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Where Do Most Car Accidents Occur?

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

You probably already know what times car accidents are more likely to happen: nights, weekends, holidays, bad weather. These periods hold the increased likelihood of drunk or drowsy drivers on the road, or adverse conditions that reduce visibility or the ability to maintain control of a vehicle. But aside from the question of when… Read More »

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Common Insurance Company Tactics After a Car Accident

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

If there’s a third thing in life that is as inevitable as death and taxes, it’s insurance companies looking out for themselves instead of their customers. Whenever you have a claim under your policy or another driver’s auto insurance policy, it can feel like the insurer is doing its best to pay as little… Read More »

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How to Report Nursing Home Abuse in WV

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Elder abuse is a shockingly common occurrence. More than two million cases of elder abuse are reported every year, and close to one in ten elderly individuals will experience elder abuse at some point. One in three nursing homes across the United States has been cited for violations. More than 40% of nursing home… Read More »

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West Virginia Car Seat Laws

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Car seats and boosters protect young children and infants in the event of a traffic accident. Unfortunately, car crashes remain a leading cause of injury and death for children between the ages of one and thirteen. It’s important to utilize the proper safety device for your child when driving, and if someone else is… Read More »

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Proximate Cause vs. Actual Cause in Personal injury

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

In order to bring a successful personal injury claim, the plaintiff must show four things: duty, breach, causation, and damages. Often, duty and breach are shown by proving negligence—for example, a driver breached their general duty to operate safely by speeding through a stop sign. In such a case, causation and damages are equally… Read More »

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Is the Lifeguard Liable for a Pool Drowning in West Virginia?

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Swimming pools can provide a fun, refreshing leisure activity, especially during the summer months. Pools do, however, carry risks. Young children are especially vulnerable to drowning or other pool-related injuries. We depend upon lifeguards to protect ourselves and our loved ones when we swim in public or private pools. What happens when a lifeguard… Read More »

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When Can You Sue For Negligence in a Car Accident?

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

If you’ve been hit by a negligent or reckless driver, you might have a claim for damages. In order to recover compensation for your medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering, and other harm, you’ll need to file a claim against the other driver—either through their auto insurance company or against the driver directly…. Read More »

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How Fault Is Determined in an Accident Involving a Company/Commercial Vehicle

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

After a car accident, it’s important to determine who was at fault. If you’ve been injured, you need to establish who can be held responsible and whose insurance coverage will pay for your medical bills and other damages. When the responsible party is a company, rather than an individual, you may be eligible for… Read More »

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8 Important Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

If you’re in need of a personal injury lawyer to represent you, don’t just go with the first one that you come across. Finding the right attorney can be the difference between a fair and dismal settlement. Here are eight questions to ask potential personal injury lawyers in order to find one who can… Read More »

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Returning to Work After a Car Accident: What to Know

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

It’s understandable to be anxious about returning to work after a car accident. For some, experiencing a major injury can leave you concerned about whether or not you will be able to perform your job duties. Others might still be riding on adrenaline that pushes them to return to work sooner than they should…. Read More »

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