What are Personal Injury Claims and how can a West Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer help you?

A personal injury claim begins after an individual sustains an injury caused by another individual.  The person that causes the injury is known as the at-fault party. The at-fault party may injure an individual by accident and sometimes, intentionally.  Importantly, an at-fault party may not just be an individual party but could be an entity such as a municipality or business. A person may sustain a personal injury from numerous possibilities such as the following:

  • Motor Vehicle Collision;
  • Motorcycle Accident;
  • Workplace Accident;
  • Medical Malpractice;
  • Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect;
  • Slip & Fall;
  • Defective Product;
  • Dog Bite;
  • And Many More.

After sustaining a personal injury, the individual will seek compensation, or damages, from the at-fault party for the injuries that were caused.  There are numerous damages that can be caused by the at-fault party such as the following:

  • Spinal Cord Injuries;
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries;
  • Broken Bones;
  • Whiplash;
  • Soft Tissue Injuries;
  • Lacerations;
  • Amputation;
  • Wrongful Death;
  • And Many More.

The types of damages the injured party will seek consist of economic and non-economic damages.  Economic damages are tangible damages meaning you can put a specific numeric value on them. Essentially, these damages are the financial loss the injured party has experienced, or will experience, as a result of the at-fault party.  Examples of economic damages are property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and replacement services. Non-economic damages are intangible damages meaning you cannot put a specific numeric value on the damage caused by the at-fault party. The most common example of non-economic damages are pain and suffering.

The sole purpose of a West Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer is to acquire compensation from the at-fault party for the damages caused to their client.  At Salango Legal Firm, we understand the problems you are facing and the difficulties you will face when dealing with a personal injury matter.  We pride ourselves on assisting people through these life-changing events and work hard achieving compensation the injured party deserves.  If you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact Salango Legal Firm at (304) 932-0394 for your free consultation.