An auto accident can be one of the most stressful and unexpected experiences in life, and even the most careful of drivers can be involved in an accident at some point in their life. Because these events can be traumatic and can cause devastating injuries to those involved, it is important to be prepared beforehand in the event that you are ever in a car or truck accident. Here at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC, our accident lawyers have helped countless victims and families through the difficult aftermath of a serious accident and we know how to help you.
Our legal team is comprised of a group of lawyers who were born and raised in West Virginia, and who are extensively familiar with the legal system in our state and how to be successful with accident claims. We take accident claims very seriously because we understand what is at stake for our clients and we want to recover the full amount of compensation that is available for them through personal injury law. Below, we have provided a detailed checklist of the steps that you should take after a car accident to ensure that you have the best chance at a successful injury claim. We are always available to discuss this checklist with you in further detail and to provide you with comprehensive legal support throughout the entire process.
One of the ways that you can be prepared for an accident before it happens is to keep a set of cones, warning triangles, or even emergency flares inside of your vehicle in order to help alert traffic after an accident. Having emergency flares or some kind of light will be especially important if you are in an accident at night when it is dark. It also helps to carry a pen and a card that contains any relevant medical information for you and your close family members.
If you are not at fault for your accident and have suffered property damage or physical injuries, the other driver may try to convince you to not file an auto accident claim and to not call the police. While it is not uncommon for parties to work out an agreement without the police for minor accidents, there are no guarantees with this approach and you may end up without the compensation you deserve. The other party involved should be responsible to pay for the compensation that you deserve, and one of the only ways to guarantee that this happens is to enlist the help of a skilled auto accident attorney.
Around the same time that you call your insurance company about your accident, you should also call one of our skilled car wreck attorneys at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC. Our firm has more than 35 years of experience helping car accident victims and we know how to file a motor vehicle accident claim that will be successful in recovering compensation for you and your loved ones. Contact our firm today at 800-900-0673 for the professional representation, reliable legal advice, and dedicated support that you deserve. Our office is located in Charleston and we regularly serve clients throughout West Virginia with all types of accident cases and injury claims. We believe that you deserve the best legal representation during your time of need, and we strive to accomplish maximum outcomes for every client’s case so that you can move forward with your life. Call now!