Charlottesville Vehicle Accident Injury Attorneys
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We’re Here for You After You’ve Been Injured in a Vehicle Accident
Located in the Woodbrook area of Charlottesville.
For more than 40 years, the Ritchie Law Firm has represented victims of vehicle wrecks who have been left with injuries or lost loved ones as a result. Our experienced attorneys know the best practices in car, truck, and motorcycle accident compensation and will quickly move to resolve your case. Time is of the essence when it comes to traffic accident injuries, so don’t wait to contact our injury law experts. Better yet we operate on a contingency fee basis so you can have peace of mind knowing that you won’t have to pay fees unless you win your compensation case.
What Should You Do If You Were Seriously Injured In A Vehicle Accident?
Make sure you or someone you know gets photos of the accident scene and your vehicle following the collision. We can obtain the accident report, your medical information and information from any witnesses for you.
Your first priority should be your health and recovery. If a family member has been injured, be sure they have your full support and the details of everyday life handled for them. Get the medical treatment you need. Let the doctors treating you know exactly what happened to your body during the accident, including what portions of the body were struck, locations of bruises, areas of soreness, whether you lost consciousness, and problems with vision or memory. You should also be prepared to describe pain, kind of pain you experience, including the location of the pain; whether it’s sharp or dull; whether it involves burning, tingling, or numbness how long it lasts; what kinds of activities seem to aggravate the pain; and, whether medication helps.
Dealing With Insurance Companies
Claims adjusters work for insurance companies and must act in the best interest of the insurance company. It’s that simple. They have lawyers to protect their interests, and you need the same protection.
Types of auto accidents we handle:
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What Our Clients Say
“The truck came across the center line and side-swiped my car. My wife and I were both injured in the accident. The Volvo was totaled. My wife needed surgery on her knee. I was suffering from post-traumatic stress as a result of the accident. It affected me far more seriously than I would have expected. I needed legal help and I went to the Ritchie Law Firm. This was a very difficult case because of complicated medical issues and the Ritchie Law Firm was able to handle the problem. They worked very hard for me. I was very satisfied with the outcome. They were a great help to my wife and I. If you’ve been injured, I recommend you call the Ritchie Law Firm.”
Frequently Asked Questions
I just had a car accident. What should I do now?
Next . . . Remain at the scene and call 911 to report the crash. Turn on hazard lights to warn approaching vehicles of the collision.
Then. . . If you are able, collect contact information from any witnesses who may have stopped at the scene. Take photos of the accident scene as well as the damage to your car. Before leaving the scene, answer all questions that the police officer may have for you. If possible, make note of the officer’s name and badge number.
If you are not transported to the hospital on the day of the accident, schedule an appointment to be examined by a physician as soon as possible.
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Where is Ritchie Law Firm's Office?
Our Charlottesville law office is located at: 1807 Seminole Trail Suite 106, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Our Auto Accident Injury Attorneys
Roger’s family has always been heavily involved in the construction industry. Roger, himself, has spent time working on construction sites. He’s seen first-hand how work injuries can change a worker’s life in an instant. Having tried hundreds of workers’ compensation cases at the hearing level, Roger is highly experienced in the complex workers’ comp system.
Michael Ritchie is an attorney at the Ritchie Law Firm with extensive experience in a wide range of injury cases. Mike’s practice has included representing individuals who have been injured by pharmaceutical drugs, dangerous products, tractor-trailer collisions, dog attacks, automobile collisions and other instances of where the carelessness of others causes serious injury.
Bob has handled a wide array of personal injury cases ranging from the simple to the complex. These have included serious injuries involving: automobile and tractor-trailer accidents, wrongful death, brain injuries, medical malpractice, insurance coverage disputes, social security disability, and workers’ compensation claims.
John Krall, an attorney with the Ritchie Law Firm since 1991, practices primarily in the areas of automobile/tractor trailer collisions and medical negligence. He has extensive jury trial experience and has successfully represented hundreds of seriously injured persons.
Throughout his career, Al has concentrated his practice on civil litigation and has acquired substantial jury trial experience in a wide variety of negligence cases. He currently focuses his practice exclusively on representing injured persons in the areas of personal injury and worker’s compensation, as well as Social Security disability matters.