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WEST VIRGINIA

Negligence / Personal Injury
2 Years with Discovery Rule.
Wrongful Death
2 Years
Medical Malpractice
2 Years with Discovery Rule but no more than 10 years from date of occurrence. Minors: under 10 have 2 years from injury or age 12, whichever is longer.
Malpractice (Other Professions)
years
Products Liability
2 Years with Discovery Rule.
Intentional Torts
Municipal Liability/Sovereign Immunity
Not waived but held inapplicable to municipalities, counties, and board of education and state with liability insurance. Damages recoverable up to amount of insurance.
Discovery Rule
Standard rule applies except see medical malpractice above.
Comparative Negligence
Applies, except if plaintiff is 50% or more responsible.
Charitable Immunity
Abolished
Disabilities
SOL runs after disability ends. Infants (18th birthday). Maximum 20 year toll.
Punitive Damages
Allowed where injury is inflicted intentionally or with malice, willfulness or wanton disregard of plaintiff's rights.
No-Fault Insurance
None
Consumer Fraud Complaint
West Virginia Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection
http://www.wvago.gov/consumers.cfm
(304) 558-2021(Main Office)
(304) 558-8986 (Consumer Protection Anti-Trust Division)
(800)368-8808 (Toll-free consumer hotline)

MANHATTAN OFFICE

111 John Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 212.267.6700

LONG ISLAND OFFICE

6 Harbor Park Drive
Port Washington, NY 11050
Phone: 516.466.6500

NEW JERSEY OFFICE

375 Cedar Lane
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Phone: 973.297.1020

FLORIDA OFFICE

3301 Bonita Beach Road
Bonita Springs, Florida 34134
Phone: 239.390.1000