Got Merriman Fighting For You?
West Virginia Car Accident Attorney
Most car accidents are entirely preventable and are caused by careless, negligent drivers who are distracted talking to passengers, eating or texting. They may be overly tired, intoxicated, or under the influence of drugs. Whatever the reason, you are left dealing with the consequences of serious injuries.
In an instant, a car accident can change your entire life. Through no fault of your own, you or a loved one may be in an auto accident which may result in a fatality, living with intense pain, extensive property damage, and not being able to work to support yourself and the mounting medical bills you may be facing. With all that you are dealing with, you need someone to turn to for help. You need someone who will listen to your situation, advise you of your options, and defend your rights. You may be able to receive compensation through a West Virginia personal injury lawsuit, but you need someone who can navigate the complex claims process, deal with the big insurance industry, and secure the maximum financial compensation that you and your family deserve.
West Virginia car accident lawyer Bill Merriman knows the ropes. As part of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, Merriman has demonstrated his ability to fight the big insurance companies and get the compensation his clients deserve. Call (304) 422-8055 to schedule your free initial consultation to speak with us about a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit involving a car or auto accident in West Virginia.
If You Are Involved In An Accident
Consider safety first. If the car accident is minor, move vehicles out of traffic to a safe place. Shift into park, turn off your vehicle, and turn on the hazard lights.
Check for injuries; call an ambulance when in doubt.
Call the police, even if the accident is minor. A police report can be invaluable to help establish who's at fault.
- Drivers and passengers: names and contact information
- Vehicle descriptions (make, model, year)
- Driver's license numbers
- License plate numbers
- Insurance companies and policy numbers
- Eyewitnesses: names and contact information
- Accident scene location and/or address
- Police officer's name and badge number.
- Take photos of all vehicles involved and the accident scene, if it is safe to do so.
- Do not sign any document unless it's for the police
- Be polite, but don't tell anyone the accident was your fault, even if you think it was.
- Get medical help and follow up on medical treatment. The insurance company will not believe you are injured without treatment records.
- Contact Bill Merriman as soon as possible so that he can collect and preserve evidence of liability.