• PI Parent

    • What should I do if I'm in an accident in Virginia?
      If you're in an accident in Staunton, VA, the first priority is to seek medical attention for anyone who is injured. It's also important to contact the police to report the accident and exchange information with the other parties involved. Additionally, it's advisable to consult with a personal injury attorney to understand your rights and options.
    • How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Virginia?
      The statute of limitations for most injury claims in Virginia is two years from the date when the accident occurred. If you are filing a claim, it is best to speak with a qualified personal injury attorney as soon as you can to ensure that you meet the deadlines for filing.
    • What types of compensation can I seek in a personal injury claim?
      You may be able to recover damages in a personal injury case for lost wages, medical expenses, psychological distress, property damage, and other related expenses. A skilled injury attorney at Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. Attorneys At Law can advise you on the types of compensation that may be appropriate in your specific case.
  • Family Law

    • What is Family Law?
      Family law is a legal practice area that deals with issues related to family relationships, such as divorce, child custody, alimony, and adoption.
    • What is a no-fault divorce?
      A no-fault divorce is a type of divorce where neither party is required to prove that the other spouse did something wrong. Instead, the couple can simply state that their marriage has irretrievably broken down.
    • What is a fault divorce?
      A fault divorce is a type of divorce where one spouse alleges that the other spouse is at fault for the breakdown of the marriage. Grounds for fault divorce can include adultery, conviction of a felony, desertion, or cruelty.
    • What are the requirements to adopt a child in Virginia?
      To adopt a child in Virginia, prospective adoptive parents must meet certain requirements, including being at least 18 years old, completing a home study, and passing a background check. There may also be specific requirements based on the type of adoption.
    • Why should I hire a Family Law attorney?
      Hiring a family law attorney can provide numerous benefits, including legal expertise, personalized guidance, objective advice, assistance with paperwork and documentation, negotiation and settlement skills, and representation in court. An attorney can help protect your rights and interests throughout the legal process.
  • PI

    • What is the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Virginia?
      A statute of limitations puts a time limit on how long after your accident you are eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. According to Virginia Code section 8.01-243(A), the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is 2 years from the date of the accident. There are a few exceptions to this law, but in general, if you don't file your lawsuit within the specified time-frame you risk having your case dismissed.
    • How long does the typical personal injury lawsuit take to resolve?
      The answer to this question depends primarily on the type of case you're filing. Some cases are resolved quickly or may even reach a settlement before going to court, while others may take years. You can get a better idea of the scope of your case by speaking with our injury lawyers at Tucker Griffin Barnes.
    • Do I have to accept the settlement the insurance company offers me?
      If you have already been dealing with your insurance company for some time and they are giving you their final settlement offer, you should always consult with a professional accident lawyer before accepting. Our lawyers can help you determine whether or not the settlement you're being offered is fair. Not to mention, once you accept a settlement offer it can be nearly impossible to go back and file a lawsuit against the responsible party. Put the insurance company on hold and come speak with our attorneys immediately!