West Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

GOOD TIMES AND A LOT OF FUN IN THE SUN

GOOD TIMES AND A LOT OF FUN IN THE SUN

With summertime officially here, many families are packing their bags for a summer vacation. Finding something for everyone is the key to an unforgettable enjoyable experience for all. I never thought of Las Vegas as a destination for a “family vacation,” but, when we were there a few months ago with the law firm, we found a resort that had no gambling machines and all the things we look for when we go away including palm trees and a lazy river. So, we went for it. We booked a vacation for our entire family in SIN CITY.

My Final Curtain Call

My Final Curtain Call

Growing up in a house with three girls undoubtedly has its ups and downs. We steal clothes and we argue. We team-up against my parents to get what we want for dinner instead of what they have planned. We make each other laugh and sometimes make each other cry. Above all though, my sisters are my best friends. Recently, I completed my 17th and final dance recital weekend - a weekend I realized would have to happen, but never really imagined. Out of all the routines, however, nothing was more special than dancing in a trio alongside my two sisters.

Water Slide Fun

My son’s wife sent me a text on Saturday morning asking what I was doing on Sunday. My son had a motorcycle race, and she asked if I would like to go. She also said they were going to the pool/waterpark that afternoon if I was interested. I had just come in the door from working out in the yard. It was only 10 a.m. but it was already hot. I intended to work in the yard all day and get the grass cut. So I elected to go to the pool with my son, his wife and my 2-year-old grandson.

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

If you have been reading our staff blogs, you know that I have a passion for everyone who can donate blood. If someone needs a blood transfusion and I can help, I’m there. Or if the Blood Bank is dangerously low and I can help, I’m there as well.

The Misadventures of Boo Bear

The Misadventures of Boo Bear

Boo Bear is my 10-year-old Siberian Husky who sometimes gets bored easily, and can be a little destructive. Several years ago, my husband and I were planning a late night out, and prior to leaving we told our son to make sure he put Boo Bear back in his crate before he went to bed. We got home late from our party, went to bed and just a short while later woke up to some strange noises in the house. My husband went to check it out and found that my son had forgotten to shut Boo in his crate and Boo had managed to get himself shut in the bathroom. My husband got him out of the bathroom (without turning on the light) and put him in his crate. At that point we thought everything was fine and we all went to sleep—little did we know.

Is Ayesha Curry Right?

Is Ayesha Curry Right?

For those of you into reality television, do yourselves a favor and tune in Sunday night for the season finale of the year's most dramatic television series. Game 7 of the NBA Finals. Following a record-setting, 73-win season and leading the series 3-1, NBA MVP Steph Curry's Golden State Warriors find themselves on the brink of elimination thanks to the back-to-the-wall heroics of LeBron James, whose Cleveland Cavaliers evened the series and stole all the momentum Thursday night in Cleveland. For the high-drama fan, Game 6 had it all. Conflict. (Arguably the league's two best players, who play vastly divergent styles, squaring off.) Trash talking (Lebron James' emotion-fueled, cathartic scream in Steph Curry's face). Stare downs (Steph Curry's finger-pointing "we'll see” laser stare after being ejected at the end of Game 6, with LeBron under his skin the whole way). Jay-Z and Beyoncé cameos (Self-explanatory).

Sonny Palmer SUNSHINE CLASSIC 2016

Sonny Palmer SUNSHINE CLASSIC 2016

This past weekend, my family held our 5th Annual Sonny Palmer “SUNSHINE CLASSIC” Golf Tournament. The event was organized shortly after my brother-in-law’s untimely death back in January 2012. Sonny was a veteran of the Air Force and also passionate about the needs of our wounded vets. So, in his name, we began the Sunshine Classic, which is now a yearly tradition.

HE ASKS NOTHING FROM ME AND GIVES ME EVERYTHING

HE ASKS NOTHING FROM ME AND GIVES ME EVERYTHING

He’s never asked me for a thing and he’s never given me false expectations. Rather, he’s taught me a few things and he taught me with consistency. He taught me with discipline and he taught with love. He taught me honesty. Why? Because no matter how hard and tempting it can be from time-to-time, honesty and ethics builds credibility. He taught me that at the end of the day, you can look in the mirror and know you did the right thing. Sometimes that makes for a rough journey, but it’s the only way.

THE YEAR OF THE CICADAS

THE YEAR OF THE CICADAS

Well, they are here. They are creepy looking. They are annoying. They are on everybody’s mind. Kind of hard not to be. I mean, even if you lived in a cave, every once in a while you would have to come out. If the sight of them doesn’t get your attention, the sound surely will. It’s a constant loud buzzing noise. The only thing that seems to stop the buzzing for a while is a good hard rain.

What recourse does a person have when lies are spread that damage their reputation?

What recourse does a person have when lies are spread that damage their reputation?

Throughout my career with Bordas & Bordas, I have had the opportunity to represent clients for claims stemming from false statements that greatly damaged their careers, companies and reputations. Additionally, I have spoken with many potential clients who were upset about lies being spread about them and were curious what legal recourse they may have. Many people have heard the words libel, slander and defamation thrown around, but never actually understood the meaning of these words. Since we are a firm that practices extensively throughout the tri-state area, I will provide general definitions of each of these claims, but please be aware that each state has its own specific law regarding each of these topics and this blog is not intended to provide a detailed analysis of each claim.

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;