Hampton Personal Injury Lawyer

Suffering a Virginia personal injury can be a life-altering experience, often leaving individuals grappling with physical, emotional, and financial challenges. Whether you’ve been injured in a car accident, a dog attack, slip and fall, or any other unfortunate circumstance, seeking legal representation is crucial to ensure your rights are protected and justice is served. The path to recovery after an injury is often made smoother with the expertise of a dedicated Hampton personal injury lawyer.

Choosing the right legal advocate is a pivotal decision that can significantly impact the outcome of your case. A Hampton personal injury lawyer possesses the knowledge, experience, and commitment necessary to navigate the complex legal landscape on your behalf.


Attorney Richard SerpeThe Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC is a Virginia personal injury law firm serving clients throughout the Commonwealth and beyond. Attorney Richard Serpe has more than 37 years of hard-won experience and results helping his clients get justice. He has obtained successful settlements and verdicts in personal injury cases of all varieties for more than three decades.

Awards & Recognition: Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, Named a Virginia “Super Lawyer” – top 5% of lawyers (2006 – Present), 5/5 Star Rating, Rated 10/10 “Superb” by, Recognized by Best Lawyers in America® (2005 – Present).


Here are a few ways a Hampton personal injury lawyer can use their legal education, experience, and expertise to protect your right to compensation:

  • Investigate your accident and determine the potential value of your personal injury claim
  • Protect you from abusive insurance company tactics
  • Negotiate with the insurance company to recover a full and fair compensation
  • File a lawsuit if the insurance company won’t offer a fair settlement

Common Virginia personal injury cases we handle include:

  • Car Accidents: Injuries resulting from auto collisions, including those involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, and pedestrians.
  • Medical Malpractice: Negligence or substandard care by healthcare professionals, leading to injuries or wrongful death. This can include surgical errors, misdiagnosis, or medication mistakes.
  • Product Liability: Injuries caused by defective or dangerous products, ranging from faulty automobiles to unsafe baby products.
  • Dog Bites: Injuries caused by dog attacks, where the owner may be held liable for the actions of their pet.
  • Wrongful Death: Cases where a person’s death is caused by the negligence or misconduct of another party, leading to a claim on behalf of surviving family members.
  • Premises Liability: Injuries sustained on another person’s property due to unsafe conditions, such as inadequate security or lack of maintenance. A common type of premises liability case would be a slip and fall.
  • Nursing Home Abuse: Injuries or neglect suffered by residents in nursing homes or assisted living facilities.
  • Recreational Accidents: This can include incidents like injuries sustained in boat accidents, jet-ski accidents, or other recreational activities.
  • Maritime Accidents: Injuries that happen at sea or on navigable waters, involving maritime law. This can encompass accidents on ships, boats, or other water vessels, including offshore drilling incidents, fishing accidents, or injuries aboard cruise ships.


Hampton personal injury settlements depend largely on the damage done, the severity of the injuries sustained, insurance coverage and policy limits. Virginia personal injury victims are often entitled to the following compensatory damages:

  • Medical Expenses: Coverage for all necessary medical treatment, including hospitalization, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, and ongoing medical care.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for income lost due to the inability to work during recovery, including any potential future earning capacity affected by the injuries.
  • Pain and Suffering: Non-economic damages that compensate for physical pain, emotional distress, and the overall impact of the accident on the victim’s quality of life.
  • Wrongful Death: In the unfortunate event of a fatal Hampton accident, surviving family members may be entitled to compensation for funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and other related damages.


