Health, Safety & Personal Injury Law Blog
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…read more
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…read more
April 8, 2011 • Compensation for Injuries
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…read more
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.