The basis of a personal injury case comes down to two factors: who is the person who is responsible and what damages need to be compensated. In most types of accidents, there are injuries but what if it is a major personal injury? However it happens, the law allows you to recover damages from … [Read more...]
Economic and Non-Economic Damages in Personal Injury Cases
After any kind of personal injury in Charleston, WV, you’ll begin to have expenses that you were not expecting. Chances are you can’t pay them, either, especially if you’re out of work for a while. These expenses are covered and reimbursed by what’s called “damages,” the legal term for financial … [Read more...]
Getting Compensation For Vaping or E-Cigarette Injuries In Charleston, WV
It’s the hottest new thing in smoking—literally. Vaping, or the use of electronic cigarettes, is embraced worldwide by teenagers and adults alike. Kids as young as 11 have begun this new form of smoking, and have never touched traditional cigarettes. Despite the idea that it can help cigarette … [Read more...]
What Questions should I Ask When Choosing a Personal Injury Attorney?
If you’ve never hired a personal injury lawyer before, you probably have a number of questions. Should you get a referral, go online and search, or pick someone from the ads on TV? Much like hiring an employee, you should ask questions of the attorneys you are considering. Hiring a personal injury … [Read more...]
Charleston Premises Liability 101: What Property Owners Should Know
If you spend any time with managers or owners of businesses who do business with the public, there’s one phrase you’re likely to hear at least once, in one form or another: “I just don’t want a lawsuit.” As a property owner, manager or responsible employee, you’re probably aware that keeping your … [Read more...]
Charleston Premises Liability 101: What Visitors Should Know
When you visit someone’s house, a place of business, or a public venue, you don’t think about the possibility of slipping and falling. But in many places in Charleston every year, it happens—someone trips on stairs, on a broken sidewalk, on something slippery in a grocery store or falls over a trip … [Read more...]
Settlements in West Virginia Accident Injury Cases
After a car crash, there is a lot to process—who, what, when, where and why are the most obvious questions that need an answer. Once those are answered and you’ve begun the process of filing insurance claims and maybe hiring an attorney, you’ll start to hear the word “settlements.” It’s important to … [Read more...]
What Does “Catastrophic” Mean In West Virginia Personal Injury Law?
There are injuries, and there are injuries. Personal injury law covers a number of these, from car crashes to industrial accidents and anything else unexpected that can hurt you. But catastrophic injuries are a different and more complex class of injury altogether, frequently involving irreparable … [Read more...]
When Should I Hire A Charleston, West Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer?
The moments after a car crash are clouded and anxious. What happened? Are you injured? Is anyone else injured? What about the car? What do you do next? In those blurry moments it can be very hard to think about what needs to be done. You might need to hire a personal injury lawyer. You may have … [Read more...]
Who Can Make A Personal Injury Claim in Charleston, WV?
Were you (or someone you love) recently injured in an accident? If you’ve made it to our West Virginia personal injury blog, then it’s likely. Also, you’re probably wondering whether your injury and the circumstances of the accident make you eligible for filing a personal injury lawsuit. Well, there … [Read more...]