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Notable Case Results
  • $37.8 Million

    Defective Tire Verdict

  • $3.84 Million

    Civil Rights Settlement

  • $2.2 Million

    Truck Accident Settlement

About Halperin Law Center

A top-rated Richmond injury lawyer at Halperin Law Center will give you personalized attention and guidance throughout the personal injury claim process to help you win the compensation you deserve.

Your injuries have put you through enough. We’re committed to helping you succeed.

Injuries are unfortunate events that have the potential to shatter your life in an instant, and sometimes there’s nothing you can do to stop them from happening. In some cases, though, accidents are caused by someone else’s careless or reckless behavior. If that’s the case with your accident, you may have some legal options.

When you’ve been injured in an accident caused by someone else, Virginia law says you have the right to file a personal injury claim. A claim can serve several purposes: to see that you receive justice for the wrong that’s been done to you, to help ensure that others aren’t harmed in the same way, and to compensate you for your damages.

Filing a claim is a complicated process with many steps that may feel overwhelming to you. That’s why many people in such situations obtain legal assistance. A top-ranked Richmond personal injury lawyer at Halperin Law Center can investigate your accident, gather evidence, and secure the fair compensation you deserve.

You can be injured in many different types of accidents, but regardless of which type of accident you were hurt in, you can file a claim to secure compensation for your damages. Those who are responsible for your accident and injuries should also be responsible for compensating you for your losses.

Your losses could be monetary in nature, such as missed wages at work or the cost of medical care to treat your injuries. Your losses could also be non-monetary, such as the mental trauma you suffered during the accident or the fact that you are now suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

To recover your losses, we will investigate your accident to discover the cause and find out who is liable for your damages.

For instance, if you were hurt in a slip-and-fall accident at a local coffee shop, we might interview witnesses and gather evidence of the accident and your injuries in order to prove that you weren’t to blame for your accident and that you’re owed compensation.

Below, you’ll find examples of case types our Richmond injury attorneys often handle.

Our Practice Areas

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    Personal
    Injury

    Accidents can happen when we least expect them, and they can lead to serious injuries and losses for the victim. If you weren’t to blame for your injuries, you deserve fair compensation.

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    Car
    Accidents

    Auto wrecks are a leading cause of serious injuries, but they can be prevented when people take proper precautions. If you were harmed in a collision caused by negligence, you deserve justice.

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    Motorcycle
    Accidents

    Motorcycle injuries can be devastating. If you didn’t cause the crash that harmed you, you shouldn’t be expected to foot the bill. We’ll work hard to make sure you don’t have to.

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    Truck
    Accidents

    Commercial trucking collisions cause some of the most serious accidents and injuries around, which leads to substantial losses for victims. You can recover compensation for your losses by working with our firm.

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    Civil
    Rights

    If your civil rights were violated, you deserve justice. Whether a government agency wronged you or you were discriminated against, a lawyer can see to it that injustice does not go unpunished.

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    Wrongful
    Death

    The loss of a family member is among the most tragic events you can experience. If your loved one’s death was someone else’s fault, a wrongful death claim could bring your family justice.

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    Premises
    Liability

    Homeowners and business owners are responsible for maintaining safe conditions for visitors and guests. If you were injured on another person’s property because of negligence, you may be eligible for compensation.

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    Dog
    Bites

    If you’ve been bitten or otherwise harmed by a dog, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries. Dog owners can be held accountable if their pets cause others harm.

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Richmond
Personal Injury Lawyers

Injuries can put unimaginable strain on your life. We’re here to handle the hard part of your personal injury lawsuit.

A top-rated Richmond injury attorney can turn this nightmare into a success story.

One of the most important elements of winning a personal injury claim is investigating what happened and proving fault. This step is even more important in Virginia than in other states because we operate under a pure contributory negligence system. This means that if you are found even partially at fault, you cannot recover compensation.

Here are some examples to give you a better understanding of this law:

  • Example 1 – You were walking and fell into an unmarked hole in the middle of the street. Construction workers forgot to put a barricade around the hole, and you were seriously injured. This example shows that you were not to blame.
  • Example 2 – You were walking down the street, looking down at your phone, and you fell into a hole. There was no barricade around the hole, but there was a sign warning of the danger. Defense attorneys are likely to argue that you are to blame for your own injuries, and inexperienced attorneys can be unequipped to respond to these accusations.

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Your top-rated injury lawyer in Richmond will need to prove that the party responsible for your injuries was 100 percent to blame. To do that, we may need to interview witnesses and experts, gather evidence, document your medical history and injuries, and obtain relevant police reports and other documents to win your case. Putting together a case on your own can be nearly impossible, especially because you’ve just been seriously injured in an accident. We have experience investigating injury cases, putting together bulletproof arguments, dealing with insurance companies, and winning cases in court.

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We’ll prove who harmed you and demonstrate why you deserve compensation.

When someone’s careless, reckless, or purposeful actions cause you to be injured, you’re eligible to file a personal injury claim against that person.

