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Richmond Personal Injury Lawyers

Richmond Injury Lawyers

Here you’ll find a dedicated team of experienced legal professionals devoted to the ideal of justice for personal injury victims. We stand strong for those who were injured by others through no fault of their own, and we put all our resources toward recovering the significant compensation they deserve.

Compassionate Representation for Injury Victims Throughout Greater Richmond

Latham & Martin is your trusted personal injury law firm serving the City of Richmond and Greater Richmond, including Henrico, Hanover, and Chesterfield counties, as well as Petersburg, Hopewell, Colonial Heights and surrounding communities. If you’ve been injured because of the negligence or misconduct of another, you can count on Latham & Martin to provide you with skilled and knowledgeable legal assistance combined with a high commitment to personalized service and one-on-one attention from your attorney. Don’t delay in seeking the justice and compensation that is fairly due to you. Contact our experienced Richmond personal injury lawyers today.

Comprehensive Richmond Personal Injury Lawyers

A personal injury can happen while you are out on the road, shopping in a store, working in your office or job site, receiving care in a hospital or nursing home, or using a new product in your home or backyard. What these accidents have in common is that they occurred through no fault of your own but happened because someone else was careless, reckless, negligent, incompetent, or even intentionally abusive. Personal injury law exists to compensate you for the damage done by another’s wrongful conduct.

No matter how you were injured, our attorneys have been advocating for clients since 2009 and have handled cases across the spectrum of Virginia personal injury law. No case is too complex, and no injury is too big or too small. When you’ve been hurt by the negligence of another, our firm is here to see you get the medical care, justice, and compensation proportionate to the harm done to you. Contact Latham and Martin for help with any of the following accidents and injuries in Richmond:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents: Injured in a car, truck, motorcycle, bus, pedestrian, bicycle, e-scooter, or rideshare accident.
  • Workplace Accidents: Protecting workers’ rights to a safe environment.
  • Construction Accidents: Ensuring compensation for injuries on construction sites.
  • Premises Liability: Holding property owners accountable for known or hidden dangers they failed to fix or warn you about.
  • Medical Malpractice: Pursuing justice for medical negligence from the doctor’s office to the operating room.
  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: Defending the rights of the elderly and infirm to receive appropriate care with dignity and respect.
  • Defective Product Injuries: Advocating for consumers against dangerous products that were poorly designed, defectively manufactured, or marketed without adequate warnings.
  • Catastrophic Injuries and Wrongful Death: Helping victims and their families deal with the pain and trauma of the most serious injuries, so they can move forward as best they can knowing justice has been served to the fullest extent possible.

From minor injuries to catastrophic events, we are here to assist you in your pursuit of justice.

Virginia Personal Injury FAQs

Dealing with a personal injury can be overwhelming. You are hurt, in pain, perhaps with limited ability to work or get around, and all the while you have to keep up with doctor appointments, bills, and managing your life while also trying to deal with a personal injury claim so you can get compensation for the harm done to you by another’s negligence or wrongful misconduct. Getting answers to your most burning questions can help put you at ease and facilitate the process of pursuing a claim, but you might not even know all the right questions to ask.

At Latham & Martin, our attorneys have practiced personal injury law in Richmond for over ten years. We’ve dealt with all kinds of cases and worked with all kinds of clients, and we know a lot of the questions that are likely on your mind right now. Below we’ve provided answers to some of the questions we get most often as we help injury victims in Richmond, Henrico, Hanover, Chesterfield, Petersburg, Hopewell, and Colonial Heights get justice and compensation for their injuries. If you have other questions or need immediate assistance with your claim, call Latham & Martin for a free consultation with a knowledgeable and experienced Richmond personal injury attorney.

What is personal injury law?

Personal injury law involves legal proceedings that allow an individual to receive compensation for physical, emotional, or psychological harm caused by another party’s negligence or intentional misconduct. It includes various scenarios such as car accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, nursing home neglect and abuse, medical malpractice, defective products, and more.

How can Latham & Martin assist me with my personal injury claim?

Our experienced personal injury attorneys can evaluate your case, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary. We take on every aspect of your claim so you can focus on getting better and getting your life back in order. We work diligently to secure maximum compensation through settlement or trial.

What do I need to prove in a personal injury claim?

