At Bailey, Javins & Carter L.C., we focus on providing skilled, detail-oriented legal representation designed to help our clients receive maximum compensation for their losses. Located in Charleston, Logan, and Summersville, we represent clients throughout West Virginia who have suffered serious injuries or lost loved ones due to the misconduct or negligence of others.
We believe in forming a close relationship with our clients so that we can understand their needs and identify the facts that are unique to each case. We use the information we gather to help our clients fight for full and fair compensation for their losses, either through a settlement or jury verdict.
A Reputation for Experienced Legal Representation
The attorneys at Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C., have been helping victims of tragic accidents and exposure in West Virginia for over 40 years. With this history, our legal team comprises one of this state’s best-known firms. Our reputation for success both inside and outside the courtroom have made us the go-to law firm for the most challenging personal injury, workplace accident, and death cases. Our qualified legal team can also offer assistance if you’ve been the victim of unfair debt collection practices or need help with another disability-related issue.
When you’ve been injured due to the negligent or careless acts of another party, you have the right to make a claim for damages. Our experienced personal injury attorneys have fought for the rights of accident victims and their families throughout West Virginia for over four decades. Our client’s cases often involve catastrophic injuries that include traumatic brain jury, spinal injuries, burns, internal injuries, paralysis, and electrical injuries. We also help families deal with the impact of a wrongful death.
The types of personal injury cases we handle include:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Commercial Vehicle Accidents
- Tree Stand & Hunting Accidents
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Wrongful Death
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
- Premises Liability
Our legal team has the compassion and judgment necessary to identify and prove the facts of a case. We are also aggressive advocates for our clients and vow to pursue maximum compensation for losses, both inside and outside the courtroom.
In West Virginia, manufacturers, sellers, and distributors of products have a duty to sell goods that are free from defects. If they fail in this duty, they are liable for injuries caused by defective products. If you’ve been seriously injured or a loved one killed from the use of a defective product, a product liability claim can provide you with compensation for personal injury or wrongful death.
Injuries and loss of life in product liability cases can often be traced back to at least one of three causes: a design defect, an error in manufacturing, or a failure to warn consumers about potential harm. The types of products that can seriously injure and even cause death are wide ranging from kitchen appliances to lawn tools to industrial or farm machinery.
Some of the products liability cases that we help clients with include:
- Defective Automobiles
- Defective Equipment (including Tools)
- Defective Firepots and Fuel Gels
- Talc Litigation
- Defective Medical Devices and Drugs
In addition to Talc litigation, our legal team has been involved in many high-profile dangerous products cases related to medication and equipment. Our experienced Charleston products liability attorneys will investigate your case and outline your options to pursue those responsible for your harm.
Coal Mine Accidents
Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C, brings more than four decades of experience in handling dangerous and deadly coal mining accident cases throughout West Virginia. Since 1970, our legal team has been representing the victims of some of this state’s most deadly coal mine tragedies including the Sago coal mine disaster and the Upper Big Branch coal mine disaster. We aren’t afraid to take on opponents with deep pockets for defense including Patriot, Consol, Alpha, ICG, and Massey.
Some of the coal mine accident cases that we handle on behalf of clients include:
- Coal Mine Explosions
- Roof Fall Accidents
- Coal Mining Equipment Injuries
- Mining Industry Accidents
- Surface Mining Injuries
- Black Lung and Other Lung Disease Cases
Our industry-specific knowledge and experience make our firm a top choice among victims of these tragic events. We understand how to investigate these cases as well as how to best present the evidence to a jury so that your chances of collecting full and fair compensation for your losses are maximized.
Worker’s compensation benefits are provided by most employers as per West Virginia law, and these benefits are meant to help a worker cope with the financial damages associated with a work-related injury or illness. Worker’s compensation benefits can pay for medical care, a portion of lost wages, rehabilitation, and permanent impairment. There are also benefits available to dependents of those who died in a workplace accident.
It’s an unfortunate fact that, even though these benefits are available, many workers still face obstacles in their search for compensation. This continues to occur in cases where an injury or illness clearly qualifies for benefits. If you’ve been injured at work, you have rights under the state’s worker’s compensation laws. Some of the cases that our workplace accident attorneys can help with include:
- Marcellus Shale Accidents
- Chemical and Hazardous Substance Exposure
- Construction Accidents (OSHA)
- Industrial Accidents
- Logging, Timbering & Clear Cutting Accidents
- Oil and Gas Rig Accidents
- Gas Explosion Accidents
- Heavy Equipment Accidents
- Fracking Accidents
The experienced West Virginia worker’s compensation attorneys at Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C., can help ensure that you receive the benefits and final settlement you deserve. Beyond workplace injuries, our legal team can also assist with issues related to accessing disability benefits through the Social Security Administration.
Unfair Debt Collection
If you’re dealing with harassing calls from creditors, potential consumer fraud, or other misleading actions from financial institutions, you have certain rights under state and federal law. Not only can our experienced attorneys help if you need to file bankruptcy, but we also handle legal matters on behalf of clients who are dealing with issues related to West Virginia’s Consumer Credit and Protection Act or the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
The types of unfair debt collection cases we handle include:
Our state and federal laws provide protections from financial harassment and deceit. Our legal team can not only take steps to make these annoying actions stop, but you may also be able to bring suit against a creditor or debt collector under certain circumstances.
Helping You Get the Compensation You Deserve
If you or a loved one has been injured or you’ve lost a family member due to the careless or malicious acts of another party, you are entitled to seek compensation for your losses. Likewise, if you are the victim of unfair debt collectors or are disabled and unable to work, you have rights and remedies under the law.
The qualified lawyers at Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C., will advocate for your rights and provide you with the caring yet aggressive legal representation you deserve. While some cases may resolve with a settlement, we are always ready to take a client’s case to court so that they can receive maximum compensation.
Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t get paid unless you do. Contact us at (800) 497-0234 or online to schedule your free consultation now.