Attorney Ed R. Atkinson
In August 2014, I set out to found my own law firm in Norfolk, Virginia, with a simple vision: to provide superior service for working people and families involved in car accidents and other personal injury claims. Since that time, I have represented hundreds of Virginia clients in countless injury cases, including dog attacks, automobile and truck crashes, workplace injuries and deaths and slip and fall accidents.
Do I need a personal injury lawyer? Trying to recover from a serious accident caused by someone else’s negligence can be overwhelming, especially when the negligent driver or party does not take responsibility. Maybe the other driver’s insurance company has called you and wants to get your personal information, maybe take a recorded statement “to speed up the handling of your injury claim.” Whatever they say, you do not have to speak with them at all. It won’t help if you do. At best, it’s just a waste of time. The major insurance companies only understand one thing: consequences. The insurance companies won’t even consider doing right by you unless you have an attorney, and not just any attorney, but a trial lawyer who is prepared to fight and win for you in court. If you have been injured in a car accident, call my office to speak with the lawyer who will be handling your case from start to finish, and who only has one boss: my client.
Not a “big box store” version of a law firm: I believe it’s hard to do something well if you do too much of it. Attention to detail gets lost, accountability decreases, enthusiasm suffers. Some personal injury firms in Hampton Roads boast about their massive size. In reality, many of these firms with “great reputations” have overworked lawyers and staff, who have no more passion for their job than employees of the largest, most impersonal corporations.
Small batch quality control: I do things differently than many law firms. My goal has never been to have the most clients. I want to have the happiest clients instead, whose results make me proud to be a lawyer, clients who will refer me to their friends and families. I am highly selective with the personal injury cases that I handle. In this way, I can consistently get the best possible results for my clients. With this same “small batch” approach, used by master craftsmen in virtually any profession, I can meticulously manage every detail of an injury claim. I admit, I am somewhat obsessive when it comes to my work. The best craftsmen always are.
including legally complex dog attack situations and vicious dog bite cases in Norfolk, Portsmouth, Hampton Roads, Richmond and all of Virginia. If the dog owner has renter’s, or home-owners insurance, we can make them pay
including truck accidents, motorcycle crashes, auto accidents in Hampton Roads and any instance in which someone is injured by another driver’s negligence. Offering knowledgeable and experienced local DUI/DWI injury claims as well.
including Jones Act Claims, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) claims, and other injuries to seamen and dockworkers here in the Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads region
29 Mar / 0 Comments
In February 2021 Virginia car accident attorney Ed Atkinson concluded a $225,000 settlement for a Gloucester youth injured in a serious motor vehicle accident. When the pickup truck in which he was a passenger took a turn too fast it left the roadway and struck a guardrail and a trial. The young man fractured his […]Read More
03 Feb / 0 Comments
Virginia dog bite lawyer Ed Atkinson secured a policy limit settlement from a homeowner’s insurance policy in a serious dog bite claim in early 2021. The incident took place in the days following Thanksgiving when a pit bull attacked a woman over a plate of leftovers, causing permanent injury to her face including the loss […]Read More
21 Jan / 0 Comments
In late 2020 Norfolk, VA accident lawyer Ed Atkinson settled a car-strikes-pedestrian case after protracted negotiation and civil litigation. Atkinson argued that the driver of a rental car failed to maintain a proper lookout and was otherwise negligent when he drove into a busy intersection near Old Dominion University and knocked a man walking his […]Read More
02 Jun / 0 Comments
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a high-stakes situation for families who have loved ones in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities. With many of these facilities now saturated with coronavirus cases, elderly residents have been left to suffer the consequences of inadequate care—in many cases, this means preventable death. The Health Crisis Has a […]Read More