The key elements to prove in a personal injury claim are the duty of care, breach of that duty, causation linking the breach to your injury, and actual damages suffered. Proving these elements requires an understanding of Virginia personal injury law and how it applies to the specific facts of your case.

What are the common defenses used by defendants and insurance companies?

Common defenses include claiming the plaintiff was partially at fault, asserting that the injuries were pre-existing, or stating that the plaintiff failed to minimize their injuries or losses.

What types of damages are recoverable in a Virginia personal injury claim?

Damages are categorized into economic (medical bills, lost wages, etc.), non-economic (pain and suffering, emotional distress, etc.), and in rare cases, punitive damages meant to punish particularly egregious conduct.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Virginia?

In Virginia, you typically have two years from the date of the injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, certain exceptions may apply, so consulting with an attorney promptly is essential.

Will my case go to trial?

While the vast majority personal injury claims are settled out of court, some may require a trial. Our team at Latham & Martin is prepared to go to trial if necessary to pursue the compensation you deserve. The decision whether to go to trial will be in your hands; we will give you our best advice on how to proceed if your case reaches that crossroads.

What are the legal fees for hiring a personal injury attorney at Latham & Martin?

Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay unless we successfully recover compensation for you. Our fees come as a percentage of the amount we recover. We also advance all expenses related to your case so you don’t have to pay any money upfront to secure top-quality legal representation. Specific details can be discussed during a free initial consultation with our firm.

How do I schedule a consultation with Latham & Martin?

You can contact our Richmond, Virginia, office by phone or through our website to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys.

Why choose Latham & Martin for my personal injury case?

With a strong commitment to client satisfaction and a successful track record in personal injury law, Latham & Martin offers personalized legal services tailored to your unique situation. We’re dedicated to pursuing maximum recovery for our clients in Richmond, Virginia, and surrounding areas.

Personalized Attention from Skilled, Compassionate and Experienced Attorneys

At Latham & Martin, we understand the overwhelming pain and confusion that follows a personal injury or wrongful death. Our experienced attorneys are here to guide you through this difficult time with empathy, understanding, and skilled legal representation.

Our partners, each with well over ten years of exclusive practice in plaintiff’s personal injury law, bring their vast knowledge and dedication to every case. Having spent years practicing at a high-volume billboard law firm, Wiley Latham & Kelly Martin joined forces to create a law firm devoted to delivering individualized attention to every client. Here, you aren’t referred to by your case number. We know your name, and when you call our office, you’ll get to speak directly with one of our highly experienced attorneys. Our approach isn’t only designed to get you the best results but to ensure you are treated with the respect and attention you deserve.

Our combined two decades-plus of legal practice includes plenty of trial experience in addition to settling cases out of court. We are prepared to handle your case effectively no matter what the situation and to achieve results you’ll be happy with. If we can’t recover compensation for you, we won’t charge you any fee. Your initial consultation is free as well, so it costs you nothing upfront to have us review your case and go to work on your behalf.

Contact Richmond Injury Lawyers Latham & Martin Today

The journey to recovery can be daunting, but you don’t have to face it alone. Reach out to Latham & Martin today, and let us be the compassionate advocates you need in your pursuit of justice. Our commitment to individual care and our expertise in handling diverse personal injury cases sets us apart as a great choice among Richmond personal injury law firms. Contact us today to discuss your case and learn how we can help you on the path to healing and recovery.

Meet Your Dedicated Team
Wiley Latham
Wiley LathamAttorney At Law

Wiley Latham is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association who has successfully argued cases before the Virginia Supreme Court. In 2016, Virginia Super Lawyers recognized Mr. Latham as a Rising Star based on professional achievement and the respect of his peers. No more than 2.5 percent of licensed attorneys in Virginia are awarded this distinction.

Kelly Martin
Kelly MartinAttorney At Law

Kelly Martin is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association who achieved the ninth-largest jury verdict in 2014. He has been named a Rising Star and Super Lawyer by Virginia Super Lawyers and was selected by the National Trial Lawyers as a “Top 40 under 40” attorney in Virginia. His verdicts and settlements are frequently published in Virginia Lawyers Weekly.

  • Hill Tucker Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Bar Association of The City of Richmond
  • Super Lawyers Rising StarsVirginia Super Lawyers
    2014-2018 Personal Injury
  • Super LawyersVirginia Super Lawyers
    2020-2022 Personal Injury
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly9th Largest Jury Verdict in Virginia2014
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40