Richmond, Virginia Personal Injury Attorneys
Since 1972, the Richmond personal injury attorneys of Tronfeld West & Durrett have obtained settlements or jury verdicts for thousands of clients. We are a team of experienced local attorneys committed to helping our neighbors in need. Our partners are born and raised in Virginia; two of the partners served in the U.S. military, and all are heavily involved in the community.
With law offices located in Richmond, Chesterfield, Mechanicsville and Petersburg, Tronfeld West & Durrett attorneys represent personal injury clients throughout the state of Virginia. We value your time and will meet you at the office nearest to you—or even come to you when necessary. Our attorneys are dedicated to obtaining an equitable settlement in the quickest, most professional manner possible.
At Tronfeld West & Durrett, we understand that a personal injury can turn your life upside down, even derailing your future plans. You may be in significant pain, facing mounting medical bills and unable to work. Whether you need a car accident attorney, a truck accident attorney, a slip and fall attorney, a medical malpractice attorney or a defective product attorney our attorneys will make sure you get the help you deserve from caring, professional attorneys. We can help you with any of the following types of personal injury claim:
Motor Vehicle Accident
When you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, you can be left shaken up, injured and anxious about your future. Even a relatively minor motor vehicle accident can cause serious injury. You may be unable to return to work for a period of time—or perhaps forever. You could be seeing your medical expenses mount alarmingly and might not even be able to pay your regular monthly bills, particularly if you are the primary wage-earner in your family. This can be a frustrating, stressful time and you deserve help in dealing with the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident. The Tronfeld West & Durrett attorneys want to help you through this difficult time just as we have helped hundreds of other clients. We believe you deserve the time to rest and heal from your injuries without having to deal with insurance companies or other legal issues related to your motor vehicle accident.
According to driverknowledge.com, there are more than six million auto accidents in the U.S. each and every year, with more than 90 people dying every day from an auto accident, and another three million injured from these accidents. There are head-on car accidents, side-impact car accidents, rear-impact car accidents and rollover accidents. An increasingly large number of auto accidents are the result of distracted drivers, while others are the result of fatigued drivers, reckless drivers, impaired drivers, and drivers who are exceeding the speed limit.
Truck accidents are among the most serious type of auto accidents. Trucks are simply so much larger than a passenger vehicle that those in the passenger vehicle are at a severe disadvantage. If you have been involved in a truck accident it is even more important that you contact an experienced Virginia truck accident attorney who can deal with the special complexities associated with truck accidents. There can potentially be more than one defendant in a truck accident: the driver could be at fault, the truck company could be at fault, the loading company could be at fault, the maintenance company could be at fault or the manufacturer of the truck or truck parts could be at fault.
Like truck accidents, motorcycle accidents have a high risk of being fatal. At the very least, the motorcyclist often suffers severe, life-threatening and life-changing injuries. The motorcyclist—even when not at fault for the accident in any way—may face stereotypes and misperceptions about motorcyclists in general. Many believe motorcyclists are inveterate risk-takers who drive too fast and drive recklessly. In fact, most motorcycle accidents occur because of auto drivers who are distracted or fail to see the motorcyclist.
Pedestrians who are hit by a vehicle have little in the way of protection—no seat belt, no air bag, no protective clothing, no helmet. Because of this, the injuries are likely to be extremely severe. Such severe injuries can prohibit the injured person from returning to work and paying his or her regular monthly expenses as well as the mounting medical expenses. Pedestrians who have been hit by a vehicle deserve a strong advocate in their corner who will fight for their rights and their future.
Head and Brain Injuries
Head and brain injuries can cause serious physical, mental and emotion issues which may last for weeks, months, years or a lifetime. Even a relatively minor concussion can result in chronic headaches, memory loss, confusion, sleep disturbances, vertigo, cognitive issues, depression, sensitivity to light and anxiety. Learn more about our traumatic brain injury practice.
Product Liability Injuries
When we purchase a product, we assume it is safe to use and has been thoroughly tested. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. When a product is defectively designed or manufactured, or when known hazards are not disclosed to consumers, those consumers may file a product liability claim after an injury related to a specific product. Product liability claims are based on individual state laws and brought under the theories of strict liability, breach of warranty or negligence.
Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed because a medical professional failed to adhere to accepted standards of medical care. Most medical malpractice claims are the result of a failure to diagnose, an improper diagnosis, improper medical treatment or failure to advise a patient about the potential dangers associated with a particular medical treatment or a prescription drug. Physicians must inform patients of any known risks associated with medical procedures or medications; if the patient would have foregone the procedure or medication if he or she had been informed of the risk, then medical malpractice may have occurred.
Premises liability occurs when a person is involved in an accident with injuries on the property of another person or entity due to a hazard which was known or should have been known. The property owner is legally responsible for injuries which occurred as a result of such a hazard. Premises liability claims most often arise from accidents such as slip and falls in grocery stores, retail stores, restaurants, parking lots and construction sites.
Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
According to nursinghomeabuse.org, one study reported that nearly 25 percent of nursing home residents experience at least one instance of physical abuse. Another study estimates only 1 in 14 incidents of elder abuse are ever reported. Signs of physical abuse include: unexplained bruising, scars, dislocations or sprains, failure to take medications, signs of restraint, losing weight, dehydration and the refusal of the staff to leave family members alone with the elderly person. Signs of emotional abuse include: unusual behaviors resembling symptoms of dementia, a reluctance to talk to loved ones, or witnessing belittling, controlling or threatening behaviors on the part of nursing home staff. Our team also represents cases of nursing home abuse that resulted in in wrongful death.
If you have suffered a personal injury in the state of Virginia and find yourself injured, unable to work, and facing mounting medical expenses, you need the help of a Tronfeld West & Durrett attorney to help you get your life back on track. Contact Tronfeld West & Durrett today.