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Martinsburg Auto Accident Lawyers Seek Compensation for Victims

Berkeley County firm represents West Virginians injured in vehicle collisions

Whether you’re traveling on Interstate 81 or a dark country road, a serious auto accident can happen at any time. If this occurs, you can rely on the Ferretti Law Office PLLC in Martinsburg to protect your legal rights and work tirelessly to obtain full compensation for your injuries. Having provided strong advocacy for car crash victims since 1992, our attorneys assist West Virginians injured in accidents in Berkeley County and throughout the Eastern Panhandle region.

Accomplished attorneys handle a full range of collision matters

West Virginia’s auto insurance law requires the party who is at fault for the accident to reimburse the damages suffered by the other party. This means that it’s vital to retain a personal injury lawyer who understands how to build a formidable argument. Over more than a quarter century representing West Virginia clients, we know how to handle a wide array of vehicle collision cases, including those stemming from:

  • Head-on crashes — A driver who drifts out of their lane because they are drunk or not paying attention can cause devastating harm in a head-on crash.
  • Rear-end collisions — In most cases, a trailing driver is presumed responsible for a rear-end collision. However, if extenuating circumstances exist, we’ll provide strong support for your case.
  • Sideswipes — On the road or in a parking lot, a momentary distraction could lead to a sideswipe collision.
  • Rollovers — Sport utility vehicles are subject to rollovers because of their high center of gravity. Should a design or manufacturing flaw contribute to your accident, we’ll advise you on potential actions against the auto maker.
  • Multi-vehicle accidents — When more than one vehicle is involved in an accident, determining liability can be tricky and highly contentious. Our firm cuts through the competing stories and develops a sound strategy on your behalf.

You have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit, but acting quickly gives you the best chance to locate the witnesses and evidence needed to support a claim. Though there’s no set timeframe for the completion of an auto accident case, we have the experience and reputation that insurance companies respect and can often secure a prompt settlement that covers medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering and property damage. We offer a free initial consultation to help get you started.

Skillful advisers take on lawsuits involving drunk and distracted driving

West Virginia has a vehicle fatality rate that is well above the national average. After several years of decline, 2017 saw a sharp rise in deadly crashes in the Mountain State. Relatively new dangers such as in-car texting pose a threat along with traditional hazards such as drivers who are tired or drunk. Regardless of what led to your injury, we’ll conduct a thorough investigation to determine what occurred and who should be held responsible. Even if a ticket wasn’t issued, our lawyers can review the evidence and assess whether the other driver was speeding or breaking another law.

Thorough litigators file auto-related injury and wrongful death claims

Under the state’s fault-based auto insurance system, a car accident victim can seek damages directly from the driver who was responsible for the crash. We compile the relevant evidence to make a strong case if a question exists as to fault and then pursue full recovery from the defendant and their insurer. If settlement negotiations don’t result in fair compensation, our litigators go to court to obtain damages for medical bills, lost income and other types of damages, including payment that addresses the pain and suffering you’ve endured. After a fatal accident, including those involving trucks, we bring wrongful death actions that can provide a measure of financial relief to bereaved family members.

Knowledgeable counselors explain what to do after a car crash

A car accident can trigger all kinds of physical harm, including broken bones, concussions, whiplash and internal organ damage. If you’ve been in a collision, the first thing you must do is take care of your medical needs and those of the people around you. Once you’re assured that no one is in danger and you’ve contacted the police, you can start to gather information that might bolster your eventual injury claim. Instead of arguing with the other driver about who is to blame, it’s better to take pictures, get witness contact information and record all of your impressions of the accident scene, including the weather and road conditions.

Contact an experienced West Virginia car accident lawyer for a free consultation

Ferretti Law Office PLLC assists West Virginia clients who have been injured in auto accidents and other types of vehicle collisions. Our Eastern Panhandle firm represents clients throughout Berkeley County and the surrounding area. To schedule a free consultation at our Martinsburg office, please call 304-596-8854 or contact us online.

  • ""I turned to Ferretti Law Office PLLC. Mr. Ferretti came to the hosptial to visit me. We had a long discussion and I knew immediately that he would be the person to represent me. It's certainly one of the best decisions I've ever made. He frequently made compassionate inquiry about me and kept an ongoing gathering of medical information with extremely detailed aspects of the accident. " -Jerry K. Beightol " - Jerry K. Beightol

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