Personal Injury Attorneys Serving You in West Virginia
Nobody expects his or her life to be turned upside-down by a personal injury. However, many people leave for work, to meet friends at a restaurant, to pick their children up from school, and end up spending their night in a hospital bed after they have been involved in a serious, life-changing accident that they never expected. Every day, thousands upon thousands of people are injured or killed in serious personal injury accidents. If you have become one of these statistics, you may wonder how to handle your case during this difficult time as you try to recover and get back on your feet. Luckily, you are never on your own. We have experience in a variety of personal injury cases and can help you from the very start to finish in your case.
How an Accident Attorney Can Help
You’ve been involved in a serious accident and you’ve taken the first few steps, from assessing the accident scene to seeking medical treatment. However, now that you’ve seen it from a different angle (a financial angle) you’re worried about how you will be able to afford your medical bills, lost time off work, and many other aspects that impact your life after you have sustained the most serious injuries. Combine this with the fact that you are not up to date on legal procedures in accident cases and you may be royally confused. You have no idea about the statute of limitations and how they apply to a personal injury case, and you don’t know how to file your initial petition. This is all the more reason to have an experienced attorney on your side.
Nobody wants to be left to handle their case on their own. The truth is, many ordinary citizens are not tasked with the ability to handle dealing with the big name insurance companies and other party’s attorneys who may play a huge role in your case and try to change the outcome of your claim. Perhaps your attorney understands that another party is liable and owes you compensation for your injuries, but the other side is arguing that they are not liable and trying to pin the blame for the accident on you. Of course, these are tactics that insurance companies sometimes use and you are expected to go along with it – but it’s time to fight for your rights to compensation.
Cases Covered in West Virginia
There are a variety of accidents that are most prevalent in West Virginia. Each one is unique in its own way, but we have the experience to help you litigate your matters in court or settle through negotiations. We want to hear from you today if you have been injured in any of the following.
Auto Accidents: Let’s take a closer look at the reality of accidents in West Virginia involving motor vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2011 statistics show us that there were 337 total traffic accidents in West Virginia involving fatalities. Many of the reasons for these accidents include speeding, intersection-related crashes, and negligence by large trucks. There are many reasons why these accidents happen every year in West Virginia, leading to devastating results for those involved.
Many preventable behaviors stand at the forefront of these cases. For instance, a driver may have disobeyed the speed limit and crashed into a car head-on when they lost control. In other instances, drunk drivers flock to the highways, and drivers choose to text and drive, taking their attention away from the roads. These accidents should always be taken seriously because they are very preventable even though they are also incredibly common. When you are involved in a car accident, you should always document your expenses and speak to an attorney to move forward and earn the compensation you deserve after injuries have left an impact on your life.
Motorcycle Accidents: Motorcycle accidents are extremely serious to riders, as many riders are not protected from the elements. In some cases, motorcycle riders may fail to utilize helmets, which could lead to serious or permanent brain damage that could cause a severe impact on the rest of their life. Even the most minor injury, road rash, could lead to many complications, which is why it is better to talk to an experienced attorney sooner rather than later.
Pedestrian Accidents: A special duty of care is owed to pedestrians, who fall victim to serious, sometimes life-threatening accidents every single year in the U.S. Pedestrians most commonly become injured in accidents involving intersections, left-hand turns, and drivers who are speeding at night and so not see them due to wearing dark clothing. No matter the reason, you should always turn to the help of an attorney in your case.
Truck Accidents: Truck accidents are very common in West Virginia, where drivers are harmed every day in these catastrophic accidents that cause severe injuries. One of the reasons why these accidents are so serious is because large commercial trucks are tens of thousands of pounds more than your regular passenger vehicle, which means that you could sustain severe injuries or be killed in the blink of an eye when your vehicle collides with a truck. Truck drivers are constantly looking out for blind spots and are highly regulated by rules on our roads, but that doesn’t mean that accidents don’t occur.
Wrongful Death: You never expected an accident to take the life of your loved one, but it has and now you’re unsure of where to turn. In West Virginia, we take wrongful death accidents extremely seriously and want you and your loved ones to be able to compensate for your losses when somebody close to you has passed away. Do you want to fight for your right to compensation when you have lost a loved one and it has taken a financial and emotional toll on your life? Turn to us for trusted legal help.
We handle many accident cases depending on your needs. In West Virginia, these accident cases tend to be the most prevalent and we want to help you receive the compensation you deserve in your time of need. A liable party should have to pay. Call us if you have been injured in any of these accidents, or ones involving DUI drivers, commercial vehicles, ridesharing drivers, and more. We are waiting to hear from you.