The resources below are to help our clients. We cannot guarantee the validity of the information listed here, nor can this be considered legal advice. These links are for informational purposes only.
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Personal Injury Resources
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an independent nonprofit organization Their goal is to reduce traffic-related deaths and injuries. Their website provides the latest information on traffic safety.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 and is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. It works daily to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial.
Kelley Blue Book provides information about your vehicle's worth. This information can be valuable when dealing with insurance companies if your car is damaged in an accident.
Employment Law Resources
Employers are governed by laws designed to prevent discrimination and unequal treatment for employees and applicants. On a federal level, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigates workplace discrimination and harassment. The Commission investigates discrimination claims based on race, color, national origin, gender or religion. They also investigate discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), age discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), pregnancy discrimination under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), and even discrimination based on a person’s genetic information under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).
In West Virginia, the West Virginia Human Rights Commission investigates claims of employment discrimination primarily using the West Virginia Human Rights Act, which prohibits treating people differently based on their race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age (40 and above), blindness and/or disability.
The American Medical Association (AMA) is the primary organization for physicians in the United States. The organization provides guidelines in a variety of medical-related areas.
The West Virginia Board of Medicine is responsible for issuing licenses to practice medicine and surgery, to practice podiatry, and to practice as a physician assistant for a medical doctor (M.D.) in the State of West Virginia, and is the regulatory and disciplinary body for medical doctors, podiatrists and their physician assistants.
Nursing Home Neglect
To report abuse or neglect in a West Virginia nursing home, contact West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services or call the 24-hour hotline at (800) 352-6513.
The West Virginia Insurance Commission governs insurance companies and their actions. The Consumer Advocate Department is available for those individuals who feel their insurance company violated their rights.