Car Accident Lawyers in Buckhannon, WV
When you’re hurt in a car crash in Upshur County, we can help
It only takes one moment of reckless driving to change someone’s life. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you know that all too well. Perhaps you were rear-ended in downtown Buckhannon or hit by a speeding driver on US-119. You may not even know why it happened. All you know is that you’re in pain, unable to work, and not sure what to do next. The right car accident lawyer can make all the difference.
Serving Buckhannon, Upshur County and all of West Virginia, Klie Law Offices stands up for people hurt in car, truck and motorcycle accidents. We know how to take on insurance companies and build strong cases that get real results for hardworking West Virginians. Don’t go it alone after a car crash. Get a Buckhannon car accident attorney on your side. Schedule your free case evaluation today.
We represent victims of all types of car accidents
There are many ways for a car accident to happen, but nearly all have one thing in common: another driver’s carelessness caused your injuries. Our mission is to stand up for victims and make our roads safer. That means holding negligent drivers accountable, including:
- Drunk drivers
- Distracted drivers
- Texting drivers
- Speeding drivers
- Fatigued and asleep at the wheel drivers
- Aggressive and reckless drivers
Whether you were rear-ended, T-boned, sideswiped or hit head-on, we start by thoroughly investigating your accident. We pore over the official police accident report and any other records. We take pictures and gather physical evidence from the scene. Our attorneys interview witnesses and, if necessary, hire accident reconstruction experts to help us piece together what happened. Our goal is simple: to find out who was responsible for your crash so you can get the compensation you need.
We invest just as much effort into establishing the full extent of your damages. It’s not just the ambulance fee, initial medical treatment, and short-term lost wages. It’s also the long-term cost of your accident, including future surgery and reduced future earnings if you have a permanent disability. It’s also the less tangible effects of the crash like your pain and suffering. You only get one shot at full compensation. Our job is to maximize your recovery.
What to do after a car accident in Buckhannon
The first thing you need to do after a car wreck is stay at the scene and call 911. Leaving the scene of an accident that causes injury is a serious crime in West Virginia. Wait for the police to arrive and get the investigating officer’s name and badge number. Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver, and get contact information for witnesses, too. Keep your comments brief, though, and don’t talk about fault for the accident. Stick to the facts of what happened.
Your top priority should be your health. Get checked out by first responders, then go to the emergency department at St. Joseph’s, your doctor’s office, or an urgent care clinic. Even if you feel okay, you may have a hidden or delayed injury. Getting medical attention also creates a record of your injuries to support your claim. Follow your doctor’s instructions and keep copies of all medical records and bills.
Then contact us, ideally before you talk to the insurance company. We can guide you through the process and protect your rights every step of the way. If you talk to an insurance adjuster without a car accident attorney on your side, you’re playing with fire. We know their tactics, and we can level the playing field.
Get an experienced Buckhannon car accident lawyer today
Again, time is critical in car accident cases. West Virginia law gives you up to two years to file a lawsuit, but we need to start our investigation long before that. If you’re concerned about the cost of hiring an attorney, don’t be. We handle car accident cases on a contingency fee, which means you don’t pay us unless and until we win your case. No recovery, no fee. It’s that simple.
We offer a free case evaluation, so there’s no downside to getting answers about your legal rights and options. Don’t go it alone after a car crash. Speak with an experienced Buckhannon car accident attorney about your case. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.