Helping You Recover In Every Way
A traffic accident resulting in serious injury has far-reaching effects. You may be out of work for a while. You may require surgery or you might never fully heal. Meanwhile, your vehicle is wrecked, the bills are piling up and your life is in turmoil.
I am personal injury attorney James E. Smith II. Practicing in Keyser, West Virginia, since 1990, I have learned how to advocate effectively for victims of motor vehicle accidents. In addition to aggressive pursuit of personal injury compensation, I assist with collateral matters such as property damage claims or access to doctors who will treat your injuries.
If you or any member of your family is recovering from a car wreck, I will faithfully assert your legal interests and help in every way I can. Call me for a consultation.
Serving The Injured In West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and The District of Columbia
Every motor vehicle accident case is unique — the injuries, the legal issues, the insurance coverage, and so on. From 33 years of experience, I know how to conduct the investigation and prepare the claim to maximize your recovery of damages:
- Auto collisions
- Truck accidents (commercial vehicles)
- Motorcycle accidents and ATV accidents
- Bicyclists and pedestrians
- Injury claims on behalf of children
- Wrongful death lawsuits
I have recovered compensation in accidents caused by uninsured motorists or hit-and-run drivers. I have represented passengers in claims against drivers. I have represented local residents and out-of-state travelers.
Most car accident claims are settled out of court, but the key to a good settlement is preparing for litigation. I travel all over to take depositions. I often work with professional accident investigators and medical experts. And when the insurance companies held out on rightful compensation, I have taken them to task at trial. I do what needs to be done, knowing that your physical and financial recovery depends upon my results.
Let Me Evaluate Your Case
Many accident victims settle their claims too quickly or hurt their own cause by giving statements to the insurance adjuster. Talk to me first. I will deal with the insurance companies and guard your interests.