Personal Injury & Automobile Accident Lawyers
in West Virginia
Car Crashes Can Cause Catastrophic Challenges
West Virginia residents injured in a car crash face an uphill challenge when it comes to recovery of their health, vehicle, and financial status. The downside is that West Virginia law limits the amount of time you have to file a claim. So speak with a personal injury lawyer at Stroebel & Johnson, PLLC. Your quality of life can be impacted medically and repairs to your vehicle may be expensive, necessary, and definitely unexpected. Call Stroebel & Johnson, at (304) 553-0660 in Charleston, or (304) 520-0832 in Lewisburg, to schedule a free consultation today. Contact us online at your convenience for an appointment to review your vehicle accident with our lawyer.
The Role of Negligence in West Virginia Motor Vehicle Accidents
Some of the most common causes of negligence in West Virginia when it comes to motor vehicle accidents are:
- Dangerous driving conditions
- Dangerous weather
- Distracted driving
- Driver fatigue
- Driving under the influence
- Failure to stop
- Failure to yield
- Improper maintenance of vehicle
- Inexperienced or unlicensed drivers
- Road defects
- Running red lights
Stroebel & Johnson Offer Legal Help with Vehicle Accident Matters
Stroebel & Johnson will handle the expenses necessary to process your case, such as obtaining expert witnesses. We do not get paid until we are successful in getting money for you. The kind of compensation you may receive from a settlement or jury verdict may include money to cover (1) the property loss involving your car and other items; (2) medical costs to cover your present and future care; (3) pain and suffering from the car accident; (4) loss of consortium, if your injuries interfere with your relationship; (5) lost wages, including lost benefits such as sick, vacation, and personal days off; and (6) any additional harms or losses the accident causes.
Personal Attention to Uphold Your Rights After a Vehicle Accident
Using the legal services of Stroebel & Johnson, PLLC, can give you the personal attention to help with (1) concentrating on healing and recovery; (2) medical care, especially if you do not have health insurance; (3) stopping harassing bill collectors; (4) recovering money for your losses; (5) informing you about the case and resolving it as quickly as possible, so you can get back on your feet. Stroebel & Johnson can also help if you are hurt as a passenger in any type of vehicle accident, including motorcycles, ATV/UTV, or boat. See more on our injured passenger page, and call us for a free consultation today!
Steps to Take in Case of a Vehicle Accident in WV
Stroebel & Johnson feels it is important for you to know what to do in the event of an auto accident, and why it is important to have legal representation: (1) Be sure to seek medical attention immediately; (2) Involve the police immediately and file a report of the accident; (3) Get witness information and any other evidence you can, such as photos; (4) Do not speak with the other driver’s car insurance company or adjusters.
Automobile Accident Injuries and Damages Require More Than a Tow
You are not under any obligation to give the other insurance representative any sort of recorded statement, as it may affect your own accident claims for damages. Even if you do not feel any pain or injury from the accident right away and do not want to see a doctor, there may be physical damage that can affect you in the coming days, weeks, or months after the auto accident. Having everything documented properly can help when you need to file a personal injury claim from an auto accident.