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How Do I Pay for Medical Costs After a Personal Injury?

If you have been hurt due to someone else’s negligence or intentional misconduct, you are entitled to various types of damages, including payment of medical bills. However, if you have health insurance, these costs might not come out of your pocket in the first place. In other cases, a victim with a worthy personal injury… Read More »

What Am I Entitled To in a Personal Injury Suit?

Most people understand that victims are eligible to receive payment if they have been hurt due to someone else’s negligence or intentional misconduct. However, victims usually are unsure about the specific damages that they are entitled to under West Virginia law. Understanding the details will give you a better idea of what you can expect… Read More »

What Should I Do After I Am in an Auto Accident?

A car crash or some other type of vehicle accident is a traumatic situation that triggers confusion even if your injuries are not life-threatening. No one can ever be fully prepared for an auto accident, but remembering a few basic tips will help you protect yourself and your legal rights. If you have been hurt… Read More »

What Are the Special Considerations in Truck Accident Cases?

A collision with a truck or some other type of large commercial vehicle can cause devastating damage. These crashes also present special legal challenges for victims who seek to recover appropriate compensation through a trial or settlement. After a collision involving a truck, you can protect your interests by retaining an attorney who has specific… Read More »

What Damages Are Recoverable in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

No monetary award can fully compensate someone who has lost a loved one prematurely because of someone else’s negligence or misconduct. However, West Virginia law does attempt to give family members some form of legal relief while holding the responsible parties accountable. In a wrongful death suit, various types of damages are available, and an… Read More »

What Is Mesothelioma and What Causes It?

Mesothelioma is a vicious form of cancer that has no cure. Unlike some other cancers that are isolated to one part of the body, mesothelioma attacks the tissue layer that covers numerous internal organs. Though typically associated with the lungs, this disease can also affect the heart, abdomen and testicles. Most victims of pleural (lung)… Read More »

How Can a Local Attorney Help Me with an Asbestos Claim?

The devastating nature of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases has prompted numerous legal actions by victims and their families. For decades, asbestos manufacturers and sellers concealed the dangerous nature of their products, ultimately resulting in thousands of deaths. If you’re considering a lawsuit against the parties who are responsible for the exposure, it is not… Read More »

Thousands of West Virginia Workers Injured by Exposure To Asbestos

Thousands of workers in West Virginia have been injured by exposure to asbestos fibers.  Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral which was widely used for its heat retention capabilities.  From the 1950’s through the 1980’s asbestos was used in a variety of products to which West Virginia workers would have been exposed.  Asbestos was used… Read More »

Are Workers with Mesothelioma Limited to Workers’ Compensation?

Normally, when a worker acquires an occupational disease, such as asthma, silicosis or even lung cancer, workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy. Workers’ compensation pays for all reasonable and necessary medical expenses plus benefits for loss of income, but it does not compensate a worker for pain and suffering or the loss of quality of… Read More »

West Virginia’s Startling Auto Accident Rates

We all remember how tenderly John Denver sang about West Virginia’s “Country Roads.” But if he were traveling them today, he might do so with some trepidation. According to statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, West Virginia ranks among the most dangerous states for fatal crashes. In 2013, the most recent year for… Read More »