In law, the term “personal injury” refers to getting hurt because of something that someone else did (or didn’t) do. For instance, if you get hit by a car while crossing the street at a crosswalk, there is a good chance that the driver will be found responsible for the accident. As a result, that driver’s insurance company may have to pay you in order to help you pay for your medical bills, pain and suffering, time off work, and other expenses while you are recovering from your injuries.
Unfortunately, getting paid for your injuries is not always easy. Sometimes the insurance company refuses to pay or tries to deny their client’s responsibility. At other times, they may offer to pay you a lot less than what your injuries are worth. To make sure you are not being taken advantage of, it’s best to talk to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Types of Personal Injuries
Essentially, any type of injury you sustain because of someone else’s careless or reckless behavior can turn into a personal injury case. Here are some of the injury cases we most commonly see in West Virginia in our practice:
- Auto Accidents including cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians.
- Large Truck Accidents involving semi-trucks and/or tractor-trailers.
- Slip and Falls caused by wet floors, icy sidewalks, poorly paved parking lots, and other unsafe walking conditions on public and private properties.
- Child Abuse that occurs while children are in the state’s custody. (When this happens, our lead attorney acts as the child’s guardian ad litem to fight for their best interests. If you have seen or suspect abuse, please speak up.)