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Category: Personal injury

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

How Social Media Can Impact a Personal Injury Case

Posted in Personal injury on December 18, 2020

Logging onto your social media accounts and describing an accident may seem like a harmless interaction with friends and family members. It is common, however, for an insurance company to use a client’s social media activity as evidence against him or her during a personal injury claim. Be careful about what you put on social… read more

Don’t Wreck Your Case on Social Media

Posted in Personal injury on November 2, 2020

There is one thing you must understand about social media; anything you post is now public record. Almost anyone can use social media for anything, and if you can understand the privacy settings, you can limit the reach, but you can’t stop it if someone is determined to find out more about you.  Here are… read more

7 Reasons Why You Need A Personal Injury Lawyer

Posted in Personal injury on October 27, 2020

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