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Category: Personal Injury

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

Who is Liable for Nursing Home Injury or Abuse?

December 21, 2022 | Laws,Personal Injury,Safety

No one should ever have to worry about whether or not their loved one is safe in a nursing home. These are supposed to be places where those who can no longer properly care for themselves can receive the treatment they deserve. Here, we want to discuss who could be held liable for a nursing… read more

Mediation of Personal Injury Claims

December 14, 2022 | Personal Injury

The vast majority of personal injury claims do not go all the way to a jury trial. Often, they are resolved through settlements with insurance carriers. However, that does not mean that the claims will be relatively straightforward. There may be times when mediation can be a useful alternative resolution dispute method to help achieve… read more

What is Remittitur?

November 30, 2022 | Laws,Personal Injury

Remittitur is a legal process that allows for excessive damage awards or jury verdicts to be lessened. This is different from additur, the process where the total amount of damage awarded can be increased. The key word in remittitur is “remit,” as in “giving back.” here, we want to examine the goal of remittitur and… read more

What is Additur?

November 23, 2022 | Laws,Personal Injury

Additur is a little-known yet powerful court process that could help increase the total amount of damages already awarded by a jury. Here, we want to delve further in-depth into what “additur” actually is, but we encourage you to speak to your personal injury lawyer about whether or not this could occur in your case…. read more

What is a Tort?

November 18, 2022 | Personal Injury

You may have heard that tort law has been called the law that revolves around “wrongful injuries.” There are various types of tort cases that can occur, and these include claims surrounding negligence, intentional acts of violence, conversion of property, and more. The bottom line is that torts revolve around an “act or omission that… read more

What is a Demand Letter?

November 14, 2022 | Personal Injury

The vast majority of personal injury claims in West Virginia are resolved through settlements with insurance carriers, and one of the first parts of this process is sending a demand letter to the alleged negligent party. Here, we want to explain the importance of a demand letter, talk about why a personal injury attorney should… read more