Charlottesville Personal Injury Lawyers

Charlottesville, VA Personal Injury Law Firm

The Allen Law Firm was founded by George E. Allen in 1910 in Lunenburg County. George moved his practice to Richmond in 1931, expanded his firm with the addition of his sons as partners, and there Allen & Allen quickly earned a reputation not only as a group of respected lawyers but as a pillar of the community. This reputation accompanied the firm when it grew to more conveniently serve the Charlottesville area with the opening of an office there in 2008.

Allen & Allen is a family firm built on compassionate service, and we are committed to protecting our clients throughout your recovery and will fight for your fair treatment and compensation. Over our firm’s 100-year history, we have handled many complex and devastating claims with victims sustaining injuries ranging from tractor-trailer accidents to spinal cord or traumatic brain injury. The Charlottesville personal injury attorneys at Allen & Allen are equipped with the experience to achieve the most favorable settlement possible for your claim. Call our Charlottesville office at 434-295-4961 for a free consultation.

Our Charlottesville attorneys are known for aggressive advocacy and their compassionate approach to personal injury law. We can help you:

  • Understand the rights you have to collect from a negligent party’s insurance company.
  • Collect uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage and medical payments coverage from your own insurance company if applicable.
  • Determine what time limits may pertain to your claim.
  • Obtain a fair settlement offer for damages through negotiation.
  • Collect the evidence you may need in order to collect greater financial compensation.

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Why choose the Charlottesville office of Allen & Allen?

Compassionate Advocates for Personal Injury Victims

Allen & Allen is the oldest and largest personal injury law firm in Virginia. Our strength, longevity, and reputation are all results of our dedication to delivering the outcomes our clients deserve. Focusing solely on personal injury cases allows us to build expertise in what we do—achieving justice for the injured.

Our Attorneys – We first work to settle your case out of court; but if the insurance company’s “best” offer isn’t fair, we will take your case to trial to secure the compensation you deserve.

Our Free Consultation – We will treat you with respect, answer your questions, and give you a fair assessment of your case based on more than 100 years of experience.

Our Experience – Our law firm has more than 40 attorneys with nearly 600 years of combined experience. We have been working for our clients since 1910.

Our Investigative Team – We are the only personal injury firm of our kind with an in-house team of investigators and consultants that are available to research cases and secure all the facts.

Our Locations – We have seven locations in Virginia. Our attorneys are available to meet with you at our offices, at the hospital, or at your home.

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Results for clients in Charlottesville

  • Result: Attorney David Irvine secured $450,000 for the victim of a motorcycle crash, who suffered severe injuries and multiple surgeries. Details
  • Result: Attorney David Irvine secured $175,000 for a victim of a car crash, who suffered a head injury and nerve damage. Details.
  • Testimonial from Valentina in Charlottesville: “My interests were taken care of and my feelings were considered. I felt protected and that I received good advice and guidance.” Full testimonial
  • Testimonial from Joyce in Barboursville: “I’m glad Richard got us where he got us. The whole experience in and out of the office was stress-free.” Full testimonial

Free consultation

If you are still wondering if you need a personal injury attorney, call Allen & Allen today for a free case evaluation. Information you share during that evaluation is kept confidential.

Allen & Allen has seven locations in Virginia—this means we can support you no matter where you are. Working with a local Charlottesville personal injury lawyer is also important because you will want to meet face-to-face, and having an office close to where you live or work will make it easier for you and your family members. If you are in the hospital or a rehab facility, we’ll come to you.

About our Charlottesville location

Located in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the Charlottesville branch of Allen & Allen is convenient to the University of Virginia Medical Center, Martha Jefferson Hospital, and Augusta Medical Center.

The Charlottesville office is located off of Preston and 10th Avenues, less than three miles from I-64. Free parking is available to the left of the building if you are looking at it from Grady Avenue.

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946 Grady Ave Suite 201
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Virginia Accident Statistics

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in its last annual reporting period, there were 306,086 injury deaths in the United States, or 92.2 deaths per 100,000 population. Motor vehicle traffic deaths accounted for 45,404 deaths nationwide.

Accidents were cited as the fourth leading cause of death in Virginia, with the CDC counting 3,922 accidental deaths in the state for its last reporting period. The state ranks 41st in the nation for accidental deaths.

Traffic crashes cause a significant number of injuries and deaths in Virginia. The latest report from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reported 122,434 crashes, an increase of 3.3% from the previous reporting year. That number includes 1,476 pedestrian accidents and 2,053 motorcycle accidents.

The DMV reported 59,404 people were injured, including 7,137 with serious injuries, and 1,005 people were killed in traffic crashes in the latest reporting year. On average, Virginia sees one crash every 4.3 minutes, with 2.8 lives lost per day and 163 people injured per day because of traffic crashes.

In the Charlottesville area of Central Virginia, there were 2,030 reported traffic crashes, with 18 fatalities and 1,841 injuries in the past reporting year.

Common Types of Personal Injury Claims in Charlottesville

Suffering a serious injury in an accident can be devastating, leaving injured people facing medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional trauma. An experienced personal injury attorney can provide peace of mind by filing a personal injury claim to hold those responsible liable and provide compensation to help you on your recovery journey.

One type of personal injury claim we see frequently involves motor vehicle accidents, including car collisions, motorcycle accidents, and pedestrian incidents. These cases often involve seeking compensation for medical expenses, property damage, and pain and suffering resulting from the accident.

Premises liability is another common area for personal injury claims. Slip and fall accidents, inadequate security leading to assaults, or accidents on poorly maintained properties may fall under this category. Law firms may assist individuals in holding property owners accountable for injuries sustained due to their negligence.

