Personal Injury and Car Wreck Settlements Sometimes Require Subrogation or Repayment to Your Health Insurer

If you or a loved one were injured (or worse) in a personal injury case, wrongful death case, or car wreck case and have negotiated a settlement, you may be surprised when your health care or med-pay insurer sends you a notice that they are demanding reimbursement or repayment for the medical expenses they paid […]

Truck Wreck or Car Wreck–Do I Even Need an Attorney?

Negotiating a settlement for an injury you received in a motor vehicle accident or car wreck seems easy enough on the surface. After all, someone ran a red light and t-boned your car, breaking some of your ribs and causing you severe neck and back pain. All you have to do is call the liable […]

Private Property: Not a Shield From Driving Under the Influence

The next time you decide to break out the all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and go for a drive in the backyard, you should be sure to not be under the influence of alcohol. In Reed v. Beckett, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia was asked to decide whether a person may lose their driver’s […]

The West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act: What It Means For You

Earlier this year, on February 12th, the West Virginia Legislature overrode Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s veto and passed the highly polarizing West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act. By an 18-16 party line vote in the West Virginia Senate and a 54-43 vote in the West Virginia House of Delegates, West Virginia became the 26th state to […]

I Think My Car Is A Lemon. Now What? West Virginia’s Lemon Law Reviewed

As part of our consumer practice, we often take calls about defective motor vehicles. Most people refer to their cars as lemons. But what does West Virginia’s lemon law say about defective motor vehicles and when are they actually “lemons” under the law? West Virginia Code 46A-6A-1 et seq. is the applicable state law section(s) […]

Three Common Questions After A Car Or Truck Wreck

Car and truck wrecks can be life altering events. If you have been in a car wreck, you may be entitled to receive compensation for the injuries and lost wages that the negligent driver caused you. Here are three common questions we get from car wreck victims: 1) I was hit from behind and didn’t […]

Supreme Court Upholds Housing Discrimination Protections

On June 25, 2015, The Supreme Court ruled that housing policies and practices with discriminatory outcomes can be challenged under the Fair Housing Act, even when there is no intent to discriminate. The key issue in the case was the validity of the cause of action known as disparate impact under the Fair Housing Act […]

5 Common Questions About Debt Collectors

As part of our law practice, we represent consumers against creditors for illegal or abusive conduct. The West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act along with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act prohibit abusive debt collection by creditors. The term “creditor” is a broad term that basically includes any person or entity to which you […]

Constitutional Carry: What West Virginia’s Need to Know

Earlier this year, much ado was made about House Bill 4145 in the West Virginia Legislature that would make it legal to carry a handgun, either openly or concealed, without a government permit. Supporters of the bill saw it as an exercise of their Second Amendment rights, while detractors saw the bill as dangerous step […]

Pokemon GO? Whoa, whoa, whoa…

Recently, a new phenomenon has taken hold worldwide—so much so that Steven and I found ourselves discussing the implications of a game that was played on telephones, which neither one of us had ever played, and which we had both heard no buzz about prior to its release.  Neither one of us knew any specifics […]