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What Is Discovery in the Legal Process?

Discovery is an essential step in civil procedures. The discovery process gives the legal teams on both sides of a dispute the opportunity to obtain a better understanding of each side’s strengths and weaknesses before determining how to proceed. Upon reviewing the available evidence, the parties may agree that it is best to settle the Read More

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What Should You Expect at a Deposition?

A deposition is a witness’s sworn testimony outside of court and is a legal device used to discover and establish facts relevant to a civil case. You can be subpoenaed to testify in a deposition whether or not you are directly involved in the issue under dispute. A witness who is asked to answer questions Read More

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Understanding Medicare Conditional Payments for Accident Claims

In West Virginia, the insurance company of the party at fault for an accident, injury or medical malpractice case is responsible for paying the victim’s medical bills. The insurance company is the primary payer, meaning that it has a duty to cover costs up to the policy coverage limit. If and when that coverage limit Read More

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Will You Have to Pay Taxes on Your Personal Injury Settlement?

One of the questions we often hear from our personal injury clients is whether the settlement they receive will be subject to taxation. Before we provide some information, we should first note that we are not tax advisors. Therefore, we recommend consulting a financial advisor for more information. However, in most cases, we’ve found that Read More

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Common Symptoms of Defective Hernia Mesh

Anyone can develop a hernia, and most hernias in the United States get treated with a surgical mesh implant. However, there are some circumstances in which hernia mesh is defective and can actually worsen a person’s medical problems — or cause new issues that require additional surgeries. How can you tell if you have defective Read More

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How Much Is Your Bodily Injury Claim Worth?

If you’ve suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident, you may wonder how much money you could recover in a possible personal injury claim. There is no overarching answer to this question — every claim is unique, as is each person’s recovery. Your best way of protecting your legal rights is to work with an Read More

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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

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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

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West Virginia Restores Open and Obvious Doctrine to Premises Liability Law

At times, there is a tension in personal injury law between the negligence of one individual and the personal responsibility of the other. We can look at the first person’s actions and cite carelessness that caused an accident. But, on the other hand, we might see a victim who foolishly put himself in harm’s way. Read More

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The Five Jobs Most Likely to Affect Your Health Adversely

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics keeps track of illnesses and industries, and then groups them by sector. This shows which jobs in the United States are the most common for workers to report being made ill or getting injured on the job at. You might be surprised by the top five jobs most likely Read More

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