JB Akers Employment and Injury Lawyer in Charleston
At Akers Law Offices, we always provide professional, prompt, and attentive client service for individuals and families requiring a wide range of West Virginia personal injury and employment law services. We also represent people residing outside the state who are facing a legal situation in West Virginia. We know how to deal with every aspect of the injury and employment cases. Right from the beginning, we can assist you. From negotiating with insurance companies to collecting evidence and working through every level of the case and the court system, we are here to fight for your rights and make sure you get all the help and compensation you need to help you move forward with your life after an unexpected situation.
For a free consultation, on your schedule and at your location, contact our law office in downtown Charleston, WV. As an experienced employment law attorney JB Akers represents clients in both state and federal court cases.
Personal Injury Claims
At our firm, we are committed to helping clients who have been injured in all types of accidents, including:
Motor vehicle accidents: The most important thing to remember after a motor vehicle accident is to remain calm. If you’re able to move, make sure to move your vehicle out of traffic if you can. Once you’re safely out of the road you can assess the situation. Watch out for possible immediate dangers like car fires. If a vehicle is on fire, move a safe distance away from it and call 911. You’re also responsible to help any severely injured parties by contacting authorities and an ambulance if needed.
Everyone involved in the accident needs to exchange information. You should get:
- Names and Contact Information.
- Insurance Policies.
- Driver’s License Numbers.
- The Make, Model, and Vehicle Identification Numbers.
If you or a loved one has been in a car accident, contacting a car accident lawyer quickly can make a big difference in the outcome of your case. Akers Law has extensive experience in the area of car negligence law. Our results speak for themselves. If you’ve been in a car accident in West Virginia, contact us today.
Boating, maritime and shipping accidents: A boating accident (boating negligence) is a collision where at least one of the persons involved is riding or driving a boat, jet ski, wave runner or other watercraft.
In West Virginia, there are many residents and visitors who enjoy recreational boating. Unfortunately, boating accidents occur frequently, resulting in serious injuries and even fatalities. If you were injured in a boating accident that was caused by another’s negligence or recklessness, our West Virginia Boating Accident Lawyers at JB Akers Law Offices are dedicated to helping you recover the compensation you deserve.
Recreation accidents: As an experienced injury attorney in Charleston, JB Akers handles all types of recreational accidents, from ATV accidents to hunting accidents.
Premises liability: Premises liability is the responsibility or liability a landowner holds to ensure a visitor is not injured by the conditions of their property. It includes a multitude of circumstances. One example is a poorly maintained property that may result in tripping hazards such as broken steps or sidewalks, or conditions that could lead to a slip and fall, like unsalted driveways.
Another illustration is faulty equipment located on the property like an elevator or amusement park ride that causes an injury. Depending on the type of equipment, this may also fall under Product Liability law. Special care must also be taken on property housing swimming pools, trampolines, swing sets and jungle gyms, to ensure children remain safe while on the property.
Pet owners are also responsible for their pets and injuries they may cause to guests. Dog bites would be an example where a property owner would be liable.
If you need a premises liability attorney in West Virginia, count on a law firm with knowledge and proven experience. If you feel that you have been injured due to the negligence of a property owner, please contact us for a free consultation. From slip-and-fall accidents to injuries on hotel premises, we can provide you with the skilled representation you need.
Workplace accidents: With our experience handling employment cases, we can provide knowledgeable assistance with coal mining accidents, logging accidents, construction site accidents, and deliberate intent claims against the employer.
Products liability: Product liability is when you’ve been injured by defective, dangerous or harmful products.
For years, our experienced Product Liability lawyers have fought on behalf of clients who have been injured by products. Most striking in many cases is that the victims are unaware of their rights when suffering injuries from faulty or defective products they have purchased and used. If you’ve been injured by a defective or dangerous product, you need a product liability lawyer in West Virginia with proven experience.
We represent clients injured as a result of a dangerously defective product, including chemical exposure and other “toxic torts”
Medical malpractice: Some of the different types of medical negligence cases our firm frequently handles include:
- Birth injuries
- Defective medical devices
- Sexual assault by a doctor or another medical professional
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Improper or incorrect treatment or diagnoses
- Failure to diagnosis
- Failure to treat
- Failure to treat in a timely manner
- Failure to conduct the appropriate medical tests
- Medication errors
- Transfusion errors
- Emergency room delays
- Premature hospital releases
- Negligence leading to infection
- Inattentiveness by hospital staff
- Many more
If you’ve been harmed and suspect medical negligence, call for a free consultation with one of our West Virginia medical malpractice lawyers at Akers Law Firm.
Nursing home negligence and abuse: We help nursing home residents and their families bring claims against nursing home facilities and staff for negligence and abuse.
Dental malpractice: Similar to medical malpractice, negligence on the part of a dentist or oral surgeon can result in serious injury.
Fatal accidents: While no amount of compensation can ever make up for a loss like a fatal accident, we can help you recover financial stability through a wrongful death claim.
We handle cases involving all types of serious and catastrophic injuries, including brain or spinal cord trauma, burns or amputation. We also represent those harmed when insurance claims are denied in bad faith, by consumer fraud, or clients facing problems at schools, whether they involve students, parents, teachers, coaches, counselors or administrators.
Attorney JB Akers handles all types of employment matters and disputes for employees in West Virginia, including:
- Sexual harassment or discrimination on the job
- Retaliatory termination
- Wrongful termination
- Problems with medical or disability leave at work
- We also handle appeals in all of the areas named above.
Contact a West Virginia Injury and Employment Law Attorney
To learn more about our personal injury and employment law practice and our ability to provide effective client service in your case, contact Charleston lawyer JB Akers at Akers Law Offices. We offer free initial consultations to all potential clients.
We take cases on a contingency fee basis. That means we only collect attorney’s fees if we successfully resolve your case through a monetary settlement or at a trial that results in compensation for you.
Evening and weekend appointments are available at our offices or at a location convenient to you.