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Recoverable Damages for Medical Malpractice in West Virginia

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Medical malpractice can have devastating effects on patients and their families. When healthcare providers fail to meet the standard of care, resulting in injury or death, victims and their families have the right to seek compensation. In West Virginia, medical malpractice claims are governed by specific statutes that outline the recoverable damages and limitations…. Read More »

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West Virginia Traffic Deaths Compared

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Traffic deaths are regrettable, avoidable, and tragic, yet they also seem to be a fact of life everywhere in the United States. When comparing data state by state, we see that a lot of factors influence how dangerous and deadly driving can be in a particular state. Some of those factors, such as the… Read More »

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Will My Personal Injury Case Go to Trial?

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

When you’re hurt in a personal injury incident, the possibility of having to take your case to trial to get compensation can be an intimidating thought. Many clients at Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson wonder whether their personal injury case will end up in a courtroom. The truth is, while the idea of a… Read More »

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Understanding Mediation in a Personal Injury Case

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Some personal injury cases take longer to resolve than others. Factors that affect the progress of a case include how serious the injury is, how complex the accident and surrounding facts are, and whether the parties agree about who was at fault and have a general understanding of the damages involved. If a case… Read More »

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Understanding Depositions in a Personal Injury Case

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

If the insurance company isn’t settling your personal injury claim for a satisfactory amount, you have the option of filing a lawsuit in court, where ultimately a jury would decide whether the party you are suing is liable to you and for how much. A lot happens between the time a lawsuit is filed… Read More »

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Ways to Prove Nursing Home Abuse

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

When entrusting the care of a loved one to a nursing home, you expect a standard of professionalism and compassion. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is a harsh reality in facilities throughout West Virginia, and it’s crucial to recognize and address it immediately and effectively. Below you’ll find a discussion of the ways to prove… Read More »

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Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

In the aftermath of an accident or injury, individuals often face numerous challenges, from physical recovery to financial burdens. Navigating the complex legal landscape during this time can be overwhelming. This is where the expertise of a personal injury attorney becomes invaluable. Engaging a knowledgeable legal professional can significantly impact the outcome of a… Read More »

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Tips for Riding Your Motorcycle in the Winter

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

The official start of Winter is still a few days away, but temperatures are already dropping below freezing here in West Virginia (no surprise). Chilly breezes and wet weather pose a dilemma for many motorcycle enthusiasts: to ride or not to ride. Winter presents unique challenges for riders, but with the right preparation and… Read More »

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Understanding Wrongful Death Lawsuits in West Virginia

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

When a family loses a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or intentional actions, the emotional and financial repercussions can be overwhelming. In West Virginia, a wrongful death lawsuit provides a legal avenue for families to seek justice and compensation. This post aims to shed light on the intricacies of wrongful death lawsuits… Read More »

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What Is a Secondary Brain Injury?

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

When it comes to personal injury law, one of the most serious types of injuries that victims may sustain is a brain injury. Within the realm of brain injuries, there are two major categories: primary and secondary. While primary brain injuries are generally understood, secondary brain injuries are less commonly discussed but equally as… Read More »

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