Experienced Richmond Personal Injury Attorneys
Professional representation for personal injury and medical malpractice victims throughout Virginia
Our attorneys provide professional representation for those who have suffered personal injury, medical negligence, or the wrongful death of a loved one. Phelan Petty is a Virginia 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 personal injury attorneys you want on your side.
Great results for our clients
At Phelan Petty, our injury lawyers 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
Strategies designed with you in mind
At Phelan Petty, we represent the interests of everyday people who have been harmed. When we build a case for our clients, we draw on our decades of 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 attorneys 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 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:
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, we 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:
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. Phelan Petty handles a wide array of product liability claims, including but not limited to:
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 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’s 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....
The Richmond medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys you can trust
The dedicated trial attorneys at Phelan Petty fight to protect your rights after you’ve been injured. We 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.