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Category: Personal injury

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

Should I Settle or Take My Case to Trial?

Posted in Personal injury on March 12, 2020

During a personal injury lawsuit, you have two options for resolving your claim: settle or take your case to trial. Both have potential pros and cons. Most personal injury cases settle, meaning they achieve successful insurance settlement agreements without having to go to trial. If a lawyer believes a trial would be in your favor,… 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

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

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

Moped Laws in West Virginia

Posted in Personal injury on July 9, 2019

Exploring different modes of transit is an exciting process that even young West Virginians can take part in, as their older compatriots search for the perfect vessel. With so many different modes of transport, trying to find the option that works best for you comes with researching not only the pros and cons of each… read more