Injured in WV? Get the Facts.

Free Books for WV Accident Victims:

Beside Still WatersRighting the WrongsCollision Care

Click on book image for immediate download, or if you are a WV injury victim, call 1-304-594-1800 or email our office today to have a soft cover book sent to your home at no cost or obligation to you.

Collision Care: A Guide for West Virginia Accident Victims will give you the basic facts that you must know in order to make the best decisions for your present and future circumstances and to help you achieve the best result possible regarding your injury claim. (87 pages)

Righting the Wrong: West Virginia Serious Injury Guide provides serious injury victims and their families essential information about the insurance claims process to enable them to maximize their efforts to rebuild their lives. (161 pages)

Beside Still Waters: West Virginia Fatal Injury Guide provides surviving family members the information they need in order to pick up the pieces of their lives to enable them to rebuild a financial future for themselves and their children. (123 pages)

Click on a book cover image for a free immediate download, or if you are an injury victim or family member, call our office today to have a soft cover copy sent to your home. Due to limited availability, there is a limit of one book per family.

All of these books can also be purchased on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble for $16.95 each, plus shipping, but if you act now, Jeff will send it to you at No Cost or obligation.

Some of the useful information you will find in these books:

  • What Are My Legal Rights?
  • What Is Legal Liability?
  • What Is Comparative Fault? What happens if we were both at fault?
  • How Do I Prove My Claim? What documentation must I provide?
  • For What Damages May I Receive Compensation?
  • Do I Really Need A Lawyer? How to choose the right lawyer for your case.
  • Can I Afford A Lawyer?
  • Financial Motivation Of The Insurance Company – to minimize their pay-outs and maximize their own profit.
  • What is a wrongful death?
  • Statements and Authorizations – Think twice and get advice before you sign that release!
  • Social Media Traps and insurance company surveillance of your activities.
  • Spoliation of Evidence , vehicle salvage issues.
  • And much, much more!

Bonus Information: The Anatomy of a Real-life Injury Case and 10 Ways to Ruin Your Case

Our Mission
Morgantown lawyer and principal attorney, Jeff Robinette, shares what he believes is the mission of the Robinette Legal Group, PLLC. The primary objective of a personal injury law firm is to help the average person who has been the victim of negligence against the powerful resources of the insurance industry.

About the Author:

Jeffery L RobinetteJeffery Robinette is a personal injury lawyer with decades of insurance litigation and trial experience in personal injury and wrongful death claims. Prior to representing injured individuals exclusively, Mr. Robinette was a partner in a major West Virginia law firm where he focused his legal practice on defending serious personal injury and wrongful death claims and lawsuits stemming from auto and truck collisions. He has also represented the nation’s largest and most powerful insurance companies at all levels of litigation including jury trials and appeals in state and federal courts in West Virginia.

Mr. Robinette taught insurance companies and their adjusters how to follow insurance laws and regulations, including how to adjust insurance claims in good faith. He was a frequent speaker at insurance conferences on West Virginia insurance law.

Submitted by the Robinette Legal Group, PLLC, West Virginia Injury Lawyers.  Call us today: 304-216-6695 or 304-594-1800.  We are glad to answer your questions.

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Strategies for Concerned Parents: Bullying in Schools

What can you do as a parent? 

Few things are are heart-wrenching as knowing that your child may be a victim of bullying and feeling like your school is not doing enough to counter the problem.

The following are a few tips for parents — knowing how to best respond:

Do not try to fight violence with violence. Taking matters into your own hands could lead to more severe problems for you and your child.

Where bullying exisits, the most important thing is documentation.  Document who, what, where, when.  Try to get the testimony of other people who witnessed the conflicts.  Often when two or more people confront the bully directly, for instance a school administrator or teacher and witnesses, it can make a difference.  When one person speaks up with courage, often others will step forward.

  • If your child is sexually harassed or bullied, it is best to take action right away.
  • Certainly if there is a physical contact of any kind call the police. This includes shoving, hitting, slapping, tripping, punching and so forth.
  • Talk to the teachers and the school principal immediately and as soon as you find out the facts. It is important to document the times places or witnesses carefully so you can give detailed information to the school; if there are injuries take photographs.
  • If you do not get results within a couple of days, write the school district and demand an immediate response to the problem.
  • If there is violence, the police should be called and the school should be notified immediately.
  • Once you have resolved the particular bullying situation you are concerned about, consider lobbying for and supporting laws to punish school bullies in your state.
  • Many public school districts have adopted a “Zero Tolerance Policy” against bullying of any kind. Schools have a duty to provide safe premises and maintain reasonable supervision and discipline in the interest of all students.

October 25-26 Conference on Bullying —  Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV — The Schools Care:

The West Virginia Regional Conference on Bullying,hosted by the School Safety Advocacy Council and co-hosted by RESA 7, will be held Oct. 25-26, at Waterfront Place Hotel.
The conference will feature national speakers, including Curtis Lavarello, the nation’s leading authority on school safety and schoolbased policing; Lt. Sean Burke, former chairman of the School Safety Technical Working Group for the U.S. Department of Justice; Vanessa Snow, general counsel for the School Safety Advocacy Council; Lt. Tim Enos, Sarasota County (Fla.) Sheriff ’s Office; and Dr. Dawn LeBlanc, a nationally recognized expert and presenter in the area of school violence offender recognition.

Maureen Underwood, a clinical social worker and certified group psychotherapist, will speak on suicide, grief, trauma and crisis resolution for children and families.
More than 250 people have registered to take part.

Info: Jeovanna Lacaria, RESA 7, 304-624-6554 ext. 222 .

Tips provided by Robinette Legal Group, PLLC:   Morgantown, WV Catastrophic Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Attorneys.  We generally do not take bullying cases, but as parents we care about kids and their families.   http://www.robinettelaw.com

 

Bullying in West Virginia

Did you Know …

Despite West Virginia’s anti-bullying law, a Federal Government survey shows we have one of the highest rates of bullying in the country?  Texting, Facebook, and bussing activities contribute to the increase in bullying activities.  Symptoms of bullying can be fear of school, stomach pains, headache, and difficulty paying attention in class, unexplained injuries, and torn, damaged, or missing belongings.

What to do:

Talk with your child:  Ask your child, “How are things going at school?”  “What do you think about the other kids in your class?”  “Does anyone get picked on or bullied?”

Teach your child to ask for help.  Let your child know that if they are bullied, it is not their fault.  They should not feel ashamed to ask their parent, teacher, or other adult for help.

Talk to school officials:  When teachers, principals, playground monitors, bus drivers, and guidance counselors are aware of the problem, they can become part of the solution.

Support your children in activities that interest them:  Loners are more likely to be picked on, so provide opportunities to develop skills, talents, and healthy relationships.

This is a legal advertisement of the Robinette Legal Group, PLLC.

Source:  Connected Kids:  Safe, Strong, Secure (Copyright 2006 American Academy of Pediatrics).  For more information:  www.robinettelaw.com