Richmond Injury Attorneys

Professional representation for personal injury and medical malpractice victims throughout Virginia

Our Richmond injury attorneys provide professional representation for those who have suffered injury, medical negligence, or the wrongful death of a loved one. Phelan Petty Injury Lawyers is a Virginia personal injury trial firm dedicated to protecting our clients’ rights in all jurisdictions throughout the state. It is our privilege to guide our clients through the legal process and to work at every stage to advocate for them. We fight for the injured and their families with expertise, passion, and the conviction to do what is right.

Our clients choose us for our skill and experience, but above all, for our total commitment to each and every case we undertake. We understand your losses have been life changing. We understand the frustration of mounting medical bills, lost wages, and grief. When we take your case, we fight to ensure that you secure maximum compensation for your losses. If you or a loved one has suffered serious harm, contact us to learn more about why we are the Richmond injury attorneys you want on your side.

Richmond injury lawyers

Injury lawyers with great results for our clients

At Phelan Petty Injury Lawyers, our Richmond injury attorneys have a track record of success that speaks for itself. Some of the verdicts and settlements we’ve secured for our clients include:


Wrongful death settlement for a swimming pool drowning


Medical malpractice verdict for failure to diagnose a bowel injury


Car crash settlement involving a traumatic brain injury


Medical malpractice settlement for birth injury resulting in cerebral palsy

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Phelan Petty did an awesome job getting the resolution for me in a timely manner. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone that needs a great attorney.

~ A.D.


Mr. Petty is wonderful lawyer and his team was very understanding. Whenever we needed their help they would always be there for my brother. His paralegal Ms. Irina was so outstanding and helpful concerning my brother's case.

~ Tina


Thank you for your work, time, & dedication to my case. You & your team always treated me with respect & I appreciate your expertise. In my book, the Best Firm in RVA - Hands Down!!

~ Colter


Mr. Petty's handling of my wife's case was conducted very professionally. He gave excellent advice and counsel on the process and proceedings. Thanks very much for a favorable outcome.

~ Jerry

Richmond injury lawyers designing strategies with you in mind

At Phelan Petty Injury Lawyers, our Virginia attorneys represent the interests of everyday people who have been harmed. When we build a case for our clients, we draw on our decades of personal injury experience and an in-depth knowledge of the law, medicine, and science. Our expertise allows us to handle complex litigation that other law firms are not equipped to handle nor inclined to take to trial.

We believe one of our greatest strengths is making highly technical claims understandable to jurors. We translate exacting scientific research into the language of each case. We spare no resources in our investigation and trial preparation. By developing a customized approach to our clients’ cases, we are able to present their losses, their stories and their struggles, in the ways that juries understand.

Catastrophic personal injury

Catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, burn injuries, and other devastating harms typically cause long-term or permanent disability. They lead to lifelong medical needs and require a team of healthcare professionals. A catastrophic injury affects entire families, not just the person who is hurt. Families often lose a source of income; this loss, coupled with medical expenses, can impose a crippling financial burden on the family.

The Richmond injury lawyers of Phelan Petty have helped clients recover for these types of losses for decades. We always fight for the maximum compensation possible under law. We have experience handling cases involving the following:


Medical malpractice

Medical professionals are required to provide treatment that complies with acceptable standards of care. If they breach their legal duty of care under Virginia law, and you suffer an injury as a result, you may be entitled to file a medical malpractice claim. We represent medical negligence victims and their families in claims such as:

Did you know? Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. after heart disease and cancer. Johns Hopkins Medicine

Motor vehicle accidents

According to CBS News, U.S. 460 in the deadliest highway in Virginia – but it is not the only dangerous road. Interstates 95 and 81 also see their fair share of deadly and devastating crashes, as does U.S. 58 and local roads, like the intersection between Commerce and Hull. A vehicle collision can not only cause serious, even life-threatening injuries, but it can also lead to lost wages, extensive repair bills, and the headache that is dealing with an insurance company. At Phelan Petty, our Richmond injury lawyers help people who have been grievously injured in single-vehicle crashes, multi-car collisions, truck wrecks, and accidents related to defective auto parts or roadways. Contact us to learn more about how we can help with:


Product liability

All product manufacturers must ensure that their products are reasonably safe for consumers. Everything we purchase, including food, furniture, vehicles, medical devices, and medications, must meet safety standards, and undergo testing. Manufacturers must design out hazards that make their products unreasonably dangerous for foreseeable uses and adequately warn about those hazards that cannot be designed out. If a supplier, manufacturer, or other related party sells an unreasonably dangerous product, it can be held responsible via a product liability action. At Phelan Petty our Richmond injury lawyers handle a wide array of product liability claims, including but not limited to:


Injury lawyers providing local counsel throughout Virginia

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, with divisions in Richmond, Norfolk, and Alexandria, is known as the “Rocket Docket” due to its reputation as being one of the fastest federal courts in the country. Scheduling orders are tight, and trial dates are set within months from the date of filing, even in the most complex cases. Many litigants purposely seek out the Eastern District for these reasons, which requires partnering with reliable local counsel.

Our Richmond injury law firm has earned a reputation as the “go-to” firm when it comes to effective, sophisticated local counsel services. We have partnered with out-of-state firms on a variety of cases ranging from individual catastrophic injury claims to complex class actions, multidistrict litigation, and mass tort litigation.

For your convenience, Phelan Petty Injury Lawyers' law office is close to several state courts, including the Circuit Courts of Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, Petersburg, and Fredericksburg, as well as the Richmond Division of the Eastern District of Virginia, the Supreme Court of Virginia, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. We invite you to learn more about what we can do and how we can help.

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The Richmond injury attorneys you can trust

The dedicated trial attorneys at Phelan Petty Injury Lawyers fight to protect your rights after you’ve been injured. Our Richmond injury lawyers provide personalized and compassionate representation, guiding you through the legal process with ease and answering all your questions along the way. Let us advocate for you while you take the time you need to heal and recover. We are on your side.

To schedule a free consultation, please call 804.980.7100 or fill out the contact form.

Richmond Injury Lawyers