Car accidents are one of the most common of all injury cases in Charleston and throughout West Virginia. These accidents take place on city streets, highways, and on our rural roads.
When another driver is operating a vehicle in a dangerous manner, whether speeding, drunk, driving distracted, or other careless behavior, we believe they must be held accountable for what they have done. Each case must be evaluated on an individual basis to determine how much the case is worth in compensation. We offer FREE case evaluations. Contact us today to find out more.
All West Virginia car accident cases will revolve around whether another driver or auto part manufacturer was negligent. A driver who operates a vehicle without a reasonable level of concern for the safety of others has acted in a negligent manner which can give rise to a legal claim. Acts of negligence include cases in which a driver was speeding, driving aggressively, texting, talking on a cell phone, or driving drunk.
A car accident claim in which a vehicle safety system failed, such as airbags, tires, brakes, or other systems, are product liability claims. The claims are filed against companies that allowed the dangerous product onto the market. Every case will require a full investigation into the facts.
We serve as personal injury lawyers in all types of West Virginia car accident cases, including the following:
Our legal team is connected with some of the top independent accident investigators. They assist in gathering evidence to support a car accident claim against the negligent parties. Some cases are simple and it is clear a driver was negligent. Others may be heavily challenged by insurance adjusters as to how the accident occurred. We know exactly what is required to establish an act of negligence but we need to help with your case as early as possible after the accident. It is crucial that none of the critical supporting evidence is lost or destroyed.
At Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC, our partners share 35 years of legal experience and have the highest possible peer review rating, AV Preeminent® in personal injury law from Martindale-Hubbell®. We are also members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the MultiMillion Dollar Advocates Forum®, a group of U.S. personal injury lawyers that have successfully resolved claims or lawsuits worth millions or tens of millions of dollars in damages.
An accident that has led to serious car accident injuries must be carefully managed by a legal professional who understands state law and the process of developing and presenting a successful claim or lawsuit that gets results. Our goal is always to pursue the maximum in compensation for our clients. We fight for every type of damage and we are very aggressive in our approach. We are not a group of stuffy lawyers in suits.
You will find us in our office in Charleston wearing jeans and shirts and you can expect to be treated with compassion, dignity, and respect. It is when we enter the courtroom or are in negotiations with the opposing lawyers, that our legal skills and aggressive approach come into play.
For our legal team, “it is not just business. It’s personal.” What this means is that we take your case seriously and we will do everything possible to help you recover a fair level of compensation. We will take your case to trial if the insurance company does not come through with a fair car accident settlement offer within a reasonable time period. We know how important the settlement money is to you and your family and we will aggressively pursue the maximum in compensation. Call now.