More Than Medical Bills: Full and Fair Compensation in Virginia Personal Injury Cases

Author: Robert C. T. Reed, Personal Injury Attorney, Richmond VA

 Most people who are injured through no fault of their own understand that they can make a claim to recover money from the responsible party’s insurance company.  Unfortunately, many people are unaware of all the factors that must be considered before settling their claim.  Insurance companies often take advantage of this lack of understanding to convince injured claimants that they should accept a settlement that accounts for only a portion of their damages.  This can be a big mistake for an injured person. The following article explains all of the compensable damages under Virginia law.

Years of court cases involving…

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Limited Insurance Coverage: How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help Maximize Recovery

Author: Robert C. T. Reed, Richmond VA Personal Injury Attorney

Virginia law does not require drivers to carry liability insurance coverage. [1] Virginia drivers who pay a $500 ‘uninsured motorist’ fee are free to drive on Virginia roads and highways without any insurance at all. Those who do elect to carry liability insurance are only required to purchase $25,000 in coverage. There can be serious obstacles in obtaining financial recovery when a person is seriously injured by an uninsured motorist or someone with limited coverage.

Some people faced with this dire situation may wonder if making a claim is worth it. After taking out attorneys’ fees, case…

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Meet the Attorneys of Allen & Allen: Robert C. T. Reed - VIDEO

 Robert C. T. Reed is a trial attorney who devotes his practice exclusively to protecting the rights of innocent victims who have been seriously injured through the fault of others.  Rob’s wide array of practice areas includes car accidents, truck accidents, drunk driving accidents, and slip and falls, among others. Rob knows how insurance companies and their lawyers evaluate claims and handle cases, having started his career as an attorney for insurance companies and large corporations defending personal injury cases.  He now uses his insider knowledge to protect the rights of his clients while fighting for the compensation they deserve. Rob aggressively pursues his clients’ claims both in and out of court and his tenacity pays…

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Punitive Damages for Drunk Drivers

Author: Robert C. T. Reed, Richmond Personal Injury Lawyer

You or a loved one has been in a motor vehicle wreck caused by the careless and senseless behavior of a drunk driver. All too often, the drunk driver walks away unscathed and you or your loved ones suffer from life altering injuries. Most people are aware of the potential criminal penalties for driving while intoxicated.[1] With the suffering you and your family have endured, you may think the criminal penalty imposed on the drunk who collided with you was not nearly enough. Perhaps a plea bargain was reached with the prosecutor and the drunk driver failed to even serve one day in jail for the harm he caused. You may believe nothing more can be…

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Halloween Safety Tips

Attorney: Robert C. T. Reed, Richmond Personal Injury Attorney

With Halloween fast approaching, soon all manner of ghosts, goblins, fairies, and princesses will be taking to the streets in search of candy.  This fun communal event is exciting for children young and old.  We all know there can be dangers involved with strangers giving out candy, so adults are encouraged to chaperone their children closely during trick-or-treating.  However, there are other avoidable dangers associated with the witch's brew of roaming children, costumes, darkness, drivers, fire-lit jack o'lanterns, and unfamiliar homes.  Most Halloween accidents can be avoided with some preparation and by following a few safety tips.  Parents,…

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New Associate Attorneys Join the Personal Injury Law Firm of Allen & Allen

The personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is pleased to announce that James Mick "Jamie" Kessel and Robert C. T. Reed have joined the firm as Associate Attorneys in the Richmond, Virginia office.

Mr. Kessel is an experienced trial attorney and has handled cases in State and Federal Courts throughout Virginia.  He has dedicated his career to fighting for the rights of those who have been seriously injured or killed because of the negligence of others.

Mr. Kessel graduated cum laude from West Virginia University and received his law degree from the University of Richmond. He has obtained an "AV Preeminent" rating from Martindale-Hubbell and was selected as a Rising…

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