Types of Personal Injury Cases
The following is by no means a comprehensive list of personal injuries you could claim. Rather, this list highlights some of the most common injury cases we see in our practice. Even if your exact scenario isn’t listed, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Auto Accidents. In law, this includes everything from whiplash-inducing fender benders to fatal car wrecks on the highway. In our practice, we handle multiple car collisions, motorcycle accidents, semi-truck accidents, and accidents involving bicyclists and pedestrians.
Premises Liability. This term refers to anything that happens to you on someone else’s property. For instance, if you slip and fall in an icy parking lot, trip over something in a cluttered business area, or get bitten by your neighbor’s dog, filing a personal injury claim may be in your best interests.
Products Liability. If a defective or faulty product winds up being harmful, you should schedule a free consultation with us to determine how to proceed. By speaking up, you may not only be getting compensation for yourself but also preventing others from suffering the same harm caused by that product.
Soft Tissue Injuries. Soft tissue injuries can be caused by just about any kind of accident you can think of. These injuries can range from sprains to torn ligaments requiring surgery.
- Wrongful Death. When a spouse or relative gets killed in an accident that could have been prevented, the last thing you want to do is worry about the legal details. Still, taking a stand on their behalf can help others down the road — especially if your actions stop those at fault from repeating their mistake.
Work Injuries & Workers’ Compensation
When you think of a workplace injury, your mind probably jumps straight to faulty machinery, falling objects, slip and falls, or generally unsafe working conditions. However, occupational diseases and repetitive stress injuries can also lead to valid workers’ compensation claims. In other words, if a repetitive motion causes you to develop a harmful condition, or if continual exposure to certain chemicals causes you to develop an illness or disease, you may be able to collect payment.
In West Virginia, filing a workers’ comp claim is a little different than filing any other type of personal injury claim. To ensure all your bases are covered, it’s best to discuss your case with a seasoned lawyer — even if you’ve already filed a workers’ comp claim that’s been denied, we invite you to call us anyways. We may be able to give you another chance at compensation by re-filing your claim.