In cases where you are seriously injured in an accident in which someone else's negligence was the cause of your injuries, you will likely need to file a West Virginia personal injury claim.
Filing a personal injury claim ensures your right to pursue compensation for your personal injury damages and losses incurred.
Hiring an experienced Clarksburg accident attorney to handle your claim, represent your best interests, and fight for your full and fair settlement or award is the most important step you can take to preserve your claim.
When you have an experienced, expert attorney on your side, the insurance company responsible for your damages will be less inclined to use manipulative tactics against you. Insurance adjusters know that an experienced accident attorney understands their highly effective strategies and can therefore neutralize them, rendering these tactics ineffective.
To accomplish this, your Clarksburg accident attorney will warn you of likely tactics the insurer will use, as well as coach you on how best to handle these approaches.
Some common strategies an insurer will use to weaken your case and pay a lesser compensation amount are:
- Claiming minimal vehicle damages mean minimal injuries;
- Arguing that you received too little medical treatment;
- Arguing that you received too much medical treatment;
- Citing a pre-existing condition in the injury area;
- Citing gaps in your medical treatment (i.e., missed appointments); and/or
- Claiming use of unrecognized or alternate care for your injury.
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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 car accident attorneys at The Miley Legal Group for a FREE consultation - 304-326-1800