Virginia Personal Injury and Accident Law

For personal injury victims who receive Medicaid benefits, the Commonwealth of Virginia retains a lien on the personal injury recovery, regardless of whether funds are received via settlement or verdict.  The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) handles resolution of those liens.  Unfortunately, since the DMAS offices closed during COVID, resolution of those liens have been delayed by as much as two years, delaying funds paid to injured parties.  A significant backlog of lien payoff requests are pending within DMAS.  Now Virginia trial attorneys, including members of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA) are pushing for legislation to speed up lien resolutions, cutting down time to a few months.  Check out the video of the bill in committee, which passed committee 8-0.


If you need help with a personal injury case or would like to make a referral, we will accept the following types of cases:
- Automobile accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Bicycle accident
- Pedestrian accident
- Tractor Trailer accident
- Dog Bite
- Slip and Fall
- Wrongful Death

LEO 1739 allows fee splitting, provided that the referring attorney assesses the client's legal matter and determines that a referral is appropriate or necessary. Rule 1.5(e) of the Rules of Professional Conduct further governs when a division of fees is permitted. For more questions about personal injury cases, please contact us by phone or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..