About David Goddard
Co-Founder of Goddard & Wagoner, PLLC
Dave Goddard is an experienced personal injury attorney in West Virginia and co-founder of Goddard & Wagoner. At the firm, he regularly represents individuals and businesses in the state and federal courtrooms throughout the state, where he has litigated and tried complex civil and commercial cases for both plaintiffs and defendants. Dave regularly handles serious personal injury cases involved tractor-trailers, motorcycles, and personal vehicles. He also handles medical malpractice claims, focusing on nursing home abuse and neglect.
WVU College of Law, J.D., 1999
Winning Trial Strategies
Freedom of Information Act
Open Governmental Proceedings Act
Medical Professional Liability Act
Effective Voir Dire
Trial of an Automobile Liability Case
Best Lawyers in America
AVVO® 10/10 Client Rated
Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ edition
Chambers’ Leading Lawyers for Business
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Central West Virginia, President of the Board of Directors
Harrison County United Way
Clarksburg Lions Club
Cub Scouts of Pack 39
The Goddard & Wagoner Jerry West team won the 13-15 age division in the 2018-19 season. Dave currently serves as a deacon and a sound technician at Simpson Creek Baptist Church. He enjoys going to the movies with his family, golf, woodworking, home improvement, and art.
WHAT DAMAGES CAN BE RECOVERED IN A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM?
Every situation is unique and, therefore, the damages that you may be able to recover after an accident can vary quite drastically. That being said, many people who have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence find that they are entitled to compensation for certain damages. This compensation is meant to help unfairly injured victims obtain the treatment they need to move forward from the accident, free from undue financial strain.
In most cases, victims of negligence are able to recover damages for some or all of the following:
Cost of medical treatment, both current and future
Fees incurred from ambulance rides and/or hospital stays
Lost income/wages from time taken off work to obtain treatment
Physical pain and emotional/mental distress and suffering
Ongoing medical care, including physical rehabilitation therapy
Loss of enjoyment or decreased quality of life
Furthermore, if your loved one was killed as a result of another person, company, or entity’s negligent actions, you may be able to recover damages such as medical treatment, funeral costs, loss of companionship, and more.
LET OUR FIRM ACT AS YOUR ADVOCATE
For many, the legal process of filing and pursuing a personal injury claim is overwhelming. When you trust your case to the Clarksburg personal injury lawyers at Goddard & Wagoner, PLLC, we’ll handle every aspect of your recovery so that you can focus on getting the treatment and care you need. Our team offers personalized legal counsel and uncompromising representation. Whether we settle your case before trial or take on the negligent parties in litigation, you can rest assured that we will aggressively advocate for you and your rights.
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