Practice Areas

A vehicle accident: one car has t-boned anotherVehicle Accidents

When serious injuries occur, the injured person must deal with dozens of problems in addition to their often devastating injuries. The injured persons often worry how they will pay medical bills or support their families while they are recuperating. The victim who is injured as a result of the negligence of another needs a lawyer to protect his or her claim and ensure that the victim receives the compensation deserved. Read More

 


Several people stand beside a flipped tractor trailer on the highwayTractor Trailer Accidents

The Ritchie Law Firm specializes in truck/tractor trailer accidents and injuries. By working with lawyers experienced in truck / tractor trailer accidents, injured victims can ensure that their rights will be protected. Read More

 

 


Healthcare Negligence

Nurses and doctors in scrubs work on a surgery.Medical Malpractice

Only an experienced lawyer, who specializes in medical malpractice cases and who knows Virginia’s and West Virginia’s malpractice laws, can effectively handle your medical malpractice case. The medical malpractice lawyers at the Ritchie Lawfirm will evaluate your case and develop the best legal strategy for prosecuting your claim. Read More

 


A man in a wheel chair inside a nursing home hallwayNursing Home Abuse

In the United States, more than 1.5 million seniors live in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. In a recent congressional report, over 30% of the nation’s nursing homes were cited for an abuse violation which caused harm between January 1999 and January 2001. Over 2,500 of those violations were serious enough to cause actual harm or to place residents in immediate danger of death or serious injury. Read More

 


A doctor looks at scans of a brain on a computerTraumatic Brain Injuries

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that, in the United States alone, there are approximately 5.3 million children and adults (or 2% of the U.S. population) currently living with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Approximately 2 million people suffer brain injuries every year. From these brain injuries, many Americans suffer long-term disability. While vehicle accidents cause the majority of all brain injuries, falls are the second leading cause and are the prevalent cause of brain injury for the elderly. Read More

 


Product Liability and Dangerous Drugs

When faced with an injury caused by a product or dangerous drug which was improperly designed, manufactured, or maintained, it is important that you chose a law firm, experienced in handling products liability cases. The proper handling of a products liability case requires a thorough investigation by an experienced legal team to determine which organizations should be named as defendants and which legal theories should be pursued. Also, knowledgeable experts must be engaged in the case to provide testimony at trial. The products liability team at the Ritchie Law Firm has the experience to conduct a thorough investigation to make your products liability case the strongest possible. Read More

 


A person dressed in all black at a funeralWrongful Death

Losing a loved one is difficult enough, but losing that person due to another’s negligence is tragic. When you are in the process of grieving a loss, you need assistance to ensure that the bills get paid and life proceeds as normally as possible in such a difficult situation. While it may be uncomfortable to think about insurance claims at such a terrible time, a professional and highly skilled attorney can help prevent a very difficult situation from becoming even worse. Read More

 


A construction worker lays on the ground in obvious painWorkers Compensation

When serious injuries occur on the job, you will have your hands full dealing with dozens of problems. You will need a lawyer to protect your claim and assure you get the compensation you deserve. The Ritchie Law Firm specializes in handling Virginia Workers’ Compensation claims and ensures that our clients receive their full entitlements under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act. Read More

 


A close up of a wheelchairSocial Security Disability

Disability is something most people don’t like to think about. But the chances of your becoming disabled are probably greater than you realize. In fact, studies show that one of four young workers will become disabled some time during his or her lifetime. It’s a fact that, while most people spend time working to succeed in their jobs and careers, few think about ensuring that they have a safety net to fall back on should the unthinkable happen. This is where Social Security comes in. Social Security pays cash benefits to people who are unable to work for a year or more because of a disability. Read More


A car in front of a wrecked motorcycleOther Accidents/Injuries

Ritchie Law Firm is experienced in all types of injury and accident cases, specifically traumatic brain injuries. Please see our traumatic brain injuries page for more information. Read More