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INJURED? What Happens Next? What you should and shouldn't do after you have been involved in an accident.

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  • We are a group of young, aggressive litigators who have achieved many significant victories, both in settlements and verdicts.
  • We hold our clients in the highest regard and treat them like family.
  • We have 35 years of combined legal experience in the practice of law.
  • We are deeply involved with our local community.
  • We are client centered, responsive, and make ourselves available to our clients.
  • We address each case with aggression, sincerity, and integrity.

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West Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer

Top-Notch Legal Representation for Charleston, WV Injury Cases

For us it isn’t business – it’s personal.

When Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC take on an injury case, it is handled directly by one of our accident attorneys. We are not your average Charleston personal injury law firm – each of our partners and members are rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest possible peer review from other attorneys, judges, and others in the legal field. Each of us are also members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, a group of lawyers who have achieved achieved many significant victories, both in settlements and verdicts in personal injury cases. Our achievements are the direct result of our deep personal commitment to those we serve. For us it isn’t business – it’s personal.

Although we are a group of aggressive and professional personal injury lawyers, when we work with our clients we are friendly, concerned, and responsive; we treat all of our clients like family. You won’t find us wearing suits and ties, as we are far more likely to be wearing jeans and shirts. As a team of young and aggressive litigators, we take our duty to our clients very seriously. We also work directly with each client, one on one.

Our Strengths are in Our Commitment to Our Clients and to Achieving Justice

We stand on our experience and our track record of services for our clients. Our firm focuses everything we do on our clients’ needs. We are responsive and accessible to them at all times. We have developed strong ties within the legal community in West Virginia and we are known for our integrity and professionalism. We provide strength and an aggressive approach when pursuing compensation for our clients, with a highly personal touch. We care about our clients and don’t take our duty lightly.

Our entire team is committed to seeking justice for those we serve; we are proud of our many achievements and the compensation we have recovered for our clients over our years in practice. The tragedy is that these recoveries follow a very serious injury or death and a family that is left struggling to come to terms with an unbearable loss or a loved one with permanent impairments or injuries. Seeking full compensation is one form of justice available in our legal system. We can assist in bringing closure after a serious injury or death in the family. You can trust us to be compassionate, straightforward and honest, and to represent you with integrity.

How We Can Help

We are here to assist the injured pursue justice and fight for the maximum in compensation. Call our firm today or use our online form for a free case consultation.

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Earning Your Trust

5 Star Review for Charleston injury lawyers
"It became a trusting relationship, I think from the very beginning, I would highly recommend them."
– Actual client Kim McClung
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5 Star Review for Charleston injury lawyers
"I would tell everyone, if you’re looking for a firm, call Mani Ellis & Layne."
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We are here to assist the injured pursue justice and fight for the maximum in compensation. Call our firm today or use our online form for a free case consultation.


home-car-accident_02If you have suffered serious injury in a car accident in West Virginia, you should seek help from a caring, experienced lawyer who understands the challenges you are facing and who will work hard to seek just compensation for you.

For many years, the car accident attorneys of Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC, have assisted auto accident victims and their families in Charleston and throughout the state. We have a strong record of obtaining positive results for our clients.

We know how overwhelming it can be to deal with the medical bills, missed work, pain and suffering that are brought on by a car wreck. We also know how confusing it can be to work with insurance companies. We want to take that weight off your shoulders.

We can provide a free consultation and get to work on your case right away. Meanwhile, you can turn your attention to your health and your family. You will pay no fees unless we obtain a financial recovery for you.

We can investigate your case, review your medical records and consult with experts.  We can determine who should be held liable in your case and the amount you should seek for your physical, emotional and financial losses.

We will deal directly with the insurance companies for you and, if necessary, aggressively pursue compensation for you in court. At every stage, we will work closely with you and make sure you are kept fully informed about your case.

In most cases, you have only two years from the date of the crash to bring an auto accident claim in West Virginia. So, don’t delay getting in touch with us.

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home-nursing-home-abuse_02The attorneys of Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC, have helped families throughout Charleston and West Virginia to deal with the harm caused by the abuse or neglect of a loved one in a nursing home. We are ready to assist you, too.

We can meet with you right away and provide a free and confidential consultation about your case. If needed, we can get to work immediately on protecting your loved one and helping you to report the suspected nursing home abuse or neglect to the proper West Virginia authorities.

Our Charleston nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers will ensure your family’s rights and interests are protected in the course of any agency’s investigation of your case. Our legal team can also conduct our own independent investigation, including interviewing witnesses and examining your loved one’s medical records.

We can work with highly qualified experts who know how to recognize the causes and consequences of neglect as well as physical, mental, sexual and financial abuse of nursing home residents.

A nursing home abuse and neglect case may involve taking on a statewide or national chain that will vigorously challenge any claims against it. We can provide the skilled and aggressive representation that it takes to hold negligent nursing home care providers accountable for the harm they have caused.

It is important to move quickly in order to ensure evidence is preserved in a West Virginia nursing home abuse and neglect case. So, please contact our attorneys when you are ready to take action.

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home-family-law_160304Our lawyers know how emotionally difficult it can be to end your marriage. Our goal is to remove as much stress as possible from your life by making sure your West Virginia divorce and all related legal issues are handled with the sensitivity and professionalism you deserve.

Please meet with us today at our Charleston office to discuss your case. We can learn more about your objectives and explain what we believe to be the best strategy for reaching those goals. We can get to work on your case immediately.

You can rely on us to handle all of the paperwork that is needed to obtain a divorce in West Virginia. We can also handle any issues dealing with spousal support (or alimony), division of your marital assets and debts, child custody, visitation and child support.

We can work with your spouse and his or her attorney and strive to reach a separation agreement that fully protects the rights and interests of you and your children. However, if needed, we will be ready to go before a Family Court judge and aggressively advocate for you.

We are also available to represent you if you are seeking the enforcement of an existing support and custody arrangement or a modification due to a change in your circumstances.

Additionally, the Charleston family law attorneys at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC, have the skill and experience to assist you with adoption, paternity, grandparent rights and a broad range of other domestic legal issues.

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home-personal-injury_02If you have been harmed by the negligent, reckless or other wrongful conduct of another, you owe it to yourself to get help from an experienced and compassionate Charleston personal injury lawyer.

The attorneys of Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC, can help you to pursue maximum compensation for the medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages you have sustained. Contact us today for a free consultation.

We have more than 35 years of combined legal experience and a record of delivering positive results for personal injury clients throughout West Virginia. Each one of our partners has an AV Preeminent® rating in the Martindale-Hubbell® legal directory and are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.®

By focusing exclusively on representing plaintiffs in personal injury claims, we have developed the skills and knowledge to help clients in wide range of cases, including those that involve motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect and defective products.

While you focus on your recovery, we can work on presenting the strongest case possible to the insurance company and seek a full and fair settlement for you. If necessary, we will be ready to go to court and fight for your rights.

We do not charge for our legal services unless we obtain a verdict or settlement that will benefit you and your family. Our goal is to help you get your life back on track. After all, it’s not just business for us – it’s personal.

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