Personal Injury

Striving For Compensation You Deserve

We Fight for the Compensation You Deserve

You should not have to carry the burden of recovery, medical bills and lost wages due to someone else’s carelessness. The insurance company may offer you a lower settlement than what is fair. You need a dedicated advocate on your side. At Davidson & Kitzmann, our trial lawyers will fight for the compensation you need and deserve.

The last thing you need during recovery is to be ignored or neglected by your lawyer. We value an old-fashioned approach to legal service. Our experienced personal injury lawyers will work closely with you.  We care about your needs and we want to see you meet your goals.

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High Quality Representation

Our law firm has skilled attorneys who represent clients across Virginia. Our lawyers routinely practice in state and federal courts, both at trial, and on appeal to the Virginia Court of Appeals, the Virginia Supreme Court, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Every lawyer at our law firm is a graduate of the University of Virginia and has distinguished himself or herself as a lawyer and as a member of the community. Each of our lawyers has been chosen to lead various state and local legal organizations. We are proud that our firm has been named a best law firm by U.S. News and World Report* and received numerous other honors.

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Cases We Handle

Vehicle and Tractor Trailer Accidents

Unfortunately, vehicle accidents happen every single day. Virginia motorists often find themselves in both minor and serious collisions on our state’s highways, freeways, and roads. Many of these accidents are caused, in some part, by negligence. Distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and other acts of negligence cause countless accidents and injuries every year.

At Davidson & Kitzmann, we are committed to holding negligent parties responsible when their actions leave your or your loved one dealing with serious, life-altering injuries. We believe that you shouldn’t have to deal with the consequences of someone else’s careless or reckless behavior on your own. Instead, we are prepared to fight for you every step of the way.

The first thing you should do after any vehicle accident, no matter how minor it may seem, is to seek medical treatment. Even if you believe that your injuries are not serious, it’s important to have them checked out by a trained medical professional as, often times, the initial shock of the accident can mask your symptoms. Other times, injuries may take days, hours, or even weeks to appear.

  • In addition to checking yourself and others for injuries, you may want to do one or more of the following:

    • Gather the other involved drivers’ information, including insurance information
    • Contact the police and fill out a police report
    • Take pictures of the scene of the accident, including damage to your vehicle
    • Obtain any eyewitness statements if possible, along with their phone number and address
    • Contact your own insurance company and inform them of the accident
  • You may not be required to provide a statement to the other insurance company and, in fact, doing so may not be in your best interests. Remember, the other driver’s insurance company may not want to help you. They may be looking for a statement in order to obtain information that they may use against you.

  • The negligent party or the negligent party’s insurance company may be responsible for your medical expenses and other damages resulting from the accident, such as lost income from time taken off work to treat your injuries. 

Nursing Home Abuse

While many nursing homes provide wonderful care for their residents, too often facilities fall short.  Some nursing home residents are subject to abuse and neglect at the hands of those who are supposed to provide their care. In some instances, nursing homes will resort to untrained and underpaid staff in order to meet their bottom line. This could result in unsuitable conditions, neglect, and abuse.

If you or your loved one was the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, our attorneys can help you fight for the justice and recovery you deserve. We strive to hold the responsible parties accountable for your or your loved one’s pain and suffering.

Sexual Assault

Sexual abuse is devastating to its victims, whether it occurs at the hands of a family member, co-worker, doctor, coach, clergy, teacher, caregiver or stranger. The mental and emotional scars left in the wake of sexual abuse can last a lifetime. Our lawyers help victims of sexual abuse and assault, and understand how important it is for victims to get justice. Sexual abusers should be held accountable; likewise, people in a position of authority, who fail to protect those in their care, should be held responsible for what happens on their watch.

Like some of the most severe physical injuries, rape and sexual assault can cause a host of serious and intractable emotional harms, including conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and forms of depression such as feelings of paranoia, helplessness, shame, anxiety, and fear of relationships or intimacy.

Sexual assault and sexual abuse lawsuits can be lengthy, complex and challenging.  Our lawyers have the experience to advocate for the rights of the survivors of sexual abuse enables us to fight for the results you deserve.

Injuries from Dangerous Property

Property owners, both residential and commercial, may have a duty to provide reasonably safe conditions for guests, customers, and others who are invited to the property. When they fail to do so, and you are injured as a result, the consequences can be serious. Despite this, many individuals are hesitant to pursue legal action after a slip and fall or other accident. However, such an accident can leave you dealing with life-altering effects, such as costly medical bills, lost wages, and emotional distress.

Our attorneys are committed to helping you pursue the just compensation you are owed. When dangerous conditions on someone else’s public or private property causes you harm, you shouldn’t have to suffer on your own. Instead, trust your case to our firm.

  • Any condition that the property owner knows about or should know about that poses a potential threat to others. If the property owner fails to take reasonable action to correct these conditions, and you or your loved one is injured as a result, you may be entitled to compensation.

    Some common examples of dangerous conditions can include the following and more:

    • Accumulation of snow or ice in entryways
    • Unmarked wet floors
    • Uneven flooring or torn carpeting
    • Inadequate lighting
    • Insufficient security, leading to assault
    • Improper or missing signage
    • Unsafe stairwells or lack of banisters
    • Unsafe animals, including dogs
    • Defective or otherwise dangerous conditions

Wrongful Death

When a loved one dies because of negligence in a vehicle accident, a medical procedure, dangerous property conditions, or some other cause, the at-fault party should be held legally and monetarily accountable. Our wrongful death attorneys are dedicated to helping families cope with their loss by not only providing compassionate support in such tough times, but by also providing quality legal representation and acting as a grieving family’s advocate for justice.

If you lost a family member or loved one as a result of someone else’s careless, reckless, or intentional actions, our firm can help you fight for the justice you deserve. 

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* These resulted from opinion surveys. No guarantees of result or scientific comparisons to others are intended or implied. All cases depend upon their factual and legal merit. All potential clients and clients are urged to conduct their own investigation to select the attorney with whom they feel comfortable.

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We are located in Charlottesville, but our lawyers handle cases in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Greene County, Fluvanna County, Louisa County, Nelson County, Madison County, Orange County, Roanoke, Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta County, and across Virginia.

Davidson & Kitzmann, PLC
211 E. High Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone:  434-972-9600
Fax:  434-220-0011

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