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How to Avoid Being Hit by a Drunk Driver

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Drunk driving remains one of the biggest dangers on the road today. Unfortunately, despite legislators passing harsher DUI laws and police departments establishing checkpoints, intoxicated driving persists. If you are driving in West Virginia, there are precautions you can take to help protect yourself and your family against the dangers of drunk driving. Read… Read More »

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Most Common Construction Accidents

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Construction is one of the most dangerous industries for workers. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), over 20 percent of workplace fatalities happen in construction, representing over 1,000 deaths in 2018. Thousands more suffer serious injury each year. Below, we review some of the most common construction accidents and injuries. Contact… Read More »

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Car Accident Laws You Should Know in West Virginia

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

After a car crash, it is important to know the law. Car crash victims and at-fault drivers should know their legal obligations as well as their rights and recovery options. Below, we cover some of the general laws and regulations that are important to keep in mind after a car crash. Call a dedicated… Read More »

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What Damages Are Available in a West Virginia Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

The sudden loss of a loved one can be one of the most devastating events anyone can experience. Although no amount of money can truly fill the hole left in your life, the ability to hold the at-fault parties responsible for the death can bring some measure of comfort, and at least ease some… Read More »

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How are Pain and Suffering Calculated in a West Virginia Car Accident Claim?

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

When you are injured in a car accident in West Virginia, there are two types of damages you can seek in a personal injury lawsuit: Economic (or “special”) damages such as medical bills and lost wages; and non-economic (or “general”) damages such as pain and suffering and emotional distress. While the former is easy… Read More »

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A Message to Our Clients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Due to the Governor’s stay home order and the dangers posed by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, our office is temporarily closed to the public. However, our attorneys and staff are still working remotely and in-office, conducting business via telephone, videoconferencing, and other remote means. Our law firm is open and accepting new cases. If you… Read More »

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Why Get an Attorney After a Car Accident?

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

If you were injured in a car accident, you are not legally required to get a lawyer to help out. You can file your claims with your insurance company or the at-fault driver. However, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help ensure that you take all of the steps necessary to recover all of… Read More »

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How Much Money Can You Get from a Car Accident?

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

If you were hurt in a car crash as a result of someone else’s negligence in West Virginia, you are likely entitled to an award of damages. The amount of damages you receive depends on many factors, including the seriousness of the accident, the extent of your injuries, the other driver’s culpability, and your… Read More »

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How Long do You Have to File a Claim for a Car Accident?

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

If you were injured in a car accident, you are likely facing a lot of uncertainty.  You may be dealing with time off of work, mounting medical bills, pain and suffering, disability, or any number of other issues.  Recovering after an accident can be overwhelming, but there are legal issues that need to be… Read More »

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Common Causes of West Virginia Truck Accidents

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

18-wheelers, semis, and other large trucks are a necessary part of U.S. commerce.  Truck drivers, unfortunately, face long hours, boring stretches of empty road between destinations, and high stress.  Freight companies are known to cut costs by omitting safety checks, skipping vehicle equipment upgrades, and encouraging drivers to push past limits on driving hours,… Read More »

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