Category: Personal Injury

Loss of Consortium Claims

June 20, 2023 | Laws,Personal Injury

When that person sustains a catastrophic or fatal injury, this can have a profound impact on family members. When a personal injury or wrongful death claim is filed, if the individual was harmed due to the negligence of another, the victim or family members may be able to recover something called “loss of consortium damages.”… read more

Reasonable Person Standard

June 13, 2023 | Laws,Personal Injury

The reasonable person standard is an important aspect of personal injury law. If you have never been involved in a personal injury lawsuit or an injury claim with an insurance carrier, this “reasonable person standard” may seem slightly confusing. Any type of legal terminology can be confusing, but having it broken down into simpler terms… read more

Seat Belt Injuries

May 29, 2023 | Car Accident,Personal Injury

Seat belts save lives. Between the years 1975 and 2017, seat belts are estimated to have saved more than 374,000 lives, according to the National Safety Council. However, despite the increased safety that seat belts provide individuals, there are still times when seat belts themselves cause injuries. Here, we want to discuss the most common… read more

What is Considered a Catastrophic Injury?

May 22, 2023 | Personal Injury

Some injuries are so severe that they can affect every aspect of a person’s life. There is a big difference between a concussion and a severe traumatic brain injury that leaves cognitive or physical disabilities, and defining catastrophic injuries involves looking at these degrees of severity. Here, we want to examine some of the injuries… read more

Use of Restraints on Residents in Nursing Homes

April 24, 2023 | Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury

Restraints on residents and nursing homes can occur in a wide variety of ways in West Virginia. There are various types of restraints that could be used against a nursing home resident, including tethering someone to a fixed location, physically holding individuals down, and the use of chemical restraints in the form of medications. Restraints… read more

Injury Claims Against The Government

April 10, 2023 | Personal Injury

The vast majority of injury claims in West Virginia take place and the civil court system and involve regular citizens of the state. However, there are times when an individual may need to file an injury claim against a government entity. Here, we want to examine what it takes to file an injury claim against… read more

What are Punitive Damages?

February 28, 2023 | Laws,Personal Injury

When a person sustains an injury caused by the negligent actions of another individual or company, they will likely be able to recover various types of compensation. Usually, individuals think of economic and non-economic damages, the kinds of compensation that pay medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages. However, punitive damages may also… read more

What are Compensatory Damages?

February 21, 2023 | Laws,Personal Injury

When a person sustains an injury caused by another individual or entity, there is a good chance they will be able to recover compensation for their losses. However, exactly what types of compensation are available if an injury claim is successful? Here, we want to review compensatory damages. These are the types of damages that… read more

What to Do if You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

December 30, 2022 | Personal Injury,Safety

If you suspect that your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, you need to act now. There are various steps that you can take to help protect your loved one and then help ensure that they recover the compensation they are entitled to for what has happened. Here, we want to… read more

How Can Adult Protective Services Help in a Nursing Home Abuse Case?

December 28, 2022 | Personal Injury,Safety

If you have discovered that your loved one has been abused in a nursing home, you need to take steps as soon as possible to ensure their safety. In this state, Adult Protective Services falls under the umbrella of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. Here, we want to discuss how Adult… read more