Responses to Common Questions About Injuries and Accidents in West Virginia
Whose insurance pays for the cost of a car accident in West Virginia? Can I still collect payment if I was partially to blame for my injury? Our FAQ page has the answers you need after you have been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence. Browse or search our FAQ to get help.
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How long will it take me to settle my personal injury case?
The time this takes depends on the nature of your injuries and how long it takes for you to recover. We want to make sure that you are taken care of and the treatment for your injuries will be determined by you and your physician. Once you have recovered from your injuries and have been released by your physician, your claim will be promptly submitted for proposed resolution.
The doctors and hospital are calling me for unpaid medical bills, can you help?
We routinely work with the doctors and healthcare providers to keep them from sending our clients to collections for unpaid bills. Often, we can keep them from sending bills to collections if we agree in writing that we will pay them first once you get paid on a settlement or judgement. When there is not enough insurance coverage to pay all of the bills, we can usually get healthcare providers to reduce their bills low enough so that our clients still receive compensation.
How do I get my personal injury medical bills paid?
In West Virginia, auto insurance policies may contain MedPay (this is optional in West Virginia and is not included in “Full Coverage”). This coverage will pay for your medical bills and lost wages up to the policy limits, which are determined by your specific medical treatment and they are typically reimbursed from the insurance company of the at-fault driver. If your injuries and the cost of care exceed the Med Pay policy limits, then you may be able to use private health insurance to cover unpaid medical bills.
How soon after personal injury accident should I call you?
Call us immediately. Don’t give the other person’s insurance company a statement until you’ve consulted with your lawyer. We make a point of returning all calls and e-mails promptly. If you have suffered a personal injury, you need to know right away what insurance coverage is in place to cover your medical expenses and lost wages. You should also know that the insurance companies have attorneys working as claims adjusters. Those claims adjusters have one job – to settle claims as quickly and cheaply as possible. If you select us as your attorney we will handle the claims adjusters and protect your rights.
How much is my personal injury case worth?
All cases are different and the value of your case is dependent on the specific factors of the accident or incident. Each claim is unique and the value is determined by a number of variables including, but not limited to, how much medical treatment is necessary, how much lost wages or lost earning potential is determined, how much projected future medical treatment is necessary, and how much pain and suffering was caused by this accident or incident. We can only give you an estimate of how much we believe your case is worth after fully reviewing all medical records, employment records and the individual facts of your specific situation.
How do I know if I have a good auto accident or personal injury case?
Every case is different. Contact us and we can discuss your case today. Our consultation on a personal injury case is always free.