Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys in Charleston,WV
Our Charleston, West Virginia Personal 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
Motor vehicle accidents and other serious accidents can be traumatic, and the ensuing legal claims can be complex. Many individuals and families do not know where to turn or what to do.
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 Charleston, WV 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 personal injury 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 personal injury lawyers 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.
How We Can Help You
The Help You Need After An Injury
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:
Trusted West Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers
When people are seriously injured, it can be overwhelming for individuals and families on multiple levels. In addition to the obvious pain, potential debilitations and concerns about recovery, people face the prospect of lost wages and medical bills. Additionally, many insurance companies may be trying to take advantage of injury victims in this confused state in order to limit payouts.
In the face of such challenges, it is critical to reach out to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible if you have been seriously injured due to someone’s negligence in Charleston, Huntington, Beckley, Parkersburg, Morgantown or throughout Kanawha County.
At Johnstone & Gabhart, LLP, our personal injury team brings more than half a century of experience to answer your questions and handle various types of personal injury claims. We litigate on behalf of all types of accident and injury victims. We have much experience dealing with insurance companies, and have achieved many successful outcomes for past clients. If you or a loved one has been harmed by the negligence of another person or business, you can trust our attorneys will fight on your behalf.
In addition to motor vehicle accidents and medical malpractice cases, we are prepared to work on cases in West Virginia, Ohio or Kentucky involving:
- Motor vehicle accidents, including air bag recalls
- Head and neck injuries
- Brain injuries
- Whiplash and soft-tissue injuries
- Spinal and paralysis injuries
- Coal mining injuries
- Exposure to chemicals and hazardous substances (Carbon Monoxide, Asbestos, etc.)
- Injuries resulting from medical malpractice or surgical devices
- Wrongful death
- Construction and workplace injuries
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Logging accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
When Do You Need a Lawyer?
A proven West Virginia personal injury attorney can play a critical role in asserting your right to seek compensation after a serious accident or other injury caused by negligent or wrongful conduct.
Sure, you could take a big chance and try dealing with the other side’s insurance company on your own. But with so much at stake, you will likely have more peace of mind knowing that an experienced personal injury attorney is on your side, protecting your rights and seeking justice on your behalf.
How Much Does an Injury Lawyer Cost?
Many personal injury attorneys take cases on a contingent basis. This means that you don’t pay attorneys’ fees unless the attorney succeeds in helping you obtain compensation.
Our firm is among those that take cases in this way. We won’t bill you for our time unless we recover compensation for you.
How Long Will It Take To Get Compensation For My Injuries?
How long it takes to resolve your claim for compensation depends to a great extent on the particular facts of your case. If the facts are complex, such as in many medical malpractice cases, it may take quite a while to settle the case or bring it to trial.
What is certain, however, is that taking legal action is often the only way to obtain the justice you seek. With a proven personal injury attorney pressing your claim, you can be confident that your interests will be protected while the timeline of the case unfolds.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
In every injury case, we work solely on contingency and offer free initial consultations. In practice, this means we never collect any fees unless we obtain the compensation you deserve. We encourage you to get in touch as soon as possible.