Car Accident Injury Lawyers
Cranston & Edwards PLLC – Morgantown, WV Trial Attorneys
If you have been involved in a serious car accident, it is important to contact the law firm of Cranston & Edwards PLLC as soon as it is safe to do so. We can help ensure that you are able to access the financial compensation you will require to cover the medical bills, lost wages, and out of packet expenses you have already incurred, as well as unforeseen expenses during your recovery. Contact us right away – before you discuss what happened with anyone. Call: 304-296-3500.
Protecting the Rights of Accident Victims Since 1995
Typically, the party who is at-fault for causing your injuries will do or say just about anything to deny fault, avoid liability for your injuries, and ultimately eliminate or minimize your ability to receive compensation for the injuries you have suffered. Even when the guilty party is clearly responsible, they may try to place the blame on you. To make a difficult situation even more stressful, insurance carriers may not offer a fair settlement. At Cranston & Edwards PLLC, we have provided skilled, effective legal representation to protect the rights of innocent victims since 1995. Call our law firm and let us know what happened so we can fight for you while you focus on healing.
Maximum Financial Compensation For Your Personal Injury Case
The skilled trial attorneys at Cranston & Edwards PLLC will work directly with you to develop your personal injury case. We can pursue litigation if an inadequate settlement cannot be reached to help ensure the best possible outcome for you. Our goal is to obtain the maximum financial compensation allowed by West Virginia state law.
What to Do If Involved in a Car Accident
The time after a car accident can be confusing and upsetting – and you are likely to be in a significant amount of pain. Take a minute to read over the following tips to learn what you should do if you are involved in a car accident. Taking the proper steps can make the difference between total life devastation and a comfortable recovery period.
Do Not Admit Fault! – Never say you are sorry following a car accident, even if you feel certain that it was your fault. Resist the urge. Scam artists and other unscrupulous individuals sometimes plan elaborate schemes to fake car accidents and make innocent people assume fault. If you apologize or otherwise admit fault, you essentially accept all responsibility for the crash, as well as the medical bills, property damage, and other losses alleged by the other vehicle’s operator.
Do Not Discuss the Accident – Do not give a statement to the insurance company. Do not discuss the accident with anyone. This does not make you look suspicious – it is the wise choice. Contact us first before discussing the accident. Remember: the insurance company is not on your side.
Get Off the Road – To help avoid further injury, remove your vehicle from the roadway as soon as it is safe to do so.
Seek Medical Attention – Whether or not you notice any injuries, it is very important to seek a medical evaluation following the crash. Tiny scratches and wounds can become infected and seemingly insignificant pains can escalate to conditions of permanent disability. Immediately following a severe trauma incident, the body releases adrenaline, which can completely mask symptoms of even the most severe injuries, including broken bones and brain injuries.
Record & Secure the Evidence – Document the conditions of all vehicles involved in the accident from all sides. Exchange contact information with the other driver(s) and contact the nearest police station. If you are unsure which jurisdiction you are in, contact the West Virginia State Police for assistance. Request a copy of the accident report.
Contact Cranston & Edwards PLLC – Schedule your free consultation with our team of award-winning attorneys. The sooner we begin working on your claim, the sooner we may be able to get you the compensation you deserve!
If you can’t come to us, we will come to you. There is never an upfront fee and you do not owe anything unless we win your case! Call Cranston & Edwards PLLC at: 304-296-3500.