Beckley Personal Injury Lawyers
Representing Victims of Negligence Since 1931
At Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner, PLLC, trust is more than just a word; it's the foundation of our relationship with our clients in Beckley. With a legacy that stretches back for decades, our firm has built a reputation for its steadfast dedication to clients' needs.
Clients entrust their most critical cases to this firm not only because of our long-standing reputation and our comprehensive legal knowledge but also because of the genuine care and attention they receive here. Our skilled Beckley attorneys handle a range of injury cases, including:
- Defective products
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Wrongful death
- Premises liability accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Bus accidents
- Construction accidents
Trust us to help you obtain the best possible case results. To discuss your case with our Beckley attorneys, call (304) 713-2014.
Pain & Suffering Damages in WV Personal Injury Case
Damages for pain and suffering in personal injury lawsuits in Beckley denote the monetary compensation granted to a claimant for the physical agony and psychological trauma they've endured as a result of an injury. This category of damages is part of what is known as non-economic damages, which are meant to compensate victims for intangible losses.
Physical pain and suffering pertain to the actual bodily harm experienced, encompassing persistent pain, unease, or physical disability. On the other hand, emotional or mental pain and suffering refer to psychological conditions such as anxiety, depression, diminished life enjoyment, fear, anger, embarrassment, or any other emotional turmoil triggered by the injury.
West Virginia law limits the amount of pain and suffering damages a claimant can receive. Under West Virginia Code § 55-7B-8, a person can only obtain up to $500,000 for their pain and suffering.
Do You Need a Lawyer for a Personal Injury Claim?
Navigating the legal process of a personal injury claim can be challenging for various reasons:
- Proving negligence. It can be difficult to establish the other party's negligence, especially if they deny responsibility.
- Dealing with insurance companies. Insurance firms frequently attempt to reduce compensation amounts, and interacting with them can be both exasperating and time-intensive.
- Evaluating the claim. Determining the correct value of a claim can be complex. It requires understanding and calculating medical costs, lost wages, and non-economic damages like pain and suffering.
Hiring a personal injury lawyer can help you overcome these challenges in several ways:
- Proving negligence. A lawyer will know how to gather and present evidence effectively to prove the other party's negligence.
- Negotiating with the insurance companies. Attorneys are proficient negotiators who can liaise with insurance firms for you, aiding in securing a just settlement.
- Evaluating the claim. Lawyers have the experience to accurately evaluate the value of a claim, considering all past, present, and future damages. They can also help you collect evidence to establish liability and strengthen your claim.
Apart from overcoming the aforementioned challenges, hiring a Beckley personal injury lawyer offers numerous additional benefits, including:
- Legal knowledge and experience. Lawyers understand the legal process, know how to interpret laws and regulations, and have experience dealing with similar cases.
- Representation in court. If your case goes to trial, a lawyer can represent you, presenting your case in the most compelling way possible.
- Peace of mind. Having a lawyer handle your case allows you to focus on your recovery, giving you peace of mind.
Call (304) 713-2014 to Schedule a Consultation
The attorneys at Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner, PLLC approach each case with unwavering dedication, providing consistent support from the start until the conclusion of the case. This comprehensive approach fosters a sense of confidence among clients, assuring them that their case is in capable hands.
Trusted Legal Representation Since 1931
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Class Action $4.5 Million
Workplace Injury $2.2 Million
Auto Accident $1.6 Million
Motor Vehicle Collision $1.4 Million
Medical Malpractice $1.3 Million
Slip & Fall Injury $1,056,000