Morgantown Car Accident Attorney
Personal Injury Law Firm Also Serving Monongalia County
Even when you are driving safely, sometimes car accidents are unavoidable. Sharing the road with drivers who are negligent is unfortunate, especially when their negligence harms others. If you have recently been in a car accident in Morgantown, Monongalia County, or elsewhere in West Virginia or Pennsylvania, contact Hayhurst Law right away. You need a lawyer who can gather evidence and testimonials to build a strong case for you. Our car accident attorney is knowledgeable about the various factors involved and can fight for the compensation you deserve.
Statute of Limitations for Virginia Car Accidents
Virginia state law allows for injury claims to be filed for car accidents up to 2 years after the date of the car accident. The same deadline applies for individuals filing on behalf of a loved one who was killed in a car accident, but the "timer" starts the day of the victim's death. If you attempt to file a lawsuit after two years your case may be dismissed by the court. It is important that you file your lawsuit quickly, and the best way to do this is by hiring a skilled accident attorney to represent you.
Put an experienced car accident attorney on your side. Call Hayhurst Law at (304) 840-0999 for a free consultation.
Steadfast Representation for Car Accident Victims
Injuries sustained from car accidents can range from minor and temporary to severe and permanent. If you have incurred injuries to your head, back, neck, chest, arms, legs, feet, or any other part of the body, you may be entitled to compensation. Allow our personal injury attorney to evaluate the details of the accident to determine the cause and build a strong case for you.
We represent those injured in car accidents, including:
- Side-impact collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Sideswipe collisions
- Rollover accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Vehicle rollovers
- Single-car accidents
- Multi-vehicle pile-ups
- Auto defects
- Hit and runs
- Crashes with bicyclists/pedestrians
What Kind of Compensation Can I Receive for My Injuries?
Depending on the circumstances, there are various things for which you may be entitled to compensation. With the help of an experienced attorney, you may be compensated for:
- past or future medical bills
- loss of earnings due to missed work
- permanent loss of income due to inability to work
- property damage
- pain and suffering
- depression or anxiety resulting from your accident
Car Accident FAQ for West Virginia Drivers
Our experienced Morgantown car wreck lawyer provides answers to your frequently asked questions:
Q. I've heard that West Virginia is a "Comparative Negligence" state. What does that mean?
A "Comparative Negligence" state is one that abides by the rule that if you were in any way responsible for the accident, the amount of compensation you are eligible to receive will be diminished according the percentage of responsibility you had in causing the accident. For example, if you were found to be 10% responsible for your accident, the amount of compensation you are eligible to receive will be reduced by 10%. In addition, if you are found to be more than 50% responsible for your car accident, you are not eligible to receive compensation in court for damages (West Virginia Code § 55-7-13c).
Q. Am I required to report my car accident even if I wasn't hurt?
You are always required to report any car crash where someone is injured or killed, however, you are not required to report an accident if the total property damage value was under $1,000 (West Virginia Code § 17C-4-6).
Q. What are the car insurance requirements for West Virginia drivers?
All registered vehicles in West Virginia must be insured with a liability policy that includes the following minimum coverage:
- $25,000 liability coverage for injury or death of one individual
- $25,000 liability coverage for property damage
- $50,000 liability coverage for total bodily injury or death liability
Trust Our Aggressive Litigator
Suffering injuries from a car accident is a serious matter, and you deserve to have someone on your side who can fight for your best interests. Attorney Eric Hayhurst handles your case directly and is available after hours on the weekdays and on weekends by appointment. You can trust that he has the tenacity and knowledge to handle your case.
If you have recently been involved in an accident, contact our car accident attorney in Morgantown at (304) 840-0999.
He was always there for me.- Angela
Expertly guided me through the difficulties of a personal injury lawsuit.- Judy
I have always been impressed with his intellect and hard work.- Richard D.
I highly recommend his services for anyone looking for professional and efficient legal services.- Jessica E.
I am happy with the outcome and what he was able to accomplish on my behalf.- Tracy D.
$2 Million Wrongful Death Car Accident
Head-on collision between SUV and box truck.
$1.1 Million Car Accident - Spinal Cord Injury
$350 Thousand Medical Malpractice
$300 Thousand Car Accident
$225 Thousand Slip & Fall
Limit of Available Insurance Single Vehicle Rollover Accident
$125 Thousand Auto vs. Tow-Truck Collision
$122.5 Thousand Car Accident
$105 Thousand Slip & Fall
$100 Thousand Car Accident
Head-on collision involving a DUI driver.
We are prepared to do what it takes to get clients the recovery they deserve, including going to trial.
Accessible to Clients
Attorney Eric Hayhurst is committed to handling cases directly & making himself available to clients.
Successful Track Record
Eric Hayhurst has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts & settlements on behalf of the injured.
Committed to the Community
Native to West Virginia, Eric Hayhurst is dedicated to serving the injured throughout the community.
Trust your case to an aggressive and tenacious litigator with a successful track record of helping the injured. Attorney Eric Hayhurst is not afraid to go to trial and is dedicated to maximizing the compensation you deserve.