West Virginia Car Accident Lawyer
Thousands of West Virginians are seriously injured or killed in car accidents each year, and many of these injuries are due to another driver’s bad judgement. Auto collisions are often caused by:
Distracted driving–using a cell phone, eating, and other multi-tasking while driving
Drunk Driving or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Poor road conditions
Not adhering to traffic laws and signs
We fight to get you what you deserve.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may have medical bills, lost wages, and other financial burdens that you deserve compensation for. The team at Mountain State Law are highly experienced with personal injury cases involving automobile collisions, and will work hard to get you the best outcome as quickly as possible so you can move forward with your life. If you have been injured in an auto accident, CONTACT US for a FREE evaluation of your case.
How Much is Your West Virginia Car Accident Claim Worth?
This is often the first question we get asked by those seeking help for an auto accident claim because there is inherently a hefty price tag that comes with being injured in a motor vehicle collision. You’ll likely be faced with medical bills from your hospital or physical therapy clinic, lost wages from not being able to work, and many other potentially devastating financial burdens.
The short answer is: It Depends.
The amount of compensation you can receive from a car accident claim will depend on many factors, including:
- The extent of your injuries
- The cost of medical treatment and therapy
- Property damage
- The level of the at-fault driver’s negligence
- Your ability to continue working
- Loss of mobility and quality of life
While lawyers, judges, and juries generally take all of these factors into account when determining compensation, every case is different and will produce a different outcome. This is why it’s so important to have an experienced personal injury attorney representing you from the start.
Why Should You Contact a West Virginia Car Accident Attorney Immediately?
There are several reasons to speak to a personal injury attorney as soon after an accident as possible.
1. Statute of Limitations
There is a limited amount of time to file a claim in West Virginia–this is called a “Statute of Limitations,” and in WV all personal injury claims (including car accident claims) must be filed within 2 years of the accident in order to be admissible to court. If you miss this window, you will no longer be able to seek compensation for your injuries.
As time goes by, it’s more and more difficult to collect vital evidence to support your case. For example, tire marks at the scene of a collision will fade or get covered up quickly on a busy road, so it’s important to get good photographs of the scene while it’s relatively fresh.
3. Help With Insurance Companies
In the case of an auto accident, the insurance company is not your friend. It’s their job to figure out how to pay as little as possible for an incident, and insurance adjusters have been known to manipulate accident victims’ statements that could later be used against the victim. DO NOT TALK TO AN INSURANCE ADJUSTER WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY. Experienced personal injury lawyers like Sam Harrold will advise against speaking to anyone about the accident, and instead will handle all contact from insurance companies on your behalf.
If you have been injured in an auto accident, CONTACT US for a FREE evaluation of your case.
Have you been injured in a car accident?
What to do after a car accident:
Call 911 to report the accident.
Get medical help for any injuries.
Exchange information: Names, addresses, insurance information.
Get contact information from witnesses.
Don’t sign any papers or give any statements to anyone other than the police.
Call 304-715-3800 to speak with an attorney.