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 car accident at some point. When someone is injured in a car accident, they need help to cover the costs of their injuries and the cost of any damaged property. If someone else caused the car crash, or the car wreck 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. Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner, PLLC handles car accidents throughout West Virginia. With offices in Princeton, West Virginia and Charleston, West Virginia, the attorneys at Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner are able to assist you in your car accident claim. It is important to hire an experienced car accident lawyer early on in your claim to ensure vital evidence and witness statements are obtained. If the car wreck occurred in West Virginia, it’s important to hire a licensed West Virginia attorney early so the attorney may deal directly with the insurance company to ensure that you are properly and adequately compensated. If you or loved on was injured in a car accident in West Virginia, give the experienced attorneys at Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner, PLLC a call at 304-431-4050 or contact us online and we will work quickly to take the necessary steps to ensure that your claim is properly investigated, you obtain the necessary medical treatment and ultimately obtain the money you deserve.
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 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.
When a tractor-trailer trucks or other commercial motor vehicles are involved in an auto accident with a passenger car, 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 motor vehicle accidents that involve tractor-trailers or a commercial motor vehicle. 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. Due to the complexities involving accidents involving tractor-trailers and commercial motor vehicles, it is important to hire attorneys who are knowledgeable and who have the resources to promptly hire the necessary experts to investigate and prosecute claims against commercial motor carriers. The attorneys at Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner, PLLC have represented victims who have been severely injured and unfortunately killed due to the negligence of tractor-trailer drivers and the companies in which they worked. Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner, PLLC is familiar and knowledgeable of tractor-trailer wrecks on interstate highways throughout West Virginia, including accidents on I-77, I-64, I-79 and other interstate highways or other roads in West Virginia. The team at Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner, PLLC represents victims involved in wrecks with tractor-trailers and commercial motor vehicles in Camp Creek, Beckley, Welch, Princeton, Bluefield, Beckley, Charleston, Morgantown, Wheeling, West Virginia and all points in between. If you are or a loved one was in an accident that involves a commercial vehicle or tractor-trailer, 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. Upon hiring us, we are able to quickly deploy a team of experts in the commercial motor vehicle field to perform accident reconstruction analysis and vehicle analysis. Our hired experts are generally able to download black box data from the commercial vehicle to determine the potential causes of the crash, how fast the vehicle was going and determine if there were other defects in the vehicle. Our hired experts can then determine if there may be other defendants who may have contributed to the crash. Upon hiring Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner, PLLC we send detailed preservation of evidence letters to the company and driver to ensure vital evidence is preserved in the case. This is why quickly hiring an experienced attorney in your West Virginia tractor-trailer or commercial motor vehicle case is so important.
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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 offices in Princeton, Bluefield and Charleston , 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.