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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Can I Claim Future Medical Expenses in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

If you have been seriously injured from an auto accident, a slip and fall, or medical malpractice, you have probably accumulated a fortune in medical bills. You’d like to settle your claim to recoup those losses, but when you’re still receiving treatment for your injuries, you don’t know how long you may require medical care…. Read More »

What Is the “Open and Obvious” Defense to Premises Liability Claims in West Virginia?

In the last few years, West Virginia has seen the state Supreme Court abolish the “open and obvious” defense to premises liability accidents, only to have the state legislature pass a statute in an attempt to restore the defense. But exactly what does the open and obvious defense entail, and how can it affect your… Read More »

Negotiating with an Insurance Company for Fair Compensation

If another party caused significant injuries to you or a loved one in West Virginia, you may find you need to file a claim with an insurance company and deal with a claims adjuster. While these insurance industry professionals can seem very helpful, you must keep in mind that their job is to minimize the… Read More »

Properly Documenting a Slip and Fall Accident in West Virginia

If dangerous conditions on public or private property caused you to slip and fall, it is important to properly document the accident and your injuries in case you decide to consult an attorney to seek compensation for medical costs, lost wages and other damages. If you can do so safely, try to take photos of… Read More »

What Homeowners Must Do to Prevent Swimming Pool Accidents

Home swimming pools can provide a lot of refreshing fun during the hot, sticky summer months in West Virginia. However, pools can also be quite dangerous, and owners must take certain steps to ensure guests do not suffer serious injuries on their premises. The following are some key safety precautions for backyard swimming pools: Fences:… Read More »

How West Virginia Attorneys Prove Liability for a Personal Injury

When you or a loved one suffers a personal injury due to the actions of someone else, you will want to seek compensation to cover the costs of medical bills, lost time at work and other damages. To do this, your attorney will need to determine the party at fault for an accident in a… Read More »

Safe Driving in the Mountains

It’s that time of year when drivers flock to the mountains of West Virginia to soak in the beautiful fall foliage. It’s also the time of year when auto accidents in the mountains become more prevalent. Many people lack experience driving in the mountains and are confused when they face the unique conditions that exist… Read More »

Truck Crashes into Train, Kills One and Injures Others

A truck driver recently died on Cheat Mountain when his truck slammed into a train. The train was carrying passengers who were touring in the mountains to view the fall foliage. More than 60 people were transported to a nearby hospital in Elkins, with several sustaining serious injuries. When a dramatic collision like this one… Read More »

Auto-Pedestrian Accidents on the Rise in West Virginia

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a pedestrian is killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes due to traffic accidents. These types of crashes are on the rise, and the most common causes include: Using unmarked crosswalks. Although drivers are legally responsible for safely operating their vehicles, pedestrians increase their… Read More »

Driver Leaves Scene of Charleston Hit and Run Accident

Accidents happen every day, but when two cars recently collided in Charleston, the driver of one of the vehicles fled the scene. Officers who arrived shortly afterward pursued the vehicle and arrested the driver. This recent incident illustrates a scenario that is all too common after car crashes. A hit and run accident occurs when… Read More »