Bit by a Family, Friend, or Neighbor-Owned Dog? You Need to Read This!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 73 people in the United States are attacked and bitten by a dog each year. Have you or a family member been attacked by a dog belonging to your friend, family member, or a neighbor? If you’ve been bitten, you need to arm yourself with knowledge of how the laws of West Virginia view dog bites, the actual dangers you may face, and how to protect your rights moving forward.

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Harmed by the Hands That Heal: West Virginia’s Malpractice Epidemic

Medical malpractice has reached unprecedented levels in West Virginia and throughout the United States. In fact, the epidemic has proven so extensive, and losses to medical malpractice insurers so severe as a result of this, that legal action has been taken to artificially limit medical malpractice losses within the insurance industry. This has not only lowered premium costs for medical providers at the general expense – it has lowered provider accountability.

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How to Deal With Insurance Adjusters In West Virginia

Have you been involved in a major motor vehicle accident or suffered serious injuries through no fault of your own in West Virginia? Is your valid property damage, bodily injury, accident, or loss claim against your homeowner, motor vehicle, or life insurance company being denied in the West Virginia Panhandle, Monongalia, Tyler, or Wetzel County, WV? Are you being offered an inadequate settlement or being treated unfairly by an insurance company employee? Before you contact your insurance agent or say another word to your insurance adjuster, read this first!

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Am I Eligible to File a Claim for My Slip & Fall Injury?

If you suffered serious injuries as a result of a slip, trip, or fall that occurred on someone else’s property, you may be eligible to file a claim for medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and a wide range of related losses. When you have incurred serious injuries as a result of a property owner’s negligence, you are protected under West Virginia’s premises liability laws.

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3 Reasons to NEVER Resolve a Truck Injury Claim Without An Attorney

Accidents involving 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, and other large commercial vehicles are not like crashes between standard passenger cars. Although any motor vehicle accident can be devastating, traffic accidents with huge tractor trailers and trucks can be unique in several ways. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a collision with a commercial truck in West Virginia through no fault of your own, read on to learn why it is absolutely critical to secure proper legal representation immediately.

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Surprising Ways Pre-existing Conditions Can Affect Your Accident Settlement

Were you already dealing with a sore, aching back, an old knee injury from your college football days, or some other previous injury or condition before being involved in a serious accident? Has an insurance company requested medical documentation following your personal injury? You probably realize that this documentation is required to help assess the value of your personal injury claim; however, many are surprised to learn that this information may also be used to determine which of your injuries were caused by the accident – and which injuries already existed before the accident. It can be unnerving to discover that previous injuries (including those you might not even remember) may be used against you to affect the outcome of your claim.
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5 Tips to Hiring the Best Lawyer After a Car Accident

No one expects to be involved in a car or truck accident. Yet, that is exactly what happens to some 5.5 million unfortunate motorists and passengers across the nation each year. There is a lot of uncertainty involved with moving forward after the devastation caused by a motor vehicle accident. The ability of your attorney should not be among your concerns. Keep these 5 tips in mind to help ensure that you are hiring the best lawyer to handle your personal injury claim in West Virginia. Consider the following:
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Do I Really Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

3 Ways a Skilled Attorney Can Help You

Was Your Personal Injury REALLY Caused by an Accident?

Many individuals facing devastating short and long-term disability, economic losses, pain and suffering, and emotional devastation are left wondering if the perils they face are simply the result of unfortunate circumstances or bad luck; however, time and again facts indicate that the vast majority of serious personal injuries did not result from true “accidents” at all.
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