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Virginia Trial Lawyer Sharif Gray

We Get Justice For Injured People

Virginia’s Trial Lawyers | Millions in Verdicts and Settlements

  • $10,000,000

    Defendant, while racing on a residential road, crashed into an oncoming driver causing catastrophic injuries.

  • $9,000,000

    Defendant failed to properly secure a display at its store which led to it falling on a child causing life altering injuries.

  • $1,500,000

    Defendant failed to keep the entrance of its store safe for the public causing significant injuries. 

    Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers

    Sharif Gray of Blackburn, Conte, Schilling & Click, P.C. genuinely loves what he does: getting justice for the people he represents and taking cases to trial.

    Sharif has won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, and he is known for taking cases to trial.

    That is a significant benefit for the people Sharif represents because the insurance companies know that he can and will get results in court.

    Excellent

    Based On 98 Reviews

    • “Likely one of the most qualified personal injury lawyers within the State. Would be my first recommendation for anyone, friend or family member, that needed representation after being injured. I cannot recommend Sharif enough.”

      Brandon E.

    • “In a legal profession now full of litigators, Sharif Gray stands out as a true American trial lawyer unafraid to take even the most difficult cases to trial when that strategy will serve the best interests of his clients. . . . For those in need of personal injury representation in Virginia, Sharif should top the list of contenders.”

      Jill D.

    • “Unlike many modern lawyers, Sharif has tried cases—and many of them. He thrives on trial. He sees it as the best vehicle to get justice for his clients. His sheer volume of experience shows his passion for trial. But he also displays his passion for the art of trial with his RVA trial lawyers podcast. In short, with Sharif you are getting an honest, dedicated, skilled, and passionate advocate for your cause.”

      Quinn A.

    • “I was told Sharif was one of the best lawyers in town, but I had no idea I was also getting one of the best human beings. I don’t think I will ever come across a more decent human being. He just cares about people. Not only did we win the case, everyone in the courtroom room saw what I saw. When we were leaving, I heard people say, ‘can I have your card? I saw what you did in there.’ I will never forget what Sharif did for me and my family.”

      Myra G.

    • “Sharif Gray is an exceptional lawyer. I sought his counsel and he provided advice and assistance that were beyond my expectations. He cares, greatly understands the law and the workings of the courts, and is passionate about his work in the legal profession – including representing and helping others. Above all, he is an example of integrity. I highly recommend Sharif Gray.”

      Thomas L.

    • “My experience with Sharif Gray was exceptional. His knowledge, experience, compassion and professionalism is refreshing and welcomed. Phenomenal lawyer and I would recommend his services to anyone looking for the absolute best in legal representation.”

      Robert O.

    • “Sharif is a tremendous trial attorney who finds nothing more professionally fulfilling than preparing for and going to trial. I have seen firsthand the effort Sharif puts into getting results for his clients. Cannot recommend highly enough.”

      Taylor R.

    • “Sharif is the best of the best! Great personal injury attorney that fights for what is right! Always doing extra education and courses to make himself better. I was highly impressed with his credentials!”

      Tommy C.

    • “All one needs to do to begin to understand Sharif’s passion for the law is to talk with him for just a few minutes. He is helpful, personal, and kind, and if you’re in need of assistance, I highly recommend Sharif Gray.”

      John S.

    • “I’ve known and worked with Sharif for over a decade and have benefitted time and again from his commitment to excellence and attention to detail in execution. You will not find a more tenacious, passionate, and dedicated advocate. Sharif makes your problems his own and works tirelessly to find solutions, no matter the odds.”

      Cabell W.

      When You Are Injured At No Fault Of Your Own, You Have Three Goals:

      1. The responsible individual or corporation is held fully accountable.

      2. Assurance that what happened to you will not happen to anyone else in your community.

      3. Compensation that recognizes the full and fair value of what was taken from your health and quality of life. 

      Sharif Gray is committed to achieving these goals in every case. And because he is committed to trying cases, he gets exceptional results for the people he represents.  

      We love what we do, and we are proud of the positive impact we have had and will continue to have on the people we represent and the community we live in.

      Personal Injury Lawyers

      “We Get Justice For Injured People, and We Love What We Do”

      Are you or a loved one dealing with catastrophic injuries because of someone else’s negligence or carelessness? If so, finding a skilled personal injury trial lawyer in Virginia might be the most important step you and your family take. 

