Despite your attempt to maintain a high level of safety while driving, sometimes, the negligence of another driver can cause a serious car accident. If you have been injured in a West Virginia car accident, the negligence of both you and the other driver(s) involved will have a bearing on your ability to recover damages in a West Virginia personal injury claim.
An injury lawyer can advise you of your rights and explain to you how West Virginia's system of comparative negligence operates in order to determine if you are able to recover damages for your injuries.
Before the matter of negligence even comes into play, there are steps you can take immediately after an accident to protect your own safety and the integrity of your potential West Virginia car accident claim:
- Seek immediate medical attention;
- Contact the police and file a police report;
- Get contact information of the other parties involved in the accident along with any witnesses;
- Refrain from speaking about fault or the accident with the other drivers or witnesses; and
- Talk to an attorney before you talk with someone from the insurance company.
Speaking with an attorney after your Clarksburg car accident is one of the most important things you can do to protect your rights and increase your chances of a satisfactory injury claim.
Contacting a Clarksburg Car Accident Lawyer
Unfortunately, car accidents are a regular occurrence on West Virginia roadways such as I-79, I-77, Route 50, Route 33, and I-68. In fact, our state averages over 40,000 car crashes, over 400 deaths, and over 11,000 serious injuries each year. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a West Virginia car accident, order a FREE copy of our consumer guide, The 7 Biggest Mistakes that Can Wreck Your West Virginia Car Accident Claim then contact the Clarksburg personal injury attorneys at The Miley Legal Group for a FREE consultation - 304-326-1800