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What Benefits Are Available Under Social Security?

Social Security benefits are widely available to two groups of people: those over retirement age and those with a disability. The amount available to those with a disability will change depending on which programs they qualify for, the extent of their disability and how much they paid into Social Security through FICA taxes (and/or self-employment Read More

How Pedestrians Can Avoid Accidents During a Festival

With warm weather setting in, festival season is here. But with throngs of people comes a rise in pedestrian accidents. So whether you intend to dig in at the Strawberry Festival or catch one of your favorite live acts at the Mountain Music Fest, there is always the possibility that crowds and traffic will not Read More

Drunk Driving Accidents: When a Pedestrian Is Injured

Many of the most horrible pedestrian accidents involve drunk drivers. In fact, the FBI determined that in 2010, 23 percent of non-commercial drivers involved in fatal car accidents had a blood alcohol content over the legal limit. This dangerous mix of speed and alcohol often leaves pedestrian victims severely injured, paralyzed or even dead. While Read More

Can You Sue a City Over a Personal Injury Claim?

The State of West Virginia owns and maintains tens of thousands of miles of highways, employs thousands of workers and grapples with upkeep for countless acres of state and municipally owned structures on a regular basis. With all this responsibility and area to cover, something could easily go wrong, leading to a situation where a Read More

What Happens When You’re Hit By a Driver With No Car Insurance

Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident is tough. There are vehicle repairs to be made, follow-up medical treatments to schedule and other circumstance to deal with that can throw a wrench in your schedule. If you were not at fault for the accident, at least you can rest assured knowing that the insurance Read More

Liability When Nursing Home Patients Leave the Premises

Nursing homes and elder care facilities may face a lawsuit if a resident was hurt on their premises, but what about if a resident wanders off and is injured off of the premises? Under certain circumstances, a nursing home may be held liable for injuries sustained when a resident has left the property. If your Read More

How to Get Medical Treatment After an Accident Without Insurance

No matter what type of car accident you’re involved in, dealing with the aftermath can often be overwhelming. If you were injured in a collision, receiving medical care is the most important step. Your safety and the safety of the other involved parties should be the main priority. But what if you need medical treatment Read More

Common Types of Negligence in a Nursing Home Abuse Case

The decision to move your loved one to a nursing home will hopefully give everyone involved peace of mind. Nursing homes provide their elderly residents with intensive supervision and help them with daily living activities in order to keep them comfortable, safe and as content as possible. Unfortunately, negligence can happen in nursing homes, intentionally Read More

A Closer Look at West Virginia’s Auto Insurance Laws

There are about a dozen states that follow the no-fault car insurance system. Under no-fault insurance claims, which are also known as Personal Injury Protection claims, each party’s own insurance company may cover costs of medical bills and lost wages, regardless of who was at fault. West Virginia, on the other hand, is like most Read More

Nursing Home Liability: What You Need to Know

Most people rightly understand that when an elderly loved one is placed in nursing care, the home is responsible for seeing to their health and well-being. When seniors can’t take care of their own needs, the trained staff at a nursing home is responsible for seeing to it that they have a clean living facility, Read More

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