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Auto & Truck Accidents

More than two million people are injured in a vehicle-related accident yearly in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. This is an alarming statistic. In fact, it is likely that you or a loved one will experience a vehicle related accident at some point. When someone is injured in an accident, they need help to cover the costs of their injuries and the cost of any damaged property. If someone else caused the accident, or the accident happened because of a defect of some kind, you may be able to get compensation through a civil lawsuit. The insurance companies are focused on profit and may not give you the amount you need to make you whole again. If you need someone to represent you, call us at 304-431-4050 or contact us online and we will work quickly to get you the money you need.

Dealing with the Insurance Company

The insurance companies are concerned with their own profit, not with ensuring you get the most out of your claim. They have a goal of giving you the least that they possibly can in an effort to make their profits higher. They have computer programs, trained agents, and many experienced lawyers working to reduce the amount they pay for each claim. What you say to the insurance company can make a big difference. The choice of words you use can change how much they think your claim is worth. It is not a good idea to give any recorded statements to your insurance company or the other parties’ insurance company without proper legal representation. The insurance company has attorneys advising them and protecting their rights; you should have an experienced and qualified attorney protecting you and your rights as well.

Truck Accidents

When a truck is involved in an accident, the results can be more catastrophic due to the fact that commercial trucks are so large and heavy. There are special issues that come up in accidents that involve a commercial truck. These can include a product defect in the actual truck, negligence of the company maintaining the truck, and negligence of the truck driver. There is also a possibility that some regulations, put in place to keep trucks safe on the road, have been ignored or violated in order to cut costs for the company operating the truck. The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) regulates the operation of commercial trucks. If you are in an accident that involves a commercial vehicle, you need an attorney who has experience in dealing with the commercial vehicle industry. We have many years of experience helping people who have been involved in truck related accidents, and we understand the rules and regulations that may have been ignored or violated.

We Have Years of Experience Helping Accident Victims. Contact us Today for your Free Consultation.

Time is an issue in any lawsuit, and if you wait too long you may not be able to get the financial compensation you need and deserve. We go above and beyond by handling your property damage claim without charging any additional fee. We also work on a contingency basis, where our fees are based on the amount we recover for you, and if we don’t recover, then you don’t owe any legal fees.. Unlike most law firms, we do not base our fee off of the entire recovery amount but only off any amount we recover over and above the initial settlement offer from the insurance company.
We have two offices in Princeton and Bluefield, West Virginia. Call us at 304-431-4050 or contact us online If you cannot come to our two offices, we will come to you if you are in Kanawha County or the counties south of Princeton: Mercer, McDowell, Wyoming, Summers, and Raleigh.

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Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner, PLLC is located in Princeton and Bluefield, WV and serves clients in and around such cities as well as southern West Virginia including but not limited to the counties of Mercer, McDowell, Raleigh, Summers, Monroe, Kanawha and Wyoming.

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