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Auto Accident Attorney

An accident on the road can cause serious injury and substantial property damage. Dealing with the aftermath can feel overwhelming.

Having a highly rated car accident attorney by your side can help make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Richmond, VA-native Josh Silverman has won many six-figure verdicts and settlements for auto accident victims in a variety of crash cases. 

Don't Stress About Your Accident Contact Our Law Firm Today

In 2021, nearly 43,000 Americans tragically died in motor vehicle accidents. A driver’s inattention, speeding, aggressive behavior, traffic violations, and intoxication are all negligent actions that can cause serious injuries and wrongful deaths.

Josh Silverman can fight for the compensation you deserve if you have been injured by another driver. Even if you think you were at fault, he can evaluate your car accident and determine if the other driver is actually to blame. Contact our Richmond, VA, practice to speak with our attorney. 

(804) 258-4652

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Max Wise

2022

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They were able to negotiate a really good compensation! Joshua was in touch throughout the process and gave every little explanation to my family and me. Kirtrina was doing an amazing job with the documents and dealing with 3rd parties and payment! Outstanding work!

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Lauren M. Bischoff

2021

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Josh was a pleasure to work with! From the very beginning of our case, he took a great deal of time communicating with us to learn all of the important facts and kept us updated every step of the way. Josh is extremely knowledgeable and caring and we are most appreciative of his work-  thank you, Silverman Law!

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Are You Still at the Scene? Here's What to Do:

Key Actions to Take In the Days & Weeks After a Car Accident

There are certain steps you can take after a car accident to help yourself recover the maximum amount of damages possible. These include:

Seek Medical Treatment

Oftentimes, crash injuries do not immediately appear following an accident. Seeking swift medical treatment ensures you get the physical care you need. This also generates medical bills and records that are critical for proving your case. 

Gather and Preserve Evidence

All photographs of vehicle damage and visible injuries you took at the scene, including any witness contact information, should be preserved. Be sure to store this evidence in a safe place that can only be accessed by you, like your email. Mr. Silverman and his investigators can use this evidence to accurately demonstrate exactly how your crash occurred. 

Let Us Handle the Communication

If anyone contacts you regarding to your accident, like an insurance adjuster or anyone representing the other driver, direct them to the Silverman Law Firm. These other parties will pressure you into a lowball settlement and seek information to try to minimize your claim. Our team understands what to say to the opposition and how to seek maximum compensation. 

Don't Wait Until It's Too Late Schedule a Free Consultation Today

In car accident cases, time is precious. As you delay calling an attorney, evidence on the road is disappearing, witnesses' memories are getting fuzzy, and other drivers and their insurance companies are building a case against you. Plus, Virginia has a two-year statute of limitations on auto accident cases.

Contact Silverman Law Firm LC in Richmond, VA, today. We happily offer free consultations to car accident victims, so you have nothing to lose from letting our personal injury attorney take a look at your case.

You can request your free case review by filling out our online form or calling

(804) 325-4992

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Josh Silverman goes above and beyond for his clients.

Real 5-Star Reviews from Grateful Richmond Clients

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Cavalier Landscapes, Inc.

2022

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Josh and his dedicated team are a breath of fresh air.  They are easy to work with and very caring. They always put the client first!

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Jessica Baldwin

2021

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I WILL NEVER USE ANOTHER LAW FIRM. SILVERMAN LAW IS FOREVER MY CHOICE FOR LEGAL ADVICE AND HELP!

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"I deal with the hassle you've been going through..."

Car accident attorney Joshua Silverman can settle personal injury claims due to automobile accidents including medical bills and property damage. Silverman works with automobile accident victims to recover damages for emotional and physical suffering from the accident. He works on a contingency fee so he is paid only when his client is compensated for his or her injuries.

Our Proven Track Record of Success Significant Victories for Car Accident Victims

$1.35 settlement

$1,350,000 Settlement

With the help of an accident reconstructionist, our team was able to recover compensation for the family of an 18-year-old woman killed by another driver's negligence. 

$800,000 settlement

$800,000 Settlement

Our meticulous handling of an automobile accident case helped us recover compensation for a client who had serious injuries and required ongoing medical care. 
$200,000 settlement

$200,000 Settlement

We helped a victim of an automobile accident recover just compensation after an insurance company offered an unfair settlement.

More Reasons to Choose Us

Individualized Attention

Josh Silverman started his own personal injury law firm in Richmond, VA, so that he could carefully manage his workload and give each client the individual attention their case deserves.

Contingency Fees

Our car accident lawyer works on a contingency basis, meaning that you only pay us if we win. Fees are taken as a reasonable percentage of the recovery at the conclusion of the case.

Respected Attorney

Josh Silverman in Richmond, VA, comes highly recommended by both previous clients and other attorneys. He has been recognized as a "Virginia Super Lawyer" every year since 2013.

