West Virginia might be small and rural, but that has not stopped pharmaceutical and biotechnical companies from setting up shop. And pharmacies there have been ordering far more supplies than what they conceivably need – one pharmacy in Kermit, West Virginia, a town with just 392 residents, received 9 million opioid pills in just two years. Pharma companies McKesson, Cardinal and AmerisourceBergen have made $17 billion between 2007 and 2012 after shipping 423 million opioids to the state. Those companies distribute 85% of the nation's drugs, and West Virginia has the highest rate of overdoses in the country. Lawyers are finally bringing Big Pharma to task for what they have done, starting class action lawsuits and untangling the threads of the opioid crisis. Whatever help you need, if you have been hurt and require assistance for your personal injury case, Enjuris can offer guidance.
This is where you’ll find the West Virginia Code. The website has details about how long you have to bring a case, monetary limits on personal injury cases (which are also known as damage caps), and other important information.
In West Virginia, you have two years to bring both a personal injury and a property damage claim. That means you have two years to file your paperwork with the court, not that your case has to be completed in that time frame.
The first meeting with a personal injury attorney is normally free. (Note that other legal specialties, such as family law or domestic relations law, are different.) After that, lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that they will receive a third of the eventual reward, plus whatever office expenses they incur along the way.
If your case proceeds to trial, that percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't determined by law, so don't be surprised if your lawyer suggests something else.
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