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The Team at The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC

Personal Injury Lawyers in Virginia

Handling Cases in Virginia, Maryland, & Washington D.C.

There is nothing more distressing than experiencing an injury as the result of someone else's recklessness or oversight. Depending on the extent of your injuries, you may be unable to work for some time. You and your family should not have to deal with the financial repercussions of an accident you did not cause.

If you are facing this kind of stressful situation, you have come to the right place. At The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC, our Virginia personal injury attorneys have represented thousands of injured individuals and helped them obtain the compensation they need and deserve. Whether you are located in Virginia, Maryland, or Washington D.C., we are ready to help you, too.

Contact us today for a free consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • How long does it take to resolve a personal injury claim?
    There is no way to determine an exact timeline for your personal injury case. Every case varies based on the details of the injury. Some cases are wrapped up in a couple of months, while others take years to complete. If you want to settle your case as quickly as possible, you can do so by taking less money. However, if you are committed to waiting out the storm and fighting for what you deserve, the process can take much longer. There are various risks awaiting those who want to give up before going to trial, the biggest of which is settling for less than what you might be offered in the future.
  • Will I have to go to trial?
    Insurance companies will do whatever they can to limit or deny the compensation you deserve for your personal injury. If your claim is challenged by insurers, you might need to take your case to trial to recover maximum compensation. An experienced lawyer can review your case and build a strategy that can help you avoid the hassle of going to trial.
  • Why do I need a personal injury attorney?
    A skilled lawyer can help move your case along faster because they can assist with the investigation process by collecting police reports, photographs, witness testimony, and medical records to support your injury claim. An attorney can also seek out an accident reconstructionist or medical expert to help establish what caused the accident and your injuries.
  • What is a demand letter?
    The demand letter states your case and preliminary argument for liability and damages. The party you are suing can either reject the demand, negotiate a new offer, or accept it as is. If the opposing party accepts the terms of your offer, you will be awarded financial compensation without having to go to trial.
  • How much is my personal injury case worth?
    Although it is impossible to determine how much your case is worth, courts generally use the following factors to assign value to a personal injury case: (a) the total cost of your medical treatment, (b)how much income you lost due to your injuries, and (c) whether your injuries are permanent or not.
  • What is Virginia's statute of limitations?
    The statute of limitations is the deadline for filing a lawsuit. Typically, this means that after an accident or injury, victims and families will only have a limited amount of time to file their claim. Failing to file a claim within the statute of limitations will prevent victims from pursuing compensation for their injuries and damages. In Virginia, victims (or their families) will only have two years from the date of injury or death to file a personal injury, medical malpractice, or wrongful death claim. In some cases, the statute of limitations can be delayed, or “tolled,” for a brief period of time. This can happen if the plaintiff is not able to find the proper means to bring forth their case, such as in cases where he or she is disabled or a minor.

Pursuing Maximum Compensation
Millions Recovered for Our Clients

Alexandria Injury Lawyers
  • $6,050,000 Scaffold Injury

    $6,050,000 in benefits for a mason who was injured in a scaffold collapse. During the fall, the worker struck their neck, breaking it. The result was near total paralysis.

  • $3,418,000 Catastrophic Injury

    A 20-year-old was electrocuted when a metal gutter he was carrying came into contact with a live power line. His foot was exploded below the knee, he suffered burns to 50% of his body, and his heart stopped for more than 10 minutes. Two years into the case, we were able to settle the matter for $3,418,000.00.

  • $3,000,000 Brain Injury

    Our attorney, Daniel Barrera, singlehandedly secured a $3 million workers’ compensation settlement on behalf of our client, a Virginia employee who sustained a debilitating brain injury in an occupational setting. This is the 6th case where Attorney Barrera has recovered over $1 million for a client.

  • $2,555,000 Leg Injury

    $2,555,000 for a young concrete worker who broke their leg when they were hit by a forklift. Unfortunately, the break caused them to develop compartment syndrome and blood clots, which necessitated an amputation of the leg.

