If you have been hurt due to the negligent actions of another, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries.
For more than 30 years, the personal injury attorneys at Stewart Bell, PLLC have been providing a voice to injury victims in Charleston, Dunbar, Huntington, and throughout West Virginia, and we charge no upfront costs to handle your case.
To find out how we can help you, contact us today for your free case review by calling 877-907-9224.
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We Fight for Justice
You’ve suffered enough, and we work hard to bring you the full settlement you’re owed.
You Don’t Pay Unless We Win
We work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning there are no upfront costs or hidden fees — you don’t pay unless we win for you!
You’re Not Alone, We Are on Your Side
In the aftermath of a serious accident, it may feel like you have nowhere to turn. With mounting medical costs, lost income, and strains on your relationships and responsibilities, it’s not uncommon to feel like there is no way through this situation. You need someone you can trust to be by your side in these difficult times and guide you through the process of seeking justice.
Here at Stewart Bell, we understand that you’ve been through so much, and we are fully prepared to take the weight off your shoulders. By taking on every part of the claims process from start to finish and advocating for you if you choose to pursue a lawsuit, we help you move forward after possibly one of the greatest hardships in your life. With our broad range of knowledge, the latest technology, and our trusted team of experts, you can rest assured that your case will receive the care and attention it deserves.
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Do I Have a Case?
You’re likely entitled to compensation if you’ve suffered at the hands of someone else’s irresponsibility or negligence. When we complete your consultation at absolutely no cost, the following are a few of the details we will look at to determine what damages you can recover from your accident.
The types of personal injury claims our firm covers include, but are not limited to:
- Assault injuries
- ATV accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Car accidents
- Coal mining & timber accidents
- Construction accidents
- Gunshot injuries
- Industrial accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Natural gas explosions
- Nursing home abuse
- Shale drilling accidents
- Slip-and-fall injuries
- Sports injuries
- Train accidents
- Truck accidents
If you or a loved one is suffering from any type of injury, it is imperative that you seek immediate medical attention. In addition to receiving treatment for your injuries, any medical documents obtained can be used by our attorneys to formulate a robust case.
For personal injury claims, there is a specific period of time following an injury or wrongful death in which a lawsuit can be filed. This is called the “statute of limitations,” and in West Virginia it is almost always a two-year time limit, starting from the date of injury. To ensure you haven’t run out of time, contact our attorneys immediately after your accident.
Almost every injury case revolves around one major legal concept: negligence. In simple terms, negligence means that someone was at fault for the accident that caused your injury. It also implies that the other person who caused your accident did not meet the “reasonable person standard”, a benchmark that represents the way a reasonable person would act in the same situation.
There are three factors that must be demonstrated to prove negligence:
- You must show that the other party acted in an unreasonable and irresponsible manner.
- You must demonstrate that this failure to behave responsibly directly led to the accident.
- You must be able to show that you were injured as a result of this accident.
It’s rare for the other side to admit to their culpability, so you often will have to fight to prove your case. Luckily, with the Stewart Bell, PLLC team in your corner, you never fight alone.
You’re Entitled to Fair Compensation
We’ve helped families just like yours seek justice and recover millions. Click below to find out how we can help you get the most out of your settlement.
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What Compensation is Available to Me?
Our attorneys have recovered over four million dollars for West Virginia families to date, and we will fight to obtain the maximum compensation available for your injuries, losses, and damages. See more examples below of compensation benefits our attorneys will seek for you:
This includes the cost of doctor or hospital visits, medications, therapy, and more. You can also seek damages for future medical expenses you are expected to face.
Both past and future lost wages can be recovered with your claim.
If your accident involved damage to your property, as is the case in vehicle accidents, these costs can be recovered in your settlement.
Your personal injury claim can address the costs of short- or long-term disabilities as well as permanent disfigurement caused by the accident.
These damages cover non-financial losses such as trauma, depression, loss of companionship, or lack of interest in hobbies you used to enjoy.
In the case of a loved one’s wrongful death, you should not have to pay for a costly funeral. A personal injury claim will provide compensation for these expenses.
How an Attorney Can Help You
When you’re hurt in an accident, it turns your whole world upside down. Not only are you dealing with medical bills that keep piling up, you’re missing out on necessary income while in recovery. You have no idea how you’re going to make ends meet, much less regain control of your life. Facing emotional trauma, damage to your relationships, and diminished quality of life may make you feel as though you have no way forward.
It doesn’t have to be that way. The right attorney can help you get significant compensation for the injuries you’ve suffered and can be sure that you have the best chance possible at overcoming these difficulties.
The personal injury lawyers of Stewart Bell, PLLC have been advocates for the people and businesses of West Virginia since 1980. We possess the flexibility and independence necessary for adapting our resources to the unique needs of our clients. We take care of every part of the process from collecting the evidence to negotiating your claim with the insurance company for your maximum settlement. We never charge a cent unless we win, so contact us today for a free consultation to explore your legal options and take the first step toward healing.
The first step is to get a no-cost case review. Your lawyer will go over every detail of your case and lay out your legal options so that you know what compensation is available to you.
If you have a case, we will handle the rest. By compiling medical records, bills, witness statements, and any other evidence, we will strengthen your claim to guarantee your maximum settlement.
With Stewart Bell, PLLC on your case, you never have to worry about being tricked into accepting less than your claim is worth. All correspondence with the insurance company goes through us.
If they’re not willing to offer you a fair settlement, we will handle all the preparations to defend you in court.
Once a settlement is reached, your lawyer will offer legal advice that empowers you to make the best decision for yourself. If you choose to accept the settlement, your attorney will continue working to get the check to you on time.
Injured? You Have Rights.
You don’t have to face this alone. Let the experts at Stewart Bell, PLLC handle your case so you can get back to living your life.
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Personal Injury FAQs
Sadly, one of the biggest hurdles you’re going to face in your efforts to recover your losses is the very insurance company you need to pay your claim.
Claims adjusters will try to come off as sincere and compassionate about what you’ve been through, but when you turn down their very low offer to settle your case, they will go to any length to avoid paying you. They will claim your injuries were pre-existing, they will say you’re not that badly hurt or that you’re not hurt at all, and they will attempt to claim that the accident was your fault. They may even try to convince you that if you go to court, you won’t get anything more.
No matter what kind of pressure they put on you, you should never sign off on less than you deserve. Remember, you don’t have to deal with them on your own. Refer them to your attorney at Stewart Bell, PLLC, and we will handle the rest!
One problem that arises in West Virginia personal injury cases is the matter of contributory negligence. This is a legal doctrine stating that if you are found to be partially responsible for the accident, the amount you can collect will be reduced by a like amount. In other words, if you are 10% responsible for the incident that caused your injuries, your awarded damages will go down by 10%.
Because of this, the other side in the case will always try to pin as much of the accident on your shoulders as they possibly can. Strong representation by Stewart Bell, PLLC will protect you by guaranteeing that any evidence proving the other party’s negligence will be accounted for in your claim.
A good lawyer like Stewart Bell, PLLC will never charge you upfront for a consultation and won’t have any fees unless they win your case. We fight for clients in all stages of life, so we pride ourselves on being an affordable option for legal representation.
While there are no laws stopping you from representing yourself, having an attorney by your side will protect you from the shady tactics of the insurance company. An experienced personal injury attorney knows what to look for to ensure you recover any damages you are entitled to, even if you didn’t realize that compensation was available. So, what does Stewart Bell, PLLC have that the others don’t?
- Over 120 years of combined experience
- Our own private investigator
- State-of-the-art computer software
- Powerful mediation skills
- Aggressive courtroom strategies
- Open lines of communication at all times
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