The law of personal injury in West Virginia involves the law of negligence. Negligence is generally defined as a failure to act as an ordinary and reasonably prudent person would act under the same or similar circumstances. When a person fails to act accordingly and an accident occurs, he or she can be held liable for the injuries and damages that a victim of that accident suffers. Here are some of the different types of accident cases that a personal injury lawyer in Martinsburg, WV, might handle:
• Auto, truck and motorcycle accidents.
• Bicycle and pedestrian accidents.
• Accidents occurring on property owned or occupied by others.
• Mining and construction accidents.
• Nursing home negligence and abuse.
• Wrongful death.
Our court system is adversarial, and its’s common for insurance companies to try and push some of the blame for an accident over onto the personal injury claimant. That’s known as the law of comparative negligence. If that claimant is determined to be 50% or more at fault for an accident, he or she gets no compensation for their injuries and damages.
After being injured in any kind of an accident as a result of the carelessness and negligence of somebody else in or around Martinsburg, you’ll want quality and effective personal injury lawyers in Martinsburg, WV, representing you. Don’t give that opposing insurance company any type of a written or recorded statement. Contact our offices at the Sherman Law Firm instead to arrange for a free consultation and case review. We promise to listen to you carefully, and we’re going to answer your questions too. After that, we’ll advise you of all of your legal options.