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West Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers
- Have you been injured in a car accident?
- Do you beleive someone else is responsible for your injuries?
- Are you confused or worried about how you will find a personal injury lawyer in West Virginia?
We’re here to help you.
You might be unaware (or unsure) of the legal options available to you if you’ve experienced a personal injury in West Virginia. Suffering a personal injury is a confusing, painful time – you’re probably more concerned with trying to heal, paying for medical bills and caring for your family than researching personal injury law.
Our team of personal injury attorneys at the Moye Law Office work around the clock from our offices in Cross Lanes and Winfield to help people just like you get the justice they deserve.
We help our clients in their time of need by finding solutions to their problems that will help put their lives back together and give them closure to the trauma they’ve suffered.
At Moye Law Office, our dedicated West Virginia personal injury attorneys and staff are sensitive to our clients individual needs. We understand the heavy burden and stress involved when you have been injured due to the negligence of others and we will fight to protect your rights through every step of your claim.
The West Virginia Personal Injury Process
With you every step of the way, we’re here to take the stress out of your situation – providing you with real, actionable answers and results.
Consult with your Personal Injury Lawyer
We’ll go through a thorough consultation to assess your case and the injuries sustained and evaluate your personal injury claim. Then we’ll conduct a thorough investigation and contact insurance providers. Lastly, we’ll submit a Demand Letter – if an agreement is not reached we move on to step 2.
- Assess Your Case
- Evaluate Your Claim
- Conduct a thorough Investigation
- Serve your demand letter
File and Serve the Personal Injury Complaint
The necessary paperwork is filed and triggers the litigation process. The defendant receives a summons and the attorneys get to work gathering evidence and deposing the witnesses.
- File your paperwork
- Deliver the summonses
- Complete the depositions
Last Step: Go to Trial
A judge or jury will examine the evidence and decide whether to hold the defendant responsible for your injuries. The defendant will receive a judgement and if found liable for your injuries, the judge will decide how much money they need to pay you.
- Present your case to the judge or jury
- Court makes a decision
- Court decides on the amount of your award
Start your journey to healing…
If you have suffered an injury you were not responsible for, you need a personal injury lawyer you can trust to get the results you deserve.
Personal injury cases are often very complex and require sound legal guidance. Our attorneys will provide a clear explanation of your legal rights and options and will remain dedicated to getting results for your case.
Frequently Asked Questions About West Virginia Personal Injury Cases
What Is Considered A Personal Injury?
Personal injury occurs when a victim suffers injury or death due to someone else’s negligence, recklessness or carelessness.
When one person gets hurt because another person or company acts negligently, the victim has a personal injury.
The victim may bring a claim for financial compensation against the wrongdoer. The lawsuit is a civil lawsuit brought by the victim who may receive financial compensation for their injury.
Personal injury can include car accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, slip and fall injuries, tractor trailer accidents, motorcycle accidents, railroad accidents, workplace accidents, and other injury-causing situations.
What Is A Personal Injury Case?
A personal injury is a civil case – it’s not a criminal case where someone can be convicted of a crime and go to jail. Instead, a civil lawsuit can result in a finding of responsibility that makes the responsible party pay money to the victim.
What Happens In A Personal Injury Lawsuit?
In a personal injury lawsuit, the victim makes a demand for compensation called a complaint.
The defense then has time to file an answer to the complaint. Both of the parties build their evidence in the case using things like depositions, interrogations and subpoenas.
There may be preliminary rulings on gathering and presenting evidence. The parties have opportunities to reach an agreement in the case through mediation and informal settlement negotiations.
If they’re unable to reach an agreement, the injury lawsuit goes to trial for a jury to decide.
What Can I Expect During My Personal Injury Case?
Once your case is filed, your attorney will serve the other side with a copy of the paperwork. You wait for them to file a reply. After that, you have time to build your case by contacting witnesses, gathering medical evidence, and even collecting evidence from the other party. You and the other side both have time to bring preliminary motions to the court.
Your attorney may approach the other side to try to resolve the case by settlement. You may participate in formal dispute resolution like mediation. If you resolve the case, you collect payment, and the case ends. If your case goes to trial, your lawyer presents your case and asks the jury for a fair outcome.
Can I File A Civil Lawsuit Without An Attorney?
Yes, you can file a civil lawsuit without an attorney.
If you bring your case on your own, you’re subject to the same standards as you would be if you had an attorney.
You must follow the formalities for your case filing documents.
The rules of discovery, admission of evidence, and civil procedure all apply to you. If you make a mistake, it may unravel your case.
While you can file a civil lawsuit without an attorney; usually, the best chance to recover the maximum amount possible is by working with an experienced attorney who will help you handle each step in the case in a way that’s calculated to help you get the best result.
Our team here at Moye Law Firm will take the time to get to know you, your priorities, and the details of your case and guide you through the process to help you get the maximum compensation possible.
What If I Can’t Afford An Attorney?
Personal injury attorneys typically work on a contingency fee basis.
This means we will not receive any compensation for our services until a recovery is made on your behalf. These details will be reviewed with you prior to the case.
How Long Will It Take To Resolve My Personal Injury Case?
This is one of the most difficult questions to answer that’s regularly asked by our clients. Your case may go through several different phases before it is resolved.
Immediately after the accident you will have to seek medical attention for your resulting injuries.
You may have to be seen by several doctors and go through multiple treatment procedures to determine the type and severity of your injuries.
Once your injury has been identified and treatment has begun, your attorney may then attempt to negotiate a settlement on your behalf.
What Damages Can I Seek In A Personal Injury Lawsuit?
- Physical and emotional injuries
- Loss of earning capacity
- Outstanding medical bills and out of pocket costs
- Lost wages
- Future medical costs for ongoing treatment
- Punitive damages
The person that caused my injury is claiming that it was my fault, what do I do?
Many negligence cases involve a he-said/she-said situation, where it’s initially unclear exactly what happened. An experienced attorney will have a plan of action for proving who caused the injury.
When you choose Moye Law Firm to represent you, we will work with investigators and accident reconstruction professionals to gather scientific evidence of how the accident occurred and who was to blame.
It’s important to note; not every case is the result of just one person’s negligence. Often, more than one person, including the injured party, is to blame for the resulting damage. In this situation, an accident victim may recover a percentage of the damages that he or she sustains.
What To Do After A Personal Injury Accident?
- Take photos of your injuries
- Write down a narrative of what happened while it’s still fresh in your head
- Visit a doctor (if you haven’t already)
- When you have visited a doctor, follow their care plan and attend all follow-up appointments
- Make a list of witnesses and their contact information, if you know it
- Follow any additional instructions from your attorney