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A REPUTATION FOR RESULTS


WE CONSISTENTLY
WIN, & WIN BIG!

No Fees Unless We Win!

Call For Help Now!
757-380-8100

Serving Chesapeake For Over 50 Years
Serving Chesapeake For Over 50 Years
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Proven Experience Winning The Maximum Compensation

Personal injuries come in a variety of forms and can be absolutely debilitating. What makes it worse is when insurance companies try to bully you into accepting lowball offers for long-term or even permanent injuries. The right law firm experienced in handling personal injury cases can make all the difference.

If you have been hurt in an accident in Virginia, do not fight alone. The personal injury lawyers in Chesapeake, VA at the Montagna Klein Camden law firm are ready to fight for your right to full compensation.

Recent Personal Injury Lawsuit Verdicts and Settlements

Our personal injury and accident lawyers have won millions for our clients, including $1 million for a slip and fall accident, $1.9 million for an industrial accident, $995,000 for a truck accident, and $750,000 for a car accident. We practice law for clients across Hampton Roads, including Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Norfolk, and Chesapeake.

Unlike large corporate firms, we are an experienced personal injury law firm that puts our clients first in all things. We take a personalized approach to each case. Many of our attorneys are listed among Virginia Super Lawyers for their excellence in personal injury practice areas. Contact us at 757-622-8100 or fill out our online contact form to request a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney today.

What Types of Accidents Fall Under Personal Injury in Chesapeake, Virginia?

Virginia personal injury cases cover a wide range of accident types. Any situation in which you get seriously hurt and it was someone else’s fault can result in personal injury claims. Just a few of the cases that commonly fall under this area of law include:

  • Vehicle accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Industrial accidents
  • Wrongful death cases
  • Dog bites
  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective products
  • Nursing home neglect and abuse

Auto Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, and Truck Accidents

Vehicle accidents range from car accident cases to commercial vehicle collisions, pedestrian accidents, and beyond. They can be caused by DUI, distraction, speeding, or just plain recklessness, and the injuries they cause can be catastrophic, including but not limited to broken bones, internal organ damage, and traumatic brain damage.

Premises Liability or Slip and Fall

Most premises liability cases involve falls. They can also, however, involve accidents due to loose pavement, heavy equipment, falling objects, and even animal attacks on someone else’s property. Any time you get hurt on someone’s property due to a danger they should have known about and addressed, it can result in this sort of case. 

Industrial Accidents

Industrial accidents at the workplace can involve poisons, diseases, environmental hazards, heavy equipment failures, and vehicle accidents. Sometimes these accidents fall under worker’s compensation, while other times they become personal injury cases.

Wrongful Death Cases

Wrongful death cases are some of the most tragic a personal injury lawyer sees. They involve situations where you lose a loved one due to the fault of another person. In these cases, besides medical bills up to the point of death, you may be able to collect damages for funeral expenses, burial costs, loss of companionship, lost income and support, and other associated damages from losing your spouse, child, or parent.

Dog Bites

Everyone has a responsibility to restrain their animal. If you are attacked by a dangerous dog and get seriously injured, you might have a case to sue the owner for damages in a personal injury case. An attorney can advise you on how to proceed.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice cases involve situations where a health care professional makes an egregious error that causes major injuries or disability. It could be a misdiagnosis of a critical illness. Sometimes, it involves prescribing the incorrect medication for a specific illness. Other times, malpractice cases involve surgical errors. There have even been rare cases of amputations that did not need to occur, or foreign objects were left inside a person’s body after surgery. 

These cases can be complex to pursue because doctors and hospitals do not like to admit fault.

Product Liability

Product liability law covers cases of dangerous and defective products. Three types of defects exist. The first is design defects, where the core concept behind a product renders it dangerous. The second is manufacturing defects. In these cases, while the conceptual design of the product in question is sound, something happens during the building process that renders it dangerous. The use of cheap batteries that are prone to overheat and explode is an example of a manufacturing defect.

Finally, and most often, product defects come in the form of a failure to warn. This means that either the manufacturer, designer, or seller failed to provide clear instructions on the product’s correct use, or that there was a known risk to using it and the manufacturer, seller, or designer failed to warn you about that risk.

Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

If you suspect that your elder loved one has been the victim of financial, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse or neglect in their nursing home, it is a shocking betrayal. Not only might you be eligible to collect compensation, but the nursing home employee can find themselves on the wrong end of a criminal defense case.

There are three critical steps you must take in this situation. First, get your loved one out of that situation immediately. Second, call the authorities to start an investigation of the circumstances right away. Finally, and as soon as possible, contact a personal injury law firm for legal advice

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What Is the Difference Between Medical Malpractice, Workers’ Comp, and Personal Injury Claims?

