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Category: Personal injury

What Are Common Defenses in Personal Injury Cases?

Posted in Personal injury on October 17, 2018

As a personal injury plaintiff in West Virginia, it’s wise to prepare for potential defenses other parties may use to escape liability. Learning the most common defenses in personal injury cases can help you craft a response strategy that will limit your own liability and maximize results. Working with an experienced West Virginia accident attorney… read more

Top 19 Personal Injury FAQs & Answers

Posted in Insurance law,Personal injury,Uncategorized on May 23, 2018

The lawyers at Manchin Injury Law Group have gotten hundreds of questions from personal injury clients over the years. We’re here to answer all the questions you might have about your case, starting with the following top 19 FAQs: 1. What Is Personal Injury Law? Personal injury law permits claimants to seek financial recovery for… read more

Do I Have to Pay Taxes on an Injury Settlement in West Virginia?

Posted in Personal injury,Uncategorized on May 23, 2018

Fighting for your injury settlement might have been the hard part, but that doesn’t mean your struggle is over. Once tax season comes around, do you know how to report your settlement to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)? Do you have to report it at all? Making a mistake on your taxes after receiving a… read more

How will a personal injury lawyer help my case?

Posted in Personal injury,Uncategorized on April 11, 2016

For people who have been injured in car accidents, truck wrecks, motorcycle crashes and other types of accidents in West Virginia, there are often a few common questions: How will I pay for my medical bills? Am I entitled to compensation and if so, how much? Do I need a lawyer to handle my case?… read more

Premises liability considerations for the winter

Posted in Personal injury,Uncategorized on December 31, 2014

When someone enters your property, they have a reasonable expectation that it is being maintained as a relatively safe environment, and it is your duty as a property owner to ensure that it is. This theory is called premises liability. Premises liability holds property owners liable for accidents and injuries that occur on their property…. read more

Summer boating can be fun and safe!

Posted in Personal injury,Uncategorized on June 3, 2014

In the summer months, people enjoy traveling to the nearest body of water to boat for recreation. Did you know that in 2013, there were 4,062 boating accidents reported to the National Guard? Of those accidents, 2,620 involved injuries and 560 involved fatalities. The top 3 contributing factors of these accidents were operator inattention, operator… read more

Elderly Abuse and Negligence

Posted in Personal injury,Uncategorized on March 13, 2014

Elderly abuse and negligence can happen anywhere, whether an elderly person is living at home, with relatives, or in a nursing home. Abuse and neglect can take different forms including: intimidation, threats, neglect, and financial chicanery. Elders become frail and are less able to stand up for themselves. More than 500,000 cases of elderly abuse… read more

Dog Bites

Posted in Personal injury,Uncategorized on March 5, 2014

Dogs can be loving animals that bring joy to many people, however under the right circumstances, a dog can become aggressive and attack a person, or another dog. Dog bites can cause serious injuries to people and over 800,000 dog bite victims require medical help. Results of dog bites could leave deep muscle and tissue… read more

A Recent Report Suggests That Testosterone Manufacturers Have Been Marketing Their Products Despite Knowing About Their Risks

Posted in Personal injury,Uncategorized on March 4, 2014

A recent report published by the New York Times suggests that the risks of testosterone gels have been know for nearly 10 years by the manufacturers of the gels. If this is true, the manufacturers pushed the testosterone gel onto men despite the known risks associated with the gel. Manufacturers conducted a test with the… read more

WV Supreme Court Abolishes the Open and Obvious Doctrine

Posted in Personal injury,Uncategorized on November 18, 2013

For years in West Virginia, Plaintiffs were precluded from bringing premises liability actions if the danger that caused the injury was deemed “open and obvious.” Under the open and obvious common law doctrine, if a plaintiff is injured by a hazard on another’s land that was “open and obvious” such that it was or could… read more