Stages of a West Virginia Personal Injury Case (Part A)

Have you been injured in a car accident in West Virginia?  Should you contact a Clarksburg injury lawyer? Or is pursuing a personal injury lawsuit too much hassle?  It is important that you understand the process of an injury case before determining what next steps you should take, including what you should not do.  We offer the 7 Biggest Mistakes that Will Wreck Your West Virginia Accident Claim free of charge, just request it directly from this page.  At The Miley Legal Group, we take the time to ensure you understand every stage of the process before we move forward.  If you have questions in addition to what is discussed below, please make sure to contact us by phone, or through the contact form on this website.  

Do you need an attorney?

The very first step is for you to determine is if you can handle your case on your own.  Some accident victims, especially those in small fender bender type accidents, would like to handle their case on their own.  Believe me, it can be done, however more complex accidents, require more complex information.  The insurance companies, through their adjusters, are going to request a large volume of paperwork.  They are going to ask very personal questions and depending on how you answer their requests will determine how you case is or is not settled. 

If you are at this stage or have begun receiving requests from insurance adjusters that are overwhelming, it is time to speak with an accident attorney.  Our attorneys at The Miley Legal Group will listen to your story and gather information that will be needed to best present your case to the insurance companies and if necessary to the courts.  It is important that you provide your attorney with accurate information about your accident.  If this concerns you, we recommend writing down what happened immediately.  In fact, you can request an accident checklist from our office that you can keep in your car or use now to help you gather information. 

You must ensure that you are comfortable with the attorney you select.  Experience matters when it comes to personal injury cases.  Your case may get complicated and you want to have the support of an experienced firm throughout the process.    

Meeting your attorney

Once you have contacted our office and set up your initial consultation, you will meet one of our highly qualified attorneys and our friendly staff.  If you are comfortable with our office representing you, an agreement will be signed, and we will immediately begin working on your case.  The initial meeting will also allow our attorneys to gather as much information as possible about you and your case.  You will be surprised at the amount of information that insurance companies will demand.  We will begin by gathering all your medical bills and contacting those providers to inform them that they should begin billing any health insurance you may have.  This will not only assist you in the long run, it should provide them with payment and reduce any chances of hurting your credit in the future. 

The next stages of your case will involve the court system.   Continue on to the next page to review the next stages or, if you are ready to set up an appointment, please complete the contact form or chat with our live help on this website and someone from our office will immediately contact you. 

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