Workers’ comp cases are very different from medical malpractice and personal injury claims. Each has its own procedures and addresses different events.

Workers’ Compensation

When you get hurt on the job during the normal course of your work, this almost always becomes a workers’ compensation claim. Most companies in Virginia are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance under the law. This form of insurance is no-fault coverage. That means it does not matter who caused the accident or how it happened, as long as it happened during work.

You can slip and fall on your way to the bathroom. You might get injured changing the paper in a copier. You could develop a repetitive motion injury that results in disability, or get into a car crash on your way to meet a client. Under workers’ compensation, your medical bills are covered, as is a portion of your wages while you recover. In some cases, if your disability is permanent, you can receive benefits for life. You cannot, however, receive extra compensation for pain and suffering, emotional trauma, or other non-economic damages.

The exact amount you might receive from a workers’ compensation case depends on whether your disability is partial, meaning you can do some work but just not what you formerly did, or is total, meaning you cannot work at all. It also depends on whether it is temporary, meaning you will recover, or permanent, meaning you have reached a point of maximum medical improvement, or MMI.

There are very rare situations where a personal injury claim can be filed in lieu of workers’ comp, but they require proving gross negligence on the part of your boss or company. Your attorney can advise you if this is the case for you.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is a type of personal injury case, but it carries its own standards and burden of proof. Health care professionals bear a great responsibility to do no harm, but mistakes and accidents do happen. It becomes medical malpractice when mistakes are the result of gross negligence and irresponsibility and when they cause severe harm. 

Virginia’s legal code extends the normal two-year statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases when a foreign object is left inside a patient’s body, when fraud or intentional misrepresentation prevents discovery of the injury for an extended period, or for certain cases involving the failure to diagnose tumors, cancers, or intracranial, intraspinal, or spinal schwannoma.  

Medical malpractice also covers cases of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse by health care professionals. Health care professionals are held to an incredibly high standard due to the impact of their actions. Unfortunately, when medical professionals do injure patients in some capacity, hospitals often fail to admit it when they or their employees make errors of any sort. That means it can be very difficult to prove malpractice.

Not every attorney’s practice areas include the level of experience necessary to handle these sorts of cases. If you think you have been the victim of medical malpractice, tell the attorney upfront during your case review so they can inform you if malpractice is within their area of practice.   

What Are the Legal Procedures for Suing Someone for Personal Injury in Chesapeake, Virginia?

The core factor in every personal injury case is a legal doctrine known as negligence. Negligence in its most basic form means proving that the other party is responsible for what happened. In a more detailed sense, it means we have the ability to prove three essential factors in court.

First, we must demonstrate that the defendant violated a duty of care to act in a responsible manner, that they acted so irresponsibly that no reasonable person would act the same way in a similar circumstance. This is called the “reasonable person standard.” Next, we must prove that their irresponsible, reckless, or malicious action was the direct or proximate cause of the accident. Finally, we must demonstrate that your injury happened as a direct result of the accident.

This gets even more complicated in Virginia because it is one of only four states that still has contributory negligence. This means that if you are even 1% at fault for the accident, you can be barred from recovering damages. Having an attorney who can build a strong case for you, issue a clear demand letter, and negotiate a settlement with the insurance company, even standing for you as a trial lawyer, is crucial. 

If the responsible party is a government agency, special rules apply. You must first put the government on notice in writing with details of the accident. This notice must be sent within six months of the accident for cities and towns, or a year for the state. 

How Long Do You Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Chesapeake, Virginia?

Every state has a statute of limitations, or window of time during which you must file your claim. In Virginia, this time frame is two years after the date of the accident or two years after the date of death in the case of wrongful death claims. 

How Will Hiring a Chesapeake, VA Personal Injury Lawyer Benefit Me?

An experienced attorney will advocate for you in all things. They will represent you to the insurance companies and stand up to bullying adjusters. They will negotiate your settlement and fight for you in court if necessary. They can build a strong, rock-solid case for negligence and give you the best shot at securing full compensation for your injuries. At Montagna Law, some of our injury attorneys are listed among Virginia Super Lawyers. They are ready to fight doggedly for your rights. 

Were You or a Loved One Injured in an Accident in Chesapeake, Virginia?

The law firm of Montagna Klein Camden represents injury victims and personal injury claims all across Virginia, including in Norfolk, Newport News, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake. Our attorneys have been listed among Virginia Super Lawyers and have years of experience not only with negotiations but also as trial lawyers. Call us at 757-622-8100 or fill out our online contact form for a free consultation today.

