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Different types of car accidents demand different legal strategies. Contact Klie Law Offices.

Different kinds of car accidents present different types of challenges. Sometimes, compiling evidence to support your claim can be difficult. Other times, the driver who caused your accident might deny any wrongdoing. Insurance companies for at-fault drivers often do everything they can to avoid paying injury victims.

At Klie Law Offices, our experienced West Virginia auto accident attorneys know how to handle all of these situations – and many more. That’s why it’s critical that you contact our Buckhannon, WV law firm as soon as possible. Whether you or a loved one was hurt in a head-on accident in Clarksburg or a rollover accident in Elkins, we can help.

What types of auto accidents does Klie Law Offices handle?

There are many different types of car accidents. Some of the most common accidents we regularly handle at our law firm include:

If you were involved in any of these accidents – or any other kind of auto accident – make sure you have an experienced accident attorney on your side, fighting for your rights.

Why do I need a car accident lawyer in West Virginia for my accident?

Many different legal complications can arise after your accident. Determining who caused your accident can often become a very contentious issue. Dealing with insurance companies can be complicated. Knowing what your accident is really worth can also be a lot more complicated than you might first suspect.

With so much at stake, it’s critical to have an experienced accident attorney on your side, standing up for your rights. After an accident, you often only have one opportunity to obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve for your accident.

You may be overwhelmed with your recovery. We believe you should focus on your recovery and your family. Let us investigate the accident and deal with the insurance company. Let us help get you the money you rightfully deserve.

You have a limited amount of time to take legal action and obtain compensation for your accident in West Virginia. The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit in West Virginia is 2 years. That means if you wait longer than 2 years after your accident, you will forfeit your ability to take legal action. Take action now!

Why hire Klie Law Offices?

In case after case, we consistently help accident victims get the money they rightfully deserve, no matter what type of car accident they’ve been in in West Virginia.

We have spent our careers investigating complicated accidents. We know what evidence to look for and what questions to ask to uncover the truth. Whether it’s carefully reviewing an accident report, interviewing witnesses or visiting the actual scene of the accident, we will not rest until we find the facts you need to build a strong case.

Rear-end crashes

Among the most common car accidents, rear-end crashes might seem minor- until you’re involved in one yourself. Rear-end accidents often result in serious injuries, including head injuries and neck injuries like whiplash.

Rear-end accidents in West Virginia and elsewhere have become increasingly common in recent years due to the widespread use of cellphones. Texting while driving accidents often result in rear-end accidents because the driver isn’t paying attention. According to a 2012 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 28 percent of all car wrecks are rear-end collisions.

If you’ve been injured or lose a loved one in a rear-end accident, take strong legal action. Contact our law firm today and find out how a West Virginia rear-end accident attorney can help you.

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Head-on collisions

Knowing what to do if you or a loved one was injured or killed in a head-on collision in West Virginia can be overwhelming. You might have extensive injuries that require emergency medical procedures and months of physical recovery. During that time, you will likely not be able to work, resulting in a serious financial strain on your family.

According to the Fatal Analysis Reporting System, head-on collisions tend to happen in rural areas, such as roads in many parts of West Virginia. Head-on accidents occur for many reasons. But in almost every case, there is a careless or reckless driver behind the wheel. The driver may have fallen asleep, was distracted or impaired by drugs or alcohol. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration describes “unintentional” maneuvers as contributing to many of these accidents. Whatever caused the accident, your family shouldn’t have to suffer because of someone else’s reckless behavior. You deserve justice – and we can help!

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Multi-vehicle accident claims

High-speed accidents, especially on highways like Interstate 79 in West Virginia, often result in multi-vehicle accidents. When these accidents happen, sorting out who caused the accident and obtaining compensation can be complicated. For example, a driver may swerve out of a lane on a highway and sideswipe another vehicle, which could cause a chain-reaction crash. The driver who initially swerved may have been negligent, but other parties also may share responsibility. Often, insurance companies will give you the run around and try to shift blame to others. Rear-end accidents often involve multiple vehicles.

Don’t try to tackle such a serious legal matter on your own. Make sure you have us on your side, standing up for your rights. We know how to investigate these complex accidents and negotiate directly with insurance companies for the compensation you deserve.

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Rollover accidents happen for many reasons. In the case of truck accidents, rollovers often occur because the truck driver was driving too fast around a corner or the truck was not loaded correctly, resulting in the truck becoming unstable around a corner and tipping over.

Rollover car accidents often happen for similar reasons. Speeding drivers and reckless drivers sometimes drive too fast around a corner, causing the vehicle to rollover. In other cases, your vehicle might rollover if another car crashes into you at a certain angle.

Whatever the cause, we know how to investigate these accidents and make sure the driver that caused the accident is held responsible for his or her actions.

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Intersection accidents

Cars running red lights, drunk drivers and reckless drivers are some of the most common reasons why accidents occur at intersections in West Virginia Distracted driving (talking on a cellphone, texting, etc.) are other common reasons why one driver crashes into another at an intersection.

Whatever the reason, it’s important to have an experienced attorney investigate your accident as soon as possible. Evidence disappears quickly after an accident. So the sooner your lawyer can start investigating your accident, the better stronger your claim will be.

We know that intersection-accidents involving broadside collisions are among the most common types of car wrecks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 40 percent of the nearly 6 million crashes that occurred in 2008 happened in intersections.

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Hit and run accidents

These are some of the most frustrating accidents we deal with at our law firm. We understand how angry you must be after another driver crashed into your car, then drove away without waiting to give you their name and insurance information. A hit-and-run also can involve a pedestrian victim or a person on a bicycle.

Why would a driver flee the scene of an accident? Some of the most common reasons why include:

  • Drivers without insurance
  • Drunk drivers
  • Drivers engaged in other criminal activity

Whatever the reason, we want to work with you and help you obtain the compensation you deserve. You didn’t do anything wrong. You shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s hit and run accident.

In such cases, you may be entitled to receive compensation from your Uninsured Motorist policy for bodily injury and property damage (damage to your vehicle). Every driver is required to carry UM coverage. Unfortunately, your own insurance company may try to deny your claim or offer you less than you deserve. We can deal with the insurance company on your behalf.

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Uninsured/underinsured drivers

Auto insurance is mandatory in West Virginia. Even so, some drivers flaunt the law and fail to obtain car insurance. If you’re involved in an accident with a driver that doesn’t have car insurance, contact us immediately. We have years of experience handling these types of accidents. We can help you with your uninsured motorist coverage claim. In this case, you will need to seek a claim against your own policy.

Our accident attorneys can also work with you if you’ve been in a car crash caused by an underinsured driver. Underinsured means the driver that caused your accident does not have enough insurance to pay for the expenses associated with your car crash. Unlike Uninsured Motorist Coverage, Underinsured Motorist Coverage (UIM) is not required, but your insurance company must offer you the option to purchase it. In some cases, the insurance company may not have offered you the coverage. If you don’t have UIM coverage and were in an accident, you may still be entitled to seek compensation from your own carrier.

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