Personal Injury Lawyers in Staunton, Virginia

Marks & Harrison

Marks & Harrison
206 Greenville Avenue
Staunton, Virginia 24401

Phone(540) 887-1200 or(800) 283-2202
Fax (540) 886-5793

Website www.marksandharrison.com
E-mail  Contact Susan Cook

Other Offices: Charlottesville (VA)  Chester (VA)  Louisa (VA)  Petersburg (VA)  Richmond (VA)  Tappahannock (VA)  

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Law Firm Overview

At Marks & Harrison, our lawyers have been representing injured people and their families in Richmond and throughout Virginia. Our firm was founded in 1911 by David A. Harrison, Jr. It has continued its practice uninterrupted since that time. For three generations our attorneys have represented the families of Virginia. We currently have 19 attorneys and a staff of over 60. It limits its practice to representation of those injured in personal injury, workers' compensation, social security disability, and wage & hour matters throughout Virginia and West Virginia.

As injury professionals, we have a duty to protect the rights of victims of personal injury, car accidents, tractor trailer accidents, pedestrian injuries, traumatic brain injury, medical malpractice, prescription drug claims (including Neurontin), nursing home abuse and neglect, healthcare injuries, dog and animal attacks, defective products / products liability, slip and fall, wrongful death, consumer class action cases / consumer fraud, workers' compensation and Social Security disability. We do not represent the insurance industry or big business. We represent people like you.

Two members of Marks & Harrison served in the Virginia House of Delegates and were Chairman of the House Courts of Justice Committee and Chairman of the Corporation Insurance and Banking Committee. Two members of the Firm have served as Commonwealth's Attorneys and one as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney. One served as mayor of Hopewell. Members of the Firm have gone on to serve as Circuit Court and Juvenile Court judges and as substitute judges. Members of the Firm have been City and County Attorneys.

Among the ranks of Marks & Harrison have been a former Supreme Court law clerk and a federal court law clerk. A member of the Firm serves on the faculty of the Virginia College of Trial Advocacy. Two members of Marks & Harrison have been invited to be members of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Two have been selected for inclusion in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America in Plaintiff's Personal Injury and one was named the 2012 "Lawyer of the Year" in Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs for Richmond. Four are listed as 2011 Super Lawyers by Law and Politics.


Languages: Spanish; English.

Areas of Law


Additional Areas of Law: Tractor Trailer Accidents; Alcohol / Drug Related Accidents; Hospital, Physician, and Nursing Home Negligence; Defective DePuy Hip Replacement Parts; Wage and Hour; Veteran's Benefits.


Areas of Law Description

Marks & Harrison concentrates its practice in the following areas:

- Tractor Trailer Accidents

Our law firm is committed to helping individuals and families who have been injured in accidents involving trucks and tractor trailers, also known as 18-wheelers. We routinely represent clients in Richmond and throughout the state of Virginia, and we place our clients’ interests above all else. We vow, within the bounds of honesty, fairness and ethics, to use all of our strengths and resources to achieve a just result in all that we undertake.

- Car Accidents

Marks & Harrison has experience and a record of success in representing people injured or killed in all types of vehicle accidents, including car accidents, tractor trailer wrecks, ATV accidents, train accidents, motorcycle crashes and alcohol / drug related collisions. Each of these types of cases has its own particular challenges that require skilled and experienced trial lawyers.

- Traumatic Brain Injuries

A personal injury case involving a traumatic brain injury is very challenging. A person with a TBI might look “normal” and standard medical tests might not show the injury. A Richmond personal injury lawyer with experience in TBI litigation understands the complexities and can help prove the existence of the TBI to the judge and jury. TBI cases can also require special experts as part of the legal team. Brain injury cases are unique, and you need an attorney with experience in traumatic brain injury cases. The brain injury attorneys of Marks & Harrison have experience in this challenging type of personal injury case.

- Alcohol / Drug Related Accidents

If you or your loved one has been injured by the negligence of a driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Virginia, you may have a claim for exemplary (commonly called punitive) damages. These damages, which are in addition to the damages to compensate for the injuries received in the collision, are awarded to send a message to the community that the conduct engaged in by the defendant will not be tolerated. Proof of entitlement to exemplary damages is highly technical. The sooner the evidence in support of such a claim is preserved, the better the chance of presenting a successful claim.

- Pedestrian Injuries

On behalf of our clients we may hire the experts necessary in cases like pedestrian accidents, where the injuries can be catastrophic. We vigorously investigate these incidents to determine exactly what happened. We may hire forensic engineers and other experts to evaluate liability and prove fault. We may hire physicians, nurses, vocational rehabilitation specialists, and forensic economists to prove damages, future medical costs, and lost earnings. We may hire psychologists and others to testify to emotional loss, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship. We have the experience to prove insurance coverage and we understand the state and federal insurance laws that are meant to protect the innocent victims.

