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Category Archives: Personal Injury

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 »

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 »

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 »

Understanding the Basics of Tort Law

“Tort” is basically an old-fashioned way to refer to damages in the legal world. A tort is any civil wrong inflicted by one person, entity, or business on another person. In most cases, damages only include financial compensation, as a tort is a civil wrong rather than a criminal offense. There are many different types… Read More »

Understanding the Basics of Tort Law

“Tort” is basically an old-fashioned way to refer to damages in the legal world. A tort is any civil wrong inflicted by one person, entity, or business on another person. In most cases, damages only include financial compensation, as a tort is a civil wrong rather than a criminal offense. There are many different types… Read More »

Keeping Records After Your Accident

You have a role to play in the success of your personal injury case, and that role often begins even before you have consulted with an attorney. From the very first day after your accident, you need to keep track of records and information essential to preserving the integrity of your case. After you have… Read More »

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury

Injuries to the head can be devastating. A head or brain injury victim’s life can change dramatically, and his or her family members are often left overwhelmed by the amount and cost of care needed to assist their loved one. Years of physical therapy, loss of earnings and emotional trauma due to the injury can… Read More »

Statute of Limitations for West Virginia Personal Injury Claims

If you have been injured due to the negligent or careless actions of another, it is within your right to file a lawsuit to pursue compensation. However, the time you have to file your claim is limited. Every state has a specified amount of time during which an individual can file a personal injury claim…. Read More »