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What is Personal Injury? Do I Have a Case?

May 16, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Stealey Law & Mediation posted in Personal Injury

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Pain and suffering is but one aspect of the damages which can result when an injury or accident happens to you or a loved one. If you decide to protect your legal rights after the injury or accident, you may have questions about personal injury cases.

Read on to learn more about personal injury cases.

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5 Reasons You May Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Apr 25, 2018 11:47:00 AM / by Stealey Law & Mediation posted in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury

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Medical errors made by healthcare providers result in a high number of injuries and deaths every year. Researchers at Johns Hopkins estimate that there are more than 250,000 deaths due to malpractice each year.

Medical malpractice occurs when there is professional negligence by the healthcare provider or facility which results in injury or death.

Read on to learn more about medical malpractice and reasons why you may need a medical malpractice lawyer.

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Distracted Driving Dangers: Setting a Good Example for Your Teen

Apr 11, 2018 1:11:09 PM / by Stealey Law & Mediation posted in Auto Accidents, Distracted Driving

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Distracted driving can lead to serious consequences, not only to you, but other drivers.

Read on to learn more about distracted driving risks and ways to improve your driving.

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What Goes Into A West Virginia Nursing Home Lawsuit Case?

Apr 4, 2018 1:24:28 PM / by Stealey Law & Mediation posted in nursing home abuse

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Filing a legal claim for nursing home abuse is something that no one wants to do; however, there is a time that this may need to happen.

Previously, we wrote a blog about nursing home abuse, which is a national cause for concern, and how unfortunate it can be, as well as warning signs that you should be watching for.

Now, read on to learn more about when it is time to sue, what to expect from a West Virginia nursing home lawsuit case and why it has to happen.

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Commercial Truck Collisions: Who's At Fault?

Mar 14, 2018 4:01:55 PM / by Stealey Law & Mediation posted in Truck Accidents

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Did you know that a commercial driver is not required to go to school to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL)?

That being said, it is extremely difficult to get a job or pass the required exams without attending some type of trucking school first.

There are a few options for receiving training: Enrolling in a private truck driving school or taking an employer apprenticeship. We’re here to weigh the pros and cons, as well as to discuss what you can do to steer clear of commercial truck collisions.

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Going on Spring Break? Don’t Get Distracted While Driving

Mar 7, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Stealey Law & Mediation posted in Auto Accidents, Distracted Driving

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Are you and friends headed off to the latest hotspot for spring break? Are you planning on driving?

Read on to learn more about distracted driving risks, and tips to improve your driving.

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Types of Nursing Home Abuse to Watch Out For

Feb 21, 2018 10:08:37 AM / by Stealey Law & Mediation posted in Personal Injury

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A nursing home is a long-term facility that is supposed to be a safe and welcoming place where your elderly loved one can go when you are not able to take care of them.

Even though a nursing home can feel like a last resort, it may be the only place that can give your loved one proper, long-term medical attention.

It’s an unfortunate and sad day when your loved one has symptoms of elder care abuse, and we hope that your loved one does not have to experience this; however, it is a possibility.

Read on to learn commons types of nursing home abuse and what can be done to get justice for your loved one.

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West Virginia Car Insurance Coverage

Feb 14, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Stealey Law & Mediation posted in Auto Accidents

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When dealing with car insurance, there are so many types of insurance that motorists may not know which one is the best for them.

That’s why we’ve put together this comprehensive guide on what a motorist should be looking for and what each type of insurance means.

Read on to learn more about West Virginia car insurance coverage.

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What are Pros and Cons When Hiring Small Law Firms vs Large Law Firms?

Feb 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Stealey Law & Mediation posted in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury

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What are the pros and cons of dealing with small law firms vs large law firms?

Being involved in a car wreck or the victim of a professional negligence/medical malpractice claim is overwhelming. You’re scared, likely in pain, perhaps not working, and you really need someone who will fight for you. 

In your research on finding the best lawyer to handle your claim, should you consider whether to hire a small firm or a large firm? Might that be important to you? 

Read on to learn more.

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Can My Iphone Help Combat Distracted Driving

Jan 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Stealey Law & Mediation posted in Auto Accidents, Personal Injury

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Distracted driving is a serious hazard to everyone driving on the road. Distracted driving consists of activities such as talking or texting on one’s phone, eating and drinking as well as doing anything that prohibits a person from keeping two hands on the steering wheel and paying attention.

Unfortunately, texting is the most common form of distracted driving.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are approximately 660,000 drivers who use cell phones while driving during the day.

Read on to learn more about how your cell phone can actually combat distracted driving.

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Welcome to "Legally Speaking" where we cover topics ranging from medical malpractice to distracted driving in personal injury cases. Jim was the co-host of a television program called "Legally Speaking" on Network West Virginia as well as a legal analyst for the local TV station and several radio stations. With 38+ years of experience, Jim Stealey provides client representation in a compassionate and dedicated manner. 

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