Personal Injury Bailess Smith PLLC - fighting for West Virginians

Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers

Fighting for Compensation in Morgantown & All of West Virginia

When you are involved in a serious accident, the most important thing to worry about is getting better. However, you may quickly feel overwhelmed by the financial and legal issues that come after an accident. The negligent party or insurance company may try to avoid responsibility, leaving you paying for the costs incurred.

At Bailess Smith PLLC, our Charleston personal injury attorneys help our clients make sure they get all the finances they need to cover the high costs of treatment. We have a history of defending the rights and best interests of financially outmatched clients.

Whether you were involved in a collision with a commercial truck or your child suffered while at a daycare facility, we can help you. Our Charleston personal injury lawyers have the experience and tenacity to help you build a case that holds the right people responsible.

Our attorneys work on contingency, meaning you pay nothing unless you recover damages in your case. Dial (304) 553-0337 now or contact Bailess Smith PLLC online to schedule your free consultation.

Committed to Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

Since we opened our legal practice years ago, Bailess Smith PLLC has been committed to building strong cases for our clients. Our attorneys have over 25 combined years of legal experience in employment and personal injury matters. With over $90 million in damages awarded to our clients, we have earned a reputation as the personal injury team clients can trust.

We have helped clients with personal injury cases such as:

We understand what it takes to hold negligent individuals accountable. Unfortunately, insurance companies and other parties will often do whatever they can to shift the blame onto injury victims in order to avoid paying out a settlement. Bailess Smith PLLC can help you gather the evidence you need to form a strong legal strategy and move forward with confidence.

West Virginia's Comparative Negligence Laws

Different states can have specific personal injury laws. In some states, if the victim was at least 50 percent at fault for their injuries, they will not be entitled to any settlement.

In West Virginia, you are still eligible to collect a settlement even if you are up to 99 percent responsible for your injuries. As you might guess, this is a good reason for insurance companies to put all the blame on you.

In order to obtain the best possible outcome for your situation, you need to show where the fault lies. You need to be able to thoroughly prove that the other involved party was at-fault for the injuries you have suffered.

In your injury case, you must prove:

  • The responsible party was expected not to injure the victim
  • A lack or care resulted in the victim being injured
  • It was for this reason and no other that the victim was injured
  • The victim sustained serious injuries that require extensive care

It can be hard to collect this vital evidence on your own, which is why it is important to retain the assistance of an injury lawyer. With the help of experienced and tenacious attorneys on your side, you can build a case that helps you obtain what you need to make a full and speedy recovery. Our lawyers can look into the details of your personal injury claim to help you with your case.

Call Our Personal Injury Law Firm in Charleston, WV Today

No matter how much you plan, a serious injury can dramatically impact your finances. Those responsible for your injuries should be made to pay for what has been inflicted on you. A successful personal injury lawsuit can allow you to collect the compensation you need for your recovery.

With the right case, you could be entitled to financial compensation for:

  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning potential
  • Loss of companionship
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical costs
  • Punitive damages

Bailess Smith PLLC offers free consultations, so no matter what your case involves, you can count on our team to get you started in the right direction. Our team also collects no fee unless you recover. Let our Charleston personal injury lawyers help you build the case that will protect your interests.

Our experienced attorneys can guide you through your case and provide the experienced representation you need. Call (304) 553-0337 now and schedule your free initial consultation.

Client Reviews

  • I highly recommend and am thankful for this law firm.

    “Bailess Smith took care of me and my family. As a former combat veteran and coal miner, I highly recommend and am thankful for this law firm.”

    - D. P.
  • Clients can expect to be treated with the utmost respect from minute one

    “Bailess Smith has helped me in so many different ways. Clients can expect to be treated with the utmost respect from minute one – no sugar coating. Bailess Smith shot me straight from the outset. ...”

    - Diana W.

Case Results

  • $1 Million Sexual Harassment

    We represented female employees who endured relentless sexual harassment in the workplace by their supervisor. The work environment was so bad for these young ladies that they had no choice but to quit. We successfully obtained a $1,000,000 settlement on our clients’ behalf. Bailess Smith strives to make workplaces safer and free of sexual harassment.

  • $400 Thousand Sexual Harassment

    A large employer failed to protect our client from being sexually harassed and groped in to the workplace by her male co-workers. We fought for our client and held this large employer accountable for the actions of their employees resulting in a $400,000 settlement.

  • $500 Thousand Violation of the West Virginia Patient Safety Act

    A healthcare facility fired our client in retaliation for reporting understaffing in violation of the West Virginia Patient Safety Act. Safety should never be silenced. We obtained a $500,000 settlement on behalf of our client.

  • $500 Thousand Workplace Harassment & Degrading

    Our client was subjected to harassment and degrading conduct in the workplace because of his race. He called Bailess Smith to help him alleviate the hostile work environment. We got involved and the employer paid our client $500,000 to resolve the case.

  • $1.5 Million Sexual Harassment/Wrongful Discharge

    Recovered over $1.5 million in a workplace sexual harassment case.

  • $1.6 Million Coal Contract Dispute Verdict

    Company awarded a $1.6 million verdict in a trial involving a coal contract dispute.

  • $1 Million Commercial Trucking Accident

    Injured truck driver awarded $1 million in a commercial trucking accident case.

  • $5 Million Illegally Withheld Wages

    Recovered over $5 Million for thousands of West Virginia workers.

  • $2.7 Million Commercial Contract Dispute

    Obtained $2.7 Million arbitration award in a commercial coal contract dispute.

  • $4 Million Workplace Accident

    Recovered $4 Million as a result of a workplace accident in the coal mines.


The Bailess Smith PLLC Difference

  • Free Consultations: No Recovery, No Fee
  • Over $90 Million in Judgments & Settlements
  • Open Communication: Phones & Email Are Always Monitored
  • We Are Honest & Upfront With Our Clients
  • Personable & Friendly Legal Team

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