Sometimes, no amount of compensation can restore your life to what it was before a serious injury, but financial compensation is one of the only ways to obtain justice for an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. Holding those who harmed you accountable can actually help keep others from being injured.

Filing a claim may seem overwhelming to you, especially as you’re recovering from serious injuries, but you don’t have to go through this on your own. We’re here for you every step of the way.
At Halperin Law Center, our top-ranked Richmond personal injury attorneys know how to fight for victims like you. We want to see you receive justice, and we’ll work tirelessly to make it happen.

Our firm will do everything possible to see that the involved at-fault parties and insurance companies pay you fairly. If they refuse, we won’t hesitate to take them to court.

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Prepared to Take on Even the Toughest Cases

Why Choose Halperin Law Center

Beyond legal representation, we are dedicated to helping you through this stressful time.

You may not realize this, but seeking compensation for an injury is often going to involve filing a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company.

For instance, if you slipped on a puddle while perusing the aisles of your local grocery store, you might blame the store, but it may be the store’s insurer that will end up paying for your damages. The thing about insurance companies is that they handle injury claims every day. They’re experienced with this, but they’re not on your side.

Insurance companies are businesses above all else, and if they think they can get away with not paying out on a claim, they will do everything they can to make that possible. They know that every time they pay a claimant, they are losing money. They don’t have sympathy for your losses because they care about their own losses more.

And that’s just the insurance company. The person responsible for your injuries is likely to have his or her own lawyers, and they’re not going to go easy on you. They’ll look for any reason to blame your injuries on you, which could threaten your ability to recover any compensation at all.

Luckily for you, you can work with a legal team that also handles personal injury claims every day. Your injury lawyer at our Richmond firm will be able to handle the insurance companies and negligent parties and keep them from taking advantage of you.

That’s just one of the ways we help our clients. We seek to help our clients understand every step of the legal process so they’re never in the dark. We want to reduce your stress in this confusing and stressful time.

We have a proven track record of helping our clients seek justice. From the moment clients enter our office to the day they receive the compensation they deserve, we’re beside them, defending them from attacks and dishonest tactics from all sides.

Why choose us? Because we bring in-depth knowledge and years of experience to the negotiation table, and we know how to build injury claims that pack a punch in the courtroom.

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How a Richmond Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You

We’ll help you understand your options and choose the best path forward.

There’s no way to undo the accident that left you injured, but there is a way to fight back against those who harmed you.

Calling a qualified personal injury lawyer can be your first step to a brighter and less stressful future.

You can already see that having a lawyer on your side is invaluable in your fight for compensation. The other side isn’t just going to hand money to you unless they can’t avoid it.

If you attempt to file a claim without legal assistance, it’s likely that you won’t receive the maximum compensation available—if you receive any compensation at all. A top-rated injury attorney at Halperin Law Center can maximize the value of your claim.

You’ve been dealing with enough—anxiety from your accident, physical pain from your injuries, negative health effects, emotional trauma, and fear for your future. You should be able to pass the baton and allow your lawyer to handle this difficult and complex legal process for you.

Here’s a list of some of the ways your attorney can help you during this difficult time in your life:

  • Investigate your case in order to discover what caused your accident
  • Gather evidence to prove fault and demonstrate that you weren’t even partially to blame
  • Build a strong case so you can receive full compensation for your damages
  • File all relevant claim paperwork with insurance companies or the court
  • Communicate with insurance companies and negligent parties on your behalf
ANDREW LUCCHETTI

Mr. Lucchetti scored in the top 1 percent nationwide on his law school admission test and is dedicated to representing clients harmed by the negligence of others.

JONATHAN E. HALPERIN

Mr. Halperin is a highly experienced, top-rated attorney with a 10 out of 10 Avvo rating. He’s been helping accident victims obtain compensation for over twenty-seven years.

ISAAC A. MCBETH

Mr. McBeth cares deeply about civil rights violations. He was selected to the 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for his work in civil rights litigation.

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Testimonials

  • I continue to be impressed with the Halperin firm's tenacity, and with the effectiveness of their investigative personnel in uncovering evidence favorable to my cause, and which I had no idea existed!

    David
  • After searching around for an Attorney Personal Injury I received an appointment within a week and they took my case. I felt very comfortable and welcome. I would recommend Halperin Law Center to anyone.

    C. Tinsley
  • Great communication, keeps you informed every step of the way and genuinely seems concerned with your wellbeing. Highly recommended!

    Bro Joy
  • This is a great law firm. If you are seriously injured Jonathan Halperin and The Halperin Law Center can help you!

    Brian Dunn
  • Mr. Halperin has unique combination of being friendly, easy to communicate with and at the same time following all formal rules of the law practice. Halperin Law Center is the hub of the legal experts.

    Roman Sevastianov
What Type of Case Do You Have?

Common Types of Richmond Personal Injury Cases

Your case type will help determine the strategy your injury lawyer chooses.

Almost any type of accident can warrant a personal injury claim in Richmond. The main requirement is that the accident happened because of someone else’s negligence and you suffered injuries and damages as a result.

