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Category: blog

What Is Gross Negligence?

Posted in blog on October 1, 2020

Negligence is the primary question personal injury claims ask in West Virginia. Was the defendant negligent, and did this cause the plaintiff’s injuries? To have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit, the injured party must have proof of the defendant’s fault. There is ordinary negligence and gross negligence. From a legal standpoint, the two… read more

National Parks and Recreation Month

Posted in blog on July 16, 2018

Parks and recreation not only establish, but also maintain quality of life for communities and citizens who visit. Why celebrate parks and recreation month? In July of 1985, Americans began celebrating National Parks and Recreation Month. This provides the opportunity for communities to promote the benefits of their local parks to encourage people to get… read more

Manchin Injury Law Group Participates in Marion County’s Day of Action

Posted in blog,News on June 25, 2018

On Thursday, June 21, 2018, the Marion County United Way held its Inaugural Day of Action.  The Manchin Injury Law Group closed its office for the day in order to participate in the Day of Action and to give back to the community. Over 100 volunteers gathered at Palatine Park at 11:00am to start the… read more

10 Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Accident

Posted in blog,Car accident on February 26, 2018

There are some mistakes that you want to avoid after an accident because they are serious enough to jeopardize your ability to get the compensation you deserve or even risk your health. Avoid these 10 mistakes after a car accident. 10. Failing to Call the Police After you and the other driver examine your vehicles,… read more

Do you remember to buckle up as a passenger?

Posted in blog,Uncategorized on December 11, 2017

Many times when you go out with your friends, another person may offer to drive. Because you certainly enjoy having the ability to relax and save money on gas, you likely often take individuals up on this offer. What you may not fully realize, however, is that when you get into a vehicle as a… read more

New Hire: Joey Garcia

Posted in blog,Uncategorized on November 22, 2017

The Manchin Injury Law Group announced that attorney Joseph (“Joey”) D. Garcia joined the firm on November 1, 2017. A native of Fairmont, WV, Garcia will represent clients in all of the firm’s practice areas, including personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and consumer protection. Joey Garcia has served in the Office of the… read more

Lung Cancer and Asbestos

Posted in blog,Uncategorized on November 13, 2017

This month is lung cancer awareness month. Asbestos is one of the causes for lung cancer, next to smoking, radon gas exposure, air pollution, and genetics. A large number of people have developed lung cancer after being exposed to asbestos. It was once commonly used in construction and consumer products. Many Americans have been exposed… read more

Arson: What you should know

Posted in blog,Uncategorized on October 11, 2017

Arson is defined as the reckless burning or exploding of the dwelling house of another, or the burning of a building within the immediate surrounding space, of the dwelling of another. Modern legislation has expanded the definition to include commercial and public buildings and structures. Some elements of arson include: Intent – whoever starts the… read more

What to do after a dog bite?

Posted in blog,Uncategorized on September 19, 2017

There are a lot of great dogs all over West Virginia; the majority of canines are wonderful, affectionate pets, and many people adore dogs. Sadly, loving dogs won’t protect you from an attack. The sad fact is that some people do not make good pet owners, and not only do their dogs suffer the consequences, but… read more

Avoiding Debt with College Student Credit Cards

Posted in blog,Uncategorized on September 12, 2017

College students are heading back to campus to start their new semester of school. While attending college, students should try to develop positive credit habits. After graduation, student loans will start requiring payment. Having positive credit habits can help get these loans paid off and kept in control. Don’t apply for too many credit cards…. read more