West Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers
Morgantown, WV Personal Injury Attorney with 27 years experience
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Buckhannon, WV Personal Injury Lawyer with 46 years experience
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He began his legal career by working with his father, John Skinner, in Charles Town from 1994 until 1999. He then moved to New York City where he represented aviation disaster and other catastrophically...
Seth attended Marshall University and later attended law school...
Morgantown, WV Personal Injury Attorney
Mr. Donham gives personal attention to his clients by providing technologically based client interaction portals where clients can view and...
Morgantown, WV 26501
Columbia Law School
Bridgeport, WV 26330
West Virginia University College of Law
What Mr. Sears loves most about the practice of law is both the written and oral advocacy....
His cases have ranged from the catastrophic, including: (1) the 2010 Upper Big Branch coal mine explosion that killed 29 coal miners where he represented 11 miners that suffered brain injuries; (2) the 2013 West TX Fertilizer Plant Explosion that killed 15 and injured 3300 where he represented 185 victims; (3) the 2014 Freedom Industries MCHM chemical spill that poisoned the water for 300,000 people in Charleston, WV where he represented six of 14 class representatives in the...
Injured in an accident?
When a person is injured, tort law will govern whether that person may be compensated for the injury, the amount of compensation that may be recovered, as well as which parties will be liable for the injury. Tort law, also known as injury law, comes from federal and state codes, as well as judicial opinions from prior cases. The amount of damages a plaintiff to a personal injury action may receive can be determined by statute, or by a judge or jury. Typical recoveries may include compensatory damages (e.g., lost wages, medical bills, etc.) and in particularly egregious situations, punitive damages. In some cases, a plaintiff may recover certain non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or loss of enjoyment of life.
Personal injury lawyers help injured people seek compensation from those who have harmed them. Some injury attorneys focus on a specific type of case, such as truck accidents, car accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, medical malpractice or products liability cases. If a person is injured as a result of criminal behavior, it may be appropriate to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in addition to the state's criminal investigation or prosecution.
Many personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation to evaluate your claim.
Negligence: Failure to use care which a reasonable and prudent person would use under similar circumstances.
Joint and several liability: A legal doctrine that makes each of the parties who are responsible for an injury, liable for all the damages awarded in a lawsuit if the other parties responsible cannot pay.
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