Personal Injury Lawyers in Buckhannon, WV
We stand up for the rights of injured people in West Virginia
Everything changes after an injury. Medical bills can pile up. You might be out of work, possibly for a long time. The insurance company might be breathing down your neck. What can you do? You need a personal injury attorney to guide you forward.
Klie Law Offices has been standing up for injured people in Buckhannon and throughout West Virginia for years. We understand what you’re going through because we’ve walked with many people in your shoes. Remember, you only get one shot at the justice and full compensation you deserve. Make it count with a Buckhannon personal injury attorney who gets results in high-stakes litigation. Schedule your free case evaluation with a member of our legal team today.
We handle all types of personal injury cases in Upshur County
If you were hurt due to the negligence (careless or reckless behavior) of another person or business, you may have a personal injury case. Perhaps you were rear-ended on S Kanawha St, slipped and fell at a downtown business, or were injured on the West Virginia Wesleyan campus. Some examples of personal injury claims we handle in Buckhannon include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Dog bites
Our goal is to get you maximum compensation for the full cost of your injury. That includes your medical expenses, lost income, modifications to your home or vehicle, replacement services, property damage, and other costs. It also includes more subjective – but no less real – losses such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of quality and enjoyment of life.
Building a strong personal injury case starts the moment you walk into our Buckhannon office. We’ll listen to your story and work with you to develop a legal strategy. We will thoroughly investigate your accident, pore over incident reports, gather medical records, and retain experts if necessary to help us establish what happened. Usually, we’re able to negotiate a favorable settlement with the insurance company. But if they won’t pay, we are prepared to take them to court and file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf.
Take immediate action to protect your rights after an injury
You should do three things as soon as possible after you’re injured. First, call 911 so the police can investigate, and start your own investigation at the scene by taking pictures and getting witnesses’ contact information. Evidence can disappear fast, and every detail counts when it comes to building your case.
Get medical attention as soon as possible, even if you think your injuries are minor. Go to the emergency department at St. Joseph’s, or visit your primary care provider or an urgent care clinic. This is important to protect your health and diagnose any injuries that may be hidden or delayed. It also protects your legal rights by creating a medical record of your injuries. The longer you wait to see a doctor, the easier it is for the insurance company to argue that your injuries are fake, exaggerated, or caused by something other than the accident.
Then, contact us, before you talk to the insurance company. The sooner you get a lawyer on your side, the more effectively we can protect your rights. We also need to start our investigation and gather critical information before it disappears. As soon as you hire us, you can rest assured that we’re dealing with the legal implications while you focus on healing and rebuilding your life.
Contact a Buckhannon personal injury lawyer today
If you’re worried about whether you can afford an attorney, we handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you don’t pay us out of pocket. We only get paid if we win your case. If we don’t recover compensation for you, you don’t owe us a penny. We also offer a free case evaluation, so you can get answers about your legal options with no pressure and no obligation to hire us.
Again, the stakes are high in personal injury matters. You only get one shot at compensation, and you need the right lawyer to make it count. You also need to act fast. The statute of limitations (legal deadline) in West Virginia is generally two years from the date of the accident, but time can weaken your case long before then.
If you’ve been hurt in Buckhannon or any of the surrounding communities, get a Buckhannon personal injury lawyer with a proven track record in high-stakes litigation. Contact Klie Law Offices today for a free case evaluation with a member of our team.