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What Is Considered Property Damage in a Car Accident?

Posted in Car accident on May 31, 2020

Car accidents are common enough to be a matter of when, not if, for most drivers. In 2017 alone, over 300 people lost their lives in fatal car accidents in West Virginia. This was almost a 13% increase from the number of car accident deaths in 2016 (269). Car accidents can cause serious injuries and… read more

Comparative Negligence in West Virginia

Posted in Personal injury on May 25, 2020

A claim based on someone’s negligence aims to hold that person legally and financially accountable for a victim’s damages for carelessly, wantonly or recklessly causing them. In a straightforward case, a defendant will be 100% responsible for causing a plaintiff’s damages. Many cases, however, involve the question of a plaintiff’s comparative negligence as well. How… read more

West Virginia Helmet Laws 2020

Posted in Safety Tips on May 20, 2020

Every state enforces unique laws pertaining to bicycle and motorcycle helmets as well as helmet use while operating other vehicles, like motorized bikes, mopeds, and electric scooters. West Virginia residents should know these laws to avoid fines and to maintain maximum possible safety while riding wheeled vehicles in West Virginia. Bicycle Helmet Laws in West… read more

West Virginia Punitive Damage Cap

Posted in Personal injury on May 18, 2020

A damage cap places a limit on how much money a plaintiff can receive for his or her losses during a civil claim such as a personal injury lawsuit. It is a statewide law restricting the total amount of compensation an accident victim can recover. Not all states have damage caps. Those that do typically… read more

How Much Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Worth?

Posted in Wrongful Death on April 29, 2020

Wrongful death is the most tragic possible outcome of an accident in West Virginia. It is the death of someone you love due to the preventable negligence or recklessness of another party. While nothing can make up for the wrongful death of a loved one, a civil claim could repay you and your family members… read more

West Virginia Diminished Value Claims

Posted in Car accident on April 22, 2020

After an auto accident, even if you pay for vehicle repairs, your car will not be worth as much as it was before the crash. A history of auto accidents diminishes the resale or trade-in value of your vehicle, no matter how much or how little the crash damaged your car. Fortunately, West Virginia permits… read more

How Much Is Your West Virginia Auto Accident Claim Worth?

Posted in Car accident on April 14, 2020

Filing an auto accident claim is one of your rights as a victim in West Virginia. A claim serves to reimburse you for the money spent on your recovery, including medical bills and vehicle repairs. Learning what your claim is reasonably worth can better prepare you for the insurance claims process ahead. Obtain your case… read more

How Much Is a Lawyer for a Wrongful Death Suit?

Posted in Wrongful Death on March 30, 2020

Wrongful death is preventable with due care and responsibility. Most injury-related deaths occur due to someone else’s negligence, recklessness or malicious intent to harm. If someone else caused your loved one’s death, you have legal options in West Virginia. Bringing a wrongful death claim could give you closure, a sense of justice and financial compensation… read more

Statute of Limitations in West Virginia

Posted in Personal injury on March 19, 2020

A statute of limitations is a law in each state that motivates plaintiffs to come forward and submit their claims within a reasonable time. Without a statute of limitations, a plaintiff could potentially wait until 50 years later to bring a claim. Every state has different statutes of limitations. It is important to know and… read more

Concerned About Meeting Due to Coronavirus?

Posted in News on March 17, 2020

 Get Your Free Claim Evaluation From Home This is an uncharted time in our history, but injuries don’t stop for anything, including the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  At Manchin Injury Law Group, we want to assure our clients and potential clients that we are still here to serve you.  Although our approach to contact may be different… read more