WV product liability attorney discusses dangerous products and West Virginia Law. If you’re injured by a defective product, such as a defective car like the Ford Pinto to the right, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries from the manufacturer, distributor and/or seller of the product under several different theories of liability including negligence, […]
West Virginia’s Auto Accident Lawyer discusses seat belt laws and automobile safety. West Virginia, like every other state but New Hampshire, requires all passengers (not including cute dogs) to wear a seat belt. The primary rationale behind seat belt laws is to protect drivers and passengers from injury and death. However, if the increased risk […]
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.
Charleston, WV — Many times I have heard the adage “knowledge is power.” Perhaps as many times, i have pondered whether there is any truth to that statement. Completing law school, passing two bar exams, and practicing law for about five years has confirmed that this old adage is indeed true. Perhaps what has most […]