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Fighting For Car Accident Victims in Morgantown and Clarksburg

There were hundreds of car accidents in West Virginia last year—and 280 of those crashes were fatal for one or more people. Vehicle accidents can be serious and have far-reaching consequences for everybody involved, including the driver at fault, passengers, and pedestrians.

Whether your personal injury lawsuit involves a simple rear-end collision or a complex situation with a large commercial vehicle (such as 18-wheelers or tractor-trailers), we have extensive experience with these lawsuits. In general, these types of personal injury cases involve determining liability and awarding damages.

Have you been injured in an auto accident? Call Shaffer Madia Law (304) 244-4433 or contact us online to get started with our car accident attorney in Morgantown.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents can be caused by a number of factors. Some have signs you can watch out for to help you avoid them, while others are out of your control and happen unexpected. Regardless, knowing what some of the common causes of car accidents are can keep you more aware of your surroundings while you're out on the road:

  • Distracted driving (texting, eating, etc.)
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Reckless driving (speeding)
  • Vehicle defects
  • Road hazards
  • Inclement weather
  • Inexperience behind the wheel

Common Injuries in Car Accidents

Car accidents could lead to a wide range of injuries, from minor to life-threatening. Common injuries may include:

  • Whiplash: Whiplash is one of the most common injuries in car accidents, especially in rear-end collisions. It often occurs when the head is suddenly jerked forward and backward, causing strain on the neck muscles and ligaments. Symptoms could include neck pain, stiffness, headaches, and dizziness.
  • Broken Bones: The force of a collision can cause bones to break. Common fractures in car accidents include arms, legs, ribs, and collarbones. Depending on the severity, broken bones can require anything from casting to surgical intervention.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): TBIs range from mild concussions to severe brain damage. They occur when the head strikes an object or is subjected to a violent jolt. Symptoms might include headaches, confusion, memory problems, and loss of consciousness. Long-term effects can include cognitive deficits and personality changes.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Spinal cord injuries can lead to partial or full paralysis. These injuries are often life-altering, requiring extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation. Symptoms include loss of movement, loss of sensation, and chronic pain.
  • Internal Injuries: Internal injuries, like organ damage and internal bleeding, are not always instantly noticeable after a car accident. These injuries can be life-threatening and demand prompt medical attention. Commonly affected organs which include the liver, spleen, and kidneys.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Soft tissue injuries which include damage to muscles, tendons, and ligaments. They could lead to pain, swelling, and reduced mobility. Common examples include sprains, strains, and contusions.

What to Do After a Car Accident in West Virginia

Car accidents are stressful. If you have been in a car accident, you should do the following:

  • Check yourself, any passengers, and others involved for injuries
  • Get the other drivers’ information, including their name, contact information, and their insurance information
  • Reach out to the police, fill out a police report, and get a copy of the report
  • Take photos and document the scene of the accident, including any injuries and damage to your vehicle
  • Gather any eyewitness statements
  • Call your insurance company to inform them that you’ve been in an accident
  • Reach out to an experienced Morgantown car accident lawyer to discuss your case

Do I Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident If It Wasn't My Fault?

While you're not required to hire an attorney after a car accident, it doesn't hurt. Hiring an experienced car accident lawyer will help you get the compensation you deserve and potentially avoid being held responsible for an accident you didn't cause.

How to Navigate The Insurance Company For a Car Accident Injury Claim

To file for compensation, you have to file a claim with the other driver's insurance company, your insurance company, or both. Oftentimes, the first offer from the insurance company is the lowest amount possible in an attempt to pay as little as possible.

Don't accept this first offer - you are likely entitled to much more. This is where an experienced Morgantown car accident attorney comes in. We can help you win fair and full compensation for all of your injuries.

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Why Hire Shaffer Madia Law?

Work With An Experienced & Dedicated Law Firm
  • 60 Years of Combined Experience
  • Resolved 135+ Lawsuits Involving Serious & Fatal Job Site Injuries
  • Resolved a Variety of Wrongful Death & Serious Injury Cases
  • Strong Track Record of Successful Verdicts & Settlements
  • Successfully Represented Numerous Victims of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • Sam Madia Was a Former Trucking Attorney
  • Joe Shaffer Was Harrison County Prosecuting Attorney for Two Decades
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Client Testimonials


At Shaffer Madia Law, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "Sam is an excellent lawyer and human being. If I need representation again Sam will be that call."
    Sam made every step of the process painless and easy. Any questions or worries I would have Sam would be there with answers. He truly is excellent at his craft. If you ever need a lawyer I definitely recommend giving Sam a call.
    - Kyle L
    "Sam Madia has a kind, caring, considerate heart."
    Sam Madia has a kind, caring, considerate heart. His competitive spirit makes him a great lawyer. He always has a kind word for all he meets.
    - Suzanne C.
    "Sam Madia, represented my deceased brother in a case of wrongful death upon which Sam made each one of us feel as though my little brother was guiding his hands"
    He took the time to get to know us and seeing us not as a client but as a family broken from the loss of a loved one.
    - James U.
    "Highly recommend hiring Sam for any accident involving a tractor trailer!"

    Sam represented my wife and I involving our car accident with a tractor trailer. We were very pleased with the outcome of our case. Highly recommend hiring Sam for any accident involving a tractor trailer!

    - Anthony S.
    "I would recommend Sam Madia to anyone who could use his law firm."

    Sam Madia represented me and my family in my car accident case. I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer to take care of us. He exceeded my expectations as my lawyer. Anytime I had a question or needed to get ahold of his office they were always available, it was a great office to work with. His employees were prompt and very nice. I would recommend Sam Madia to anyone who could use his law firm.

    - Lora S.
    "I highly recommend Sam if your insurance company has wrongfully denied your claim."
    My insurance company failed to pay my insurance claim and Sam Madia took on the insurance company and made them pay. I highly recommend Sam if your insurance company has wrongfully denied your claim.
    - D. Bolden
    "I was amazed at how quickly he got my settlement arranged and I don't know what I would have done without him on my side!"

    Sam Madia helped me settle my case after being injured while I was working. I was amazed at how quickly he got my settlement arranged and I don't know what I would have done without him on my side!

    - Sarah C.
    "They were wonderful. Very knowledgeable, hardworking, compassionate"
    They were wonderful. Very knowledgeable, hardworking, compassionate
    - Miranda M.
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