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Personal Injury Protection and West Virginia Insurance Requirements

Personal injury protection (PIP) is a common coverage option auto insurance providers offer. It covers medical expenses and, in many cases, lost wages in the event of an accident. The major benefit of PIP coverage is that it pays out claims regardless of who was at fault for a crash. As a result, however, an… Read More »

Tips for Negotiating an Injury Claim with an Insurance Company

If you have suffered an injury in a car accident, you may need to negotiate a settlement with either your insurance company or the insurance carrier of the other driver. As long as you have provided an organized demand letter and have plenty of supporting documentation, your claims process will likely consist of just a… Read More »

What Is a Class Action Lawsuit?

A class action lawsuit is a type of civil claim filed by one person or party on behalf of a larger group that either has a similar claim or has suffered similar damages. These lawsuits may be filed in either state or federal courts. Class action lawsuits are most common when there are too many… Read More »

West Virginia’s Comparative Fault Rules for Personal Injury Claims

In 2015, West Virginia adopted a new set of modified comparative negligence (also known as comparative fault) laws for personal injury claims. The bill was signed into law March 2 of that year, and since then it has been the basis of determining personal injury damages in cases throughout the state. Below are some of… Read More »

How Courts Determine Personal Injury Damages

There are many different variables that may affect the full dollar value of your personal injury claim in West Virginia. While every case is different, there are a few common factors that could either increase or decrease the amount of compensation you receive. The following are some factors that could play a role in determining… Read More »

How to File a Personal Injury Claim

If you have been injured in an accident due to another person’s reckless actions or negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. This would give you the opportunity to recover compensation for the losses and damages you have suffered. You may file your injury claim at any time after the accident… Read More »

How Does an FDA Recall Work?

Occasionally, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues a recall of a product when the agency determines it is either defective or potentially harmful in some way. A company may discover a problem and issue a recall of a product on its own, while in other cases, the FDA will discover the concerns and… Read More »

Who Can Be Held Responsible in Medical Malpractice Claims?

If you or a loved one has suffered injury or illness due to negligence on the part of doctors, nurses or other hospital staff, you may pursue a case seeking compensation through a medical malpractice claim. However, determining the party to file the suit against might be difficult, because the liable party is not always… Read More »

What Are Economic and Noneconomic Damages?

The types of damages you can recover in a personal injury claim depend on the type of case, the circumstances of your accident and injuries, and the laws of your state. In general, these damages may be split into two main categories: economic and noneconomic. Below is an overview of each category and what they… Read More »

An Overview of Nursing Home Neglect Law

Neglect is a specific form of nursing home abuse. Defining the term can be difficult, as neglect can take a variety of forms and the facts of each case can vary. The most basic definition of neglect, however, is a failure of a caregiver — whether they are hired staff or family members — to… Read More »