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A personal injury claim occurs when you suffer an injury due to the negligent or reckless actions of another person. Although a claim will not negate the pain and recovery of an injury, it can allow you some financial stability and the peace you need to rest and recover. A Lewisburg personal injury claim could recover lost wages, medical bills, and other damages you suffered in the accident.

It’s much easier to secure this financial compensation with a dedicated personal injury attorney who has decades of personal injury law experience.

Representing Injured Individuals in Lewisburg

Personal injuries can often result in years of complications and recovery. This can have significant negative impacts on your financial, physical, and mental well-being. When someone else was at fault, you should be compensated for these losses. Your attorney should understand the current and future consequences of your injury and how to quickly and thoroughly investigate the scene of your accident.

At Wooton, Davis, Hussell & Johnson, PLLC, we have more than 40 years of experience in personal injury claims. We understand the requirements to file these claims, the evidence needed, and how to uncover that evidence. We also know how to determine the long-term consequences of an injury on your life, such as future lost earning capacity and the common complications that result from the injuries you sustained.

Our firm uses our skills, resources, and knowledge to help you get the most out of a personal injury claim. We take the time to understand your situation and determine if your needs are better served in negotiation or litigation.

Personal Injury Claims We Handle

There are many causes of personal injuries and civil negligence claims. Each type of accident results in different injuries and different losses. At Wooton, Davis, Hussell & Johnson, PLLC, we have had experience and success in the following types of personal injury claims:

  • Auto Accidents

Auto accidents can cause serious injuries, property damage, and fatal injuries. In most car accidents, one of the drivers is at fault. In West Virginia, auto insurance claims are filed with the at-fault driver’s insurance provider. A driver may be at fault for being distracted, breaking traffic laws, driving fatigued, or even being intoxicated. When another driver is the cause of the accident, an insurance or personal injury claim could cover your lost income, medical bills, and other losses.

Unfortunately, it is often hard to get an insurance provider to pay you what your damages are worth. An insurance company may try to claim you were partially or fully liable to limit their financial liability. An attorney is essential to avoiding this problem and obtaining you the compensation you need.

  • Truck Accidents

Accidents between passenger cars and commercial trucks can have devastating effects on those in the smaller vehicle. Truck accident claims can be even more complex than other car accident claims for many reasons.

Often, you file the claim with the commercial trucking or shipping company, which has significant resources and motive to deny your claim. These claims are also complex because multiple parties may be liable, such as the truck driver, others on the road, the driver’s employer, or a third-party company responsible for the upkeep of the trucks. Additionally, the damages in these accidents are often much more significant.

  • Other Motor Vehicle Collisions

Other traffic accidents include motorcycle, pedestrian, and bicycle accidents. When these parties are in accidents with larger motor vehicles, they are likely to sustain catastrophic or fatal injuries due to their fewer safety protections.

  • Premises Liability

Property owners are responsible for the care and maintenance of their property. If their negligence results in an unaddressed hazard, and someone is injured because of that hazard, the property owner can be held liable.

  • Medical Malpractice

Medical providers are held to a professional standard of care. When providers act negligently, they can cause significant physical injury, mental damage, and fatal harm to their patients. Medical malpractice claims are some of the most complicated types of personal injury claims.

  • Product Liability

Consumers assume that the products they buy are safe for use. The manufacturers of unreasonably dangerous products are held strictly liable for the harm they caused. Although you do not need to show that the manufacturer was negligent, there are unique aspects you must prove in a product liability claim to recover compensation.

  • Coal Mining Accidents

These accidents commonly happen to employees in the coal mining industry, but others on the worksite can also suffer accidents. An attorney can help injured parties pursue compensation. Due to the workers’ compensation system, an employee will only be able to file a personal injury claim in certain circumstances.

  • Other Workplace Injuries

Many employees are restricted to workers’ compensation claims when they are injured at work. In some cases, employees can pursue a civil third-party claim or an employer negligence claim.

  • Wrongful Death

When someone does not survive their injuries caused by another party’s negligence, their surviving family members can file a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death claim can recover damages such as the deceased’s income, the loss of their care and assistance, medical bills from their injury prior to death, and reasonable funeral expenses.

This compensation does not make up for the significant loss of your loved one. Instead, it can give you and your family some stability and grant you time to grieve. It also allows you to hold the party who caused your loss liable, which may bring you some peace of mind.

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims in West Virginia?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in West Virginia is two years from the date you suffered the injury. The limitation for a wrongful death claim is one year after the death occurred. If you do not file a civil claim within this period of time, you lose your right to obtain compensation for your damages and injuries.

This is why it’s crucial to reach out to a qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible. If you wait until the statute of limitations deadline is close, your attorney will have very little time to investigate and build a strong claim prior to filing. As a result, the case would be less likely to be successful. Because of this, you may have a hard time finding an attorney to take your claim.

Protecting Your Financial Interests in Lewisburg

When you’re in need of a skilled personal injury firm, contact Wooton, Davis, Hussell & Johnson, PLLC.