There are, however, some common types of personal injury claims our top-ranked attorneys see. These include car accidents, motorcycle wrecks, truck crashes, slip-and-fall accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, dog bites, work-related injuries, nursing home abuse, and defective product injuries, among many others.

Motor vehicle accidents are easily among the most common types of personal injury claims we see. Whether you’re hit by a distracted driver on Richmond’s Manchester Bridge or sideswiped by a drowsy trucker on I-64, we can help you recover the compensation you need—and deserve—for your damages.

Almost all of the accident types described above can cause a wide range of serious injuries, including brain injuries, spine and back injuries, severe burns, and broken bones. No matter what type of accident or injury you’ve suffered, we want to help you seek justice and fair compensation.

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Richmond Personal Injury FAQ

You don’t find yourself dealing with a personal injury claim every day, so it’s understandable that you’ll have questions. All you have to do to get your questions answered is reach out to our firm.

In the meantime, you can check out our Richmond personal injury FAQ below to find some answers.

What is pure contributory negligence?

Pure contributory negligence is a law in Virginia that requires a claimant to be 100 percent free from any fault in the accident that led to an injury. If you are found to have contributed at all to the accident that hurt you, you’ll be barred from recovering any damages. That’s why it’s so important to speak with an attorney.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Richmond, VA?

In Virginia, you generally have two years to file a personal injury claim. That time frame is known as the statute of limitations. If you don’t file your claim within the designated time frame, you may lose eligibility to file a claim at all—no matter how much you deserve compensation.

Will I have to go to court to receive compensation for my injury case?

In many personal injury cases, your lawyer will be able to settle your claim outside of the courtroom. This means your case can move quickly and you can avoid the stress of a trial. However, if the other side refuses to pay you fairly for your losses, we won’t hesitate to go to court to make sure you get justice.

What’s the difference between economic and non-economic damages?

Economic damages are the financial costs this accident has caused in your life—things like medical expenses, missed work wages, and the cost of mental health services. Non-economic damages are the ways this accident and your injuries have affected you, such as the pain you’ve endured and the fear and anxiety you’ve experienced.

Should I speak with insurance companies if they call me?

Insurance companies will try to call you to discuss your injury claim, but it’s usually best to refer them to your attorney. Your attorney can communicate with them on your behalf, keeping you from accidentally saying something that could jeopardize your case.

Reach Out to a Richmond Personal Injury Attorney Today

When you’ve suffered damages caused by an accident you weren’t responsible for, you have the right to file an injury claim. Filing an injury claim can be tough, especially when you’re still reeling physically and emotionally from an accident.

Luckily, you won’t have to do this alone. A qualified and experienced lawyer at our firm can investigate your case, gather evidence, prove your claim, and fight for full and fair compensation.

Partnering with a top-ranked Richmond personal injury lawyer at the Halperin Law Center could make all the difference in your case. You can reach our firm through the online contact form on this page or via phone at 804-527-0100.

Case

Results

  • $37.8 Million

    Defective Tire Case

    Obtained a $37.8 million trial verdict on behalf of a commercial truck driver who suffered multiple bone fractures, a ruptured spleen, a collapsed lung, a brain injury, and quadriplegia in a truck accident caused by a defective tire in November of 2014. After a five-day trial, the jury returned the verdict in favor of our client.

  • $6.2 Million

    Massanutten Ski Resort Case

    Obtained a $6.2 million jury verdict against Massanutten, a Virginia ski resort- the largest verdict ever against a ski area at the time. The decision was upheld by the Virginia Supreme Court.

  • $6.0 Million

    High-Speed Police Pursuit Case

    Obtained a $6 million jury verdict against the District of Columbia as a result of the deaths of an eight year-old boy and his aunt in a high-speed police pursuit. This decision was affirmed by the D.C. Court of Appeals.

  • $5.0 Million

    District of Columbia Negligence Case

    Obtained a $5 million jury verdict on behalf of a 10-year-old child who suffered a brain injury when he fell from a three-meter diving board that had been negligently maintained by the District of Columbia. This decision was affirmed by the D.C. Court of Appeals.

  • $3.84 Million

    Civil Rights Case

    Obtained a record-setting $3,840,000 million civil rights settlement in February of 2015 on behalf of a resident of the Richmond City Jail who suffered a catastrophic heat stroke and permanent, debilitating injuries while serving a 6-month sentence in the Jail's medical unit. This settlement is believed to be the largest civil rights settlement of its kind in the history of Virginia.

  • $3.0 Million

    Virginia Gunshot Case

    In September of 2012, Attorney Jonathan Halperin reached a $3,000,000 settlement against a Virginia commercial property owner for a client who was shot on their premises and suffered gunshot wounds to the abdomen and chest, kidney damage and post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • $4.2 Million

    Blizzard Case

    Obtained a $4.2 million jury verdict against Greyhound Lines in Federal Court in the District of Columbia on behalf of several military servicemen who were injured when a Greyhound bus rolled over in the “Major Snowstorm.”

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