- Premises Liability

Our work in premises liability litigation spans multiple industries and types of injury. We have represented clients injured in a pier collapse and a balcony collapse. We represented one client who was injured because a safety rail was missing, and another hurt by an advertising banner. Whatever the circumstances, our attorneys are knowledgeable in Virginia premises liability law, and we're able to conduct comprehensive examinations of accident scenes. We're also able to develop expert testimony and opinions from a variety of qualified sources.

- Defective Products

At Marks & Harrison, we have handled a wide variety of claims involving serious injury and wrongful death resulting from defective products such as unsafe toys, construction tools, farm equipment, child and infant care products, firearms, medical devices, recreational vehicles and automobiles.

- Dog and Other Animal Attacks

The law protects innocent victims of dog bites, allowing them to seek compensation from negligent owners and other responsible parties. However, Virginia is one of a handful of states that still follows an outdated "one-bite rule" that shields dog owners from liability for the first injury caused by the dog. That's why it's critical that you obtain expert legal help from the experienced dog bite attorneys at Marks & Harrison.

- Hospital, Physician, and Nursing Home Negligence

The medical malpractice attorneys at Marks & Harrison have been representing the injured of Virginia since 1911. Our lawyers know that medical providers have responsibilities under Virginia law. When doctors, nurses and hospitals fail to meet those responsibilities, we will fight for the rights of those seriously harmed by medical negligence.

- Medical Malpractice

If you or a loved one has been harmed due to the negligence of the healthcare industry, you need a Richmond medical malpractice lawyer with experience in these types of complex cases. On behalf of our clients, Marks & Harrison may hire physicians, nurses, vocational rehabilitation specialists and forensic economists to prove damages, future medical costs and lost earnings. We may also hire psychologists and others to testify to emotional loss, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.

- Defective DePuy Hip Replacement Parts

If you are one of the thousands of patients who received a defective ASR hip replacement part, you may be experiencing pain and facing a costly revision surgery. The attorneys at Marks & Harrison can discuss your legal options and help you seek the financial compensation you deserve.

- Motorcycle Accidents

The law firm of Marks & Harrison has represented dozens of motorcycle wreck victims. In one unusual case, we were able to get our client $120,000 in compensation for a fractured knee after her motorcycle instructor startled her during a training class.

- Personal Injury

Our personal injury practice areas include the following: Alcohol / Drug Related Accidents; Car Accidents; Defective Products; Dog and Animal Attacks; Healthcare Injuries; Medical Malpractice; Pedestrian Injuries; Slip and Fall; Tractor Trailer / Truck Accidents; Traumatic Brain Injury; and, Wrongful Death.

- Social Security Disability

If you have been denied Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, talk to the VA social security disability attorneys of Marks & Harrison today. Statistics show that people represented by attorneys are more successful in obtaining Social Security benefits than people without attorney representation. Our firm will take a look at your Social Security case to see what benefits you are entitled to and how we can help you obtain the Social Security benefits you deserve.

- Workers' Compensation

Under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act, an employee who has been injured on the job does not have to prove that any one was specifically at fault in the accident, or prove negligence against his employer. Although the law was designed to take the issue of work-related injuries out of the court system and to provide injured workers swift and sure relief for their injuries, unfortunately that is no longer the case. The cost of insurance that employers are required to carry keeps going up, and that gives employers an economic interest in denying your claim. The experienced attorneys of Marks & Harrison will work with you and fight for your rights under the law.

- Wrongful Death

When a loved one dies due to the fault of another, the law provides that the legally designated survivors may recover damages for the pre-death suffering of the decedent and additional damages for his or her wrongful death to include loss of love, affection, society, consortium, and other damages. The Marks & Harrison team of skilled and compassionate Virginia lawyers is ready to assist and guide you through the complex maze of issues that arise under any wrongful death scenario.

- Wage and Hour

If you think your employer has violated the Fair Labor Standards Act, you should talk with an attorney as soon as possible. Employees who have not been paid according to the law are entitled to back pay for lost wages as well as other damages, including attorney's fees. Protect your interests and talk to the employment attorneys of Marks & Harrison. Our VA labor lawyers will review your case free of charge and help you determine the best course of action.

- Veteran's Benefits

At Marks & Harrison, our Virginia veterans’ benefits lawyers have extensive experience in helping veterans obtain the disability compensation they deserve. We consider it an honor to serve those who have served our country in conflicts such as World War II, the Korean War, Viet Nam, the Gulf War and our current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. We work hard for them.



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