Craig County, VA, The Gateway to Virginia’s Western Highlands, is a county of 5,190 people (26 people per square mile). New Castle, the only incorporated town in the county is a secluded community built around one of the commonwealth’s antebellum court complexes featuring a courthouse with a portico built in 1851. Another popular site is the Old Brick Hotel (across from the Court House). Most of the county residents live in New Castle or in one of the unincorporated communities of Abbott,, Paint Bank, or Simmonsville.
The main highways in the county are State Routes 18, 42, and 311. In the wide open spaces of Craig County, with farm vehicles on the roads and visitors trying to find points of interest, traffic accidents are bound to occur. If you are injured through no fault of your own in this kind of accident, call Altizer Law, P.C. We know the roads and the terrain. We will help you assess your injuries and evaluate your opportunity to recover damages for them.
During 2015, two deaths and 38 injuries resulted from 93 crashes reported in Craig County.
Craig County includes a large portion of Virginia’s Jefferson National Forest, a very popular site for hiking, camping, fishing, and other outdoor activities. The natural beauty and recreational opportunities draw many visitors to the county. One adventure resort in the county is Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing. Hunting, hiking, and other injuries associated with human error can also be expected in the great outdoors. If you are injured in a hunting accident or other outdoor activity, Altizer Law, P.C., can help. Our knowledge of the region and our experience with injuries of these types enables us to act aggressively on your behalf to recover an appropriate settlement for you.
Craig County is also the home of Craig Healing Springs, a collection of early 20th Century resort buildings that are typical of Virginia’s mountain spas.
The Craig County Recreation and Conservation Association is responsible for development of the Craig Field of Dreams, an 18 acre sports complex. They also acquired the Craig County Soccer Club and its 14 teams. They play in the outfield areas of the baseball and softball complex. They will be adding an archery range in the future. Sports injuries can be devastating. If you are injured playing soccer, baseball or softball, you can count on an athlete like Bettina Altizer to help you assess your options and act on your behalf if warranted.
The county’s Agritourism program features 10 farms that allow visitors to experience the farming life. Among the popular sights are a portable sawmill, pigs, goats, chickens, livestock guard dogs, a pumpkin patch and Christmas tree farm, specialty coffees, sheep, wool, and blackberries.
Craig County is part of Western Virginia’s Highlands Artisan Trail, which features nearly 70 sites, 12 in Craig. These feature hiking trails, campgrounds, a shooting range, birding trails, and wildflower trails.
Many people of Craig County work for privately-owned firms or agriculture interests. Among the top employers in the county are such government agencies as:
- The U.S. Postal Service
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture
- The Virginia Department of State Police
- The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
- The Virginia Department of Transportation
- The Supreme Court of Virginia
- The County of Craig
- The Craig County Public School Board
- Craig New Castle Public Services
Among the County’s other top employers are industries including:
- RWC Enterprises Inc.
- Otsuka American Pharmaceuticals
- Phyle Inventory Control
- Precision Tool & Grind
- Strauch Fiber Equipment Co
- Craig County Veterinary Service
- Hoxel Group, LLLC
- Meriweather Godsey
- Thorvin, Inc.
Whether you work for government of industry, any injury on the job or on the road could result in serious injury or illness. Manufacturing, laboratory, transportation or work with animals can result in injuries that are not your fault. If this happens to you in Craig County, call the team at Altizer Law, P.C. We are known for our passionate and persistent fights on behalf of our clients – even against government, insurance companies, and big business.
Service employers include Monroe County Health Center and The Virginia Baptist Children’s Home. Medical malpractice, damages from unsafe medications and medical devices and products can happen anywhere. If you are harmed as a result of the actions of a medical provider or by unsafe products, you have an advocate in the attorneys of Altizer Law, P.C. We have a strong record of helping people obtain appropriate settlements from those responsible for their injury.
Hollow Hill Farm, Inc. is one of the county’s largest employers. There are many other farms in the county. The average farm is 212 acres. The vast majority of the farms (89%) are operated by a family or an individual, and the majority of the agricultural products sold are livestock, poultry, and their products (85.88%). Farming injuries occur due to human error and to failures or defects in farm vehicles and equipment. The team of Altizer Law, P.C., understands the kind of accidents and injuries that occur on farms. We have successfully represented a number of personal injury cases for farmers and their employees or visitors to their farms.