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Nobody plans to be injured in an accident. As a result, most people are unprepared to deal with issues such as medical bills, lost wages, liability, and an insurance company that fights them at every turn.

At Patel & Dalrymple, our lawyers are here to help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve if you are injured by someone else. We will handle the legal and insurance issues you are facing so you can concentrate on recovering. From our office in Lynchburg, we serve individuals in Amherst and Bedford Counties, as well as Roanoke, Virginia. We represent injured individuals and their families throughout central Virginia because no one should have to suffer from a personal injury that wasn’t their fault. Everyone deserves to have their story told and their rights defended.

What Types of Personal Injury Cases Do We Handle?

Don’t hesitate to reach out to a personal injury attorney as you focus on your healing; don’t wait until it’s too late to seek compensation for your injury. The following are examples of the types of cases we handle:

  • Motor vehicle accidents: Our accident attorneys represent people who are injured in car, truck, and motorcycle wrecks. We also represent pedestrians and bicyclists who are injured in accidents involving motor vehicles.

  • Unsafe property conditions: We represent people who are injured in slip and fall, trip and fall, and other types of accidents caused by unsafe property conditions. This area of law is known as premises liability.

  • Dog bites and animal attacks: Dog owners in Virginia are responsible if their pet causes a serious injury to another person.

  • Wrongful death: If you have lost a family member as a result of the careless or wrongful actions of another, our lawyers will help you seek justice.

In any of these situations, insurance companies may sound friendly on the phone, but they are only looking after their own interest. Hire a team of experienced personal injury attorneys to make sure that insurance adjusters and insurance companies are playing a fair game and honoring your rights. Always remember that your health and your well-being should be your number one concern. Focus on getting better, and we’ll take care of the rest.



Determining Who Is at Fault in Virginia

Your claim is approached differently by state. Some states approach personal injury claims as ‘comparative fault’ states, meaning that monetary damages will be allocated according to the percentage of each person’s fault. Virginia is not this kind of state. In Virginia, if an injured person is found to have contributed to the accident in any way, no matter how small, the injured person won’t be eligible for compensation. The other person has to be 100% at fault or you can't collect any monetary damages at all. For example, if you were involved in a car accident that was caused by another driver, but you were texting while driving, the court may find that you were 20% at fault. As a result, you won’t have a winnable case. Virginia’s approach — called “pure contributory negligence” — might sound outdated or harsh, but it’s the reality. That’s why it’s important to seek out legal representation you can trust will fight for you and pursue fair compensation for your injuries.

How Does Payment Work?

No matter how you were injured, we offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions and explain your rights. Then, if you choose to work with us to seek fair compensation for your injuries, there are no legal fees unless we win. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis; you pay no legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.

Reach out to our seasoned personal injury attorneys today for legal guidance in Lynchburg, Roanoke, Amherst County, or Bedford County, Virginia.


A personal injury can cause emotional and financial upheaval for you and your family. Don’t allow your current situation to control your future. Reach out to us at Patel & Dalrymple, PLLC in Lynchburg, Virginia to schedule a free consultation with compassionate and skilled personal injury lawyers. If you’re in Amherst County, Bedford County, or Roanoke, seek out the representation you need to move forward.