What To Expect At Your Free Initial Consultation

You will speak with Mr. Silverman or his paralegal before your consultation so we can be prepared for the meeting at our Richmond office. These are some important areas we will discuss:

Most initial meetings last between one and two hours, but we take as much time as needed to answer your questions.
Most initial meetings last between one and two hours, but we take as much time as needed to answer your questions.

Medical Review

Understanding your health history is key. By comparing your physical state from before the accident to your current suffering, Mr. Silverman can build a compelling argument to show the crash caused injuries that require extensive compensation

Witness Coordination

Memories can fade and stories can change. We always want to contact witnesses as soon as possible and will need to know who saw your accident.  Our team understands the right questions to ask now so that witness testimony can help us. 

Insurance Evaluation

Bring any insurance information to our Richmond office. We will review your insurance company's coverage and all of your available benefits. We will also discuss any type of contact insurance companies have made with you. It is important to note that you should refuse insurance company pressure to settle, and direct all contact to our team. 

Your Rights

After the details of your accident have been thoroughly reviewed, we will discuss your legal rights and how we will protect them. Mr. Silverman is an attorney who will give you realistic expectations for the potential recovery in your case. 

Request Your Free Consultation

Hiring our car accident lawyer in Richmond, VA, will give you the best possible chance to receive all of the compensation you are owed. If you or someone you love is suffering because of a car accident, contact Silverman Law Firm LC online or call (804) 325-4992.

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David Solomon

2021

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Incredibly Honest and does amazing work. Explained every step as my case preceded, I was never out of the loop. Would happily recommend to friends and family.

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Galee saar

2021

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Josh was honest the whole time and throughout the case he always kept us informed and updated. So grateful he made what could have been a stressful experience and comfortable as possible.

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About Attorney Joshua D. Silverman

Personal injury attorney Joshua D. Silverman is a Richmond native who has been practicing Virginia law for 15 years. He and his team at Silverman Law Firm LC focus on providing clients individualized attention. He specializes in personal injury and medical-related injury cases including medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, auto accidents, and product liability.

Types of Auto Accidents We Can Handle All of Them

The term “motor vehicle accidents” encompasses several types of accidents. The breadth and complexity of these cases require a detailed knowledge of the law to develop a strong legal strategy for clients. Our legal team handles claims for the following types of accidents:

Trucking Accidents

A particular hazard on the road, tractor trailers weighing up to 80,000 pounds can cause significant damage and catastrophic accidents if they collide with another vehicle. Accounting for eight percent of all road fatalities, trucking accidents are often caused by negligent commercial drivers who lack proper training, suffer from fatigue, speed, text, or drive while intoxicated with alcohol or drugs – all of which put the safety of others at risk.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, truckers on the road for more than eight hours are twice as likely to be in a trucking accident. Another recent study of large truck crashes found that 55 percent had a mechanical violation and 36 percent of the violations involved defective brakes. It should come as no surprise that a fatigued trucker operating a vehicle with defective brakes or another defective auto part may cause a fatal collision.

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Car Accidents

More than 35,000 people are killed each year in car accidents, and the number of traffic deaths is trending upwards. A driver’s inattention (i.e. texting or talking on a cell phone), speeding, aggressive behavior, traffic violations, and intoxication are all lethal factors that can cause serious injuries and wrongful deaths. If you are injured in a car accident, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • First and foremost, obtain medical treatment.
  • Take photographs of the vehicle damage and any visible injuries.
  • Cooperate with the police, but do not admit to fault. Under Virginia law, in most cases, if you are partially to blame for the accident you are not entitled to recover.
  • If your car's safety features (airbags, seatbelts, etc.) did not function properly, please secure the car as evidence. Our car accident lawyer can help you with a product liability claim against the manufacturer.
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Motorcycle Accidents

A driver’s inattention to the road is also one of the leading causes of motorcycle accidents, which make up an estimated 14 percent of all traffic fatalities. With less protection on the road than car or truck drivers, motorcyclists are 27 times more likely than passengers in a car to suffer a fatal injury in a crash. With extensive experience in handling complex motorcycle collision cases, auto accident attorney Josh Silverman has represented numerous motorcyclists who were injured in motor vehicle accidents. If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident, please do the following after receiving medical attention:

  • Take photographs of the damage to the motorcycle and physical injuries.
  • Preserve the evidence. This includes saving the helmet, damaged clothes, and of course, the motorcycle.
  • Don't make any statements to the insurance company before contacting a lawyer.
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Drunk Driving Accidents

Driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the leading causes of car accidents and fatalities on the road. Drunk driving occurs in all types of motor vehicle accident cases – from trucking to pedestrian.

Drunk driving cases are complex. They require an understanding of how alcohol consumption affects motorists and how the body metabolizes alcohol. Critical evidence needed to prove the extent of the driver's intoxication can be lost over time. This includes witnesses to the driver's drinking on the day of the car accident. If we can prove that the driver's blood alcohol content (BAC) was over .15, then up to $350,000 in punitive damages may be recovered in addition to compensation for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.

