Experienced Clarksburg Law Firm Fights for Personal Injury Victims
West Virginia trial attorney represents clients in a variety of negligence cases
When you’ve been injured, you shouldn’t have to be financially responsible for the losses the other party’s negligence has caused you. At the Law Office of Michael J. Romano, which has been a trusted member of the Clarksburg community since 2003, I work diligently to ensure West Virginia clients who have suffered personal injuries receive fair compensation. I also bring 25 years of experience practicing law to helping families who have lost loved ones due to wrongful death.
Accomplished litigator aids plaintiffs in motor vehicle cases
Motor vehicle crashes involving autos, trucks, buses, motorcycles and bicycles are common causes of personal injury claims. In these cases, West Virginia follows modified comparative negligence rules, meaning that, if you share any responsibility for your accident, your compensation award will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if the award is $100,000 and you were 25-percent responsible, your award will be reduced by $25,000. If you are found to be at least 50-percent at fault, you will not receive any compensation. When a motor vehicle accident involves a pedestrian, the chances of a catastrophic injury such as brain damage can be much higher. If you were injured by a vehicle while crossing the street or simply walking around town, I will help you establish the strongest possible case and fight for the maximum amount of damages.
West Virginia attorney aids slip and fall victims
Property owners have an obligation to maintain reasonably safe conditions on their business or residential premises. When proprietors fail to uphold their duty of care, guests or patrons may sustain serious injuries in a slip and fall or other accident. If you were hurt because of dangerous conditions on a person or entity’s property, I will investigate your claim to prove that all legal elements are satisfied and work to hold the responsible party accountable.
Skilled counselor advocates for people bitten by dogs
Under West Virginia law, dog owners who let their dogs run at large are liable for damages if the dog bites someone. However, when a dog is on its own property or is allowed to run loose by someone who isn’t its owner, the law is not as clear cut as to liability, and a legal claim may have to be brought based on negligence or the state’s “one bite” law. My firm can help you understand the law and your options for recovering compensation if you have been bitten.
Empathetic lawyer fights for families of wrongful death victims
If your family member has died as a result of another party’s negligence or intentional actions, a wrongful death claim may be warranted for certain losses, such as funeral expenses and the loss of companionship and future income. In West Virginia, the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate can file a claim on behalf of surviving family members who include:
- Other related financial dependents
In wrongful death and personal injury cases in West Virginia, claimants generally have two years from the date of the injury or death to file a legal claim. If necessary, there are some limited exceptions to this rule that I can explain based on the details of your case.
Contact a knowledgeable West Virginia law firm for more information
Since 2003, the Law Office of Michael J. Romano in Clarksburg has represented West Virginians seeking compensation for their losses in personal injury and wrongful death cases. To schedule a free consultation, call my firm at 304-624-1100 or contact me online.