Grounds for Personal Injury Claims in West Virginia

Understanding Negligence in Personal Injury Cases

Countless personal injuries occur every day, but not all of them are viable cases for seeking financial compensation. For instance, if your injury is a result of your own negligence, you are the responsible party and thus cannot seek financial compensation from yourself. Personal injury claims do become viable against individuals and companies alike in common scenarios related to motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, chemical exposure and toxic tort, defective products and many others. In order to achieve success, a skilled West Virginia personal injury lawyer must effectively assign the responsibility to the appropriate negligent parties.

Statute of Limitations for West Virginia Personal Injury

A Statute of Limitations is the period of time after an accident in which a person may take action with the intention to receive damages. Each state has a statute of limitations for personal injury which sets a time limit on when a person can file a personal injury claim. In West Virginia the statute of limitations is two years from the date the accident or injury occurred. If you believe you have a personal injury case it’s important that you file a claim sooner rather than later. Aside from the statute of limitations there may be time-sensitive evidence that should be collected as soon as possible. Our attorneys are well-versed in case investigation and litigation and are here to help you.

Proving Liability in a West Virginia Injury Case

The level of a personal injury claims' viability depends on key factors relating to the availability of evidence to support your attempts to assign liability to another. Medical malpractice and medical issues such as the development of blood cancers in gasoline haulers, rubber workers and others can be supported by work and medical records, for example, while motor vehicle accidents can rely heavily on eyewitness testimony and police documents as well as medical records. When liability is successfully assigned to the appropriate party, the matter of compensation becomes the priority and should cover any and all costs associated with recovery and suffering alike.

Hartley Law Group, PLLC is a personal injury firm that has worked for more than 38 years as an effective advocate for personal injury victims in all parts of West Virginia. Our firm has extensive know-how and experience with personal injury cases of virtually every kind. Although we are a group firm and can assist on a variety of issues, we prefer to keep our active cases to a minimum so that we can provide the highest possible level of service, with the highest possible return. Contact a West Virginia injury lawyer at our office to gain skilled representation.

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