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West Virginia Auto Accident Attorney

In the United States, getting behind the wheel of a car may be one of the most dangerous things you can do. Unfortunately, the automobile, which enables us to get to work, to go shopping, to pick up our children from school, and to do a variety of other daily tasks, causes more than 3 million injuries every year. An estimated 2 million of those injuries are permanent. Fortunately, a West Virginia auto accident attorney at Berthold Law Firm can help injured parties secure the future for themselves and their families. Contact us today to review your case with a knowledgeable car accident attorney.

Car Accident Statistics and Information

In West Virginia, the risk of an auto accident is greater than in most states. In spite of being a small state, there were 30.4 car accident deaths per 100,000 licensed drivers in 2000, and 2.1 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled. These statistics land us solidly in the top five most dangerous states to drive. Moreover, in 2000, 36 percent of fatalities in West Virginia car accidents occurred when a driver was under the influence of alcohol. However, our attorneys can help if this has been the case.

According to CDC statistics, motor vehicle crashes are the leading killer of children, teens, and young adults (ages 5 to 34) and among the top ten causes of death for all ages. Over 30,000 people are killed in crashes each year in the United States. In 2005, in addition to the impact on victims’ families and friends, crash deaths resulted in $41 billion annually in medical and work loss costs. In West Virginia alone, the total death-related costs for one year are approximately $342,000,000, which includes medical costs, as well as work loss costs. It’s important to remember that crashes are preventable. The best way to reduce costs due to crash-related deaths is to prevent crashes and to prevent injuries when crashes do happen.

Experienced Car Accident Representation

Each car accident attorney at Berthold Law Firm believes that driving is a privilege, and that abuse of that privilege, as in the case of reckless driving, deserves severe punishment. Our car accident lawyers want to make the roads safer for everyone. If you have been in a car accident that was the result of another’s negligence, we make it our priority to get the maximum recovery, and to discourage reckless driving in our state.

We also realize that a car accident can have a profound personal impact. For the victim of a car accident, unexpected financial burdens and personal injury are not to be taken lightly. Our attorneys understand that lost income, emotional strain, and other factors can make your life seem overwhelming. However, help is available. If you have suffered a personal injury, or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or death due to reckless, negligent, or intoxicated driving, you deserve the fullest compensation for you or your loved one’s injuries. Located in Charleston, West Virginia, an attorney at our firm can help you to win that compensation. Speak with a lawyer from our firm today. We will review your case for free and provide you with an honest evaluation of your claim.

When to Contact Berthold Law Firm

The following results of a car accident are reasons to talk to our lawyers and to pursue restitution:

  • Missed work and loss of valuable income due to personal injury
  • Expensive medical care or physical therapy necessitated by injury
  • Permanent personal injury that decreases or eliminates ability to perform at work
  • Emotional damages related to injury
  • Wrongful death of a loved one
  • Punitive damages

Remember, our firm handles cases on a contingency basis. If we take on your case, you will be charged only if we win. You have nothing to lose by consulting a Charleston, West Virginia car accident attorney at our office. Each lawyer has extensive experience and is committed to pursuing justice for injury victims. We have won millions for victims of negligent driving.

Contact the Berthold Law Firm today to see how we can help you.