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Pedestrian Accidents

Negligent drivers cause a significant amount of accidents and serious injuries to pedestrians. In fact, 46 percent of pedestrian collisions are caused by drunk drivers or involve alcohol. Vulnerable to injury, pedestrians are more likely to sustain catastrophic injuries when involved in a car accident.

Pedestrians are especially vulnerable to hit and run accidents. Victims of hit and run accidents are not without a remedy. Our car accident attorney can work closely with law enforcement to help track down the driver. If the driver cannot be identified, there are other legal options, including filing a "John Doe" claim under any automobile insurance policy belonging to any relative in the pedestrian's household. If the John Doe driver is ever identified, criminal charges can be pursued and the claim can be amended to seek damages from the driver.

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Bicycle Accidents

Personal injury attorney Josh Silverman is an avid cyclist (he rode over 3000 miles in the last year), so he knows how enjoyable cycling can be. At the same time, he knows the dangers. A distracted or careless driver can quickly cause a serious accident and put bicyclists at risk. Sadly, alcohol-related collisions account for more than one-third of bicyclist fatalities. As cycling has become popular in Virginia, these collisions are occurring more frequently. Understanding the sensitive nature of bicycle accidents, our car accident attorney will aggressively pursue compensation for you and your family.

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Hit and Run Accidents

Perhaps the most morally reprehensible are people who cause accidents and flee the scene without rendering assistance. Legally, these accidents are referred to as "John Doe" collisions. If caught, the John Doe driver may face significant jail time. For the victim of a John Doe accident in Virginia, compensation can be obtained through the victim's own automobile policy and policies insuring relatives in the victim's household. In many cases, the victim can recover both compensatory damages and punitive damages. If you are the victim of a hit and run accident, there are legal deadlines that could cause you to lose your legal rights if you do not act quickly.

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No Case Is Too Complex for Us Contact Us Today

After more than two decades practicing personal injury and car accident law in Richmond, VA, Josh Silverman has seen it all. The car accident lawyers of the Silverman Law Firm, LC, deal with all types of auto accidents, including:

  • Car accidents involving more than two vehicles
  • Car accidents that result in serious injury or wrongful death
  • Car accidents involving uninsured drivers

If you are recovering from a car accident that may be too complicated for an inexperienced lawyer, schedule a free consultation with our attorney today. You can request a consultation by filling out our online form or by calling

(804) 325-4992

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Richmond Recommends Our Car Accident Attorney

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Jason M. Krumbein, Esq.

2020

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Responsive and detail oriented lawyers. Highly recommend.

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Nancy Minter

2020

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We have reached out to Josh for a couple of minor mishaps. He has always given a quick and personal response.

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"When I wanted to give up, Joshua Silverman was a fighter."

Car accident Attorney Joshua Silverman can settle personal injury claims for auto injuries related to medical costs, lost income, and property damage. Silverman also works with clients who suffered personal injuries in automobile accidents to recover damages mental, physical, and emotional suffering from the accident. He works on a contingency fee, so he is paid only when a patient is compensated either through a settlement or at trial.

Potential Sources of Compensation

If you suffered a personal injury in a car accident, insurance companies or the other driver may have to compensate you for:

  • Loss of income
  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Mental anguish
  • Ongoing rehabilitation

Under Virginia law, you may recover for your medical expenses even if they were paid by your health insurer. You may also be entitled to recover for a personal injury if you were a passenger in a vehicle driven by a family member, even if the family member was at fault.
In cases of extreme negligence or wrongdoing, you may be able to recover punitive damages. By statute, drunk drivers and/or their insurers may be required to pay up to $350,000 in punitive damages as added punishment when their blood alcohol level is above 0.15 or their conduct is particularly egregious. Va. Code Ann. § 8.01-44.5.

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Corey Boone

2020

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Mr. Silverman was greatly helpful in advocating for me and providing clear and sound guidance after my car accident in the summer of 2019. He was easy to work with and his staff was very supportive as well.

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Lara Finnie

2020

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Josh is thorough in his research, respectful in his approach, and caring in his demeanor. He is always a professional. Thanks, Josh.

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Silverman Law Firm LC

At the Silverman Law Firm LC in Richmond, VA, attorney Josh Silverman and his team represent victims of personal injuries and medical malpractice. Josh Silverman has been recognized as a "Virginia Super Lawyer" every year since 2013 and was selected as a 2015 Top Rated Lawyer in Healthcare Law based on his AV Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell©.

We are available to provide individualized representation in a variety of practice areas, including:

To request a consultation at our firm, please fill out our online form or call (804) 325-4992.

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"By opening the Silverman Law Firm, I am able to carefully select cases where I can provide clients my undivided, individualized attention." Joshua D. Silverman

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