Car Accident Attorney
In today’s world we all travel by car virtually everyday. We drive to work, to the store, to school, and to go shopping. We are on the road in our cars now more than ever. With the increased use of automobiles also comes the increased risk of being involved in a serious motor vehicle accident. According to the West Virginia Division of Highways there were 39,713 motor vehicle accidents in West Virginia in 2012. These accidents, unfortunately, often result in serious injuries or death.
If you have been involved in a car accident or motorcycle accident which was not your fault, you may be able to recover money from the wrongdoer and his or her insurance company. Your first concern should be taking care of any injuries or medical conditions you have. It is important to seek medical attention no matter your financial status. Tell the medical provider exactly what happened. Sometimes it takes time for an injury to show itself, so make sure you get to a doctor or hospital. Next, you need to contact your insurance company and report the accident. Depending on the situation, a delay in contacting the insurance company could affect your potential claim. Finally you should talk to a lawyer. This is the best way to protect your rights after being injured by the negligence of another driver. Don’t agree to settle with the other driver’s insurance company without talking to an attorney. Settling too soon, or without considering all the necessary factors will lower the value of the settlement.
The experienced lawyers at Pauley Curry, PLLC are skilled at handling automobile accident claims. Our lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience in handling personal injury cases. We can guide you and assist you through the process of a car accident lawsuit as easily as possible.
Our lawyers understand the science and medicine involved in your case. We have access to a wide array of experts needed to win your case. We have the experience and compassion to know and understand how you personally are suffering – physically, financially, and emotionally. Your lost wages, both past and future, are an immediate threat to your family’s well being. Medical expenses, not covered by insurance, continue to mount. The psychological stress and pressure brought about by your inability to work and enjoy life as you did previously is devastating. We understand these problems.
There are many reasons to hire a car accident lawyer to represent you when you are injured. First, a good car wreck lawyer has experience dealing with and knows how to deal with insurance companies. For years the lawyers at Pauley Curry, PLLC, represented defendants on behalf of insurance companies. As such, we understand how they think, their defense strategies and their valuation models. Having that kind of experience is invaluable in representing injured individuals.
Second, the lawyer representing you takes the burden off you in dealing with the details of the case. A good lawyer is dedicated to your case and spends time dealing with other parties, lawyers and insurance companies. Because Pauley Curry, PLLC is a small firm, you will receive the individualized attention your case demands and deserves. Also, because the firm is small, our lawyers handle your case personally. Paralegals and staff members will assist the attorney, but you can be assured that an experienced lawyer is in charge and working on your behalf.
Finally, individuals represented by a lawyer generally receive higher settlement amounts or verdicts compared to those who are not represented.
If you have been involved in a car accident, call Pauley Curry, PLLC for a consultation as soon as possible. Our firm provides free consultations, by phone, in our office, or at any location convenient for you. If our lawyers agree to take your case, we work on a contingent fee basis, advancing all the costs and not recovering anything unless you do.