Choosing a West Virginia Car Accident Attorney

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Jim Leach, LC – Unhappy Golfing

You may not know what actions to take next after you have been in a car accident and have received medical attention for any injuries you have suffered. Your insurance company will contact you and ask you questions about the car accident. The other driver’s insurance company will also contact you and ask you questions. Both insurance companies will decide who is at fault and what damages are covered under the insurance policies.

We like to think that our insurance company is on our side. Unfortunately, you may have just as difficult a time dealing with your own insurance company as you have dealing with the other driver’s insurance company. Having the right car accident attorney on your side to help you deal with insurance companies and file your car accident claim is extremely important.

Finding the Right Car Accident Attorney

Some of the more popular places to search for car accident attorneys are:

  • The phone book
  • Online directories
  • Search engines
  • Bar associations
  • Friends and family

You may want to choose a car accident attorney that a friend or family has worked with and feels comfortable with. If you do not know anyone who can refer you to a good attorney, you will want to make a list of possible attorneys and call to schedule an initial consultation.

The initial consultation is time set aside for you to:

  • Ask all of your car accident questions.
  • Learn about the car accident attorney and his or her experience.
  • Discuss if you have a case and what actions to take next.
  • Find out about the legal process and what documentation you need to provide.
  • Decide if you feel comfortable with the attorney.

Ask many questions about the attorney’s experience with car accident cases. You will want to hire an attorney who has extensive experience and knowledge in dealing with insurance companies, filing car accident cases, and handling cases that involve serious personal injuries. Also make sure the attorney is licensed to practice law in Ohio or West Virginia. You will not want to hire an attorney that is not licensed in the state in which you are filing your claim.

A Car Accident Attorney to Help You

Insurance companies take advantage of victims of car accidents who do not have an attorney. The insurance companies know that people without an attorney do not understand their rights and how to protect themselves. Your car accident attorney will know your rights and know how to deal with the insurance companies so you get the compensation you deserve for:

  • Property damage
  • Medical bills and services
  • Prescriptions
  • Lost wages

Please contact our auto accident attorneys for an initial consultation about your Ohio or West Virginia car accident. We are here to help you and protect your rights.