You can get into an accident as many ways as you can think of getting into your car: going to or from work, stopping at the store to pick up a few items, taking the kids to a school event, and more. Particularly when the accident involves another vehicle, you might not only be injured but those injuries may be serious and long-lasting. Broken bones, burns, organ damage or spinal cord or brain injuries are real risks if you have been physically slammed about in a vehicle or if it catches on fire.
Serious injuries such as these can mean lengthy stays in the hospital, and with it some highly expensive medical expenses. You may require treatment by surgeons, neurosurgeons, burn specialists, or other specialized medical professionals. Even after you are released from the hospital, you may still require ongoing care that can go on for years after the accident; in a worst-case scenario, you may even suffer permanent effects. Even if you have health insurance, these expenses can easily exceed your coverage, and your savings. It is no coincidence that a common reason why many people petition for bankruptcy is out-of-control medical bills.
If someone else was at fault for your injuries, that person be at least partially responsible for your treatment costs as well. As a West Virginia personal injury law firm, we at Duffield, Lovejoy, Stemple & Boggs are well aware of how multiple chains of events, seemingly unconnected circumstances and multiple actors can all combine to cause you harm that you would not have otherwise suffered. In an incident like a motor vehicle accident, we know what facts to look for, what questions to ask, and how to uncover essential information to make sure that everyone who may have contributed to your economic losses, pain and suffering, and your recovery costs, is identified.
To find out more details on how we can help you to recover the compensation you are entitled to after a car accident, we recommend starting with our webpage on the topic. It also has information on ways to contact us to schedule a no-cost initial consultation with one of our attorneys.