      Sharif Gray is an exceptional personal injury trial lawyer. He has won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, and he genuinely loves getting justice for the people he represents.

      “In all aspects of our practice, Sharif prepares like no other, persuades like no other, and—to the opposing party’s frustration—gets results like no other.”

      What sets Sharif apart is his willingness to take cases to trial. He is not a settlement lawyer. He has proven that he can and will get results in court, and the insurance companies know that.

      Bad offers to settle your case do not intimidate him, they motivate him. If the insurance company is not interested in doing the right thing, he will take your case to court.

      Why Hire a Personal Injury Trial Lawyer?

      Insurance companies do not really care about injury victims. It’s a business for them, and their job is to look out for their best interests – not yours. That is how they make money.

      Because of that, insurance companies will never do the right thing because they should. They will only do the right thing when you make them. And the only way to make them treat you fairly is to hire a lawyer who is known for getting results in court.

      With that in mind, while it might be tempting to accept immediate settlement offers, often they aren’t nearly as “generous” as they appear. A good personal injury trial lawyer will get you a better result.

      We pride ourselves in fighting for compensation that recognizes the full and fair value of what was taken from your health and quality of life, while ensuring that the corporation or individual who caused your injuries is held accountable so others do not also get hurt.

      Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

      From injuries resulting from distracted driving to brain injuries caused by a negligent physician, our trial attorneys aggressively pursue full and fair compensation on your behalf regardless of the type of case you have. 

      We handle many types of personal injury cases, to include:

      • Bicycle Accidents – Representing cyclists who’ve suffered injuries due to the negligence of a motorist. 
      • Brain Injuries – Handling cases involving traumatic brain injuries. 
      • Car Accidents – Seeking compensation for victims of car accidents in Virginia. 
      • Defective Products – Addressing injuries caused by unsafe and/or defective products. 
      • Dog Bites – Legal support for dog bite victims in Virginia. 
      • Federal Tort Claims Act – Claims against the United States Government in Federal Court. 
      • Nursing Home Abuse – Fighting for the rights of the elderly and vulnerable people who’ve been neglected or mistreated. 
      • Medical Malpractice – Focusing on cases where medical professionals failed to provide adequate care – which resulted in life changing injuries. 
      • Motorcycle Accidents – Representing severely injured motorcycle accident victims statewide. 
      • Pedestrian Accidents – Helping injured pedestrians that have been injured by negligent drivers. 
      • Premises Liability – Addressing injuries occurring on another person’s or company’s property due to unsafe conditions.
      • Sexual Abuse Offering compassionate and comprehensive legal help to victims of sexual abuse.
      • Slip and Fall Accidents – Handling cases where victims suffer injuries caused by slipping on another’s property.
      • Truck Accidents Dealing with the complexities that come with commercial vehicle accidents resulting in devastating injuries.
      • Wrongful Death – Legal services for the families and loved ones of individuals who’ve lost their lives due to the carelessness or recklessness of another person.

                Frequently Asked Questions

                For answers specific to your case, please give us a call at (804) 915-1611 or contact us online.
                What steps should I take if I’m injured?

                Whether you’ve been injured in an accident with other motor vehicles or you’ve been injured on someone else’s property due to negligence, there are a few general steps you should consider immediately after an accident. They include but aren’t limited to: 

                • Seek Medical Attention: Even if you don’t notice any injury or pain, you should seek medical attention after you’ve experienced a physical trauma. Keep all of your medical records, journal your treatments, and calculate all related expenses.
                • Document Everything: If possible, take pictures, videos, notes, and contact information of others at the scene as soon as possible. This evidence can be critical when preparing your case and negotiating with insurance industry representatives. 
                • Report the Incident: Whether you need to file a police report for your motor vehicle accident or notify human resources about a workplace injury, be sure to promptly report it to the appropriate authorities.
                • Never Admit Fault: Be extra cautious with your words after your accident, as they can be used against you. That’s especially true when talking to an insurance company.
                • Consult a Personal Injury Trial Lawyer: Experienced trial attorneys can protect your rights, investigate the other party’s negligence, negotiate with insurance companies, and fight for maximum compensation.
                How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?

                The statute of limitations is two years for most personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases in Virginia.

                For most cases, you must file a lawsuit within that time frame. But there are exceptions. Give us a call at (804) 915-1611 to discuss your options.

