Beckley, WV, Personal Injury Lawyer
If you’ve been injured in an accident on the road, at work, or because of someone else’s negligence, the Beckley, WV personal injury lawyers at West Law Firm can help! Our personal injury lawyers in Beckley have decades of legal experience helping the injured get the compensation they need and deserve.
Learn about your legal options and how you could get payment to cover your injuries by contacting our offices. All our consultations are free, and we ask for no fee unless and until you recover compensation. Call us at (877) 943-9378 or use our contact page to schedule your consultation.
Case Types We Take
Our firm represents victims of many personal injury situations, including a few that are uncommon. We help with cases like:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Personal/Catastrophic injuries
- Animal attacks
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse & neglect
- Wrongful Death
- Insurance disputes
- Class action and mass torts (e.g. mesothelioma cases)
- Sexual abuse
- Work injury claims, including fracking, construction, mining, and heavy industry
- Medical product liability cases
It’s important to work with a West Virginia personal injury lawyer with experience in the kind of case you have. Our firm’s lawyers have a long history of representing clients in a wide variety of claims. Find out if we can take your case by contacting us for a free consultation.
Compensation in Personal Injury Cases
Has an insurance company approached you with a settlement offer and you don’t know if it’s enough? Most people don’t know how much their case is really worth without the help of a lawyer. We can help you discover if that offer is good, or if you need to fight for more.
The amount of compensation you can get after an accident depends on many factors. Until a lawyer looks at the facts and the evidence, there’s no way to know. However, we find that most clients underestimate how much they could get.
The things you get paid for in an insurance claim or lawsuit are called damages. The two most common types of damages you could receive in any personal injury claim are economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are the financial costs you’ve suffered after your accident. These are easy to document. They include things like current and future medical bills, lost pay, property damage, and more. These may be worth quite a lot depending on your injuries and how your accident has affected your ability to work.
Non-economic damages don’t have a dollar amount attached to them. These include pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of consortium, and similar consequences that harmed your body and mind because of your accident.
Calculating these is difficult without the help of one of our Beckley personal injury attorneys. They require negotiation with the insurance company along with evidence that shows non-economic harm. Without a legal expert on your side, the insurers will try to pay you as little as they can.
Why Insurers Are Not Your Friends
Insurers pay most personal injury claims. They can do this because a large group of people pays premiums into the insurance pool to pay these claims. Yet insurers are also for-profit businesses. In order to maximize profits, they try to pay as little as they can by using the laws or sneaky tactics.
One trick they might do with victims is to drag out cases as long as they can. If you cannot work, this financially pressures you to settle as soon as possible before you run out of savings, even if that amount is less than you need.
Once you accept a settlement, you cannot ask for more money later. Hiring a personal injury attorney lets the insurers know you will not fall for their tricks. They must play fair or face the threat of a lawsuit.
How Our Beckley Personal Injury Lawyers Will Help You
Hiring a personal injury lawyer is the best way to maximize your compensation, but that’s not the only thing we do for our clients. Some of our other tasks include:
- Keep your case moving forward so you get your money faster
- Free case evaluations to see if you have a case and assess your chances of success
- Negotiate higher settlements for your accident claim
- Securing evidence needed to make the strongest case possible
- Retain experts to help determine fault, how your injuries happened, and how they’ll affect you in the future
- Calculate all of your losses, including lost future opportunities, non-economic damages, and more
- Handling all communication with the insurance companies, the defendant, and the courts
- Help you save on medical bills and insurance liens
- Help you get better medical treatment, even if you don’t have health insurance
- Comply with all legal deadlines
- Give advice that will keep you from jeopardizing your settlement amount
Once you have a lawyer, you can turn your attention toward recovering from your injuries instead of fighting for compensation. Remember, the insurers have armies of lawyers helping them pay as little as they can. Don’t face them without a legal representative by your side.
When Would I Need to Go to Court?
Around 95% of all personal injury cases end up settling out of court. Going to trial is risky for insurers because a judge and jury might decide that you’re owed a lot more than they’re willing to pay. It’s also risky for plaintiffs because it can go the other way.
Trial is reserved for cases where the insurance companies refuse to budge on giving you a fair settlement. Our Beckley, WV, personal injury attorneys will represent your interests and fight hard to secure your compensation if we need to go to trial to get justice for you.
How Expensive Is it to Hire a Beckley Personal Injury Lawyer?
Personal injury law firms like ours almost never charge people up front for representation. Everyone needs to have access to legal help after an accident, which is why our firm works on a contingency fee system.
If you hire us and you lose your case, you don’t have to pay us a single dime. West Law Firm handles all personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay no fees “out of pocket” and will only pay a fee out of the compensation you receive.
If you win, you will pay a percentage of the compensation you’ve won. This number varies depending on your case type and how hard it will be to win. We will discuss it with you during your consultation if we feel you have a case. There is no obligation to use our services after a consultation.
Contact the West Law Firm Now
If you’ve been injured in any kind of accident in Beckley, you don’t have to lie there and take it. Find out if you have a case by contacting the West Law Firm’s injury attorneys in Beckley. Our goal is to get you the most money possible from your claim and help you get back on your feet.
When you’re hurt, first call 911, then see a doctor, and then call the West Law Firm. To schedule a free case consultation, contact our firm anytime. Our representatives are ready to take your call right now.