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What is Product Liability? Do I Have a Case?

Jul 18, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by Stealey Law & Mediation posted in Personal Injury

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When you buy an online product or a product from a store, you expect it to be safe. You don’t think about it causing you harm until, unfortunately, you have already suffered an injury.

If an unsafe product has hurt you, you may have the right to compensation from the manufacturer for injuries sustained from the defective product.

Who is responsible will depend on the kind of product defect.

Keep reading to learn more about product liability, types of product defects, claims for compensation and how Stealey Law & Mediation can help you if a faulty product has injured you.

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Personal Injury Myths

Jul 11, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Stealey Law & Mediation posted in Personal Injury

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When people talk about personal injury cases, a lot of myths are thrown around, such as they’re going to cost money to simply talk with a personal injury lawyer or this type of case is going to be drawn out.

In this blog, we are setting out to bust some common myths about personal injury cases. Read on!

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When Do You Need a Lawyer?

Jun 20, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Stealey Law & Mediation posted in Personal Injury

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Have you or a loved one been involved in an accident and aren’t sure if it’s serious enough to require a lawyer?

There are many reasons that you may need a lawyer, as well as many benefits including avoiding excess cost.

Read on to learn how to determine if you have a case.

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Choosing the Right Kinds and Amounts of Car Insurance

May 30, 2018 11:12:03 AM / by Stealey Law & Mediation posted in Auto Accidents

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There are many experienced, knowledgeable and caring automobile insurance agents in our area.  

Most of them and their professional staff do a very good job of explaining to their clients and policyholders the different kinds of automobile insurance that are available and the amounts of coverage their clients should consider purchasing.  

Some insurance agents are affiliated with only one company (State Farm, Nationwide, Erie, etc.), and some are independent agents who represent a variety of different companies. However, with the advent of “online” and discount insurance companies, our experience is that many policyholders never get a proper or thorough explanation of insurance coverages which are available and do not get adequate advice about how much insurance and what types of insurance they should have on the vehicles they own.  

Lack of information can and, unfortunately, often does lead to inadequate insurance coverage, which leads to financial disaster in case of a serious car accident or truck accident, particularly where the at-fault party is uninsured, or underinsured.  

Read on to learn more about types of car insurance you should have and examples of what could happen if you don't have the right amount. 

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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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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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