  • $2,366,000 One Accident, Two Claims

    A 2014 Accident just resolved in DC following years of litigation. The Client fell down three stories through an unsecured elevator shaft hidden behind a normal-looking-doorway. The Client made a Workers Compensation claim for injuries sustained which he settled for $491,000. We then sued other contractors associated with the project and were able to settle that claim for $1,875,000. One accident, two claims, $2,366,000.00 in total.

  • $1,406,000 Long Term Disability Insurance Appeal

    This was a long-term disability case in which our client was forced to stop working after having a large tumor removed from her brain. Although the procedure was successful, our client was still burdened by debilitating side effects and neurocognitive deficits that impacted her quality of life. In January 2016, the client contacted our firm because her insurance provider terminated her benefits for the second time. The insurer justified their decision by claiming that our client was neurologically sound. They also falsely alleged that our client stopped taking her medication and that her persisting medical issues were related to an eye condition. In truth, our client never stopped taking her medications; she just switched to an online pharmacy – an understandable error by the insurer. However, the claim regarding our client’s neurological condition was entirely fictitious, and summarily disproven by 8 previous neuropsychological examinations that unanimously agreed our client was disabled for life. In short, our client suffered tremendous stress and anxiety because the insurance provider denied their benefits without any supporting evidence. They were handily defeated, and the insurer, acknowledging their negligence, reinstated our client’s benefits before the deadline. Thanks to the efforts of our firm and the support of her family, our client is on track to receive more than $1, 406,000 in benefits while she remains disabled.

  • $1,232,000 Automobile Accident

    $1,232,000 for electrician who was thrown from an elevated bucket. The bucket truck’s brakes failed and caused the vehicle to roll downhill, with the worker suspended in the air. The worker broke their pelvis and back and needed surgery to fix the broken bones. Unfortunately, the surgery resulted in a post-operative surgical site infection that required further surgeries and compromised an artery.

  • $1,200,000 Catastrophic Injury - Partial Paralysis

    A man in a bucket truck working on a power line was injured when the vehicle’s parking brake failed while our client was suspended 30’ in the air. The vehicle rolled downhill before striking a curb and flipping, with our client still inside the suspended bucket. The resulting fall cause permanent partial paralysis of one leg. Our client received a total settlement of over $1,200,000.00.

  • $1,095,000 Shoulder Injury in Bucket Truck Fall

    Our client sustained an occupational injury after falling from a bucket truck during work hours. He had multiple shoulder surgeries following this severe accident. The client received $190,000 from workers’ compensation, $110,000 in lost wages, and $170,000 to cover medical treatments, bringing the total amount paid out on his behalf to roughly $1,095,000. We were also able to obtain a $625,000 settlement for this client following a day-long mediation.

  • $1,050,000 Medical Malpractice - Spinal Cord Injury

    Our client injured his spinal cord after tripping and landing on a pointed rock. He went to the hospital but was quickly released. He returned to the hospital 5 days later with a temperature but was once again released. On his third visit, the doctors finally realized there was a serious problem. Our client was struggling to walk and urinate due to an undiagnosed epidural abscess exerting pressure on his spinal cord. To this day, our client still cannot walk. We alleged that this was medical malpractice as were able to secure a $1,050,000 settlement for our client.

Representing Injury Victims for 6+ Decades

Boasting more than 75 years of legal experience, our Virginia personal injury attorneys have the legal insight and resources to handle the most minor and complex cases in Maryland and D.C. as well.

Dedicated to the practice of personal injury law, we represent individuals injured in auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, bicycle accidents, construction accidents, and more.

If you have lost a loved one due to negligence, we can also assist you in filing a wrongful death claim on their behalf. With our help, you may be able to receive the compensation you need to pay for all accident-related costs, such as medical care and lost wages.

