Christopher Pitera is a trial lawyer at the personal injury law firm of Cannella & O’Neal located downtown Richmond, VA. Chris handles personal injury cases involving automobiles, tractor trailers, nursing home abuse/neglect, premises liability, and medical malpractice. Chris is dedicated to the cause of representing injured victims, passionate about the people he serves, and committed to protecting and advancing his clients’ rights against the insurance industry. Welcome to Chris’ personal blog.

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Client Reviews

“Chris was awesome from the start. He was always professional and always available when needed. He took the time to explain every detail of my case. My case was handled in a timely manner and Chris got me way more than expected. I would recommend him to anyone who is in need of his service. Not only was he my attorney but he made me feel like apart of the family. Thanks Chris!” — Posted by Markia

“My lawyer made sure he had all the information for me to proceed on to my case. He was very professional and polite to me. Contact with Mr. Pitera was on point. He was always there when I needed him. My settlement came very fast. I am so happy to have him as my lawyer.” — Posted by Crystal

“It was a great pleasure to have Mr. Pitera as my attorney. When he took my case he began to work immediately and I was very pleased with the outcome. He always kept me informed, he returned my calls quickly, and he really cares about his clients.” — Posted by Stella

“When Chris took over my case, he got right to work! He negotiated with the insurance company of the person who hit me and he was tenacious until he got the settlement that I wanted!” — Posted by Winnie

“Mr. Pitera was assigned to be my lawyer for my personal injury case, and very day one he has proven to be AMAZING. Mr. Pitera is very patient, knowledgeable, dedicated, and professional in his law craft. I truly appreciated his aggressiveness with fighting the insurance companies and etc…he truly fought hard for me. I also liked that he was always available for me the client. If your seeking representation he is the man for the job. Satisfied client here.” — Posted by Danny

Read more reviews here: https://www.avvo.com/attorneys/23219-va-christopher-pitera-4237956.html#client_reviews

 

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Case Results

THE VIRGINIA STATE BAR RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT REQUIRE ALL ATTORNEYS TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT AND DISCLAIMER TO THEIR CASE RESULTS.

SETTLEMENTS AND VERDICTS IN ALL CASES DEPEND ON VARIOUS FACTORS AND CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH ARE UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. THEREFORE, PAST RESULTS IN CASES ARE NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION OF SIMILAR RESULTS IN FUTURE CASES WHICH CHRISTOPHER J. PITERA OR HIS FIRM MAY UNDERTAKE.

$877,070.25 – Settlement for remaining policy limits for wife who suffered an aggravation to her preexisting lumbar stenosis requiring tri-level lumbar fusion with instrumentation and for husband who suffered a partially paralyzed diaphragm after a major head-on collision.

$850,000.00 – Settlement involving a complex property damage claim.

$650,000.00 – Settlement involving a complex property damage claim.

$643,641.00 – Settlement involving a complex property damage claim months before trial.

$425,000.00 – Settlement involving a complex property damage claim after filing suit.

$400,000 – Settlement involving a complex property damage claim after filing suit.

$350,000.00 – This was a confidential survival case for personal injuries to an 80 year-old who was physically assaulted and suffered a serious nasal fracture and facial lacerations. This case resolved in mediation.

$250,000.00 – Policy limit settlement for an elderly client who suffered a serious knee injury requiring a total knee replacement.

$195,000.00 – Settlement for client who was struck by a drunk driver. Client’s medical bills were only $28,000 and he suffered only soft tissue injuries.

$165,000.00 – Settlement for client who suffered an aggravation of pre-existing lumbar spondylosis resulting in bi-level lumbar laminectomy over two years after the collision.

$100,000.00 – Settlement for man who suffered a cervical injury after being struck by the defendant and pushed into a school bus.

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Awards & Recognitions

Virginia State Bar Significant Service Award, Young Lawyers Conference, June 2017

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Contact Chris