If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of another party, you might have a personal injury case. At Kathy Brown Law, PLLC, located in Charleston, WV, we vigorously fight for our clients’ rights. Some injuries are permanent and disabling, which is why you need an attorney on your side advocating for the justice and compensation you rightfully deserve.
Our Personal Injury Practice Areas Include:
Being involved in a car accident can be life-changing. Whether it’s a drunk driver, somebody texting and driving, or an individual with bad judgment, wrecks happen every day. We stand by you throughout the entire legal process. Insurance companies for at-fault drivers are looking to settle as quickly and for as little as possible. This doesn’t always fully cover the damages you suffered. The consultation is free, and there is no cost to you without a monetary award.
Business owners have a duty to ensure guests and employees on their property are safe. Floors need to be free of slipping and tripping hazards and be adequately lit. Some property conditions that lead to slips, trips, and falls, include:
- Wet or slippery floors
- Debris on the floor (such as electrical cords, food or garbage)
- Torn carpet
- Uneven steps
- Poorly lit hallways or stairs
West Virginia currently has one of the oldest populations of any state in the country, according to the last census figures. West Virginia’s population is also aging faster than the US. This means many are facing long term care in a nursing home.
What you might not know is that many nursing homes are understaffed and have inadequate physician support. Many times, one doctor covers 6 or 7 nursing homes. One of our clients said she saw a doctor running down the halls of a nursing home, reviewing and signing charts as fast as he could with no time to digest what he was signing. At Kathy Brown Law we regularly represent families who have lost a loved one in a nursing home or where a resident has been injured.
The types of cases we see included: falls from a bed or when in route to the restroom because the nursing homes are too understaffed and help could not arrive in time; failure to diagnose an infection or illness that should have sent the resident to a hospital for better medical care; and bed sores that are not properly cleaned or treated.
West Virginians are fast losing their chance to seek justice for nursing home injuries. Recently the West Virginia Legislature reduced the time in which you can bring a claim if you believe there was negligence. What’s called a statute of limitation was reduced from 2 years to one year for nursing home injuries. So, if you have a loved one who has been injured, seek legal advice quickly or you might lose your chance to bring a cause of action.
If you believe you or your loved one is being treated badly at a nursing home, please call Kathy Brown Law at 304-720-2351. We know what to do and how to help.