Let Our Experience Work for You

Our client-centered, hands-on approach will put you at ease. You focus on recovering, while we put our experience to work for you.

Why Choose The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC?

  • Over 75 Years of Combined Legal Experience
  • $75 Million in Recoveries for Clients
  • Client-Centered, Hands-On Approach
  • Bilingual Staff & Attorneys
  • Over 100 Cases Taken to Trial
  • Complimentary Case Consultations
  • Available to You 24/7
  • Licensed in Virginia, Maryland, & DC

Attorneys Dedicated to Your Needs

  • NTL - Top 100
  • NTL Top 40 Under 40
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group
  • Respected Lawyers Tops Lawyers 2020
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 3 Personal Injury Lawyers in Alexandria
  • Best Car Accident Lawyers in Alexandria
Client Testimonials

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “Great and awesome service by Barrera Law firm”

    Luis Cruz

  • “Bravo! Very professional!”
  • “My case was expertly handled.”

    Bill S.

  • “Estoy satisfecha con el resultado de mi caso”

    Rosa V.

  • “Everything went so smooth from start to finish.”

    Patricia C.

  • “I cannot say it enough how happy and grateful we are. The work that you guys do is truly amazing.”

    J. L.

  • “I couldn't be happier! The people here are awesome and would recommend them to anybody that needs a great lawyer.”

    Lee K.

  • “Attorney Barrera was very professional and made sure I got best treatment possible.”


  • “Janett is an excellent worker!”

    Luis Obando

  • “He is one of the most conscientious and honest lawyers I know.”


  • “Michelle, thank you for your patience, professionalism, and the dedication you provided during my mother’s case.”

    Lester C.

  • “Upon his initial consultation, I felt reassured that I was making the right choice when it came to choosing counsel...”


  • “Mr. Barrera was very honest with me about my claim and patiently explained everything.”


  • “Son muy buenos”

    Guillermo ospina

  • “Mr. Barrera was a terrific help in getting a great settlement in my auto accident case.”


You Recover in Peace

We'll Handle the Rest

Our firm's founder is a seasoned trial lawyer with more than 100 trials under his belt. What does this mean to you? It means that should your case go to trial, you can feel at ease in knowing that your rights and interests will be protected by a proven litigator. We are the kind of law firm you need at your side, inside and outside of court.

Obtaining the maximum amount of compensation possible for our clients-this is our ultimate goal. This unmitigated dedication has led to countless successful results. In fact, our Virginia personal injury lawyer has gained inclusion into the illustrious Million Dollar Advocates Forum® for having won substantial settlements on behalf of our clients.

We also help injured workers petition for the workers' compensation benefits they need after suffering an injury on the job. We do everything possible to help injured workers get back on their feet.

Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?

There is no law that says you need a lawyer in order to file a personal injury claim, however choosing to hire an experienced attorney will most likely lead to the greatest outcome in your case. There are a couple reasons for this, the first being the fact that the legal system is a complicated system and personal injury law is full of nuances that can take years of study to understand completely.

Hiring an expert in their field is always a good decision when you are interested in the best possible outcome. Another reason to hire a lawyer is the stature of limitations. As mentioned above, the statute of limitations is a law established on a state by state basis which limits an injury victims time to file a claim and recover compensation.

According to the Virginia Code section 8.01-243(A) the state of Virginia has a two-year timeline. This means you have two years to file your claim before you lose your legal right to do so. There are some exceptions to this law, which is another reason why it’s important to consult with an experienced attorney about the specifics of your case.

Beyond the statute of limitations, all personal injury claims require a certain amount of investigation. Some like truck accidents, can require a great amount of investigation, while some like slip and falls might be simpler. Across all cases, attorneys have the experience and authority of their firm to request thinks like security camera videos, interview eyewitnesses and more that can aid in providing evidence of negligence for a case. To learn more about how the legal team at The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC can help you, contact our firm today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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