  • $5 Million: Defective Vehicle Wrongful Deaths
  • $3.5 Million: Barge Accident Causes Brain Injury
  • $2.5 Million: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Deaths
  • $2 Million: Virginia Birth Injury
  • $1.6 Million: Drunk Driver Causes Accident
  • $425 Thousand: Child Attacked by Dog


Every case is unique, but here are a few of the main steps in the process:

  1. Free Consultation: You’ll share your story and learn about your legal options during an initial consultation. This leads to a decision of whether to work together or not. If the you decide to hire our firm, you’ll sign an agreement allowing us to represent you.
  2. Investigation: Our team will work to investigate the accident that caused your injuries. We’ll be looking into the statements of witnesses, the police accident reports, and photographs taken at the scene. In more complex cases, we may even hire experts to better understand what led to the incident.
  3. Your Recovery: It’s important that you’ve reached maximum medical improvement (when your condition cannot be improved any further), before negotiating with the insurance company. This will ensure that all of your medical bills are included in the settlement, as well as any permanent long-term care that you will need.
  4. Documentation: Our legal team will work with your healthcare providers to assemble all the information needed for your case.
  5. Settlement Negotiations: We will then submit all of our evidence to the insurance company and state our case. Most cases are resolved at this point, but negotiations with the insurance company can continue for a lengthy period of time. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, a lawsuit may be filed.
  6. Resolution: Filing a lawsuit puts the timing of your case in the hands of the court system’s legal process. However, during this time, both parties may agree to mediate in an attempt to settle outside of court. If an agreement cannot be made, your case may go before a judge and jury.


In Virginia, there are strict deadlines for filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit. In many cases, Virginia provides a two-year deadline also known as a Statute of Limitations (SOL). However, sometimes special circumstances apply that can alter that deadline. Once the SOL has passed, you will no longer be allowed to seek compensation for injuries relating to your accident. That is why it is so important to contact an experienced Hampton personal injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss your situation.


When faced with a personal injury in Hampton, Virginia, the decision to seek legal representation is a pivotal step toward securing the compensation and justice you deserve. The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC stands as a beacon of legal expertise and unwavering commitment to their clients.

Choosing the Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC means aligning yourself with a legal team well-versed in the intricacies of personal injury law, particularly in the Hampton area. Richard J. Serpe’s extensive experience and dedication to advocating for the rights of the injured make his firm a trusted ally in navigating the complex legal landscape. Call or text us anytime at 757-233-0009.



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    Portsmouth, Virginia
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    My 7-year-old daughter was outside playing with friends in front of our home when she was viciously attacked by our neighbor’s Rottweiler. The Rottweiler dug a hole under the fence,
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    Such a wonderful group of people to have by your side! Genuinely cares and wants to help you and your family 🙂
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    Melissa Baumann, Norfolk, VA
    Richard acted as my advocate, my friend, my partner and my champion
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    “I highly recommend this Personal Injury Law Firm. They kept me in the loop with everything going on and gave honest advice. I am very satisfied!”
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    Mr Serpe is a kind, considerate professional
    Mr Serpe is a kind, considerate professional I would recommend to anyone who needs legal help recovering from an auto accident or other personal injury. I really enjoyed working with
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    Liz & Steve, Virginia Beach, VA
    Richard Serpe was the answer to our prayers for finding justice in the legal system
    Richard Serpe was the answer to our prayers for finding justice in the legal system. Our fight against the Chinese over the course of six years was emotional and difficult
    - Liz & Steve, Virginia Beach, VA
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    Absolutely amazing what he has done for me!
    “My experience with Richard was great. He put in the time and effort to get what I needed done and in months he worked a miracle that I didn’t expect!
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    Angela W., Richmond, VA
    Richard Serpe was able to get an excellent recovery for my daughter
    When my daughter suffered an injury from lead poisoning, I did not know where to turn. There did not seem to be many lawyers who could help. The landlord responsible
    - Angela W., Richmond, VA
    Elizabeth C., Virginia Beach, VA
    Thank you Richard Serpe and your firm
    This firm has been beside us through the whole process from when we first found out that our home had been built with Chinese drywall until justice was served. They
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    Richard Serpe handled the case for my daughter for injuries she received over 10 years ago. The people who work for him were always great to work with! They responded
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