Medical malpractice claims can also arise, involving instances where healthcare professionals fail to provide the standard of care expected, leading to harm or injury to patients. Whether it’s a misdiagnosis, surgical error, or medication mistake, victims may seek compensation for the damages incurred.

In addition, Allen & Allen attorneys see product liability claims involving injuries caused by defective or dangerous products. The legal process typically aims to hold manufacturers or distributors responsible for the harm caused by their products.

These are just a few examples of the types of personal injury claims the personal injury lawyers at Allen & Allen in Charlottesville, Virginia, may handle. Each case is unique, and seeking legal advice is crucial for individuals navigating the complexities of personal injury law to ensure they receive fair compensation for their injuries.

Compensation Available for a Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Claim

In Virginia, individuals pursuing personal injury or wrongful death claims may be eligible for various types of compensation. These can include:

  • Medical Expenses: Compensation for past and future medical bills related to the injury.
  • Lost Wages: Reimbursement for wages lost due to the injury, including future earning capacity if impacted.
  • Pain and Suffering: Damages for physical pain, emotional distress, and overall suffering caused by the injury.
  • Property Damage: Compensation for damage to personal property resulting from the incident.
  • Wrongful Death Damages: In cases of wrongful death, compensation may cover funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and the emotional impact on surviving family members.
  • Punitive Damages: In certain cases, where the defendant’s actions are deemed particularly egregious, punitive damages may be awarded to punish and deter similar conduct.

Understanding the specific details of the case, the extent of the injuries, and the circumstances surrounding the incident is crucial in determining the types and amounts of compensation that may be available.

How Can the Charlottesville Personal Injury Lawyers at Allen & Allen Help Me?

The experienced personal injury lawyers at Allen & Allen in Charlottesville, Virginia, can provide valuable assistance with your claim. Our attorneys possess extensive knowledge of personal injury law in Virginia. We can assess the specifics of your case, helping you understand your rights and options.

The legal team will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances of your accident or injury. This may involve gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and collaborating with experts to build a strong case.

The lawyers can handle settlement negotiations with insurance companies on your behalf. They will strive to secure a fair settlement that adequately compensates you for your injuries, damages, and losses. If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, the attorneys are prepared to take your case to court. They will provide strong representation during litigation, advocating for your rights and seeking the compensation you deserve.

Allen & Allen is committed to providing compassionate and supportive client care. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial challenges you may be facing, and we aim to guide you through the legal process with empathy and professionalism.

Whether your case involves a car accident, slip and fall, medical malpractice, or another type of personal injury, the attorneys at Allen & Allen have experience handling a wide range of practice areas. By enlisting the services of Allen & Allen’s skilled personal injury lawyers, you can benefit from our legal experience and dedication to securing the best possible outcome for your claim.

Contact Allen & Allen Today for Your Personal Injury Claim

If you’ve been injured in Charlottesville, Virginia, our local personal injury lawyers at Allen & Allen are here to help. With a deep understanding of the community, we are committed to providing accessible and personalized legal support. Our team of experienced attorneys will stand by your side, offering guidance and fighting for the compensation you deserve. Don’t navigate the complexities of a personal injury claim alone. Contact Allen & Allen today for a consultation, and let us work to protect your rights and bring you the justice you seek. Your community, your advocates – we’re here for you. Call our Charlottesville office at 434-295-4961 or fill out our online contact form.

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Our Commitment to the Charlottesville Community

Our Charlottesville office proudly demonstrates its commitment to our community through continued patronage of programs and organizations that educate and enrich the lives of those within it.

Hometown Heroes

The Allen & Allen Hometown Heroes award has recognized Virginians who are responsible for generating positive change in the community or in the lives of others. These awards have been presented annually since 2010.

George E. Allen Scholarship

Since 1991, we’ve been privileged to award a scholarship to students who embody the spirit, drive, and ideals of our firm’s founder, George E. Allen. Fifteen awards are presented each year.

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank offers comprehensive hunger programs that help provide food to Charlottesville's most vulnerable residents: children, families, and seniors. Allen & Allen supports the mission of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank with financial contributions and yearly participation in Legal Food Frenzy, a competitive food drive organized by Virginia law firms.

Sober Ride Home

Each New Year’s Eve, Allen & Allen partners with local taxi companies to reduce the number of intoxicated drivers on Charlottesville roads with the Sober Ride Home program. The program provides free rides home for revelers between 11:00 PM and 3:00 AM.

Sprint Pavilion Fridays After Five

Allen & Allen is a proud sponsor of Fridays After Five at the Sprint Pavilion. Dubbed "Charlottesville's favorite live concert series," this free, family-friendly event is held in the Downtown Mall and has been a local attraction for over 30 years. Each week, volunteers work the concessions on behalf of a variety of local non-profits who share in the proceeds, which raises tens of thousands of dollars to support their work in our community.

Virginia Teacher of the Year

The Virginia Teacher of the Year award honors an educator who represents the best in teaching in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation. Allen & Allen presents a cash award to VATOY recipients annually.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD)

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has been striving to raise awareness of the dangers of drunk and drugged driving since their inception in 1980. Allen & Allen supports the mission of this organization by sponsoring the MADD Annual Law Enforcement Awards. The event honors officers and troopers from the Charlottesville area and Shenandoah Valley who have gone above and beyond in regard to DUI arrests, education, community involvement, and helping to warn of the dangers of underage drinking.

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Finding the Right Attorney

When you’ve been hurt and your future is uncertain, the attorney you choose can make all the difference. The experienced personal injury lawyers at Allen & Allen are ready to navigate the intimidating field of insurance claims for you. Meet our team and take the first step toward recovering the compensation you deserve.

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