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Suffering From an Injury?

Newport News Personal Injury Lawyers

You Don't Have to Pay the Price for Another's Negligence

If you or a loved one has been injured in a serious accident, you may feel as if the nightmare may never end. The financial consequences of an injury that was caused through no fault of your own may be overwhelming on many levels. Lost wages, mounting medical bills, and continued treatment costs can create severe economic hardship for many victims.

At Heath, Old & Verser, P.L.C., our Newport News personal injury lawyers have decades of experience helping injured individuals secure the compensation they deserve. Dealing with the ramifications of someone else's negligent or careless actions is difficult, especially when their recklessness has caused you or a loved one significant harm. Our seasoned injury attorneys can help you hold negligent individuals or businesses accountable for the damages and losses they caused to you.

Discuss your accident with us during a free consultation.
Call us today at (888) 599-4090.

Meet Your Personal Injury Attorneys

Leonard Heath

Hunter Old Hunter Old

We've Recovered Millions of Dollars for the Injured in Virginia

Our firm can deliver the powerful advocacy required for you to receive full and fair compensation. We are ready to hear your story and provide unwavering support through each and every step of your case. Our personal injury attorneys in Newport News, VA have obtained millions of dollars in recovery on behalf of our clients and are prepared to provide the hard-hitting representation needed to strengthen your case next.

Our representation includes:

  • Track record of success
  • Full investigation of your accident and the parties involved
  • Contingency-based representation
  • Formidable and resolute advocacy should your case go to court
  • We will work with medical professionals to understand the impact of your injuries
  • We will negotiate with insurance carriers to recover full compensation

We Can Help You With These Cases

Our experienced team can help you with the below case types. If you have suffered an injury at the hands of someone else’s negligence our team is ready to fight for the justice and compensation you deserve!

  • Car Accidents
    Car accidents can cause serious, life-changing injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in an accident, you may be able to recover compensation. Learn more by reading our car accident page today.
  • Distracted Driving
    In our fast paced society distracted driving has become more and more prevalent, putting other motorists and pedestrians at risk. If you have been injured by a distracted driver, learn how our firm can help you today.
  • Drunk Driving Accidents
  • Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Claims
    Most people assume they have no options to recover compensation when their accident involved an uninsured or underinsured motorist. The good news is that you may still be able to recover compensation. Read our page to learn more.
  • Catastrophic Injuries
    Catastrophic injuries are injuries that are severe and permanent. Our firm is experienced in handling these cases and is dedicated to securing the compensation you need so you can focus on recovering.
  • Back, Neck & Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
    Brain injuries are serious injuries that can have life-long consequences. Our firm understands what you or your loved one is going through and is prepared to fight to recover the maximum amount of compensation possible for those who have suffered these serious injuries through the negligence of another.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Burn Injuries
  • Drunk Driving Accidents
    There is no excuse for driving while intoxicated. If you or someone you love has been injured by a drunk driver, our firm is here to help you. Read our page to learn your rights and options and contact our firm for a free consultation.
  • Motorcycle Accidents
    All too often, motorists fail to look out for motorcyclists or drive recklessly around them. If you have been injured in an accident, you may have a right to compensation. Learn more today and contact our firm to get started.
  • Truck Accidents
  • Tractor Trailer Injuries
    From how long a trucker can be on the road to when they must take days off, truckers and the trucks they drive are heavily regulated. Unfortunately, these regulations don’t always prevent an accident. Our firm is skilled in truck accident investigation and is ready to help you. Learn more today.
  • Wrongful Death
    Losing a loved one at the hands of another’s negligence can be devastating. Our firm understands what you are going through and has the skill and knowledge to fight for the compensation and justice you and your family deserve.

Personal Injury FAQ

Being injured in an accident is a very unfortunate experience but it doesn't have to be complicated. Our team at Heath, Old & Verser, PLC works hard to communicate with our clients in an informative way that is easy to understand. If you're considering hiring a personal injury lawyer in Newport News, we've provided answers to commonly asked questions.

How long do I have to file a claim?

According to the Code of Virginia section 8.01-243, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Virginia is two years. This means you have two years from the date of your injury to file a claim or you may lose your right to compensation. Virginia does recognize some exceptions to the statute of limitations depending on the specifics of your case. An attorney from our firm can let you know if you qualify for an extension to the statute of limitations.

What sort of damages can I recover as the victim?

Juries are given instructions on the different categories of damages. They include any bodily injury sustained, any physical pain and mental anguish suffered in the past and any to be expected in the future, any disfigurement or deformity, any inconvenience, any medical expenses incurred in the past and expected in the future, and any lost earnings.

What is needed to recover compensation?

There are usually three elements to prove in a successful personal injury case—establishing that an entity or individual acted negligently, the negligence directly caused your injuries, and you were not exhibiting any negligence at the same time.

Do I really need an attorney?

You are not legally obligated to have representation for a personal injury claim; however, it can help your chances to recover compensation considerably. An attorney can provided leverage against insurance companies who will only offer as little as possible, usually an unreasonable amount. Furthermore, to recover more than for just your medical bills, additional documentation and filings must be done which an attorney would be well-versed in doing.

What is contributory negligence?

If the injured party acted negligently as well leading up to the accident, this may jeopardize their ability to collect damages. When the defendant can prove any amount of negligence which contributed to the accident, the plaintiff would be barred from recovering compensation.

Get the Experience of Former Insurance Defense Lawyers on Your Side!

Each of our firm's founding partners has represented insurance companies in the past. We know first-hand the tactics insurance carriers will use and can deliver proactive strategies to counteract them. You can trust that our wealth of legal knowledge enables a creative legal approach to get you real results.

While no amount of money will ever take away your pain, it can help to alleviate the financial burdens you have been forced to endure. Let us pursue justice so you can focus on recovery and rebuilding your life.

Contact Heath, Old & Verser, P.L.C. to request a complimentary case consultation today!

Don't Just Take Our Word for It

Hear From Our Past Clients
  • “I will be sure to recommend your firm to all.”


  • “Courteous, compassionate, creditable!”


  • “I am forever grateful to you both!”


  • “I highly recommend this law firm.”


  • “Shawn is an amazing lawyer!”


  • “This firm goes above and beyond!”


  • “He gets an A+ from me.”


  • “I'd pay him more if I could just because of how he has treated my loved one and I.”


  • “Shawn is a great lawyer”


  • “Thanks Mr. Heath and your wonderful staff for ALL you've done.”


  • “While you were handling my case I had no worries at all.”


  • “Thanks for coming to our rescue for the last year and a half.”


  • “Thank you Mr. Heath and Val for everything you have done for me and my family over the years!”


  • “Their competence and skill demonstrated through the trial was nothing short of perfect. ”


  • “Words cannot fully describe what an amazing attorney and advocate you will have in hiring Shawn Overbey.”


  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Coastal Virginia Mag Top Lawyers
  • Virginia Business Legal Elite
  • Avvo 10.0 Superb Rating
  • Super Lawyers
  • Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent

Our Commitment to Clients

  • Tough courtroom advocacy
  • Results-driven legal strategies
  • Candid and informative counsel
  • Prompt and personlized communication
  • Creative strategies tailored to your needs
  • Thorough examination and investigation of your legal situation