Personal Injury Law by Attorney David A. Sims

Attorney Sims’ Area of Expertise is Personal Injury Law

Attorney David A. Sims is recognized throughout West Virginia for expertise in the field of personal injury legal representation and is one of West Virginia’s most trusted and experienced personal injury lawyers. It is important to distinguish between attorneys who handle personal injury claims as a side project versus David A. Sims, whose area of focus and expertise is the specialized area of personal injury law. The lawyer you choose really does make a difference. I can prove it!

It is vitally important that you consider the quality of your legal representative when selecting your personal injury attorney. While some attorneys try to get as many clients as possible and focus on quantity, Attorney Sims strongly believes that it is in our best interest to provide the highest quality of legal services possible for each client. The benefit to you is that you will receive competent and thorough representation, as well as the best compensation possible for your claim.

We conduct thorough investigations of all relevant aspects of the situation that lead to your personal injury. We interview witnesses, take pictures of the scene, examine vehicles involved (if applicable), and bring in experts to examine every pertinent aspect of your claim for compensation against the negligent party. Consequently, it is important that you contact our office as soon as possible following the incident (preferably within the hour) so that we can gather evidence. However, our experts are typically still able to gather enough evidence to present your claim even if some time has passed.


If we accept your case, we will:

  • Take all necessary steps to preserve evidence from the scene
  • Handle all professional communications with the insurance companies, worker’s compensation agents, and lawyers for the responsible party
  • Record and preserve witness statements.

We will also work with you and your doctor, employer, etc. to determine the extent of your injuries and financial losses.


Paralysis, Burns, Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injuries require a Competent Lawyer

Although fair out-of-court settlements can usually be reached, we are fully prepared to take your case to trial and represent you in court if we determine that filing a lawsuit would be in your best interest. You need an experienced trial attorney. With more than 100 cases tried, Attorney Sims has the knowledge and experience to obtain the best result at a trial of your case!

Some of the serious injuries that we see regularly as a result of accidents that result in personal injury include:

  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Burns
  • Lacerations
  • Cerebral Palsy

When spinal cord injuries are present, our clients may develop or already be suffering from paralysis, including paraplegia and quadriplegia. Traumatic brain injuries and burns can also be are also devastating injuries. Clients with these catastrophic injuries will require a competent lawyer and to receive adequate compensation to so you can receive the proper personal assistance, medical and physical therapy treatments, and other care necessary to continue to live life with dignity and with the least amount of suffering possible.

It is important to keep in mind that the full extent of damage from catastrophic injuries does not tend to become apparent for several weeks to months following the incident.