Get Fair Compensation After a Car Accident
After a car accident, the first consideration is getting necessary medical care and repairs for property damage to your car. After a major car accident, added concerns include the costs of long-term medical care and how to manage financially if the accident results in a long-term absence from work.
Car Insurance in West Virginia
In many situations, a person’s own car insurance policy will provide the medical coverage necessary to cover the bills incurred shortly after an accident. Most West Virginia car insurance policies include MedPay coverage that will pay for medical expenses up to a certain amount regardless of who is at fault. The insurance company for the at-fault driver will rarely offer to pay medical bills as they are incurred.
After a car accident involving expensive or long term medical care, compensation may have to be sought from the other driver’s insurance company — or sometimes from a passenger’s or driver’s homeowners’ insurance company. If the other driver does not have insurance or the other driver’s insurance is not sufficient to fairly compensate an injured person, then the injured person can seek compensation from his or her own insurance company under the uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage.
Why Hire a Lawyer After a Car Accident?
There are two very good reasons to hire an attorney to represent you after a car accident. First, hiring a lawyer to deal with the legal issues allows the injured person to concentrate on getting good medical care and returning to good health as quickly as possible. Second, an experienced personal injury lawyer is better able to negotiate a complete and fair settlement on your behalf or begin preparing your case for litigation, if necessary. Your lawyer will seek expert opinions from health care professionals about the full extent of your injuries and the total amount of medical care you will need. We will locate all available insurance so that you will receive fair and just compensation for your injuries.
Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers in West Virginia
At the Peyton Law Firm, we have more than 30 years’ experience to bring to bear on behalf of people injured in motor vehicle accidents — including car crashes, motorcycle accidents, collisions with semi trucks or other commercial vehicles, and car accidents caused by drunk drivers.
Our family-owned law firm has a long record of success getting fair compensation for car accident victims — whether the accident was a minor fender bender resulting in few injuries or a major highway collision resulting in serious trauma or fatalities. Our lawyers have tried and settled more than 1000 accident and wrongful death lawsuits in West Virginia and Ohio.
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