Understanding the Impact of Pre-Existing Conditions on Personal Injury Claims

Pre existing Conditions Personal Injury

When a West Virginia resident files a personal injury claim, they will likely have a pre-existing health condition. According to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Center for Disease Control, West Virginia has the least healthy population in the United States, with the highest incidence of illness and death from chronic diseases, the

Legal Options for Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents in West Virginia

Drunk Driving Accidents

Statistics gathered by the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility reveal there were 56 fatalities in drunk driving accidents in West Virginia in 2019, which made up 21 percent of all traffic accident fatalities. Alcohol can be a significant factor in accidents causing minor or serious injury, property damage, and loss of life.  Filing a personal

How to Deal With Insurance Adjusters After a Car Accident

Car Accident Insurance Adjusters

According to the Insurance Information Institute, the average car accident settlement for property damage in 2022 was $4,711, and for injury, the amount was $20,235. Although purchasing a good car insurance policy and receiving a settlement provides peace of mind in the event of an accident, making a claim takes time, effort, and persistence.  The

Common Signs of Nursing Home Neglect and How to Address Them

Nursing Home Neglect Signs

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reported a staffer at Golden Harvest Nursing Home, situated in Welch Community Hospital, found himself in custody, detained by West Virginia State Police. Accused of abuse and neglect, Certified Nursing Assistant Adam Wheeler faced arrest. Charges against him include abuse and neglect causing both bodily and serious bodily injury, as well

How to Prove Negligence in a Slip and Fall Case

Slip and Fall Cases

In June of this year, emergency teams in Morgantown, conducted a rescue operation for an individual who suffered severe injuries after tumbling into a narrow gap between two downtown structures, the Pita Pit and Critter Cottage storefronts. The individual had plunged an unspecified distance between the buildings and incurred multiple serious injuries. Would the property

How to Document Your Injuries for a Successful Personal Injury Claim

Documenting Personal Injury

According to a recent study, just over 20 percent of emergency room visits in the United States are due to injury, with half of those resulting in hospitalization. After experiencing an injury, seeking immediate medical attention serves multiple purposes. First, it ensures proper diagnosis and treatment, reducing the risk of complications. Medical professionals can accurately

Emotional Trauma: An Overlooked Aspect of Personal Injury Cases

Emotional Trauma Personal Injury

Before boarding the Titan submersible vessel to view the wreck of the Titanic, the ill-fated passengers signed a waiver exempting the parent company, Oceangate, from liability for injury, death and emotional trauma. However, when the pilot and passengers were tragically killed when the vessel imploded, CBS news raised the question: in spite of the waiver,

Understanding Comparative Negligence in West Virginia Car Accidents

West Virginia Car Accidents

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there were 280 fatal car accidents in West Virginia in 2021. With vast rural areas, icy winter conditions and winding roads, the risk of a crash is prevalent in the Mountain State.  In West Virginia, comparative negligence is a legal principle used to determine how much each party

Interstate 79 Wrecks Are a Good Reminder To Play It Safe

If you live in North Central West Virginia, its nearly impossible not to travel on Interstate 79 at some point during your week.  Whether you are driving to Morgantown to enjoy a sporting event, Fairmont for a weekend concert at Palatine Park, or Clarksburg for a delicious dinner, you will likely travel on North Central

Types of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is one of the most dangerous types of driver errors. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,522 people lost their lives in accidents involving distracted drivers in 2021. Many different things can distract a motor vehicle driver enough to cause a car accident. Driver distractions fall into three main categories.

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