When you are seriously injured in an accident whether on the road, in public, at home or at work, it can be alarming. You may need to hire a personal injury lawyer to handle your claim while you focus on your recovery. Personal injury lawyers play a crucial role in helping individuals navigate the complexities of legal proceedings after an accident and can significantly enhance your chances of obtaining fair compensation for your injuries and losses. At the law firm of Tiano O’Dell, PLLC, our primary goal is to ensure justice for victims by navigating the complex legal processes.


Our West Virginia personal injury attorneys have more than two decades of experience handling all types of personal injury claims in and around Charleston, WV. Founding partners William Tiano and Tony O’Dell have earned recognitions as Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association and West Virginia Super Lawyers.


A personal injury case describes a legal process where an injured victim of a preventable accident claims that another party caused it and is, therefore, legally responsible for resulting injuries and losses. The injured party (the plaintiff) files a claim against one or more at-fault parties (defendants) for damages. Damages is the legal term for the financial compensation recovered for accident-related losses.


When seeking a personal injury lawyer, the journey begins with understanding your needs. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s actions, Tiano O’Dell can be your ally in seeking compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and the emotional toll you’ve endured. When choosing an attorney, several factors should be considered such as education, legal skill and experience. The attorney should have a proven record of winning cases similar to yours and should be willing to thoroughly explain his or her recommendations based on the specific details of your case. At Tiano O’Dell, we regularly help clients in a variety of areas who have sustained severe injuries as a result of the negligence of another person. A list of practice areas can be found here.


Anybody who is injured in an accident due to the negligence of another person should take the following steps to ensure they receive compensation for their claim:

  1. Seek medical assistance as soon as possible after sustaining injury.
  2. Report the injury to the appropriate authorities.
  3. Notify insurance companies of injury.
  4. Do not give any recorded statements or sign over your medical records to any other party.
  5. Speak to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible for a free consultation of your case.


You may be contacted by the defendant’s insurance company representative offering you money to settle the claim, but it is never a good idea to settle an injury claim without speaking to an experienced personal injury attorney first. A personal injury attorney knows how to accurately value your claim and has the necessary resources and expert contacts to help when necessary. Also, an attorney will gather and preserve evidence that supports your claim. While you concentrate on recovering, your attorney will manage the case, including filing and serving all legal paperwork, communicating with insurance companies, and participating in settlement negotiations.


Tiano O’Dell will be happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation evaluation of your prospective personal injury claim. We accept personal injury cases on a contingency-fee-basis, which means that you pay no legal fees unless we recover money for you. When you or a loved one is injured in an accident, we understand families can be ruined, both physically and financially. A contingency-fee arrangement allows you and your family to receive assistance at the time you need it most.


Do you or a loved one need a personal injury lawyer? At Tiano O’Dell, PLLC, our qualified and experienced Charleston, West Virginia, personal injury lawyers are ready to get to work investigating your injury claim so we can secure full compensation on your behalf. To set up your free consultation contact us by calling (304) 915-0823 or by messaging us online.