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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What Is My WV Personal Injury Claim Worth?

General Factors and Considerations

If you were seriously injured due to the negligence or wrongful actions of someone else, you are probably wondering what the value of your personal injury claim may be. It is important to keep in mind that every individual claim will vary in value based on a wide range of variables. Nevertheless, there are some general aspects that can be considered when determining what your personal injury claim may be worth in West Virginia.

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7 Tips to Help Older Adults Avoid Falls

How Can Older Adults Avoid Falls?

7 Tips to Help You Remain Safe and Independent

Accidental falls are the #1 cause of injury-related death and emergency room visits for adults over age 65 – and most of these occur at home. Falls are a leading cause of broken bones and hip fractures. They are responsible for more than half of fatal head injuries and over 40% of nursing home admissions. Experiencing a fall, even without serious injury, can result in anxiety, and depression, as well as fear of remaining active – which can weaken muscles and make further falls more likely. Whether you are recovering from injuries sustained in a fall or are interested in avoiding an unplanned tumble in the first place, the following tips have been proven to help improve your chances of remaining safe – and living independently in your own home.

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3 Most Common Causes of WV Car Crash Fatalities

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that each year, approximately 1.35 million lives are lost as a result of traffic collisions, with an additional 20-50 million left to suffer traumatic brain injury, amputation, severe burns, permanent deformity, disability, and other injuries. For Americans, this presents a startling one in 103 chance of dying in a vehicle accident. Although many car wrecks and truck crashes on the mountainous roadways of West Virginia result from unavoidable and unforeseeable situations, a troubling percentage of traffic-related injuries and fatalities are caused by vehicle operators that fail to exercise reasonable care or otherwise act with negligence, malice, an intent to harm, or in an otherwise wrongful manner. For West Virginia drivers, three specific hazards stand out above the rest.

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