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Category: Personal injury

Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Posted in Personal injury on May 31, 2023

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… read more

Seat Belt Injuries

Posted in Car accident,Personal injury on May 30, 2023

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… read more

What Are the Top Causes of Accidents on Construction Sites?

Posted in Personal injury on April 28, 2023

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… read more

Who is Legally Responsible for Defects in Construction?

Posted in Personal injury on April 27, 2023

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,… read more

What Types of Cases do Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?

Posted in Personal injury on September 20, 2022

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… read more

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