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October 22, 2011 Attorney Tips,Compensation for Injuries

Personal Injury Attorney’s Nightmare – Medicare Liens

If you have a personal injury claim and receive Medicare or Medicaid benefits, you have certain legal obligations to Medicare that will affect your claim.  If you have a personal injury lawyer representing you, your attorney should handle this challenging process for you.  Any settlement or verdict you receive will likely be reduced by a portion of…

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May 19, 2011 auto accident tips,Compensation for Injuries,Safety Tips

West Virginia Seat Belt Law and Safety

West Virginia’s car and truck accident lawyer explains how using a seat belt can help automobile drivers and passengers protect their legal rights.  West Virginia law, like in every other state but New Hampshire, requires all drivers and passengers to wear a seat belt. Of course, the main purpose of seat belt laws is to…

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April 8, 2011 Compensation for Injuries

Social Security Disability Benefits – Part II

How does the claimant apply for benefits?  Is there any way to apply other than going to a local SSA office and waiting for hours?  What proof will I need in order to apply? A claimant can choose how he/she applies for Social Security Disability.  We’ve highlighted the claimant choices in the following paragraphs.  Most…

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November 8, 2009 auto accident tips,Compensation for Injuries

Can You Recover Compensation for Car Accident Injuries in WV if You are Partly at Fault?

Do You Have a Claim if You’re Partly at Fault in a Car Accident?
Yes, unless you are 50% at fault or greater. West Virginia has adopted the modified comparative negligence doctrine… Under this doctrine, a claimant’s action is barred if his or her negligence equals or exceeds the combined negligence of all the other parties involved in the accident. If the claimant is less than 50% at fault, his or her recovery is reduced in proportion to his or her degree of negligence.

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