Tammy Bowles Raines Law Office PLLC represents individuals who have suffered through no fault of their own. We specialize in employment law, nursing home abuse, serious personal injury and insurance disputes throughout the state of West Virginia. Our office is located in Charleston, WV, but we travel to Beckley, Huntington, Parkersburg, Clarksburg and many other areas of the state.

 

Personal Injury

We represent individuals who have been injured because of the negligence of others. Our firm works with injured persons who have suffered losses from a variety of situations, including automobile and tractor-trailer accidents, workplace injuries, and wrongful death.

When you have been injured by another party, legal representation is essential for you to ensure you are treated fairly and receive adequate compensation. You can be faced with mounting expenses, time off work, job loss, or even a life-changing disability. Your priority should be your recovery, not medical bills, insurance disputes or other logistics involved in your case. 

We also represent individuals who suffered abuse or neglect while in the care of third parties. These cases may arise from daycare facilities, foster care or other out-of-home settings resulting from a placement by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHR). Students and children may suffer losses in the hands of their teachers, bus drivers or other caretakers, which often involve claims of negligent hiring or supervision necessary to ensure the protection of these vulnerable members of our society. 

Contact our office as soon as possible following the incident. We will work with you to ensure your case is handled properly from the beginning. Our initial consultation is free.

 

Nursing Home/Medical Abuse

When family members are not able to care for their aging loved ones, we entrust them to a nursing home or assisted living facility to provide proper care. Being unable to articulate well or having memory lapses makes the elderly vulnerable to abuse and neglect. When an elderly loved one is injured or neglected, family members need someone they can trust to assess the situation and recommend actions.

Some common signs of a problem are listed below.

• Dehydration
• Repeated falls
• Bedsores
• Malnutrition
• Unexplained bruising or other injuries

Abuse and neglect can often be hidden because of your loved one's medical condition and the issues that come with aging, such as senility, forgetfulness, and weakness. If you are concerned about a loved one, contact us for a free consultation.

 

Medical Malpractice

As patients, we entrust our care and well-being to medical professionals. When that trust is violated because of incompetence or negligence, patients can suffer serious injury or even death. Tammy Bowles Raines works with patients and their family to fight for justice when dealing with the often-daunting medical community. She has the knowledge and passion you need to get the compensation you deserve.

Contact our office today for a free consultation.

 

Employment Law

Employers are required to adhere to the laws governing equal opportunity for all applicants and employees in the workplace. Employees and applicants are protected by a variety of complex laws and regulations. Employees often do not understand their rights or what actions can be taken in the employment setting. Discrimination can occur in a variety of situations, including:

• hiring,
promotions,
• termination or disciplinary action,
• retaliation for reporting wrongdoing or unsafe workplace (whistleblower), and
• job assignments or tasks.

If you feel like your employer has treated you unfairly because of your race, color, religion, national origin or age, contact our office for a free consultation.

 

Insurance Disputes

Working with insurance companies to submit claims can often be confusing and intimidating to individuals who are not trained in the law. When you suffer a loss to your property from a fire or other occurrence or have a claim for health insurance or life insurance benefits, it is often difficult to understand the details of an insurer's delay or denial to pay your claim and your rights to challenge or appeal that decision. Our staff works with you to sort out the claim and makes sure the insurance company is providing the coverage dictated by the policy and laws governing insurance disputes. Tammy Bowles Raines also works with individuals whose insurance was denied or illegally dropped.

Contact us for a free consultation. We will work with you to understand the laws governing your case and will help you understand if you are justified in taking legal action.