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Things You Should Do If Injured Or Damaged

  • Car Crash
    • Call the Police.
    • Get name, address, insurance information of person who struck you, including license plate number of vehicle and driver’s license number.
    • Check your own insurance for medical payments coverage and collision coverage.
    • If you are asked to give a statement by an insurance company, you should consider contacting an attorney first and promptly.
  • Medical Negligence

    To determine whether an injury or death occurred from medical negligence, medical research is important and a medical expert must determine whether the healthcare provider deviated from the standard of care or was negligent. Therefore, the earlier you seek professional advice from an attorney the better. Remember there is no charge for a consultation and fees are contingent upon a recovery for you.

  • Other Injuries

    Generally speaking, the sooner you obtain attorney advice with respect to your injury and ability to recover your damages the better because there are numerous factual, legal and insurance issues to consider before deciding the best way to seek compensation. Remember there is no charge for a consultation and fees are contingent upon a recovery for you.

  • Signing a Release

    You should always seek professional attorney advice before signing a document that releases the party whom you believe caused your injury or damage. Once you sign and deliver the release, you will likely be forever barred from bringing a lawsuit against the party, regardless of future medical bills or other damages, even if you are not aware of them at the time you sign the release.

  • Statute of Limitations

    The statute of limitations prevents a person from filing a lawsuit after the time allotted to do so has expired. Generally speaking, in West Virginia the period is two years from the date of a personal injury. Sometimes it may be sooner or later depending on the type of injury or damages and other factors, including the state where the injury occurred.

    For example, nursing home abuse and neglect cases, the time limit in West Virginia is 1 year. For work injuries in West Virginia there are associated time limits to file a Workers’ Compensation claim—typically 6 months from the date of injury. Filing a Workers’ Compensation claim is necessary in order to file a civil claim for work injuries caused by an employer’s disregard of safety rules.

    If you intend to pursue a claim, you should always seek professional attorney advice as to when the statute of limitations expires on your case. The sooner you call us, the better for you and your family. The Masters Law Firm can help you proceed properly in order to receive the compensation you are due.

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