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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 »

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 »

Cloudy with a Chance of an Accident?

Weather and inclement conditions often underlie accidents. Commonly, poor weather leads to driving conditions that increase risk of fender-benders and serious automobile accidents in West Virginia. Cold weather also increases hazards, including the following: Residential fire — Candles left burning and poorly situated space heaters can quickly lead to a fatal fire. Poorly maintained furnaces… Read More »