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Morgantown Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Aggressively Seeking Compensation for Your Injuries in West Virginia
Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents are a leading cause of personal injury claims and lawsuits in West Virginia and throughout the country. Despite advancing safety equipment, traffic laws, and governmental efforts to reduce traffic crashes, thousands of people are injured or killed every year across our state. Most of these collisions are due to human error, such as inattention. Some are based on the violation of traffic laws, such as speeding, while others may be the result of defective vehicles and their parts engineered and sold by their manufacturers.
When you have been injured in an auto, truck, or motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses and damages under West Virginia personal injury law. At Mountaineer Criminal Law Group, we can help you file a claim, aggressively negotiate for maximum compensation, or take your case to civil court to help you get the justice you deserve. Our lead attorney is a skilled and proven trial lawyer who knows what it takes to get optimum results, especially when dealing with insurance companies that work to minimize or deny fair and just settlements.
Injured due to negligence in a traffic accident? Connect with Mountaineer Criminal Law Group online or at (304) 900-3391 for a free consultation with our Morgantown auto, truck, and motorcycle accident attorney. We serve clients in the counties of Monongalia, Marion, Preston, Harrison, Taylor, and throughout the entire state of West Virginia.
Protecting You in Accident Injury Claims
The first thing to remember in traffic accident injury claims is that the insurer for the other party does not represent you. They represent their policyholder and their main concern is to protect their profitability. To do so, they work to pay out as little as possible in accident claims.
This means that they may try to shift the blame on you. In West Virginia, if you are found to be 50 percent or more at fault for the accident, you will lose your right to any damages. As a modified comparative fault state, West Virginia holds you liable for your percentage of fault. Thus, if you are 20 percent at fault for the accident, your damages will be reduced by 20 percent.
Thus, insurance company tactics designed to increase your liability may reduce or negate your damages. This can lead to settlement offers that are less than what your case is worth. Once you accept and sign an insurance company settlement offer, you lose your right to further compensation. This is why you need an attorney on your side who knows how to prove fault and how to deal with insurance company maneuvers designed to protect themselves instead of you.
Fighting for Your Full & Fair Compensation
At Mountaineer Criminal Law Group, our sole aim is to help you secure optimum compensation. This includes all of the damages to which you are entitled, such as:
- Medical expenses, including past and predicted future costs related to your injuries
- Loss of wages/income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Property damage, such as to your vehicle or personal belongings
- Lost earning capacity
- Permanent disability
Let our skilled staff take on the legal burden of your accident claim so that you can focus on restoring your health. You will have the benefit of a proven trial lawyer on your side backed by more than a decade of experience working for clients both at the settlement table and at trial in court.
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