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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
  • $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.

  • $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.

  • $1,095,000 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.

  • $983,800.00 Fall - Broken Spine

    This client was a construction worker who fell through an open hole in the floor while walking backwards. He fell one story and landed on his back, breaking his spine. He received some of the best medical care in the world at Shephards Center for Spinal Cord Injury Rehab Center in Atlanta Georgia, paid for by the carrier.

  • $805,000 Catastrophic Injury - Leg Amputation

    Our client was run-over by a coworker while milling a roadway. The milling machine amputated his leg below the knee. Because of the client’s low wages, under Virginia law, the maximum value of his loss was only $75,000. We got him $250,000 on top of the $500,000 that paid for his medical expenses and the $55,000 in lost wages he previously received.

  • $710,000 Automobile Accident

    Our client was T-boned in a gruesome Fairfax County accident, which led her to receive $210,000 in medical treatment. She elected to settle her case for $710,000. We are very happy she has recovered well and is happy with the case result.

  • $700,000 Medical Benefits Reimbursement

    This is an ongoing workers’ compensation case, so some details need to be left unspecified. Our client was painting a roof when he accidentally touched an electrical wire. He was electrocuted off the roof and suffered severe burn injuries to the majority of his body, on top of injuries related to the fall. He accrued over $811,000 in medical bills. Because he didn’t initially have an attorney, the hospital billed Medicaid for $50,000 of the coverage and gave up on the rest. However, taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for what workers’ compensation insurance is supposed to cover, and hospitals and doctors shouldn’t lose money just because an insurance company wants to protect their profit margins. So, we set about getting that hospital paid for their valiant, lifesaving efforts. First, we convinced Medicaid that it didn’t have to pay that $50,000. We also persuaded the insurer to pay more than $700,000 to the hospital for past services rendered. Our client is extremely happy his doctors were finally paid.

  • $588,500.00 Spinal Cord Injury - Paralyzation

    Our client was attacked by a hammer-wielding assailant while working at an outlet mall. He was targeted because he had a past relationship with his assailant’s current girlfriend. The assailant used the claw-side of the hammer to puncture our client’s spinal cord in a dressing room ambush. Our client was left with no recourse and no legal way to obtain compensation because he wasn’t targeted as an employee of the store. Because of this detail, his claim technically wasn’t covered by workers’ compensation. However, after long negotiations, we were able to obtain $588,500 in lifetime payments on behalf of our client. Despite having no legal way to win, our client still got something for all the trouble he has, and will continue to, endure.

  • $416,000.00 Head Injury

    Our client was a Fairfax City trash truck worker who fell from the back of a dump truck and hit his head on the road, causing emotional and cognitive problems. As part of his settlement, he will now pursue service related retirement.

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 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

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

    Lee K.

  • “Thorough and with our best interests in mind”

    Beatriz Correa & Israel Lopez

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


  • “Bravo! Very professional!”
  • “When Only The Best Will Do, Contact The Barrera Law Firm”


  • “To come across someone so honest, hard working and fair is (too) rare, but Jose is that guy.”

    John and Larissa Snyder

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


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


  • “Estoy satisfecha con el resultado de mi caso”

    Rosa V.

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


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

    Lester C.

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

    J. L.

  • “Janett is an excellent worker!”

    Luis Obando

  • “Great and awesome service by Barrera Law firm”

    Luis Cruz

  • “Mr. Barrera and his staff are highly professional”


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.

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