Personal Injury

  • 5 Steps To Take After A Hit & Run Accident

    5 Steps To Take After A Hit & Run Accident

    If you’ve been the victim of a hit-and-run accident, it’s crucial to take the right steps to protect your safety, rights, and ability to seek compensation for your injuries and damages. Ensure your safety and the safety of your passengers after a hit-and-run Report the accident to the police and gather witness statements Contact your

  • Loss of Consortium Claims

    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.”

  • Reasonable Person Standard

    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

  • Seat Belt Injuries

    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

  • What is Considered a Catastrophic 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

  • Use of Restraints on Residents in Nursing Homes

    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

  • Injury Claims Against The Government

    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

  • What are Punitive Damages?

    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

  • What are Compensatory Damages?

    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

  • What to Do if You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

    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