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Category: Personal injury

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

Can I Be Compensated If I Was Partly at Fault for My Car Accident?

Posted in Car accident,Personal injury on August 26, 2020

Many car accidents are not as simple as one driver being 100% at fault for the crash. The average crash could involve the shared fault of two or more drivers, as well as third parties such as employers or vehicle owners. You are not alone if you believe you were partly at fault for your… read more

Comparative Negligence in West Virginia

Posted in Personal injury on May 25, 2020

A claim based on someone’s negligence aims to hold that person legally and financially accountable for a victim’s damages for carelessly, wantonly or recklessly causing them. In a straightforward case, a defendant will be 100% responsible for causing a plaintiff’s damages. Many cases, however, involve the question of a plaintiff’s comparative negligence as well. How… read more

West Virginia Punitive Damage Cap

Posted in Personal injury on May 18, 2020

A damage cap places a limit on how much money a plaintiff can receive for his or her losses during a civil claim such as a personal injury lawsuit. It is a statewide law restricting the total amount of compensation an accident victim can recover. Not all states have damage caps. Those that do typically… read more

Statute of Limitations in West Virginia

Posted in Personal injury on March 19, 2020

A statute of limitations is a law in each state that motivates plaintiffs to come forward and submit their claims within a reasonable time. Without a statute of limitations, a plaintiff could potentially wait until 50 years later to bring a claim. Every state has different statutes of limitations. It is important to know and… read more