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  • Will my case go to trial if I file a claim?

    The majority of The Miley Legal Group's cases do not end up going to trial. We are able to negotiate a fair settlement in a large percentage of our cases. However, we prepare for each case as if it was going to a trial, and collectively our attorneys have handled hundreds of trials. In some cases, the only way to obtain fair compensation from insurance companies for West Virginia accident victims is to file a lawsuit and go to trial.

  • How much is my case worth?

    The value of your case depends on a number of factors.  Each and every case is different and to get a more specific idea of the value, you would need to consult with an attorney.  An attorney can help you look at a number of factors that may influence the value of your case.  

    To better understand what the value of your case could be, you should consider a few factors.  One of the most important factors is the nature of your injury and the severity of your injury.  In other words, the more seriously you were injured, the more valuable your case may be.    Also taken into consideration could be age, income and amount of insurance coverage held by the parties involved.  

    Another factor is the permanency of your injury.  We at The Miley Legal Group are always concerned about the recovery of our clients and potential clients.  In some circumstances, you may not fully recover from your accident.  If that is the case, the value of your claim may be affected.  Bottom line, there is no magic formula or rule that can predict exactly what a case will be worth.  In fact, you should steer clear of any attorney who tells you exactly what a case will be worth. 

    One of our top priorities is that you not only recover, but you receive fair compensation for your injuries.  If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us through our web form or give us a call, someone is ready to assist you.  


  • How do I choose the best West Virginia accident attorney for me?

    Legally, we can't say The Miley Legal Group is the best West Virginia accident law firm or best West Virginia personal injury law firm, but before making the critical decision of who should represent you, before talking with the other driver's insurance company and before making a mistake that could jeopardize your potential claim, we strongly encourage you to request a copy of our book, Avoid the 7 Biggest Mistakes That Will Wreck Your West Virginia Accident claim, which is available for FREE to West Virginia residents.

    In the book, we point out that choosing the best West Virginia attorney for your case is a personal decision and will depend on a number of factors, such as the type of accident you were involved in, the firm's experience in handling your type of case and many other issues.

    In this popular book we also list many of the key questions you should ask prospective attorneys before deciding whether or not to hire them to represent you.

  • Who can file a wrongful death claim in West Virginia?

    Parents, spouses and children are typically able to file a wrongful death action in West Virginia, though minors may need a guardian to do so.  There may be instances in which a grandparent or step parent can bring a wrongful death action as well, so it is best to contact an experienced wrongful death attorney if you feel you may have a claim.

    The Miley Legal Group offers free initial consultations to help you understand what constitutes a wrongful death claim and to determine if you have a potential case.

    Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys.

  • How long will it take to complete my case?

    Don't let anyone tell you how long it could take to resolve your injury claim.  All cases are different.  Your case will be different from your friends or a family members, even those in the same accident.  There are a number of factors that can extend or shorten the length of your case.  These include:

    • Severity of injuries that you or your loved one received in the accident.
    • Rate of recovery from those injuries
    • Insurance company stubbornness
    • Difference of opinion between us and those at fault

    If by chance your case moves to court, this will also extend the timeline as that will compile the steps of your case.  We here at The Miley Legal Group understand this process and understand you want it resolved in the fairest and most quickest manner.  We will work hard to keep you informed and make sure you understand each step before we proceed.  If you have any additional questions, feel free to use our contact form or call us and someone will assist you right away.  

  • Will my attorney keep in touch with me about the progress of my case?

    A common complaint about attorneys is that they are difficult to reach. At The Miley Legal Group, we pride ourselves on close and frequent communication with each and every client.  From the time we sign you as a client until after your case is resolved, our staff is available to you for questions, comments or concerns.  We ensure that you are up to date with your case information and you will receive copies of documents that are generated from your case.  

    We will work with you to ensure that you are comfortable with each step and that your needs are met.  We even periodically ask for your feedback to ensure we are reaching your expectations.  If you have nay additional questions or concerns, contact us through our web form or give us a call at (304)326-1800. 


  • What is medical malpractice?

    Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional, such as a surgeon or radiologist, or an organization, such as hospital or pharmacy, fails to meet the established standard of care and causes you injury or further harm.

    Some examples of medical practice can include surgical mistakes such as operating on the wrong part of the body, failing to diagnose cancer or other serious illnesses, or a pharmacist dispensing the wrong medication.

    If you feel that you or a family member have been a victim of medical malpractice, contact The Miley Legal Group so that you can meet with an experienced medical malpractice attorney to discuss your situation.  Your initial consultation is free and you are under no obligation.