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Causes of West Virginia Car Accidents

drunk driving accidents in West Virginia

A successful car accident injury claim requires proof that another driver was negligent. Some car wreck cases involve a faulty or defective car part, such as brakes, tires, or other component.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, it is crucial that you get legal representation to help you as soon as possible after the accident. An experienced car crash attorney will immediately investigate the accident and gather data to prove that the other driver was at fault. At Mani, Ellis & Layne, PLLC., you can trust us to seek out and find the supporting evidence, and to file a claim or lawsuit geared to get you the compensation you deserve.

Our Professional Team Has an Outstanding Record

Our team is professional, dedicated and known as a powerful force in the legal community in West Virginia. We are nationally recognized, and each of our partners are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, a group of the top 1 percent nationally of achievers in personal injury law. Each partner is also rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®, the most respected peer-review rating service for attorneys. AV Preeminent® is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. Call us for a free evaluation of your claim. We are your West Virginia car accident lawyers, each of us born and raised right here in the state.

How Car Accidents Happen

Auto accidents can occur in many ways. Statistics issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveal that in 2013, there were 332 car accident fatalities in West Virginia, with 27 percent related to alcohol-impaired driving. Drunk driving is just one of several types of negligent driving behavior that can lead to a serious injury or fatal car crash. Others include:

Distracted driving is an epidemic, with many drivers engaged in texting, talking on the phone, or simply not paying attention to the road ahead, placing others at risk of serious injury or death. A distracted driver cannot respond quickly – his or her attention is elsewhere. If you are the victim of an accident caused by another person who was not paying attention to the road ahead, you have the right to pursue compensation, and at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC, our West Virginia personal injury attorneys can help.

Settlements and Verdicts in Car Crash Cases in West Virginia

Negligent drivers must be held accountable, and our legal system allows us to pursue compensation for all damages, including economic damages and non-economic damages. The types of compensation that must be pursued include the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Costs of rehabilitation
  • Lost wages (now and future)
  • Transportation costs
  • Medications
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Property damage

Faulty or Poorly Maintained Roads, Streets, Highways in West Virginia

Some car accident cases are the result of road hazards, badly maintained roads or streets, or similar situation. These cases will involve a full investigation into the facts to determine what parties can be held liable. Cases filed against a city, county or state must be filed within the statute of limitations in West Virginia. To preserve your legal rights, we urge you to connect with us at once if you were injured due to faulty roads, streets or highways.

Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident in West Virginia? Call Mani, Ellis & Layne.

We urge you to contact our firm if you have been injured in a West Virginia car crash so we can help you assess your legal rights. We are recognized as a premier personal injury law firm serving the State of West Virginia, and we make ourselves available to answer your questions by phone, online, or in a live chat.

We have over 35 years of experience and success, and we know exactly what it takes to win for our clients. We are personally dedicated to every person we represent. Call us now. Let us help you pursue justice.