Charleston,WV Injury Attorneys
Our Injury Attorneys Are Here to Help
If you have been injured in any type of accident, you need an attorney who is respected by other lawyers — and by the insurance companies who handle these types of claims. With more than 50 years of combined legal experience, the personal injury attorneys of Johnstone and Gabhart know how to get results. Based in Charleston, we offer top-notch legal representation to clients throughout Kanawha County as well as in Ohio and Kentucky.
You Have Rights ∙ We Can Help You Protect Them
It is important to realize, however, that you have rights, and that an experienced West Virginia personal injury law firm can guide you through the complex legal process while seeking the compensation you need.
As seasoned litigators, we understand the intricacies of West Virginia personal injury law. We will fully prepare your case for trial, while exploring all options for resolving the matter before trial. This approach helps our clients reach the best possible outcome, whether it is achieved through negotiation or litigation.
Well-Equipped To Serve Your Legal Needs
There are few attorneys better equipped to answer your questions, deal effectively with insurance companies and help you pursue the personal injury or wrongful death compensation you deserve than the lawyers of Johnstone & Gabhart, LLP. With more than 50 years of combined experience, our Charleston, West Virginia personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping injury victims like you in West Virginia, including the cities of Charleston, Huntington, Beckley, Parkersburg & Morgantown. We represent clients throughout Kanawha County and in Ohio or Kentucky obtain justice and a fair amount of accident compensation for losses such as medical bills, lost income and benefits, pain and suffering, and funeral/burial expenses, when applicable.
Our firm offers free consultations to all prospective consultations. During this initial appointment, we’ll help you understand your legal rights and your options for pursuing a case. If you decide to work with our firm, we will handle your case on a contingency fee basis.
A contingency fee means that you don’t pay a fee unless we recover money for you. In a personal injury case, where your bills may be mounting quickly and you may be unable to work, this type of fee arrangement is often necessary. We also believe that it helps to align our interests: when our payment depends on your success, we are working together towards a common goal.
No Personal Injury Case Is Too Complex For Us
Our attorneys are ready to devote all of their skills, legal knowledge and resources to help you build the strongest possible case. You can come to us for help if you or a loved one is suffering due to any type of accident.
Attorney Charles (“Sonny”) Johnstone, II has practiced law in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky since graduating from law school in 1988. Over the course of his career, he has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients, earning him an invitation to the prestigious Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums. He is joined in practice by attorney John Gabhart, who has practiced in the fields of personal injury, commercial and construction litigation since 1990.
With substantial experience negotiating settlements and obtaining favorable verdicts at trial, the legal professionals of Johnstone & Gabhart are well-positioned to help you after an accident. We have handled thousands of personal injury cases, from dog bites to car crashes to medical malpractice to truck accidents. Our knowledge of West Virginia law and understanding of the legal system will aid you in achieving justice.
We know that the aftermath of an accident can be incredibly stressful. You can have peace of mind knowing that our attorneys will work tirelessly to maximize your compensation, knowing what is at stake for you. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, helping them secure much-needed benefits for lost wages, ongoing medical treatment, and pain and suffering.
Contact Johnstone & Gabhart, LLP, Today
Our firm is committed to providing the best possible legal representation to our clients. We believe in providing highly personalized services to meet our clients’ needs, from the initial consultation to the final resolution.
When you are suffering, the last thing you need to worry about is a legal bill. We take all of our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not collect any fees unless we obtain the compensation you deserve. To schedule a FREE initial consultation with our personal injury attorneys, please call 304-343-7100, or you can email us at anytime.
The Help You Need After An Accident
At Johnstone & Gabhart, we have more than 50 years of experience handling complex West Virginia personal injury cases — and a track record of success. We represent clients on a range of West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky legal claims, including:
If you were hurt due to the negligence of another person, then you may have a personal injury case. This type of case includes slip and falls, exposure to toxic substances, coal mining injuries, dog bites, and more. A personal injury claim is often devastating, and can cause significant stress and anxiety. We can help relieve some of the burden by handling the legal aspects of your claim so you can focus on your recovery.
West Virginia has some of the deadliest roads in the nation, averaging 20.56 deaths for every 100,000 residents (compared to a nationwide average of 12.38). While advances in car and road safety have slowed the rate of traffic fatalities, too many people are hurt and killed on our roads each year. If you’ve been involved in a West Virginia car accident, we can help.
While West Virginia is a relatively small state, it serves as a major corridor for semi-trucks heading to the northeast. With a high number of tractor trailers on our roadways, there are several deadly stretches of highway in our state. A truck accident can have catastrophic consequences, making it all the more important that you seek a skilled truck accident attorney to represent you.
We trust doctors and other medical professionals to take care of us when we are sick or injured. When they make a mistake — such as a surgical error or failing to diagnose a dangerous condition — it can lead to serious illness or even death. A medical malpractice lawyer can help you seek justice.
As our population ages, more West Virginians are turning to nursing homes to take care of our loved ones. Unfortunately, many older Americans — approximately 1 in 10 — suffer elder abuse. This may take the form of physical or sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, confinement, or financial exploitation. If your family member has been abused while in a nursing home or long-term care facility, we can help.
In some tragic cases, an accident results in death. While the responsible party may not be criminally liable, you may be able to file a civil lawsuit against them. Doing so will not bring your loved one back — but it may help you achieve a sense of justice and allow you to recover compensation for your losses during an incredibly difficult time. Our firm is highly experienced in handling these complex cases, and will stand by your side throughout the process.
If you run a business or are planning to start one, you know how important it is to have a skilled attorney to protect your interests. We offer high quality legal representation to companies of all sizes throughout West Virginia. Our services include counsel to existing corporations, start-up services, and construction litigation.