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How Long Does it Take for an Insurance Company to Pay Out a Claim?

Posted in Car accident,Insurance law on February 17, 2020

It is normal as the victim of a serious accident to be anxious about when you will receive a settlement check. You may be struggling with the costs of medical bills and property repairs while trying to focus on healing. Unfortunately, waiting for an insurance company to fulfill its duty is a common part of… read more

What Is a Demand Letter?

Posted in Personal injury on February 5, 2020

All personal injury settlements begin with a demand letter. Sometimes, a good demand letter is enough to successfully resolve a case. Other times, it simply marks the beginning of a longer negotiation process. Familiarizing yourself with demand letters is important if you recently suffered a personal injury and wish to seek restitution for your medical… read more

Elderly Car Accidents

Posted in Car accident on January 31, 2020

There comes a time when many drivers can no longer safely or prudently operate motor vehicles. Natural declines in sight, hearing, motor skills, reaction times and other important skills due to aging can force a senior driver to hang up his or her keys. Unfortunately, some senior drivers are in denial about their inabilities to… read more

The At-Fault Driver Lied to Insurance About the Accident: What Do I Do Next?

Posted in Car accident on January 27, 2020

West Virginia is a fault-based insurance state. Tort laws state that the injured party must identify the party at fault for the collision before bringing a claim. It will be the at-fault party’s responsibility to pay for the victim’s damages. Unfortunately, drivers who cause accidents are not always honest about what happened. At-fault drivers may… read more

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