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Understanding Respondeat Superior in Personal Injury Cases

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

When you’re hurt in an accident caused by another’s negligence, understanding who is legally responsible to you for your injuries can be more complex than it seems at first. One legal principle that often comes into play is a doctrine known in the law as “Respondeat Superior.” This long-established legal concept enables a personal… Read More »

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Steps to File a Personal Injury Claim Against a Trucking Company in West Virginia

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

If you’ve been in an accident with a commercial truck in West Virginia, the consequences can be devastating and costly. Your path to recovery might include filing a personal injury claim against the trucking company involved.

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Understanding the Litigation Process

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

When you suffer an injury due to someone else’s negligence, problems such as medical bills, lost wages, and physical and emotional trauma are just a few of the issues you must confront. While your case may or may not eventually go to trial, a period of litigation might be necessary to secure the proper… Read More »

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What Are the Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice?

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Medical malpractice occurs when a patient suffers an injury or death at the hands of a medical professional who failed to practice according to the acceptable standard of care. For a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit to be recognized, the victim must be able to prove that a healthcare provider violated the applicable standard… Read More »

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Who’s at Fault for a T-Bone Accident?

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

T-bone accidents are incredibly dangerous. Often, the driver or passenger of the vehicle struck in the side will suffer serious, if not fatal injuries. T-bone accidents almost always occur because at least one party involved acted negligently. Read on for a discussion of how fault is determined in a T-bone crash. If you’ve been… Read More »

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Icy Roads & Car Accidents

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

Inclement weather poses a number of additional risks that require special care. According to the Federal Highway Administration, 24 percent of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy, or icy pavement. That totals more than 116,000 traffic injuries every year caused by snowy or icy roads, as well as over 1,300 fatalities. Icy roads… Read More »

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Safety Tips When Driving With a Baby in the Car

By Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson |

It’s always a bit nerve-wracking to drive with young children in the car. Every safety concern feels somehow heightened. As a new parent, or a parent with a new child, it’s important to take all appropriate precautions when driving with a baby or young child in tow. We’ve compiled a few safety tips below… Read More »

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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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