Car accidents can cause serious and sometimes devastating injuries. These can range from cuts, bruises and soft tissue injuries to catastrophic injuries including head, neck, spinal cord and brain injuries. Unfortunately, auto accidents often result in the wrongful death of far too many innocent lives.
The network of highways, city streets, and country roads that stretches all over the United States is four million miles long, and an estimated 250 million vehicles travel trillions of miles on these highways, streets, and roads every year. This staggering amount of travel leads to an equally staggering number of car accidents – over six million annually! People who are injured or killed in auto accidents similarly number in the millions. Given these statistics, chances are you will be involved in at least one auto accident during your lifetime – an accident that may be a highly traumatic, and even life-altering, experience.
Investigating an automobile accident is especially difficult because there are a variety of factors that could have contributed to the car accident. Colombo Law has access to the necessary resources and has specialized knowledge of automobile accident law to effectively represent a car accident injury victim.
How will you pay your medical bills? How will you support your family while you recover? How will a family pick up the pieces after a loved one has been killed in a car or truck accident? These are some of the questions people injured in an auto crash ask themselves.
At Colombo Law our West Virginia car accident attorneys are committed to helping injured people receive the compensation they deserve.
Injuries and Car Accidents
The personal injury attorneys at Colombo Law represent victims suffering from the following kinds of injuries due to an accident caused by another motorist:
- Spinal cord injury
- Wrongful death
- Broken bones
- Brain injury
A Respected West Virginia Car Accident Law Firm
As one of the leading personal injury law firms in the state of West Virginia, we have successfully handled numerous car accident cases.
The car and truck accident lawyers at Colombo Law have helped many individuals and families who have been involved in serious motor vehicle accidents. Our lawyers can help by providing answers to questions and by offering expert legal advice regarding remedies available to our personal injury clients and to families who have suffered the wrongful death of a love one.
The lawyers at Colombo Law routinely represent individuals and families throughout West Virginia who have been seriously injured in an auto or truck accident. We are happy to come to see you for a free consultation and regularly represent clients in Bridgeport, Clarksburg, Fairmont, Morgantown, Elkins, Buckhannon, Weston, Grafton and throughout West Virginia. You can contact our office 24 hours a day and we offer a free consultation to all clients.
Our firm works with some of the leading experts in the fields of medicine, accident reconstruction, finance, and economics to help us determine equitable compensation for current, as well as future, physical, financial, and emotional injuries.
Under West Virginia law you have the right to recover money damages if you have been injured in a auto or truck accident through the negligence or recklessness of another person.
These damages may include payment or compensation for:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages, future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
We Represent All Types of Car Accidents
People are injured in all types of car and other motor vehicle accidents every day. No matter what kind of injuries you have suffered, you owe it to yourself to seek the compensation you deserve. No matter what type of damages your car has sustained, you deserve to have them properly attended to. We help people who have been injured in a variety of accidents, including the following:
- Rear-End Collisions
- Head-On Collisions
- Multi-Car Pileups
- Truck Accidents
- Intersection Crashes
- Fatal Car Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- SUV Rollovers
Skilled Car Accident Lawyers
At Colombo Law our attorneys understand how to effectively demonstrate the consequences of injuries caused by car accidents, including broken bones, brain injuries, quadriplegia, paraplegia, and wrongful death. Our ability to combine compassionate legal services with aggressive legal representation, allows us to maximize the compensation received by our clients involved in West Virginia car accidents.
Telling Your Story
Serious, catastrophic accidents change lives forever. At Colombo Law, our car accident lawyers tell our client’s story, providing jurors with “before” and “after” pictures, producing “day-in-the-life” videos if necessary. We make sure the court understands how you and your family have been affected by the tragedy of your accident. Our office refuses to let our client’s future fall victim to an insurance company’s bottom line — we explain what you’ve suffered, what you’ve lost as a result, and demand fair compensation.
Important Car Accident Information:
- Know the state insurance laws.
- Get a list of Dos and Don’ts if you’re in an accident.
- Get a list of Safe driving tips for West Virginians.
- Learn about Driving safety laws in West Virginia.
Facts and Figures
Traversing mountains, valleys, wild rivers and rolling countryside, the roadways maintained by WVDOT include:
- 38,452 miles of public roads
- 34,726 miles of state owned highways, 88 miles of West Virginia Turnpike, 835 miles of federally owned roads and 2,866 miles of municipally owned roads
- 549 miles of Interstate highway
- 1,824 miles included in the National Highway System, 23 miles of which are connectors to other modes of transportation such as airports, trains and buses
- 6,710 bridges of which 32 percent are more than 100 feet in length
- 2 national and 8 state scenic byways
Dangerous West Virginia Roads
Interstate 64: Traveling 184 miles through the state, I-64 passes through the cities of Huntington, Charleston, Beckley, and Lewisburg.
Interstate 68: The section of I-68 that travels through West Virginia includes passage through the rural counties of Preston and Monongalia. From Morgantown to just west of the border with Maryland, I-68 is mountainous and beautiful.
Interstate 70: Spanning the distance from Utah to Baltimore, I-70 was the first Interstate Highway project in America. I-70 crosses the Ohio River at Wheeling and spends its passage through West Virginia entirely within Ohio County.
Interstate 77: I-77 is widely recognized as one of the best north-south routes through the middle Appalachians. Running from Columbia, South Carolina to Cleveland, Ohio, I-77 enters West Virginia from Virginia and soon after becomes concurrent with the West Virginia Turnpike. After traveling past Charleston and heading north toward Ripley and Parkersburg, it departs West Virginia at Williamstown.
Interstate 79: Also known as the Jennings Randolph Expressway after a popular West Virginia politician, I-79 is the principal route through western Pennsylvania and West Virginia and provides access to Charleston, Clarksburg, Fairmont, and Morgantown.
Interstate 81: I-81 is a heavily used trucking route that spans the distance from Tennessee to the Canadian border. A rural route that follows the path of the Appalachians, I-81 only briefly enters West Virginia in the panhandle city of Martinsburg.
Interstate 470: The only auxiliary Interstate in West Virginia, I-470 is a 10.63 mile loop bypassing downtown Wheeling and was recently designated the U.S.S. West Virginia Memorial Highway.
Contact Our West Virginia Car Accident Attorneys
The car accident attorneys at Colombo Law, represent clients throughout West Virginia. Our firm offers free initial consultations on car accident cases.
The accident lawyers at Colombo Law are aggressive, responsible and caring. We put the client first in everything we do. If you or a family member has been injured in a car crash, please contact our car accident lawyers for a free initial consultation. Our attorneys can be reached at 304-599-4229, or by e-mail.