Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers
If you were hurt in West Virginia, we will fight for compensation
Few of us think about what would actually happen to us if we were seriously injured, until it happens. Many types of personal injury accidents are the result of dangerous, reckless, or illegal behavior of another party. The Charleston personal injury attorneys at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC are ready to take action to help you get the compensation you deserve.
A personal injury accident can cause a wide range of injuries. These include muscle sprains, broken bones, back problems, traumatic brain injury, puncture wounds, strained tendons, spinal cord injuries and COPD from toxic exposure. All can have an impact on your life in different ways. Some lead to temporary disability. Others leave more lasting damage. You may be left with mounting medical bills and future doctor visits while you are left unable to work because of your injury.
What does personal injury cover?
Personal injury cases involve someone being hurt in an accident caused by the negligence of another. Examples of personal injury cases include slip and fall accidents, boating accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning, catastrophic injuries, coal mining accidents, construction accidents, defective products, dog bites, work injuries, and wrongful death.
Talk to our team at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC. Our partners each have the highest possible peer review ratings, ranked as AV Preeminent® in personal injury law by Martindale-Hubbell®. We have been successful for our clients and we are ready to help you now. Our track record of successful settlements and verdicts has gained us membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the elite Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. You can trust us to fight hard for your right to maximum compensation.
All our attorneys were born and raised in West Virginia, and we choose to live here. We know how a personal injury accident can disrupt a person's life. It can affect your entire family, too. It can be hard enough to make ends meet without having to deal with the impact of a personal injury caused by somebody else. Our goal is to help you and your family obtain the maximum compensation possible.
Is it worth it to hire a personal injury lawyer?
When someone is injured in a personal injury accident, negligent parties rarely take responsibility. They deny doing anything wrong. Some may even blame you, suggesting it was your fault you got hurt. An experienced lawyer can take on all negligent parties – including property owners, dog owners, small companies or large corporations – and hold them accountable.
Our legal team investigates your accident to get the facts about what really happened. We review all documentation – such as accident reports, medical records, animal control records and a copy of the injury report. We consider all evidence and interview all witnesses. If needed, we will consult with experts who can help us prove our case. Our attorneys know how to find proof that someone’s negligence led to your injury.
We also consider the full impact the injury has had on your life. You may be able to recover both past and future medical expenses related to your injury. We can seek lost wages if you are unable to work. We may also seek other damages, including disability and disfigurement, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
What is the average payout for personal injury?
There is no simple answer to that question, as each case is unique. There are many factors that can affect the amount of compensation, such as the severity of injury, the strength of the case and insurance policy limits. An attorney can give you an idea of what type of compensation is possible in your situation.
When insurance companies see that we have built a strong case, they usually agree to negotiate. But we are not interested in a quick lowball settlement of a lawsuit just to make your case go away. We are only interested in a settlement that meets your needs. If they will not agree to that, we will put our litigation skills to work for you in court.
Every personal injury case is different. A slip and fall on a ramp can lead to blood work and surgery to install rods to repair a broken bone. A new set of tires may be defective, leading to a major tire blowout on the highway and a need for medical care. A dog attack case involving a vicious animal outside a fence may leave a victim with an injured hand, thumb, wrist, face, left arm or right arm – and they may suffer nightmares and panic attacks for weeks.
At Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC, we treat our clients like family. And we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us for a free consultation to learn more about how we can help you. You can come to our Charleston office, or we can come to you. One of our attorneys can go over your legal options and answer your questions.