Personal injury

Understanding the Impact of Pre-Existing Conditions on Personal Injury Claims

Pre existing Conditions Personal Injury

When a West Virginia resident files a personal injury claim, they will likely have a pre-existing health condition. According to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Center for Disease Control, West Virginia has the least healthy population in the United States, with the highest incidence of illness and death from chronic diseases, the

How to Prove Negligence in a Slip and Fall Case

Slip and Fall Cases

In June of this year, emergency teams in Morgantown, conducted a rescue operation for an individual who suffered severe injuries after tumbling into a narrow gap between two downtown structures, the Pita Pit and Critter Cottage storefronts. The individual had plunged an unspecified distance between the buildings and incurred multiple serious injuries. Would the property

How to Document Your Injuries for a Successful Personal Injury Claim

Documenting Personal Injury

According to a recent study, just over 20 percent of emergency room visits in the United States are due to injury, with half of those resulting in hospitalization. After experiencing an injury, seeking immediate medical attention serves multiple purposes. First, it ensures proper diagnosis and treatment, reducing the risk of complications. Medical professionals can accurately

Emotional Trauma: An Overlooked Aspect of Personal Injury Cases

Emotional Trauma Personal Injury

Before boarding the Titan submersible vessel to view the wreck of the Titanic, the ill-fated passengers signed a waiver exempting the parent company, Oceangate, from liability for injury, death and emotional trauma. However, when the pilot and passengers were tragically killed when the vessel imploded, CBS news raised the question: in spite of the waiver,

Types of Catastrophic Injuries

A catastrophic injury refers to a severe or significant level of damage, such as a bodily injury that causes a long-term or permanent disability. In personal injury law, catastrophic injuries can qualify victims for greater financial compensation than mild to moderate injuries for a lifetime of foreseeable costs. If you or a loved one has

Seat Belt Injuries

Seat belts save lives. You have heard this stated by many safety institutions, such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Yet, in some cases, seat belts are what cause injuries. While the injuries inflicted by a seat belt may not be as severe as those the restraint system prevented, they can still be serious

What Are the Top Causes of Accidents on Construction Sites?

Construction is one of the deadliest industries in the United States. Construction sites have many elements that make them dangerous for both workers and the public. Working from heights, using power tools and operating heavy machinery are just a few examples of the dangers faced at the average construction site. Learn the top causes of

Who is Legally Responsible for Defects in Construction?

Construction projects in West Virginia must be completed with the utmost care and in accordance with high standards established in the industry. If any regulation or rule is broken during the construction of a building, the final product could contain dangerous and even deadly defects. When a construction defect causes injuries or requires costly repairs,

What Types of Cases do Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?

It is the goal of the team of legal professionals at the Manchin Injury Law Group to represent our client’s position with the depth of our resources and to enable the general public to recognize their potential claim for a personal injury action. The purpose of this blog is to educate the public about when

Who Is Responsible for Accidents on HOA Property?

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

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