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Legal Support For Serious Personal Injuries

When a person, especially someone young, suffers a serious personal injury, it can significantly impact their life. They have to deal with physical pain and emotional trauma and face financial challenges such as medical bills, lost wages and ongoing care expenses. At Wiseman Law Firm, PLLC, in Parkersburg, our founding attorney, Todd Wiseman, understands the gravity of these situations, and he is here to help. He has been practicing personal injury law in West Virginia for over 25 years and has successfully represented numerous clients in many types of personal injury cases.

How We Can Help You After Your Accident

After a serious car accident or a slip and fall, you may wonder about your next steps and how an attorney can help. Our first step in any personal injury case is to investigate the cause of the accident and identify the at-fault party. In some cases, the negligent party is obvious and easy to determine. However, it sometimes takes a deeper look at the evidence to come to a conclusion.

After identifying the negligent party, we will proceed with your claim and help you navigate every step of your case, including:

  • Ensuring you seek medical attention
  • Gathering evidence and medical records
  • Filing an insurance claim
  • Negotiations
  • Filing a lawsuit
  • Mediation
  • If necessary, taking your case to trial

Soon after your accident, you will receive calls or communications from insurance companies asking about the accident and offering settlements to quickly and cheaply close your case. While you recover from an injury, you should focus on healing and moving forward. We will take over communications with insurers to save you the additional stress while you recover.

Our Personal Injury Lawyer Answers Your Frequently Asked Questions

Attorney Wiseman understands that if you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car accident or has suffered accident injuries due to the negligence of someone else, you probably have a lot of questions. Here, our lawyer answers some of the more commonly asked questions.

How much is my case worth?

While there is no exact answer to this question, Mr. Wiseman can provide an estimate based on several factors, including the severity of the injury, the extent of the medical treatment needed and the impact on the victim’s life. He doesn’t think that injury victims should ever settle for less than they deserve. He will work hard to assess your case, analyze your damages and fight on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.

What kind of compensation can I get for my injuries?

In a personal injury lawsuit, there are three different types of compensation for damages, including:

  • Economic damages, like medical expenses, lost wages and property damage
  • Noneconomic damages, like emotional pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages, which are meant to punish someone who acted with malice or gross negligence

In West Virginia, the court can award punitive damages if the wrongdoer acted with gross negligence or outrageous indifference to the well-being or safety of others.

How do I know what kind of damages I will need in the future?

Some serious and traumatic injuries, like severe burns, can lead to lifelong challenges. Estimating and planning for long-term recovery is part of the challenge. Personal injury claims are our attorney’s business. He will work with experts and industry-standard estimates to determine and help him predict what kind of compensation you will need to plan for with respect to your future recovery.

Why do I need a personal injury attorney?

An experienced lawyer can handle the business of your personal injury claim while you can focus on recovering, knowing that your future is in capable hands. Insurance companies are notorious for offering low settlements to injury victims, hoping to avoid a trial. However, with a skilled attorney on your side, you may be able to receive a much larger settlement. At Wiseman Law Firm, PLLC, our lawyer also prepares every case as if it will go to trial, should that become necessary to fight for our clients’ rights.

We Can Help When You Need A West Virginia Car Accident Attorney

At Wiseman Law Firm, PLLC, our lawyer knows the physical, emotional and financial toll that personal injuries can take on individuals and their families. He represents clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries, such as those involving the head, fires and burns, severe nerve damage and limb amputations. He also handles wrongful death cases. If you need a West Virginia wrongful death lawyer, attorney Wiseman can help.

Contact A West Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious personal injury, please contact us for a free consultation. Our attorney is here to help you navigate the legal process and fight for a favorable outcome. Mr. Wiseman has extensive experience in personal injury law and a compassionate approach to your representation. To make an appointment in our Wood County office, contact us online or call 304-314-4768.