Best Lawyers for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants in Virginia, United States

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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Environmental Insurance Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Transportation Law Commercial Litigation Municipal Law Corporate Governance Law Arbitration Litigation - Banking and Finance Privacy and Data Security Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Insurance Mediation Litigation - Intellectual Property Railroad Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Roanoke, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Nonprofit / Charities Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Alexandria, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Glen Allen, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Personal Injury Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Glen Allen, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Alexandria, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Family Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Municipal Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Fairfax, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Elder Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Employment Law - Management Mass Tort Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Workers' Compensation Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Aviation Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Health Care Law Medical Malpractice Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation Litigation - Construction Litigation - Insurance Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Glen Allen, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Fairfax, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Litigation - Construction Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Glen Allen, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

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Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Definition

When a lawsuit is filed, there are at least two parties involved — a plaintiff and a defendant. A plaintiff is a person, a personal representative, or a corporation who claims that they have been wronged and are entitled to money damages. A defendant is the person who has been sued. The lawsuit begins when a plaintiff files a complaint. The complaint is a document that outlines the general facts of the case and the plaintiff’s theories of why he is entitled to recover damages. The complaint must be served on the defendant(s), usually by personal service or by certified mail. The complaint is served with a summons. The summons notifies the defendant of the lawsuit and instructs the party when an answer must be filed. The answer is a document that allows the defendant to admit or deny the statements made in the complaint. The answer also allows a defendant to raise certain legal defenses to the complaint.

It is important for a defendant not to ignore the deadline to answer the complaint, because doing so can lead a court to decide in favor of the plaintiff and award money damages. Many times, a defendant will have insurance that covers any allegations being made in a complaint. For example, if you are being sued for an auto accident, you probably have car insurance. If someone was injured on your property, you probably have homeowner’s insurance. If you believe you have insurance for the claims being made against you, immediately contact your insurance agent to report the claim and to provide information about the complaint. Failing to do this could result in an insurance company refusing to pay for any money damages awarded in the lawsuit. If you do not have insurance for the claims being made against you, it is important to contact an attorney so that they can protect your interests in court.

When you are a defendant in a civil lawsuit (a matter not involving a crime) you need to consult with a civil defense attorney who specializes in litigation (i.e., matters pending in court). Civil defense attorneys tend to specialize in a specific area. Some examples include: auto claims, homeowner claims, business/contract claims, property disputes, etc. Before hiring a lawyer, you should determine if a particular lawyer has experience in the subject matter relevant to the complaint. If you have insurance that covers a specific claim, your insurance company will typically hire and pay the lawyer for you.

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When a lawsuit is filed, there are at least two parties involved — a plaintiff and a defendant. A plaintiff is a person, a personal representative, or a corporation who claims that they have been wronged and are entitled to money damages. A defendant is the person who has been sued. The lawsuit begins when a plaintiff files a complaint. The complaint is a document that outlines the general facts of the case and the plaintiff’s theories of why he is entitled to recover damages. The complaint must be served on the defendant(s), usually by personal service or by certified mail. The complaint is served with a summons. The summons notifies the defendant of the lawsuit and instructs the party when an answer must be filed. The answer is a document that allows the defendant to admit or deny the statements made in the complaint. The answer also allows a defendant to raise certain legal defenses to the complaint.

It is important for a defendant not to ignore the deadline to answer the complaint, because doing so can lead a court to decide in favor of the plaintiff and award money damages. Many times, a defendant will have insurance that covers any allegations being made in a complaint. For example, if you are being sued for an auto accident, you probably have car insurance. If someone was injured on your property, you probably have homeowner’s insurance. If you believe you have insurance for the claims being made against you, immediately contact your insurance agent to report the claim and to provide information about the complaint. Failing to do this could result in an insurance company refusing to pay for any money damages awarded in the lawsuit. If you do not have insurance for the claims being made against you, it is important to contact an attorney so that they can protect your interests in court.

When you are a defendant in a civil lawsuit (a matter not involving a crime) you need to consult with a civil defense attorney who specializes in litigation (i.e., matters pending in court). Civil defense attorneys tend to specialize in a specific area. Some examples include: auto claims, homeowner claims, business/contract claims, property disputes, etc. Before hiring a lawyer, you should determine if a particular lawyer has experience in the subject matter relevant to the complaint. If you have insurance that covers a specific claim, your insurance company will typically hire and pay the lawyer for you.