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What is an Out-of-Court Settlement?

Posted in Personal injury on January 23, 2020

After suffering a personal injury in an accident, you can resolve your case in one of two ways: a settlement or a lawsuit. The vast majority of civil cases resolve via out-of-court settlements. A settlement is an agreement you come to with an insurance company to accept a sum of money in exchange for not… read more

Difference Between Medical Negligence and Medical Malpractice

Posted in Medical Malpractice on December 19, 2019

Medical mistakes in any capacity are alarming. Medical practitioners undergo years of extensive training in the handling and care of patients. You have the right, therefore, to expect a certain level of care when you visit a doctor. Dipping beneath this level of care can cause serious and potentially fatal patient injuries and illnesses. Distinguishing… read more

How Do Insurance Companies Calculate Pain and Suffering?

Posted in Insurance law,Personal injury on November 29, 2019

As an injured person, you can claim two types of compensatory damages: economic and non-economic. Economic damages are specific losses you suffered in the accident, such as the exact value of medical bills and lost wages. Non-economic damages, or general damages, are harder to quantify. Non-economic damages refer to your pain and suffering, emotional distress,… read more

What Are the Elements of a Negligence Claim?

Posted in Personal injury on November 21, 2019

If you recently suffered serious injuries in an accident in West Virginia, you may wonder if you have grounds for a claim. While filing a lawsuit against a person or entity for your injuries may seem like a hassle, the results can be well worth the effort – especially if you hire a personal injury… read more

West Virginia Mining Disasters

Posted in Coal mining accident,Personal injury,Workplace Injury on November 14, 2019

West Virginia has a booming coal mining industry. Since the mid-1800s, West Virginians have dug mines to excavate coal as a resource. Today, coal mining is still one of the most important jobs in the state’s economy. Thousands of people work in West Virginia’s coal industry, with almost 11,000 working directly in underground mines. Unfortunately,… read more

Shoulder Injuries From a Car Accident

Posted in Car accident,Personal injury on October 31, 2019

The impact of an auto accident could injure the nerves, tendons, soft tissues or bones in the shoulder. A shoulder injury could arise from impact with the seat belt or with other objects inside the vehicle, such as a steering wheel. Shoulder injuries can cause significant pain, as well as nerve damage and difficulty moving… read more

Airbag Failure to Deploy Lawsuit

Posted in Consumer rights,Injuries,Personal injury on October 15, 2019

Airbags are critical life-saving devices in auto accidents. Since manufacturers began equipping vehicles with airbags, they have saved over 50,000 lives. Front and/or side airbags are the second line of defense in an accident after seat belts. Unfortunately, if a defective airbag does not deploy properly, it could fail to prevent serious injuries in a… read more

How to Request a Car Accident Report

Posted in Car accident on July 29, 2019

A car accident report is an official law enforcement document recounting the details of your crash. In West Virginia, the law requires you to report a car accident if it causes $1,000 or more in damages, personal injuries or deaths. When you report a crash to 911, one or more officers will visit the scene,… read more

West Virginia Gun Laws (2019)

Posted in Safety Tips on July 22, 2019

The right to bear arms comes with rules, regulations and limitations according to federal and state laws. Each state has unique firearm laws governing how, when and why a citizen may own this type of weapon. It is extremely important to understand West Virginia’s current gun laws if you wish to carry in the state…. read more

Lost Wages After Car Accident

Posted in Car accident on July 15, 2019

If you work with an attorney during a car accident claim in West Virginia, he or she will most likely bring up the topic of lost wages. Lost wages are a category of economic damages many crash victims have the right to seek during an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Ignoring the topic of… read more