Frequently Asked Questions
Serious injuries are stressful. Dealing with medical bills, insurance companies, the inability to work, and the impact on your personal life is overwhelming. Here at Ritchie Law, we want to help you get through it, and we want to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
Trying to figure out all of the appropriate steps you should take after you’re injured can be complicated, but here are some questions the people commonly have when considering contacting a lawyer.
How do I know if I need a lawyer?
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.
Is it really necessary for me to talk to an attorney?
What types of cases does the Ritchie Law Firm handle?
The Ritchie Law Firm specializes in accident and injury law in addition to Social Security and Virginia Retirement System Disability cases. Common accident and injury cases include injuries as well as pain and suffering occurring as a result of automobile or tractor-trailer wrecks, slip and fall accidents, job accidents, medical negligence, and defective and harmful products.
The attorneys at the Ritchie Law Firm are trial lawyers with hundreds of hours of trial experience. Roger Ritchie is a Certified Trial Specialist through the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Fewer than 1% of Virginia and West Virginia lawyers have achieved this important distinction.