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Category: Personal injury

Who Is Responsible for Accidents on HOA Property?

Posted in Personal injury on August 31, 2022

If you suffer an injury on a property that belongs to a homeowner’s association, or HOA, in West Virginia, you may have grounds to file a claim against the HOA for failing to maintain a safe premises. Going up against a homeowner’s association, however, is not easy. Like any other business organization, the HOA will… read more

Who Is Responsible for a Slip & Fall Injury When an HOA is Involved?

Posted in Insurance law,Personal injury on August 30, 2022

Slip and fall accidents are a common cause of serious injuries and emergency room visits in West Virginia each year. If a slip and fall takes place on property that is under the care of a homeowner’s association (HOA), the HOA may face liability for the victim’s injuries and medical bills. If you need to… read more

Dog Breed Restrictions in West Virginia

Posted in Injuries,Personal injury,Safety Tips on July 30, 2022

It is common for states and cities to pass laws restricting or prohibiting ownership of certain breeds of dogs. These laws are passed for safety purposes in an effort to prevent serious and fatal dog bite injuries. For this reason, the restricted breeds are those that are most often involved in violent and deadly dog… read more

Slip and Fall Accident in a Hospital

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Personal injury on May 31, 2022

Hospitals are meant to be safe places for patients to receive the medical treatment that they need to heal and recover from injuries and illnesses. Hospitals should provide not only quality medical care but also safe and protected environments for patients and visitors. If a hospital has fallen into a state of disrepair, this can… read more

Trucking Accident – Who’s at Fault?

Posted in blog,Car accident,Car collision,Personal injury,Truck Accidents,Trucking accident on December 10, 2021

West Virginia has 549 miles of interstate and 37,277 miles of public roads. Commercial truck drivers from all over the country use these roads. Unfortunately, every year approximately 5,000 trucks are involved in fatal collisions.  Over half of West Virginia’s truck collisions involve carriers who operate out of state, so filing an accident claim becomes… read more

Is it Safe to Ride a Motorcycle in the Winter?

Posted in blog,Injuries,Motorcycle collision,Personal injury,Safety Tips,Uncategorized on December 1, 2021

While many motorcyclists enjoy riding during the spring, summer, and fall months, others prefer to continue riding throughout the winter. It is no surprise that the weather in West Virginia can be very unpredictable, especially during the winter, so it is imperative to take the necessary precautions to keep yourself and other drivers safe. Winter… read more

Paraquat Parkinson’s Disease Lawsuit

Posted in Personal injury on October 19, 2021

In 2009 the American Journal of Epidemiology released a study indicating that Paraquat may cause a neurodegenerative process that could lead to Parkinson’s Disease. The study found that exposure to the chemical within 1,600 feet of one’s home increased the risk of the disease by 80%. In October 2017 lawsuits against the makers of Paraquat… read more

Is West Virginia a One-Bite State?

Posted in Personal injury on January 29, 2021

When a dog bites, the victim may have legal recourse against the pet owner. West Virginia is not exactly a one-bite state, like many states, but it may use this rule in certain circumstances. A one-bite state only holds pet owners responsible for dog attacks if the dog has bitten someone at least one time… read more

Can a Pre-Existing Injury Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

Posted in Personal injury on January 1, 2021

Pre-existing injuries are wounds or health problems a plaintiff had before the accident on which an injury claim is based. If you get injured in an accident and wish to file a claim against someone for damages, you will need to consider whether your claim involves pre-existing injuries. If so, take steps to improve your… read more

What Is Additur and Remittitur?

Posted in Personal injury on December 28, 2020

At the end of a personal injury lawsuit in West Virginia, a jury will return a verdict either awarding a judgment to the victim or naming the defendant not liable. If the victim wins the case, the jury will award a certain amount of money in damages to make the victim whole again. Both the… read more