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.
Contact our attorneys today at
888.510.6547 to discuss your case. We offer free case evaluations!
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
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.
Call our West Virginia injury lawyer at
888.510.6547 to discuss your case today.