Auto Accident Lawyers Richmond VA

Richmond Accident Attorneys

Protecting the rights of car, truck and motorcycle accident victims in Virginia

Motor vehicle accidents and injuries can take a considerable physical, emotional, and financial toll on both you and your loved ones. At Phelan Petty, we are proud of our reputation as one of Virginia’s preeminent personal injury firms. Our goal is to reduce crash victims’ stress and help them rebuild. When you work with our team, you can rest assured that we are diligently working on your case, giving you time and space to focus on your recovery and wellness.

Car and truck crashes in Virginia

Virginia’s motor vehicle crash rate has been on the rise since 2014, increasing by nearly nine percent. In 2018, more than 67,000 people suffered serious and life-threatening injuries on Virginia’s roads. The rest of these statistics are equally grim.

Total crashes: 131,848
Speed-related crashes: 25,892
Distracted driving-related crashes: 24,350
Alcohol-related crashes: 7,181 (an increase of 12.1%)
Total Fatalities: 819
Pedestrian injuries and fatalities: 1,707

In Richmond, VA alone, there were 6,231 crashes, 2,913 injuries, and 15 fatalities.


Every motor vehicle crash is different

At Phelan Petty, we carefully analyze the facts of our clients’ claims, identifying the exact legal issues and factors at play. Our team handles a wide variety of motor vehicle claims, from complex trucking cases to claims involving pedestrians and bicyclists. We can assist you with cases involving injuries from:

In Richmond, VA alone, there were 6,231 crashes, 2,913 injuries, and 15 fatalities.

Common causes of motor vehicle accidents

If you have been involved in an accident, you probably know that the majority are preventable, and proving liability hinges on determining who or what caused the crash. Sometimes this is not as obvious as it appears, especially if there were no witnesses. In cases like these, our injury attorneys will launch an investigation to build and strengthen your case against the negligent party. We talk to police, obtain available surveillance video, review your medical records and meet with accident reconstruction experts.

The majority of car accidents in Richmond and throughout Virginia are caused by the following factors:

  • Driving under the influence (DUI). Driving drunk or under the influence of drugs takes away a motorist’s ability to operate a vehicle safely, putting everyone on the road at risk.
  • Driving while distracted. Distracted driving can be as dangerous as driving drunk – texting, eating, grooming or any activity that takes a driver’s attention off the road can cause an accident.
  • Fatigued/drowsy driving. Falling asleep or dozing off at the wheel is extremely dangerous and can cause deadly accidents.
  • Reckless driving. Authorities use the terms reckless or careless driving for motorists who operate their vehicles with a gross disregard for other people’s safety, like driving at excessive speeds or aggressive “road rage” behaviors.
  • Design defects. Sometimes an accident is not caused by the driver’s actions, but because of a flaw in the manufacture of the vehicle, like faulty brakes or steering.

The team at Phelan Petty works to prove fault and secure you the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.

Related: What’s the Most Common Type of Car Accident in Virginia?

Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers Richmond VA

Richmond accident lawyers with a sophisticated approach to injury claims

At Phelan Petty, our accident attorneys use leading-edge investigation tactics to help build strong motor vehicle crash cases and secure clients the compensation they deserve. We understand trucking regulations better than the freight companies, interpret medical records with the skill of a doctor, and partner with skilled experts when needed. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a car accident in Virginia, get in touch with us today.

To schedule a free consultation, please call 804-980-7100 or fill out the contact form. We’re located near I-64 and Route 250 in Richmond.