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Suicide in Prison Is Not an "Individual Choice"

(orig. release date Jan. 30, 2019) Surviving family members are often mislead to believe their relative's suicide was a private decision or was an individual choice. But thinking of suicide while Read More

The Cost of the Opioid Crisis on West Virginia Grandparents

The national opioid epidemic has taken a harsh and unexpected toll on older adults with grown children — especially in West Virginia, where the overdose rate is higher than it Read More

What to Do When Your Bank Breaches Its Fiduciary Duty

In a West Virginia case filed in September 2018, two trust beneficiaries sought to take Huntington National Bank to court for allegedly making poor investment choices and trust administration decisions Read More

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 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. 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Read More

How Do Wrongful Death Lawsuits Work in West Virginia?

The process for moving ahead with a wrongful death claim in West Virginia is much the same as that in a personal injury claim. The main difference is that the 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. 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. Read More

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