Auto Accident Attorneys in Barboursville, WV
Injuries, Criminal Defense, and Family Law in Barboursville, WV
The law office of Bailey knows there are many different types of auto accidents, with as many various circumstances, that can have an affect on the responsible parties involved, financially and legally. Our attorneys know the law and have the experience to represent you on insurance company matters to get you the best compensation that you deserve.
We do not look to settle for a quick fix or a fast settlement when that means your own rights may be at stake. We will go to court, when needed, to defend your rights and secure restitution for any damages to which you are entitled. If you have injuries as a result of your auto accident, we seek compensation to help ease the repair bills, pain, and your recovery.
Our attorneys are here to help you; contact us for:
- Car Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Truck Accident
- Bicycle Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
What Barboursville-area drivers should do after an accident:
First, check to assess any injuries and determine if you need immediate medical attention. The next step would be to obtain any important information you may need in order to file for an insurance claim. Most importantly:
Medical treatment and injuries
Be sure to check over everyone in your vehicle and document any injuries. You may not see any immediate evidence of being injured, because the body trauma from the seat belts or other bangs and bumps may appear days later. See the doctor to have your injuries assessed fully. Take photos of all injuries; make notes to keep track of the names of any doctors, therapists, or specialists who treat you, so you may be properly reimbursed.
Do not admit fault for the accident
Even though being in an accident is a very stressful situation, please remember to not accept fault for the accident until your lawyer has a chance to assess all the factors involved. The attorneys at Bailey Legal Services do a thorough investigation and review all the conditions of the event to determine cause in order to prove who is at fault.
Be sure to collect evidence
Right at the scene, if you are able, take photos of anything that may help your claim later, whether it is the roadway, obstacles, markers, and vehicles (their placement and any damages), along with any documentation that may be of assistance in proving fault. Other suggested types of information to collect, if possible, might be whether the other party may be driving under the influence or may have been operating the vehicle with some impairment—such as an overweight load or other hazard that may have factored into the accident.
Why consult with an attorney for an auto accident?
Accidents happen all the time, and being injured in a car accident can be expensive. Our attorneys have the experience and will explore the opportunities to obtain compensation for any lost wages and medical bills. In West Virginia alone, the average costs for medical costs due to auto accidents amounts to nearly $2.9 million, and the average amount of wages lost to auto accident over one’s lifetime can be as much as $289 million. This is why it is important to have the experience of an attorney from Bailey Legal Services working with you when you are in an auto accident.