                Can I sue for pain and suffering in Virginia?

                Yes, Virginia personal injury law allows plaintiffs to seek compensation for non-economic damages like pain and suffering. These damages reflect the physical and emotional distress caused by the injury.

                Non-economic damages can be highly subjective, which is why you should work with a reputable trial attorney who knows how to tell your story about the injuries’ effect on your life. 

                Every case is different, as such, pain and suffering is evaluated using several factors:

                • Severity and Nature of Injuries: For the most part, the more severe the injury, the higher the potential compensation. However, that isn’t always the case.
                • Impact on Daily Life: The effect the injury has on your ability to live life as you did before it occurred.
                • Duration of Pain: Depending on other factors of the case, longer-lasting injuries may lead to higher compensation.
                • Contributory Negligence: In Virginia, if you’re found to be even partly at fault for the accident, it could jeopardize your ability to recover compensation for your damages. 

                  If you want a clearer picture of the potential value of your case, it’s in your best interest to contact a personal injury trial lawyer as soon as possible.

                  What is the amount of a verdict or settlement based on?

                  In Virginia, the jury or judge considers the following factors when deciding the amount of a verdict:

                  (1) Any bodily injuries sustained and their effect on health according to their degree and probable duration;

                  (2) Any physical pain and mental anguish suffered in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to suffer in the future;

                  (3) Any disfigurement or deformity and any associated humiliation or embarrassment suffered in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to suffer in the future;

                  (4) Any inconvenience caused in the past and any that probably will be caused in the future;

                  (5) Any medical expenses incurred in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to occur in the future;

                  (6) Any earnings lost because of being unable to work at their calling;

                  (7) Any loss of earnings and lessening of earning capacity, or either, that may reasonably be expected to sustain in the future; and

                  (8) Any property damage sustained.

                  Virginia Model Jury Instruction No. 9.000: General Personal Injury and Property Damage

                  Is there a cap on how much compensation I can receive and is it taxable?

                  There is no cap on damages in most personal injury cases. But there is a cap on damages in medical malpractice cases. 

                  There is also a cap on punitive damages. 

                  Your personal injury lawyer should pursue the full and fair value of what was taken from your health and quality of life.

                  Generally, personal injury settlements or verdicts for physical injuries are not taxable at both the federal and state levels in Virginia. However, compensation for lost wages or punitive damages may be subject to tax. Understanding the tax implications of your settlement is important for financial planning.

                  What should I consider before hiring a personal injury lawyer?

                  The best lawyer for your case largely depends on your unique set of circumstances and their experience in handling similar cases. With that in mind, here are a few things you should think about before hiring an attorney:

                  • Proven Experience: Does your potential personal injury attorney have a track record of success with cases that are similar to yours? 
                  • Excellent Reputation: Look at reviews across multiple sites or ask for client references to better gauge the lawyer’s reputation and their past clients’ satisfaction levels.
                  • Effective & Regular Communication: Regular updates about your personal injury claim can save you a lot of stress and help the case move forward in a timely manner.
                  • How They Get Paid: Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, where they receive a percentage of the settlement or award. But don’t assume, ask.
                  • Offering An Initial Consultation: This meeting can give you insight into their experience and approach they’d take with your injury claim. It can also give you clarity about the viability of your personal injury case.
                  What makes RVA Personal Injury Lawyers different?

                  Sharif Gray has won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, and he is known for taking cases to trial.

                  Sharif is not a settlement lawyer. He is committed to trying cases well. Because of that, he does not handle hundreds of cases at a time. He is selective in the cases he takes so he can get justice for the people he represents. 

                  How much is our attorney’s fee?

                  Nothing until we win your case.

                  Sharif Gray works on a contingency fee basis, which means that he does not get paid unless you get paid.

                  If he resolves your case before filing a lawsuit, he charges a fee of up to 33.33% of the recovery. After a lawsuit is filed, he may charge a fee of up to 40% of the recovery.

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                  Representing Those Who Serve

                  We proudly represent our nation’s military members and veterans. Sharif Gray served as a United States Army JAG Officer and is committed to continuing to represent those who serve.

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                  We Will Get Justice For You

                  If you have suffered injuries because of someone else’s negligence, we are here to help. Fill out our contact form, send us an email, or call us at (804) 915-1611