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Why are trucking accident different than car accidents?

The size, weight and force of a moving tractor trailer can make truck accidents disastrous, often resulting in serious bodily injury and death. Truck accidents are more complex than automobile ...
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What is a wrongful death claim?

It can be extremely difficult to cope when a loved one has been killed as a result of the negligent or reckless action of another. No monetary amount will ever compensate for that loss. If you lose a ...
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What is medical malpractice?

Patients put their health in the hands of doctors every day. When something goes wrong as a result of a doctor’s or staff’s negligence, it can lead to injury and sometimes death. When this ...
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Sexual abuse on the rise in nursing homes.

CNN’s headline article today, Sick, Dying and Raped in America’s Nursing Homes, http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2017/02/health/nursing-home-sex-abuse-investigation/ revealed that, ...
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Rank-and-file employees are protected from political terminations.

As the Charleston Gazette recently pointed out, rank-and-file employees are protected from political terminations when a new administration takes over. Here is the editorial from the January 12, 2017 ...
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At will employment is not a license to discriminate

There is much confusion over "at will" employment. At will employment simply means that your employer does not need "cause" to terminate your employment. That does not mean, ...
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Ben Salango named one of WV's Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys

We are pleased to announce that Ben Salango has been named one of West Virginia's Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys by the Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. The Academy of Personal Injury ...
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Preston & Salango recognized by U.S. News and World Reports

We're pleased to be recognized again by U.S. News and World Reports as one of the Best Law Firms in America in both medical malpractice and personal injury litigation.
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Preston & Salango Welcomes New Attorney

We are pleased to announce that Tera Salango has joined our firm! A former assistant prosecuting attorney, Tera has handled dozens of jury trials to verdict. Her trials have been featured Headline ...
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Time matters when pursing a case

The aftermath of an accident or injury can be a very confusing time. Many injury victims don't know when to contact a lawyer or think that waiting to hire a lawyer won't affect the outcome of ...
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Are There Caps in Medical Malpractice Cases in WV?

Yes. Since 1986, the West Virginia Legislature has "capped" the amount of damages a person may receive for pain and suffering. Initially, the cap was $1 million. In 2003, the Legislature ...
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Raleigh Doctor Accused of Unneeded Surgeries

A New York doctor, Dr. Marcus Sodums, has testified against a former colleague, Dr. Donald Kenneth Glaser, claiming to have witnessed Glaser injure and kill patients by performing unnecessary ...
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What is Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage?

What is Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage? If you have been in a motor vehicle crash, a question you may have is, “What happens if the person that hit me has no insurance or not ...
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Motor Vehicle Accidents - Why Hire an Attorney?

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of injury and death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics, more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 ...
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How Do I Know If It was Medical Negligence?

Medical mistakes is the third-leading cause of death in America. The Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services estimates that poor hospital care contributes to ...
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Who is Liable for a Dog Bite Injury in West Virginia?

If you or your child was bitten by someone else’s dog, you may be wondering if you have grounds to seek financial compensation. While the dog bite laws in West Virginia do not hold pet owners ...
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If I Don't Want to Go to Trial, Can You Still Help Me?

One of the most common questions we receive at Preston & Salango, PLLC is “I don’t want to take my personal injury case to trial. Can you still help me with my case?” The answer ...
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Mistakes That Could Jeopardize Your Car Accident Claim

Being involved in an auto accident can be a traumatic experience, especially if someone gets hurt. It’s easy to become flustered or overwhelmed, but you should know that how you handle the ...
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Why You Shouldn't Settle Your Injury Claim Too Early

If you were recently injured in an accident, it won’t be long before the other party’s insurance company starts to call you. They may ask you to give a statement about the accident – ...
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How to Recognize & Report Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Do you suspect that your loved one has been mistreated or neglected while under the care of a nursing home facility in West Virginia? If so, you should waste no time in reporting your concerns to the ...
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Is Trial Experience Necessary for My Personal Injury Case?

A large percentage of personal injury cases, roughly 95% are settled outside of court. The reason for this is because after all investigations are complete, both attorneys will usually arrive at a ...
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Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Expert?

If you were recently injured in a car accident or some other type of accident, you may be wondering why you should hire a personal injury expert. After all, you can file a claim on your own, so ...
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What is a Contingency Fee?

If you were recently injured in an accident, you can take comfort in knowing that at Preston & Salango, PLLC, we take cases on a contingency fee basis. What does this mean and how can this ...
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Do I Need a Lawyer?

Insurance company adjusters often tell injured people that they don't need a lawyer. To understand why, you have to look a little deeper into the process. If you have been seriously injured, the ...
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Will My Case Likely Go to Trial?

Will my case likely go to trial? This is a question that we are frequently asked by our clients and this is something that everyone wonders before filing a lawsuit. When it comes to personal injury ...
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