Newport News | Gloucester Auto Accident Lawyers


Personal Injury Attorneys

Advocating for injured clients
since 1981

With offices in Newport News and Gloucester, Virginia, Franklin & Franklin represents injured persons from Richmond to Virginia Beach and everywhere in between. Our firm specializes in personal injury law, and represents clients from the beginning to final settlement or verdict. Whether you’ve been injured in a car accident, work accident, defective product, or by a doctor, hospital, or nursing home, we will protect your interests against the insurance companies.

Our attorneys have been practicing decades and started at a time in the early ‘80s when it was unheard of for attorneys to specialize in a particular area. We were one of the first firms to educate the public about their rights in personal injury cases through television and Yellow Pages advertisements. We even offered free consultations and contingency fees on personal injury cases at a time when attorneys charged for everything. We have always been dedicated to representing injured persons. While modern technology has changed how we reach our clients, the fact remains that you still receive personalized attention from Franklin & Franklin.

Schedule a free consultation or Walk In.

Talk to a lawyer about your legal problems.  Don’t settle for an “Investigator” or “Paralegal” answering your questions.  Call us at (757) 316-8888 or use our Contact Form to reach us electronically.  You can also walk in to one of our offices in Newport News or Gloucester – just check our Business Hours to make sure we’re open.




11719 Jefferson Ave.
Newport News VA 23606

7002 George Washington
Memorial Highway
Gloucester VA 23061

(757) 316-8888
fax: (757) 828-4215

Areas of Practice

Personal injury

Personal Injury law encompasses a number of types of cases: Wrongful Death, Automobile and Motorcycle Accidents, Boating Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall, Dangerous Drugs, and Products Liability. These are just some of the types of cases we handle on a daily basis for over 45 years. When you’ve been injured through the negligence of others, use our “contact form” or give us a call to see whether you may have a qualifying personal injury case. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis.

medical malpractice

We handle select medical malpractice cases in the most egregious of circumstances.  Call us as soon as possible so we may help you evaluate your case - crucial evidence, such as having an autopsy, can be lost if you delay. Franklin & Franklin handles medical malpractice cases that have resulted in serious injuries or death.  We work hard for clients to maximize their recovery under The Virginia Medical Malpractice Act or Federal Tort Claims Act.

automobile accidents

Car accidents happen: people run red lights, they drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they drive while distracted – while texting or using the phone.  Some people drive too fast, are reckless or impatient with “road rages” and some even fall asleep at the wheel.  There are hundreds of other possibilities – the law calls these people “negligent.” Those who are found negligent for car and auto accidents are responsible for their actions and the damages they cause to others.

products liability

Serious and permanent injuries are the hallmark of defective products cases. Time is of the essence in securing and preserving the defective product. Substantial time and expertise is need to get the defective product analyzed or tested. Waiting too long to speak with an attorney about your case is one of the most common reasons we cannot help someone injured by a defective product. If you suspect that you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, immediately preserve and protect the defective product, prescription, or device. Then call Franklin & Franklin for a free consultation to discuss the case.

slip & fall | Premises liability

The majority of Premises Liability cases involve trip and fall or slip and fall accidents, falling merchandise, and unsafe or defective conditions on a business property. Dog Bite cases make up another significant portion of these types of cases. Premises cases in Virginia are difficult to prove; and, unfortunately, almost always result in serious injuries. If you are involved in a premises accident, gathering evidence quickly is crucial. It is critical that you hire a professional early to secure evidence for your case.

Workers’ Compensation

Franklin & Franklin handles workers’ compensation and job accident cases before the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission.  We work to get you the maximum benefits allowed including: lost wages, indemnity benefits, medical treatment, vocational assistance and job placement.  We also file permanent disability benefits claims that can include pain and suffering that leads to a loss of use.  We review your wages to make sure you’re being paid what is required under the law and help you choose the best medical providers from a workers’ compensation panel. We will also guide you through the difficulties of returning to work after an accident. Call us for a free workers’ compensation consultation.


Injury Cases - It’s All We Do.
— C. Jerry Franklin, Esq.


Contact Us.

Use the form below to tell us about your case, and we’ll contact you to schedule a consultation appointment. Please be as detailed as possible. You may also email or call us to make an appointment. Our general response time is one business day.