Reedsville, West Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers
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Dellslow, WV 26531
Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Employment
Widener University Commonwealth Law School and West Virginia University
Mr. Donham gives personal attention to his clients by providing technologically based client interaction portals where clients can view...
Morgantown, WV 26501
Columbia Law School
West Virginia Personal Injury Attorney
Mark obtained his undergraduate degree from West Virginia University School of Business and his doctorate of jurisprudence from West Virginia College of Law. He is married to Dr. Amy Everett, a practicing dentist in Morgantown, West Virginia. They have three children, Justin, Alex, and Taylor Everett.
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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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