How do you move on after a serious injury or the loss of a loved one? It’s a difficult question, and one that many people unfortunately struggle with every day after suffering such a loss due to someone else’s negligence. Searching for information on the Internet can be overwhelming as you grasp for answers about what to do and where to turn. Making things worse, the laws vary from state to state, so they are different in West Virginia (WV) than they are in Ohio, Kentucky, or any other state. What you need is advice from experienced legal counsel: your WV personal injury lawyer.
The good news is that when you choose an experienced WV personal injury lawyer from Hendrickson & Long to help you through this difficult time, you have a trusted partner who can help answer tough questions. How do you know if we’re the right firm for you? Before you answer that question, read on to learn about the many considerations involved when thinking about bringing a personal injury lawsuit.
How to Choose a WV Personal Injury Lawyer or Wrongful Death Attorney
Choose a personal injury law firm with substantial experience and a track record of success. Hendrickson & Long, PLLC has decades of experience in WV personal injury and wrongful death cases. Our lawyers have represented clients in their claims against individuals, companies, hospitals and physicians, and others whose unsafe conduct or hazardous activities caused serious personal injury or death. We know more than just WV law. We know the courtrooms, the judges, and lawyers statewide.
Choose a personal injury firm that has been recognized for superior legal knowledge. Many Hendrickson & Long attorneys are top-rated by Super Lawyers, an honor reserved for only five percent of lawyers nationwide. Several of our attorneys have also been recognized by Best Law Firms in US News & World Report.
Choose a personal injury firm with lawyers you can trust. The philosophy of our personal injury lawyers is to partner with clients, experts, and colleagues to get the best outcomes for our clients. Many of our attorneys hold Preeminent and Distinguished ratings from our peers for high ethical standards and professional achievement. This means that other lawyers in West Virginia and other locations rated us highly in these areas.
Choose a personal injury firm with lawyers who understand the meaning of loss. Our attorneys have worked with hundreds of people who have suffered unnecessary losses due to the acts of others. From working closely with our clients, we’ve learned a lot about what it means to have your life turned upside down, to be less able to enjoy life, and even to lose a family member.
Events That May Lead to a Need for a WV Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Lawyer
At Hendrickson & Long, we’ve been honored to provide legal support to clients and families who have suffered severe injuries, often leading to death. Here are a few examples of the circumstances that have led people to hire our team of WV personal injury lawyers:
Medical Mistakes or Malpractice
Common medical mistakes may lead to personal injury, or tragically, wrongful death. Here are a few of the most common medical mistakes in WV:
- Unreasonable delay in detecting or diagnosing a medical condition
- Failing to treat a patient’s diagnosis timely or properly
- Causing birth injuries to mother or child
- Improperly managing prescriptions
If you believe you or a family member was injured due to medical mistakes or malpractice, you should discuss what happened with one of our firm’s WV personal injury and wrongful death lawyers. We can help you understand and evaluate your options under WV law.
Truck and Automobile Accidents
Individuals, drivers, and passengers are at risk of sustaining injuries every time they get into a vehicle. In WV, when a crash occurs, it is important to know who is at fault and to what degree. In many cases, fault is not clear at the time of the accident. An experienced WV personal injury lawyer has the knowledge and skills to investigate all of the facts surrounding a crash.
At Hendrickson & Long, our attorneys can get all of the evidence to find out what really happened, and we’re adept at identifying every person or entity that may have played a part in causing an injury. Contact one of our personal injury lawyers to schedule a consultation to evaluate your case.
Chemical and Substance Exposure
Coming into contact with toxic chemicals can cause severe personal injuries and put a person in grave danger, possibly even leading to death. Hazardous chemicals may be ingested or inhaled accidentally, or they may touch the body directly.
Hendrickson & Long can help you recover money damages after hazardous chemical exposure that results from someone else’s negligence. We can help you evaluate a chemical or substance exposure claim, including those that result from major causes, such as mine and plant explosions.
Consumer products sometimes suffer from defects that cause serious bodily harm, personal injury, or wrongful death. This is known as a product liability claim. This area of law includes everything from faulty car parts to exploding cell phone batteries and everything in between.
When someone is hurt by a defective product, it may be due to faulty design, faulty materials, or even inadequate warnings. Our WV personal injury lawyers know the Mountain State’s product liability law inside and out, and we believe in holding manufacturers and sellers responsible when their defective products hurt someone.
What to Do If You Think You May Need a Personal Injury Lawyer in WV
If you aren’t sure what to do after a bad accident, contacting your WV personal injury lawyer is a first step in the right direction. The legal system can be complicated and intimidating, but you do not have to face it alone.
Hendrickson & Long’s attorneys have helped hundreds of people whose lives were torn apart after personal injuries or wrongful death. We can help you sort out the difficult questions you have so you can focus on getting your life back together. Our law office, located in Charleston, WV, serves injured people statewide. Use our Contact Form or call us at 304-346-5500 to schedule a free initial consultation today.