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July 10, 2021 Compensation for Injuries,Hiring a West Virginia Lawyer

Punitive Damages Vs. Compensatory Damages: What’s the Difference Under West Virginia Law?

If you have been wrongfully injured in West Virginia, understanding the difference between punitive damages and compensatory damages can help make sure you recover full and fair compensation. Punitive damages are not available in every case, but when they are, they can add substantial value to your claim. What are Punitive Damages? Under West Virginia…

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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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