VICTORIES

We have represented thousands and thousands of clients and recovered millions and millions of dollars for them. We never back down from a fight and won’t stop fighting until we recover every possible dollar for you.

Here are some of the settlements we have won.
Montagna Law Won
$750,000
Car Accident
Montagna Law Won
$995,000
Truck Accident
Montagna Law Won
$1,000,000
Slip and Fall
Montagna Law Won
$600,000
Premises Liability
Montagna Law Won
$1,900,000
Industrial Accident
Montagna Law Won
$500,000
Car Accident

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About Montagna Law

  • We Get The Maximum Compensation
  • Montagna Fights Hard For You & Cares
  • One on One Personal Attention
  • Personal Injury Lawyers In Chesapeake Over 50 Years
  • Highly Rated By Our Clients
  • No Fees Unless We Win

When people are injured or killed in serious accidents, their families are put at the mercy of huge insurers, company doctors, lawyers, and investigators. That’s when Montagna Law steps up for you.

Montagna Law Stands Up For You!

Fights For You!

Is In Your Corner!

And Doesn’t Let Them Get Away With It!

If We Don’t Win!
You Don’t Owe Us A Dime!


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Proven Experience Winning The Maximum Compensation

Montagna Law is a leading Personal Injury law firm in Chesapeake, with over 50 years of helping our clients recover the maximum compensation for their Personal Injury cases.

We Win! And, We win big for our clients. Let us do the same for you.

After you’ve been injured in an accident, insurance companies will use clever tactics to try and pay you the lowest possible amount no matter how severe your injuries or significant your expenses.

Our Personal Injury attorneys in Chesapeake move aggressively to ensure that negligent parties are held financially responsible for your lost quality of life, pain and suffering, physical impairment, lost wages, and future earnings and medical expenses.

Leading Personal Injury Lawyers In Chesapeake Over 50 Years

Our legal team, with over 50 years of experience, has the resources and knowledge of the law to win your case. If We Don’t Win! You Don’t Owe Us A Dime!


We Fight Hard & Care About You

After an injury, victims and their families suffer; medical bills stack one on top of the next, time missed from work puts a strain on finances, and you are left wondering how you are going to get your life back on track. We understand and will fight for you! We win the most and are focused on you because your case is personal to us.


Personalized Attention

Each of our clients receives one-on-one personalized attention as we take the time to get to know you and your situation.  An individualized approach is designed to get you the maximum compensation deserved. You will have direct contact with and access to the lawyer working on your case.


Free Consultation & Contingency Fee Basis

We have a free, no-obligation consultation policy. You don’t pay us a dime unless we win your case. Our fees are recovered from the money awarded to you when we win. You will not owe us a thing until we have reached a settlement or judgment.

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$500,000 Settlement
Steve Tarkenton

Dear Mr. Camden,

I would like to thank you and your staff for the speedy resolution of my hearing loss claim. In addition, my employer is also responsible for medical treatment including payment for my hearing aids. Again, thank you for your representation and I look forward to working with you in the future.

$725,000 Settlement
E.D.

I retained Mr. Gregory Camden of Montagna Klein Camden, LLP to represent me after I had a life-threatening accident at work. He has been working on my behalf for over a year and he has been a professional, aggressive, stay on top of things attorney.

He keeps me informed every step of the way. Once this case is resolved, if in the future I have need for counsel, Mr. Camden will be my first call.

$500,000 Settlement
Steve Tarkenton

Dear Mr. Camden,

I would like to thank you and your staff for the speedy resolution of my hearing loss claim. In addition, my employer is also responsible for medical treatment including payment for my hearing aids. Again, thank you for your representation and I look forward to working with you in the future.

$725,000 Settlement
E.D.

I retained Mr. Gregory Camden of Montagna Klein Camden, LLP to represent me after I had a life-threatening accident at work. He has been working on my behalf for over a year and he has been a professional, aggressive, stay on top of things attorney.

He keeps me informed every step of the way. Once this case is resolved, if in the future I have need for counsel, Mr. Camden will be my first call.

$750,000 Settlement
Arthur Brown, Jr.

I would like to extend my sincere appreciation for your services in assisting veterans with their Social Security disability claims and compensation. As a veteran that has used your services, I’m very appreciative of the resolution of my claim and would highly recommend your law firm to all veterans.

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Insurance companies, medical professionals and investigators often try to dispute the severity of your injuries to minimize the compensation you deserve.


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If you or someone close to you has suffered an injury due to negligence you need Montagna Law.

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