Charleston, West Virginia, Personal Injury and Wrongful Discharge Attorney
In Charleston and throughout the State of West Virginia, Tom Wilson and Wilson Law Offices stand ready to help victims of personal injury and medical malpractice. Mr. Wilson has experience in mass tort litigation having handled cases for hundreds of people injured by defective pharmaceutical products and medical devices. In addition to representing personal injury clients, Mr. Wilson also represents workers who have been wrongfully terminated from their employment.
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
If you are injured because of another person’s careless, reckless or negligent conduct, you deserve to be compensated for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and other legal damages. While you may be entitled to this compensation under the law, the burden is on you to bring your claim within the time allowed by law and prove that another party caused your injury and losses. You must also be able to prove the severity of your injuries and the amount of your financial losses. You should remember that the person or the company you file a claim against will likely be defended by an insurance company with a team of adjusters and lawyers whose job it is to either keep the wrongdoer from being held liable or to pay you less than your claim is worth. With their large staffs, virtually unlimited resources and legal doctrines such as comparative negligence and the statute of limitations on their side, insurance claims adjustors and their lawyers often try to delay litigation and or outspend their opponents. At Wilson Law, we bring decades of experience in all types of cases to provide strong, effective representation to help you get the compensation you deserve. We help people in all types of personal injury matters, including:
- Medical Malpractice
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents
- Premises Liability and Negligent Security Injuries
- Products Liability Injuries
If someone dies during a lawsuit or before he or she has a chance to file a lawsuit, the lawsuit may be filed by a surviving family member. Likewise, if the negligent actions of another take a life, the Estate of the deceased person can file a wrongful death lawsuit for the benefit of surviving family members, including the spouse, children, parents, siblings and others who were financially dependent on the deceased. Wilson Law has handled a number of these difficult cases to help family members recover lost income and household contributions, pay for hospital costs and funeral expenses and, finally, compensate the survivors for their grief, pain, suffering and sorrow.
We routinely put our lives in the hands of medical professionals, physicians, surgeons and other specialists, and we rightfully expect them to practice according to a high level of care and competence. When doctors fail to live up to this standard, Wilson Law will hold them accountable for their mistakes or carelessness. Tom Wilson has handled medical malpractice for decades and successfully argued a leading medical malpractice case before the West Virginia Supreme Court when it appeared that the right to file malpractice suits was about to be severely limited. Medical malpractice cases are notoriously difficult. They are vigorously defended by doctors, hospitals and their insurance carriers. Medical malpractice cases require the services of an experienced attorney who understands the complex and difficult issues involved and who has the ability to deal with expert medical testimony to make sure the facts are presented to the jury in a persuasive and understandable fashion. Call Wilson Law Offices for help if you were harmed by a doctor’s or hospital’s negligence or incompetence.
Consumer Protection Law
Dishonest operators can be found in almost any profession or business: A few leading familiar examples could include:
- Sales of damaged or defective cars and trucks
- Unlawful debt collection practices
- False and misleading ads for services and products
- Credit card fraud
- Investment fraud
- Concealed defects in real estate and housing making your property worthless
False, fraudulent and misleading practices have reached epidemic numbers in some areas of the law. Wilson Law can help you if you have been cheated by a dishonest corporation or individual. West Virginia has strong consumer protection laws that we will to use to get you fair treatment and the compensation you deserve.
It is often said that an employer may fire an employee without giving notice for a good reason, a bad reason or for no reason at all – unless the worker has a contract with the employer. This does not mean, however, that you are without legal protection. State and federal laws protect workers from being discharged due to unlawful reasons. Discrimination based on race, religion, gender, age or disability are prohibited under the law. Even though you may not have a written employment contract, there are sometimes ways that an employment contract can be implied in law. Employee handbooks or policy manuals may state that an employee may be fired only for good cause. If your employer cannot demonstrate “good cause” for firing you in violation of the company handbook, you may be reinstated with full back pay and benefits. Workers may not be terminated in violation of public policy. This covers such things as being fired for reporting a safety violation, filing a workers’ compensation complaint or participating in protected labor activity. You need an experienced attorney to investigate your rights in wrongful discharge cases.
If you believe you were wrongfully terminated or unjustly fired, Wilson Law wants to hear from you. We may be able to get you reinstated with full back pay and benefits or help you recover other legal damages for the harm you have suffered.