy.Earning a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and English from The College of William & Mary, Ms. Quinn went on to receive her Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. After graduating from law school, she gained valuable experience as a judicial clerk in the Supreme Court of Virginia.With more than 30 years of experience, Ms. Quinn helps her clients rebuild their lives following an injury, assists both employers and employees in employment issues and brings families together through adoption. Thanks to her commitment to her practice, Ms. Quinn has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent from both peers and the judiciary in Martindale-Hubbell. She is admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.As a member of the Virginia State Bar, Ms. Quinn shares her legal knowledge with her peers through regular lectures and training sessions. She serves her community by providing domestic violence education and participating in mentoring and internship programs involving several law schools. Ms. Quinns memberships include the Metro Richmond Womens Bar Association, Richmond Bar Association, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the National Association of Women Business Owners and the American Association for Justice, Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, ABA, LBGT Bar Family Law Institute and VA Equality Bar. AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
David Whaley, founder of The Law Offices of David Whaley, LLC, brings more than 30 years of experience to his legal practice. Representing those accused of crimes of all types and degrees, Mr. Whaley is a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom. Not only has he represented clients in his community and throughout Virginia, but he has also represented many clients in federal courts across the United States. In total, he has tried over 350 jury trial cases.As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Whaley represents clients charged with DUI/DWI, misdemeanors, felonies, weapon charges, drug offenses, traffic offenses, assault and more. He has been instrumental in several successful acquittals including drug conspiracies, first-degree murder charges and white collar crimes.Additionally, as a personal injury attorney, Mr. Whaley represents clients who have been injured in traumatic vehicle accidents and victimized by the death of a family member. He represents clients with cases including car, truck and motorcycle accidents; wrongful death claims; and commercial vehicle liability claims.Recognized for his high ethical standards and dedication to integrity, Mr. Whaley has been listed by Martindale-Hubbell as AV Preeminent. His passion, dedication and focus on excellence demonstrate his willingness to work hard for his clients. Mr. Whaley is a member of the Richmond Bar Association, the Virginia Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Virginia College of Criminal Defense Attorneys. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia.AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
100 West Franklin Street, Suite 301,, Richmond VA 23220
Craig B. Davis
The citizens of Richmond, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg and Northern Virginia find a passionate attorney for matters of personal injury and workers compensation when they come to Craig B. Davis at Reinhardt Harper Davis, PLC. With extensive experience in the courtroom, Mr. Davis has obtained compensation over a million dollars for past clients, and Virginia Business Magazine recognized him as one of Virginias Legal Elite.A member of the West Virginia Bar Association and the Virginia Bar Association, he is also the former chair of the Workers Compensation Section of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and is currently the treasurer for the organizations Board of Governors. Mr. Davis is also a member of the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. American Inn of Court and is on the planning committee for the Workers Compensation Sections Advanced Practice CLE Retreat.With an undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University, Mr. Davis obtained a Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond School of Law and is permitted to practice in federal and state courts in Virginia and West Virginia. An engaging speaker, he lobbies at the Virginia General Assembly for better workers compensation laws and regularly lectures on matters of personal injury and workers compensation and how they interact.Mr. Davis is passionate about charitable activities and giving back to the community, and he works with the Richmond Little League, Connors Heroes, Tuckahoe YMCA and as a volunteer at Central Virginia Legal Aid Society. He is also involved with the Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group and has been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in Americafor his work in both categories since 2013.
Gary B. Mims
Known for consistent courtroom success, Gary Mims has practiced law since 1980 and over the past 35 years, has developed a special interest and significant expertise in medical malpractice and catastrophic injury cases. He was a defense litigator for 20 years, defending a heavy schedule of trials involving automobile, trucking, train and other transportation accidents and a wide variety of personal injury and medical malpractice cases. A plaintiffs attorney since 1999, he has successfully represented clients in complicated medical cases involving failure to diagnose cancer, defective joint prostheses, anesthesia-related injuries and weight-loss drugs. Gary has also successfully represented clients suffering injury and death by a massive train wreck, defective golf course design, and a defective storm retention pond, among others. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1974. While attending the George Mason School of Law, he worked full-time for the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. He served as counsel to the U. S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics on several major investigations and then went into private practice. Since 2007 he has partnered with Charles Sickels and Steve Frei in one of the most experienced personal injury firms in Northern Virginia. Gary has, and has had since 1984, an AV Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell and is included in ,The Best Lawyers in America ,and Washington, DCs and Virginias ,Top Lawyers.Washingtonian Magazine, has honored him since 2007 as among the top one percent of personal injury attorneys in the region and Northern Virginia Magazine named him to the roster of Legal Lions. He is a member of the Fairfax and American Bar Associations; the Virginia State Bar; the D.C. Bar; the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.