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Category: Personal injury

How Do Insurance Companies Calculate Pain and Suffering?

Posted in Insurance law,Personal injury on November 29, 2019

As an injured person, you can claim two types of compensatory damages: economic and non-economic. Economic damages are specific losses you suffered in the accident, such as the exact value of medical bills and lost wages. Non-economic damages, or general damages, are harder to quantify. Non-economic damages refer to your pain and suffering, emotional distress,… read more

What Are the Elements of a Negligence Claim?

Posted in Personal injury on November 21, 2019

If you recently suffered serious injuries in an accident in West Virginia, you may wonder if you have grounds for a claim. While filing a lawsuit against a person or entity for your injuries may seem like a hassle, the results can be well worth the effort – especially if you hire a personal injury… read more

West Virginia Mining Disasters

Posted in Coal mining accident,Personal injury,Workplace Injury on November 14, 2019

West Virginia has a booming coal mining industry. Since the mid-1800s, West Virginians have dug mines to excavate coal as a resource. Today, coal mining is still one of the most important jobs in the state’s economy. Thousands of people work in West Virginia’s coal industry, with almost 11,000 working directly in underground mines. Unfortunately,… read more

Shoulder Injuries From a Car Accident

Posted in Car accident,Personal injury on October 31, 2019

The impact of an auto accident could injure the nerves, tendons, soft tissues or bones in the shoulder. A shoulder injury could arise from impact with the seat belt or with other objects inside the vehicle, such as a steering wheel. Shoulder injuries can cause significant pain, as well as nerve damage and difficulty moving… read more

Airbag Failure to Deploy Lawsuit

Posted in Consumer rights,Injuries,Personal injury on October 15, 2019

Airbags are critical life-saving devices in auto accidents. Since manufacturers began equipping vehicles with airbags, they have saved over 50,000 lives. Front and/or side airbags are the second line of defense in an accident after seat belts. Unfortunately, if a defective airbag does not deploy properly, it could fail to prevent serious injuries in a… read more

Moped Laws in West Virginia

Posted in Personal injury on July 9, 2019

Exploring different modes of transit is an exciting process that even young West Virginians can take part in, as their older compatriots search for the perfect vessel. With so many different modes of transport, trying to find the option that works best for you comes with researching not only the pros and cons of each… read more

What Are Common Defenses in Personal Injury Cases?

Posted in Personal injury on October 17, 2018

As a personal injury plaintiff in West Virginia, it’s wise to prepare for potential defenses other parties may use to escape liability. Learning the most common defenses in personal injury cases can help you craft a response strategy that will limit your own liability and maximize results. Working with an experienced West Virginia accident attorney… read more

Top 19 Personal Injury FAQs & Answers

Posted in Insurance law,Personal injury,Uncategorized on May 23, 2018

The lawyers at Manchin Injury Law Group have gotten hundreds of questions from personal injury clients over the years. We’re here to answer all the questions you might have about your case, starting with the following top 19 FAQs: 1. What Is Personal Injury Law? Personal injury law permits claimants to seek financial recovery for… read more

Do I Have to Pay Taxes on an Injury Settlement in West Virginia?

Posted in Personal injury,Uncategorized on May 23, 2018

Fighting for your injury settlement might have been the hard part, but that doesn’t mean your struggle is over. Once tax season comes around, do you know how to report your settlement to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)? Do you have to report it at all? Making a mistake on your taxes after receiving a… read more

How will a personal injury lawyer help my case?

Posted in Personal injury,Uncategorized on April 11, 2016

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