ABOUT THE FIRM

Each and every year hundreds of thousands of Americans are involved in a work injury, a slip and fall in a public place, a car collision with resulting injuries, medical malpractice injuries or injuries which result from a dangerous drug or a clearly defective medical product or device. Most of those injured are completely unfamiliar with the legal system as well as woefully unprepared for the amount of paperwork required and deadlines which must be met when a personal injury lawsuit is filed.

Perhaps you have suffered injuries from an accident which have subsequently affected your health, your work, your future, and your loved ones. The effects of an accident with injuries could last for weeks, months, or—in the case of catastrophic injuries—years, or even a lifetime. When you have suffered injury from an accident which was the result of the negligence of another person or entity, you may not know where to turn for help.

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Experienced Legal Help When You Need It Most

The attorneys and staff at Tronfeld, West & Durrett work hard for their clients, with a goal of ensuring every victim of such an accident is properly compensated for the negligence of another. Our attorneys are dedicated to pursuing our clients’ claims and obtaining results, whether through settlement or trial. We have represented thousands of injured clients since 1972 in every aspect of personal injury law, practicing in both state and federal courts.

Our highly knowledgeable attorneys are well-versed in the statutes of limitations, ensuring your claim is filed in a timely manner, and are equally experienced in gathering evidence, consulting witnesses and expert witnesses, and dealing with insurance companies. If you have been injured in an accident and are doing your best to heal your body and spirit while getting back to your everyday life, you may feel overwhelmed and stressed.

Additional Stresses of a Catastrophic Injury

In the case of a catastrophic injury, the emotional, physical and financial aftermath can be particularly devastating. Catastrophic injuries are generally considered to be those which will require multiple surgical procedures, a high level of supervision, and ongoing rehabilitation and assistance for the remainder of the victim’s life. Severe burn injuries, back and spinal cord injuries, brain trauma, neck injuries, internal organ injuries and paraplegia or quadriplegia are all considered catastrophic injuries. Because the victim of a catastrophic injury may never regain the ability to work—or even handle such simple tasks as bathing, eating and dressing—it is essential that financial compensation from the negligent party is sufficient for the future.

Your Window of Opportunity

Because injury victims have a narrow window of opportunity to seek recovery for their injuries, having an experienced Tronfeld, West & Durrett attorney by your side from start to finish can truly make a difference in the outcome. Insurance companies typically attempt to settle a case quickly—before it is even known how many years the victim may require medical care and assistance. Having a personal injury attorney who has the tenacity and commitment necessary to ensure you receive the compensation you need and deserve can truly make a difference in your current life and to your future.

The Tronfeld, West & Durrett personal injury law firm is located in Richmond, Virginia, serving the communities in the surrounding metro and tri-city areas, with offices located in Richmond, Chesterfield, Petersburg, and Mechanicsville. Our practice is limited to helping those injured in an accident—we do not represent insurance companies. We are proud of the fact that our attorneys possess vast litigation experience, distinguished academic degrees and always zealously represent the interests of our clients.

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MEET THE TEAM

Jay Tronfeld

Jay Tronfeld

Elizabeth West

Elizabeth West

David Durrett

David Durrett

John Newby

John Newby

Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin

Wiley Latham

Wiley Latham

Christopher Yakubisin

Christopher Yakubisin

Eric Speer

Eric Speer

The law firm of Tronfeld, West & Durrett has eight attorneys—five shareholders and three associates—all of whom have the knowledge to provide clients with experienced legal representation. Jay Tronfeld is the founding shareholder of the firm, representing thousands of victims of personal injury and wrongful death claims, trying cases in both Federal and State Courts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Obtaining significant verdicts and settlements in auto accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice claims and wrongful death claims, Mr. Tronfeld is a sought-after speaker at continuing legal education programs and was recognized as a top personal injury attorney in Virginia by Virginia Super Lawyers.

Elizabeth West

Elizabeth West is a shareholder who dedicates her entire practice to personal injury, product liability, auto accidents and medical malpractice and is often involved in the firm’s most complex cases. As a graduate of the University of Richmond’s T.C. Williams School of Law, Mrs. West serves as chair to the firm’s medical malpractice section and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

David Durrett

David Durrett is a shareholder of the firm who also dedicates 100 percent of his practice to personal injury litigation, product liability cases and medical malpractice claims. As a former Senior Public Defender, Mr. Durrett chairs the firm’s trucking litigation section, and is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Virginia, Richmond, and Hanover Bar Associations and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Durrett was selected as one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers in 2013.

John Newby

John Newby is a shareholder in the firm who focuses exclusively on personal injury law and chairs the firm’s products liability section. As a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Richmond Bar Association, Mr. Newby currently serves on the Virginia Trial Lawyer’s Association Tort Law Legislative Subcommittee. Mr. Newby was recognized as a top personal injury lawyer in Virginia in 2015-2016 by Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine and has successfully argued cases before the Virginia Supreme Court.

Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin is a shareholder in the firm whose practice is dedicated to personal injury litigation, including auto accidents, products liability, medical malpractice and premises liability. As the chair for the firm’s Governmental Liability section, Mr. Martin graduated cum laude from the George Mason University Law School and was named a Rising Star by the Virginia Super Lawyers magazine in 2014, 2015 and 2016. In 2014, Mr. Martin obtained the ninth largest jury verdict for a client injured by a work truck.

Wiley J. Latham IV

Wiley J. Latham IV is an associate with the firm. Mr. Latham focuses his practice in personal injury litigation including automobile accidents, medical malpractice, products liability, and premises liability. Mr. Latham chairs the firm’s premises liability section. Mr. Latham is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. Virginia Super Lawyers recognized Mr. Latham as a Rising Star, an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of licensed attorneys in the State of Virginia.

Christopher Yakubisin

Christopher Yakubisin is an associate with our firm. Mr. Yakubisin is a member of the Virginia and Richmond Bar Associations, the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association and the American Association of Justice. Mr. Yakubisin graduated from William & Mary Law School where he was proud to help veterans across the country as a member of the William & Mary Veterans Benefits Clinic.

Eric Speer

Eric Speer is an associate with our firm. Mr. Speer focuses his practice in personal injury litigation including automobile accidents, medical malpractice, and premises liability. Mr. Speer is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice.

RECENT CASE RESULTS

SPECIFIC CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PAST SUCCESSFUL CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT SIMILAIR RESULTS IN FUTURE CASES HANDLED BY TRONFELD WEST & DURRETT.

May 23, 2016

$6.5 Million settlement for severe injuries in interstate crash

May 09, 2016

$4,000,000 settlement for hotel housekeeper injured in gas explosion

May 09, 2016

Crash worsened pre-existing condition—$220,000 settlement


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