No one ever plans for a serious injury. Even if you had the foresight to think ahead by purchasing great health insurance and disability insurance, a serious accident may result in more costs than either of these insurance types can possibly pay for. When a personal injury is caused by the negligent or reckless actions or omissions of another party, the injured party deserves to be compensated.
At the office of The Masters Law Firm, our experienced personal injury lawyers understand that you may not be prepared for the costs and losses that accompany a serious injury, and we are here to help. When you retain our legal team, we will work hard to build your case, prove fault, and recover a settlement that fully compensates you for your losses.
We Help Those Who Have Suffered Serious Injuries
If you have suffered a serious injury, our legal team can help you understand your rights and pursue the compensation award you deserve. We have helped those who have been involved in a variety of tragic accidents over the years, and who have suffered a range of catastrophic injuries. Our personal injury practice areas include but are not limited to:
Wrongful death. While suffering an injury yourself can be very traumatic, losing a loved one to an accident caused by another’s negligence is nothing short of tragic. If you can prove that the accident and death would not have occurred but for the at-fault party’s actions, you can bring forth a wrongful death claim for damages.
Car accidents. Car accidents continue to be one of the leading causes of injury and death in West Virginia. If you’ve been in a crash caused by another party’s negligence, we can help you to understand our state’s “fault” insurance rules and bring forth a claim for liability.
Motorcycle accidents. Even more dangerous than getting in a car, riding a motorcycle is a risky way of getting around. With few protections to prevent injuries in the event of a crash, the injuries that a motorcyclist suffers if a crash does occur are often very severe and debilitating.
Nursing home negligence and abuse. Learning that a nursing home staff member has neglected or even abused an elderly family member who is depending on care can be nothing short of shocking. If the elderly resident suffers harm, the nursing home can be held liable.
Premises liability accidents. When headed to the park, a friend’s house, or the grocery store, being involved in an accident is surely the last thing you expect. But when dangerous conditions on a property exist, accidents can happen. When they do, the property owner may be held liable in some cases.
Defective product injuries. When a product is made available for consumer purchase and use, the manufacturer of that product has a duty to ensure that it is safe. If it’s not and a consumer is harmed, the manufacturer could be held liable.
Workplace injury claims. People go to work expecting their employer to follow safe practices, to have safe equipment, and to comply with health and safety laws. At times, an employer does not follow safety rules, and it can cause you great harm. Under certain circumstances you can file a lawsuit against your employer, in addition to filing for traditional Workers’ Compensation.
Catastrophic injury claims. A catastrophic accident refers to any event that causes permanent and disabling injury. Examples of catastrophic injuries may include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, internal injuries, burn injuries, amputation injuries, and serious fracture injuries.
Pedestrian injury claims. We are all pedestrians at some point, so we can all identify with the fear of being struck by a vehicle. We handle such cases, and help provide financial relief to victims of pedestrian injuries.
Your Right to Recovery After a Personal Injury
After being involved in an accident, who is to blame for your injuries or what your rights are may not be obvious. When you call our lawyers, we’ll work with you to guide you through your rights and legal options. If you can prove that another party’s negligent actions were the proximate cause of your accident and injuries, you can hold that party liable for the full extent of your losses, seeking damages for your:
Medical bills. You deserve compensation for 100 percent of your medical bills and future medical bills.
Lost wages. Being injured often means being unable to work, sometimes long-term or permanently. If you have lost wages and suffered other income-related benefits, such as the future value of a 401(k) or investments, you can seek compensation for the full value of these losses as well.
Property damage costs. Was your car, motorcycle, or another type of personal property damaged or destroyed in your accident? If so, you are entitled to compensation for the full value of this property.
Pain, suffering, and other non-economic losses. Finally, in addition to the value of all of the economic damages you have suffered, you also deserve compensation for all of the non-economic losses, such as the value of the pain and suffering you have endured.
You Need a Skilled West Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer on Your Side
Knowing your rights can be difficult enough; bringing forth a personal injury claim and navigating the legal landscape on your own after suffering a serious injury can prove impossible. When you call our law firm, we will handle the process for you.
Our process begins with an investigation into your case. During this time, we will gather evidence, talk to eyewitnesses, and, if necessary, consult with experts to reconstruct your case and determine exactly what happened and who is to blame. Then, we will calculate your damages and determine what your claim is worth. From there, we can issue a demand letter against the at-fault party’s insurer, review a settlement offer, and negotiate an award on your behalf. While we always seek to settle claims out of court for the benefit of our clients, we will be prepared to file a lawsuit and bring your claim to litigation (when necessary) in order to pursue the full and fair compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Call The Masters Law Firm for Your Free Consultation Today
Suffering a serious injury can turn your life upside down. We want you to know that you are not alone. When you call our law firm, we will sit down with you to discuss your case free of charge, providing you with the valuable information you need to make the most informed decision about how to proceed.
To learn more about how we can serve you, please call us today at 304-342-3106 or toll free at 1-800-342-3106, visit our office in person, or send us a message telling us more about your injuries using the contact form on our website.