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Understanding Personal Injury in West Virginia

Aggressive Personal Injury litigation skills

The Giatras Law Firm, PLLC handles all different types of personal injury cases. We understand that when an injury leaves you devastated and unable to work, the compensation we receive on your behalf can be a lifesaver.

Damages awarded for personal injury settlements in West Virginia

Compensation for a personal injury may cover the following:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Damaged property
  • Personal disability or disfigurement
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other costs

Determining responsibility for personal injuries

West Virginia has a comparative negligence law, which means the amount you can collect under the law depends on how much your own negligence played a part in your injury.

The state follows a modified comparative fault rule, which means you cannot collect any damages if you were at least 50 percent responsible for your injury.

If you were 49 percent at fault or less, the law reduces your recovery by the amount you were at fault. Let our injury attorneys explain your rights to you and help you recover that to which the law entitles you.

Filing personal injury lawsuits in West Virginia

Do not try to negotiate a settlement on your own. The insurance companies have lawyers working hard on their side, and you deserve aggressive representation with a record of success.

Remember that if you do not file your lawsuit in a certain amount of time, you lose your right to file. The law calls this a statute of limitations. In West Virginia, the statute is two years. The Giatras Law Firm, PLLC works hard to negotiate a settlement that helps address all your injury needs within this period.

Dealing with your personal injury matter may seem overwhelming. Trust The Giatras Law Firm, PLLC to handle it and to provide you with peace of mind.

We offer a no-risk, free consultation for personal injury cases only, and evening and weekend appointments. We make home and hospital visits when necessary. Contact us and discuss your personal injury and accident case in West Virginia. We can help.

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