Personal Injury

In everyday conversation, the term “personal injury” refers to physical harm you’ve suffered. In law, the meaning goes a little bit deeper. You see, when you get hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, or was only partially your fault, you may be able to collect payment from the person or people who caused the harm. How much you can get paid depends on three key factors:

  • How badly you were hurt. After all, the purpose of getting paid is to help you cover your ongoing medical bills, physical therapy, time off work, and other such expenses caused by the accident.
  • The extent of your suffering. Some injuries are fairly straightforward and almost purely physical. On the other hand, some cause lasting pain and suffering — mentally, emotionally, and physically. The deal you strike should take such matters into consideration.
  • Your ability to negotiate. This is where having a good lawyer comes into play. An experienced personal injury attorney will know when the insurance company is offering you a fair deal, when you’re being taken advantage of, and when it’s time to push for more.

At Richardson, Richardson, & Campbell, we have both the experience and tenacity to fight for the outcome your injuries call for. Additionally, we have been handling personal injury cases in the greater Parkersburg area for decades, which means we are extremely familiar with the local judges, courts, and insurance companies that may be involved in your case. Let us put that knowledge to good use so you can spend less time worrying about the legalities and more time focusing on what matters.

You focus on healing

Let us handle the rest

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.

Parkersburg, West Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers

We at Richardson, Richardson, & Campbell sincerely hope you don’t need our services on a personal injury case. However, if you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident caused by someone else, we are here to help. More than that, we will treat you with the utmost respect and devotion through to the end of your case.