James Fox

Fox Law Office, PLLC

Personal Injury Lawyer | Serving Hurricane, WV

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3359 Teays Valley Road
Hurricane, WV 25526

Clear Vision. Convincing Victories.

At the Fox Law Office, PLLC we provide representation in West Virginia for accidents, personal injury, employment, and insurance disputes. For more than two decades attorney James R. Fox has helped hundreds of clients put their lives back together and find peace of mind. We do this by getting to know each client on a personal basis and learning how their injuries affect them. You can trust Fox Law to protect your rights and take a personal stake in getting the results you deserve.

These are times when your life feels as though it cannot get any more difficult, and the reality of these types of situations can include much pain and emotional turmoil. Often, clients will tell us they are at their wit’s end dealing with doctors, insurance companies, other attorneys, assorted phone calls and paperwork demands, all in an effort to bring some peace, recovery, healing, and order back to their lives.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:


  • Auto Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Coal Mine Accidents
  • Logging Accidents
  • Gas Well Accidents
  • Construction Accidents

Personal Injury

  • Defective Products & Drugs
  • Premises Liability
  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Nursing Home Abuse

Employment Law

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Workers Compensation


  • Insurance Disputes

We devote the personal time and attention that every client deserves. Mr. Fox has dedicated his career to helping accident and injury victims and through this hard work; he has gained the reputation for getting results. This dedication to helping clients has earned him respect in the legal community and recognition by several organizations as a “Top 10 Attorney” in personal injury, “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” and “Premier 100 Trial Attorney.” Those are results you can trust.

Call the Fox Law Office today at 304-249-4175 to arrange your free initial consultation.


Attorney James Fox

Attorney James (Jamie) Fox has spent his career helping accident victims and other people who have been treated unfairly. His dedication, tenacity and hard work, and most importantly, giving every case the attention it deserves, have proven quite successful in helping victims get the compensation they deserve. Jamie Fox has a special understanding and compassion for families who have lost loved ones in workplace accidents, car wrecks, and other dangerous conditions. Mr. Fox is proud and humbled by the opportunity to have helped these families. He also stands up for victims of sexual harassment.

Jamie Fox understands the ironworkers, coal miners, gas well workers, construction workers and other men and women who work hard every day and place their lives on the line deserve protection. If their employers don’t protect them and they get hurt, Fox Law will protect their rights. Jamie Fox has an excellent reputation for holding the wrong-doers accountable and protecting the rights of those who are harmed.

As a lifelong resident of West Virginia who is dedicated to family and improving the community, Jamie Fox has a long history of coaching and mentoring youth, supporting schools, and being actively involved in civic activities. This personal interaction with clients and community members strengthens his conviction to find the best way to help people reduce the stress and anxiety that they face and get his clients the compensation they deserve. He knows firsthand, how difficult it is to deal with trauma and loss, and has faced his own measure of such loss. As a teenager, Mr. Fox dealt with the early death of his father and faced a difficult road to recovery, mush like many clients. This is the impetus behind why he and his staff come to work every day. By fostering a relationship of mutual respect and with this unique understanding of their grief and loss, we are able to maximize the recovery for our clients.

Jamie is grateful to have a job that allows him to help the people across the state of West Virginia obtain help when they need it most. He marks among his proudest achievements his healthy and happy family, which he looks forward to seeing at the end of each workday. He enjoys many outdoor sports, and belongs to a variety of organizations that help protect the rights of accident victims. Attorney Fox is a member of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He is also a member of The American Association for Justice and the West Virginia Association for Justice.


The result listed here has been selected by James R. Fox, Attorney and is for informational purposes only. No attempt has been made to make the result shown as complete or representative. The results in a legal case depend on a variety of factors, many of which are unique to each case. Prior results by this firm or any other do not guarantee future results. Case results presented here are illustrations of the type of work done by Fox Law and not a guarantee that any prospective case will yield any particular amount.

$700,000 Verdict - Police Brutality
A young pizza delivery driver suffered facial fractures and injuries to his jaw when beaten by two policemen. The officers also rubbed half-eaten pizza in his face, broke out the headlight and smashed the windshield in his car. The young man was awarded $700,000 in compensatory and punitive damages for his permanent injuries pain and suffering and other damages.

$657,000 Verdict - Workplace Injuries
A Calhoun County jury awarded a truck driver $657,000 for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and other damages caused when a forklift operator dropped a load of roofing trusses on his leg. The trauma caused a severe fracture requiring insertion of a metal rod from the knee to his ankle.

$161,000 Verdict - Car Wreck
This verdict arises out of a minor impact with minimal visible vehicle damage in a rear end collision. The jury rejected the negligent driver’s argument that the impact was not sufficient to cause injuries and awarded compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages which the physicians testified were caused by the wreck.

Wrongful Death - Coal Mining Accident
An 18 year old, recent high school graduate had just started his career in the coal mining industry. He followed the route of his father, grandparents and uncles. The young man had been working 20 days when he was ran over and killed by a scoop being operated by the supervisor responsible for his safety. This tragic accident has profoundly changed his parents lives. A confidential settlement was reached with multiple defendants.

Bridge Construction - Equipment Failure
Two iron workers were seriously injured while constructing piers for a bridge. The crane operator was hoisting rebar forms into place and was using faulty equipment to secure the load. The crane operator and his helper used nylon straps or slings which were worn out and visibly defective. Using these slings also violated OSHA and industry standards.

While the rebar was being hoisted or “flown” into place, and directly over the iron workers below, the straps broke. The iron workers were hit multiple times. One employee’s leg was impaled with rebar extending out both sides, and the other employee suffered a severely fractured femur.

The lawsuit was resolved through a confidential settlement with multiple defendants.

Insurance Bad Faith
When people purchase automobile insurance they expect their insurance company to stand by them and provide benefits in their time of need. State law also requires insurance companies to treat their customers fairly. If a policyholder is injured and coverage exists, the insurance company has an obligation to pay.

A young man who was paralyzed while a passenger in a single vehicle wreck had to sue his own insurance company because it refused to pay coverage required under the policy and state law. The driver of the vehicle did not have enough insurance to cover the damages – she was underinsured – and as a result, he was entitled to use the underinsured motorist coverage which his parents had purchased for their protection in the event that a negligent driver’s coverage was insufficient.

Despite indisputable knowledge that this paralyzed young man was living with his parents and clearly entitled to coverage under the policy, the insurance company denied coverage and disputed his residency. It also tried to reduce the amount of insurance coverage that was actually paid for by his parents. Multiple violations of insurance rules and their own procedures were uncovered and the case settled for a confidential sum.

Gas Well Explosion
Too much pressure was being used during the servicing of a gas well. The valve was not capable of withstanding the pressure and it exploded. Applying pressure in excess of the valve’s capacity creates a strong probability of injury to employees and constitutes a safety hazard and unsafe workplace.

Litigation was filed on behalf of the injured gas well worker and resulted in a confidential settlement.

Gas Well Drilling Accident
Drilling had just completed and the derrick was being dismantled when this employee fell from the side of the derrick and was seriously injured. The employer had already removed all fall protection from the job site, but required the employee to climb a substantial height up the derrick, without any type of protection. The actions violated standards and caused the employee to fall from the derrick.

Litigation was filed on the employee’s behalf and the matter was resolved through a confidential settlement.

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