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Filing a Lawsuit in West Virginia

How to Work With A West Virginia Injury Attorney to File A Lawsuit After An Accidental Injury?

When you have been seriously injured as the result of the carelessness of someone else, just dealing with the physical and emotional effects is extremely stressful. And, your stress is compounded by the legal process of trying to gain compensation for your losses. An experienced attorney handles much of the process for you, but you play a major role in determining the success of your case.

Your contribution to personal injury lawsuits in West Virginia

Your attorney can provide resources such as forensic investigators and expert witnesses to prove your injury case in court. But, the evidence you provide is critical. Naturally, seeking medical treatment is your first priority—your ability to collect evidence may be hampered if your injuries require an immediate trip to the hospital. But, to the degree possible, your job (or the job of an uninjured friend or relative, if possible), from the first moments after the accident, is to obtain absolutely everything you can, including the following:

  • Police reports
  • Contact information of anyone who was present
  • Damaged property, even including clothing damaged in the accident
  • Packaging and instructions if you were injured from using dangerous or defective consumer products
  • Receipts for all expenses relating to the accident or your injuries
  • Medical reports

Do not try to filter out the evidence you bring when you meet with West Virginia personal injury law firms—let the attorneys decide what is important.

Evidence in West Virginia auto accidents

If you are injured in an auto accident, you must be sure to collect contact information for anyone present and insurance information for all drivers. If you can take photos of all damaged vehicles, road conditions, and the injuries sustained, automobile accident lawyers in West Virginia find them extremely helpful.

Working with an attorney

As soon as you are physically able, you need to contact one of our experienced injury attorneys in Bridgeport to begin work on your case. From your first visit with an attorney at Kaufman & McPherson, PLLC, he or she begins to review your evidence, assesses the best options available to pursue your case. Our attorneys help reduce your stress from this point forward as they handle the many details involved in the legal process.

Contact the firm today

Call or visit us for a free consultation to discuss your personal injury matter. We also offer home and hospital visits for those who are injured and cannot travel to us. In family law matters, you can obtain fee information by phone, or schedule a consultation.

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About the Editor

Kevin Kaufman

Kevin Kaufman

Kevin S. Kaufman is a 1977 graduate of Bridgeport High School, where he received a National Merit Scholarship, a Consolidated Natural Gas Company full scholarship, and a West Virginia Achievement scholarship. Mr. Kaufman completed his education at West Virginia University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, an MBA, and his law degree.

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