West Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Technophobe?

Technophobe?

I have a reputation for being a bit of technophobe. It really isn’t fair. I’m not afraid of technology. I’m cautious, that’s all. I like to take things slow. I dangle my feet in the shallow end of the techno pool instead of diving head first.

August 22 is National Tooth Fairy Day- Talk about your memories of the tooth fairy

Creating magical/memorable experiences for my children was always something I so loved to do and when one of them lost a tooth, it was “show time”. When my daughter lost her first tooth, I sprinkled “fairy dust” down the hallway, across her room and onto her pillow, tucked money under her pillow and left a special note from the tooth fairy for her to find. I took a small piece of paper and in my tiniest, “pixie” handwriting, I would create a note to my daughter, Jenny, from “Thumbelina the Tooth Fairy” about the importance of good oral hygiene and always added encouraging sentiments about what a good girl she was, how proud her parents were of her, how much she was loved and promises of another visit next time she lost a tooth.

Oil and Gas Series: How Long is My Lease?

Oil and Gas Series: How Long is My Lease?

As the oil and gas industry continues to develop throughout the tri-state area, I have continued to receive more and more calls from people asking for help with their leases and potential lawsuits. While many oil and gas leases are complex, I thought it would be informative to do a small series regarding some of the basic legal aspects of oil and gas law.

Business After Hours

Business After Hours

The Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce and Bordas & Bordas Attorneys will present Business After Hours on Thursday, Aug. 20 at our Wheeling location.

The Importance of Teachers

The Importance of Teachers

I had my second neck surgery in as many years on Monday, so I have had a little extra time to just sit and think over the past few days. With the beginning of a new school year just around the corner, I found myself thinking back to my younger days, reflecting on the wonderful teachers I had along the way, and how each of them helped to get me to where I am today.

Wheeling Community Blood Drive

Wheeling Community Blood Drive

Please take a minute to peruse the “Central Blood Bank” notice that I received in the mail recently. Check and see if you are available to donate blood at the above blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 20, at the Spring Hill Suites located at 908 National Road, Wheeling, W.Va. in the ground floor conference rooms.

Thoughts about the 4th of July

Thoughts about the 4th of July

I spent the 4th of July this year with my wife and friends in Denver. My wife, Linda, and I had attended the Cherry Creek Arts Festival during the day, which has become a part of our routine for the last four or five years, and were invited by our good friends, Janna and Alby Scudiere from Morgantown, to spend the evening with them, their daughter and son-in-law at a barbeque in a Denver suburb. We had the usual fare of hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, barbeque and watched the fireworks shot off at a nearby country club. It was a wonderful night.

The City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland are pursuing "Innovative Ways" to combat crime in its city.

The City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland are pursuing "Innovative Ways" to combat crime in its city.

Baltimore is turning to the federal government for help in stemming a dramatic uptick in violence over the last several months. Ten federal agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Marshals Service will embed with the police department's homicide unit for the next 60 days, city leaders announced Monday.

Television in the '70s

Television in the '70s

I was channel surfing a few days ago, noticing that I had hundreds of shows to choose from but, honestly, nothing that seemed worth watching. For a moment or two, my mind swept back to simpler times…

Who Protects Our Children from Unsafe Toys?

Who Protects Our Children from Unsafe Toys?

The answer is the only protection that children and their parents have to protect children from unsafe toys is the American lawyer working through the Civil Justice System. Most parents are aware of many of the problems that are readily apparent to children such as choking hazards, lead hazards, small items, such as children’s jewelry, toys that can easily be pulled apart, playpens that can trap and choke children, etc. The American Association of Justice compiled information detailing more than a few of these issues that I would like to share with you.

recent verdicts & news

Winning Experience: Read about our Appellate Decisions, as well as our Verdicts and Settlements.

Recent cases: Kilgore v. Bedi, (Ohio County, West Virginia, 2013) - Medical Malpractice, Personal Injuries - nearly $900,000 Verdict

-- Turkoly v. Gentile et al., Verdict, $5,100,000.00(Medical Malpractice, Mahoning County, Ohio, 2013) -- Cox v. Personal Service Insurance Company, (Belmont County, Ohio, 2012) - Bad Faith Insurance Practices - $10,000,000.00 Verdict;