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Personal Injury

Virginia Personal Injury Attorney

A serious injury can make a permanent impact on your life and the lives of your family members. Whether you are injured in an auto accident, a motorcycle accident or a trucking accident, the consequences can leave you crippled physically, financially and emotionally.

At my Richmond, Virginia law office, I represent plaintiffs throughout Virginia and several surrounding states in personal injury cases involving:

If you or a loved one has been involved in a motor vehicle accident and suffered serious or debilitating injuries, I can help. I have more than three decades of experience fighting on behalf of clients like you. I meticulously approach each case and consult with medical experts to further strengthen your claim. My breadth of knowledge and experience in personal injury law means that I am prepared for the insurance companies’ scare tactics and I am not intimidated. I am committed to obtaining the best possible results for you in an efficient and effective manner – whether this means resolving your case in court or across the negotiating table, I always act in your best interests.

Timing is everything in your Virginia personal injury case

Virginia personal injury law is complex. While the statute of limitations varies depending on the type of personal injury case, in general injured parties have two years to file suit. One of the main exceptions involves the tolling of the statute of limitations. A statute of limitations is tolled when something stops the statute from running for a period of time. Two common reasons for tolling a statute of limitations are:

  • The victim was a minor when the injury occurred
  • The victim was not mentally competent when the injury occurred

Virginia personal injury law is complex. I have a deep understanding of the law and how it applies to your situation. I use that knowledge and my more than 30 years of experience to guide my clients through the legal process while fighting to obtain the best possible results.

Auto accidents in Virginia

Car crashes happen every day. Regardless of how many precautions you take as a driver, you and your passengers are still a risk from the other drivers sharing the road. When a driver is inattentive or reckless, his or her actions could cause an accident. Motor vehicle accidents can result in serious injuries, such as:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Traffic fatalities
  • Stress fractures
  • Collateral ligament injuries
  • Fractured ribs
  • Seatbelt burn

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Motorcycle accidents

For countless individuals, motorcycles are a fun, exhilarating and practical method of transportation. Unfortunately, they are also dangerous. A motorcycle’s design provides almost no protection for riders who are involved in a crash. And, since automobile drivers are considered one of the greatest threats to motorcyclists’ safety, motorcycle accidents happen all too often. When they do, they can leave the occupants of the bike severely injured.

If you or a family member were injured in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to monetary damages. I can help you determine if you have a valid Virginia personal injury case. Contact my office to discuss your legal situation today.

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Virginia trucking accidents

Commercial truck drivers are held to strict safety standards by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA), including regulations involving:

  • Driver qualifications
  • Limitations on drivers’ working hours
  • Alcohol and drug testing
  • Vehicle inspection and maintenance

Even with these stringent rules, accidents occur. Common causes of trucking accidents include:

  • Excessive speeding
  • Overloaded trucks
  • Driver fatigue/falling asleep at the wheel
  • Safety violations
  • Improperly maintained trucks
  • Lack of a rear guard to prevent under-riding
  • Load shift/failure to properly secure the load
  • Tire blowouts
  • Driving under the influence/drug use
  • Improperly pulled over onto side of road
  • Dangerous driving

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Let David Whaley LLC fight for you

Every individual has the right to a strong defense. At the Richmond, Virginia, criminal defense law firm of David Whaley LLC, every client is treated with the same level of respect and attention, regardless of the size of your case. Contact me online or call my office at 804-643-0147 to discuss your criminal defense or plaintiff’s personal injury case today.

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    100 West Franklin Street
    Suite 301
    Richmond, Virginia 23219
    Phone: 804-643-0147
    Fax: 804-648-5514