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Portsmouth Personal Injury Lawyers

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Top Rated Personal Injury Lawyers in Portsmouth

Based On 98 Reviews

Portsmouth Five Star Lawyer

  • “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.

    Personal Injury Practice Areas in Portsmouth

      Speak With a Personal Injury Lawyer in Portsmouth Today

      Have you or a loved one suffered injuries due to another person’s negligence in Portsmouth, VA? If so, you may be entitled to fair compensation for your damages. A skilled personal injury lawyer can investigate your claims, determine fault, and seek damages for the full extent of your losses. 

      From an automobile accident on Essex Road to a slip and fall accident in Olde Towne, our Portsmouth personal injury attorneys are ready to help you assert your rights.

      Contact us today for your free initial consultation with an attorney you can trust.

      Sharif Gray has won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. Call us at (804) 915-1611 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We will get justice for you.

      How Do You Know If You Have a Portsmouth Personal Injury Case?

      Whether or not your personal injury case in Portsmouth, VA, is valid depends on many factors.

      Generally, if you’ve suffered catastrophic injuries due to someone else’s negligence, you may have a solid claim – But your attorney must prove the following elements:

      • The defendant had a duty to act with reasonable care
      • They violated that duty 
      • Their breach of duty caused you harm 
      • You’ve suffered property damage, bodily injury, or loss due to their negligence

      Our Portsmouth personal injury attorneys are here to help you understand whether the level of physical or emotional pain you experienced qualifies for legal action. Contact us today to discuss the details of your case. 

      Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle 

      With decades of combined experience, our personal injury lawyers have seen it all. Regardless of how or where you were injured by a negligent party, we’re confident we can provide you with the legal representation you need. 

      Some of the most common types of personal injury claims we handle in the Hampton Roads area include cases involving:

      From our first call to filing a lawsuit at the Portsmouth District Court (when necessary), our law firm is here to help you every step of the way. Don’t wait until it’s too late to pursue maximum compensation.

      Contact us to speak with an experienced lawyer about your case. 

      Understanding The Statute of Limitations

      According to Virginia Code Section § 8.01-243, your personal injury claim must be filed within two years of the accident. However, there are exceptions. For example, claims involving minors or incapacitated victims may be allowed more time to file a personal injury lawsuit. 

      If you don’t file within the timeline prescribed for your circumstances, you may not be allowed to seek compensation for your injuries.

      Our Portsmouth personal injury lawyers are here to guide you through these legal timelines while ensuring you never miss a deadline. 

      Damages Available For Victims in The Portsmouth Region 

      From car accident victims to those who’ve suffered injuries due to defective products –  Personal injuries can wreak havoc on you physically, emotionally, and financially.

      Understanding the types of damages available can be the difference between accepting a low ball offer and getting maximum compensation. 

      Our Portsmouth personal injury attorneys have an in-depth understanding of Virginia personal injury law. That knowledge combined with our experience helps us ensure our clients get the fair compensation that they deserve. 

      Depending on the circumstances of your case, your attorney may advise you to seek one or more of the following types of damages: 

      1. Medical Expenses (Including future medical care costs)
      2. Lost Wages and Earning Capacity
      3. Pain and Suffering
      4. Property Damage
      5. Punitive Damages
      6. Legal Fees and Court Costs
      7. Damages for Permanent Disability or Disfigurement

      If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve maximum compensation — Contact our Portsmouth personal injury attorney today to schedule a free consultation. 

      Contact Us, Personal Injury Attorneys – Portsmouth, VA

      Whether you’re in Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Newport News, or anywhere else in Hampton Roads – Our attorneys are here to help. At RVA Personal Injury Lawyers, we take pride in sticking up for injured people across the state. 

      We don’t let the insurance company intimidate our clients, and we’re absolutely focused on obtaining maximum compensation for your injuries.

      When you work with us, you can expect: 

      • Proven experience
      • No-Risk, No-Obligation, 100% Free consultation
      • Full explanation of your rights and legal options
      • Advice and guidance throughout the personal injury claims process
      • Aggressive negotiation with the insurance company
      • Legal representation in court, if necessary 

      From collecting the evidence needed to build a solid case to asserting your rights in court, our experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help you throughout every step of the journey. 

      Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with our Virginia personal injury lawyers.


      Based On 98 Reviews

      • $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. 

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          Why Choose RVA Personal Injury Lawyers?

          There are many personal injury lawyers in Portsmouth, but we believe that we stand out for several reasons:


          We have a deep understanding of the legal and insurance systems in Virginia and will use this knowledge to get justice on your behalf.


          Sharif Gray has a proven track record of success in securing millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. We will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.

          Personalized Attention

          We understand that every case is unique and we take the time to listen to your story and understand your needs and goals. We will work with you to develop a customized legal strategy to get the justice you deserve.

          No Fee Until We Win

          We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you get paid. You can rest assured that we are working hard to get you the best possible result.

          Injury Lawyer Sharif Gray in Portsmouth

          If you’ve been injured in Portsmouth at no fault of your own, contact RVA Personal Injury Lawyers for a free consultation.

          Frequently Asked Questions

          For answers specific to your case, please give us a call at (804) 915-1611 or contact us online.

          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.

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

          In Virginia, the jury 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?

          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.

          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.

          We are not settlement lawyers. We are committed to trying cases well. Because of that, we do not handle hundreds of cases at a time. We are selective in the cases we take so we can get justice for the people we represent. 

          How much is our Attorney’s Fee?

          Nothing until we win your case.

          We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you get paid.

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