West Virginia’s mountain roads are a beloved feature of the Mountaineer State, but these roads also can create dangerous conditions that lead to car accidents. When drivers do not account for hazardous conditions and cause accidents to occur, they can be held legally liable for causing another person’s injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by another driver, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. You may be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries by filing a personal injury lawsuit, and a Bailey Glasser team member can assist you in evaluating your prospective claim during a free, no-risk consultation.
Car Accident Injury Lawsuits
If a driver causes an accident that injures another person, that driver can be held responsible for their actions in a personal injury lawsuit. While the idea of suing another person is generally not attractive to many people, an important thing to realize about car accident lawsuits is that the defendant is generally an insurance company. West Virginia drivers are required to carry car insurance for this exact purpose – and for the most part, accessing another driver’s insurance policy cannot be done without a lawsuit being filed on your behalf.
Compensation for Car Accident Victims
In a personal injury lawsuit, the objective is to obtain an amount of compensation that adequately covers all of the costs associated with an accident and subsequent injuries. For that reason, the specific damages requested in every lawsuit will vary depending on the specific injuries suffered by the plaintiff. Most commonly, though, the types of damages that are requested in car accident lawsuits include:
- Medical expenses and hospital bills
- Lost wages from time off work
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage, such as damage to your car
- Loss of future earning potential due to permanent disability
A car accident attorney can assist you in determining what types of damages you can seek through a personal injury lawsuit. At Bailey Glasser, we commit to seeking the maximum amount of compensation that the law allows our clients to seek, and we will fight on your behalf to create the best possible outcome if we are able to take your case.
West Virginia’s No-Fault Insurance Laws
While West Virginia is a “no-fault” state for car insurance purposes, accident victims should know that these rules do not affect their ability to file a lawsuit. Even though the law requires accident victims to first seek compensation from their own insurance company, these policies often have limits that may be quickly maxed out. When a victim’s own policy limit is reached and costs remain, that accident victim can and should seek the remaining amount from the party who caused the accident.
Contact Bailey Glasser Today
Bailey Glasser was founded in West Virginia more than 20 years ago, and today, we’ve grown to become a nationwide personal injury law firm. We offer free, no-risk consultations to prospective personal injury clients, and we’re looking forward to hearing from you as soon as possible. Contact our team today to set up an appointment on your prospective West Virginia car accident lawsuit.
At Bailey Glasser, our expertise extends beyond just handling personal injury cases. Our team of seasoned attorneys also offers comprehensive legal assistance in the areas of medical malpractice and truck accidents. We understand that these incidents can lead to devastating consequences, and we are committed to advocating for victims’ rights, ensuring they receive the compensation they deserve. With our robust understanding of the legal landscape and deep commitment to justice, we aim to deliver the highest quality of representation to those suffering from personal injury, regardless of its cause.