William S. Adams

William S. Adams

Adams Legal Group, PLLC
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Insurance Claims...
  • Pennsylvania, West Virginia
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Summary

I am the founder and owner of Adams Legal Group, PLLC, a Morgantown WV personal injury law firm. We are primarily a personal injury firm with a focus on medical malpractice, wrongful death, and car accident matters, but we also handle business litigation and transactions, divorce and child custody, as well as criminal defense matters.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Claims
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Business Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Discharge
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free initial consultation on most cases.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept all major credit cards.
  • Contingent Fees
    We take most personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and car accident cases on a contingent fee basis.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Consultations by appointment only.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
West Virginia
4th Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder and Owner
Adams Legal Group, PLLC
- Current
Owner of Adams Legal Group, PLLC, a Morgantown West Virginia personal injury, medical malpractice and business law firm. We also offer family law, criminal law and mediation services.
Of Counsel
Shuman McCuskey & Slicer
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Insurance Defense and Medical Malpractice Defense practice.
Attorney
Bailey & Glasser
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Medical Malpractice and Insurance Defense, Business and Complex Commercial litigation practice.
Partner
MacCorkle Lavender Casey & Sweeney
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A general insurance defense practice, including personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, premises liability, car accidents, etc.
Supervising Law Clerk
Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
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Associate
Huddleston Bolen Beatty Porter & Copen
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Education
West Virginia University College of Law
J.D. / Law
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Honors: Moot Court Honorary Board
Activities: Lugar Trial Advocacy Group
West Virginia University
B.S. / Secondary Education
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(Teaching certificate to teach Mathematics and Spanish)
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
West Virginia University
B.A. / Spanish
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Awards
Top 100 Litigation Lawyer
American Society of Legal Advocates
Accredited
BBB
Professional Associations
Member
Pennsylvania State Bar
- Current
Member
Monongalia County Bar Association
- Current
Member
Monongalia County Bar Association
- Current
Member
West Virginia State Bar
- Current
Member
WV Defense Trial Counsel
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Publications
Articles & Publications
A Car Came Out of No Where - Traffic Accident
hg.org
Legal Answers
7 Questions Answered

Q. Is there a statute of limitations on wrongful death or liable when the incident occured in a hosptial?
A: Yes, our WV injury law firm handles wrongful death claims. In West Virginia, the statute of limitations for a wrongful death action is 2 years, from the date of death, per WV Code Section §55-7-6.
Q. If Personal injury results from a trip and fall accident. What shoul I do first. Trpped on anchor bolts in concrete.
A: There are a number of unknown variables in the question that you pose to be able to give you much of a helpful answer. I would call a local personal injury attorney to discuss the details of the incident and a potential claim on your behalf. Be mindful that in most trip and fall incidents, comparative fault is at issue, as the person who tripped and fell has a duty to exercise reasonable care and a proper lookout while walking. I am not a Texas attorney, so I can not speak to Texas' laws on comparative negligence; however, in most states, an injured party may not recover is the tripping hazard was "open and obvious," and at the very least in most states the nature of the hazard as patent or observable will factor into whether you were at fault and the degree thereof.
Q. How do I file a personal injury claim. I live in Jefferson Co WV. I was hurt in a car accident that was not my fault.
A: I would recommend that you speak with a local West Virginia personal injury attorney regarding your accident and filing a claim for damages. Be wary of giving statements to and negotiating with the insurance company representative, as you don't want to unwittingly say anything that may harm your claim or worse, settle your claim for less than what it is worth. Keep in mind that WV has a 2-year statute of limitations, within which you must file your claim to preserve your right to seek damages. I hope this information is helpful.
Q. Employees at work received a raise for a certification. ialso received this but did not get te raise. is this a case.
A: On its face, the conduct of the employer appears to treat you and your co-employee differently; however, in order for that conduct to be discriminatory and actionable (i.e. for you to have a case), there must be evidence of an improper discriminatory motive. In particular, if you are a member of a protected class - by virtue of your age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin - then that could be some evidence of a discriminatory motive.
Q. How long does it take to settle a personal injury case?
A: The answer depends to some degree on the type of personal injury case as well as the lawyers and the court involved. I can not speak to the lawyers or court local to you and do not have enough information about the type of case involved. But generally speaking - the more complex and involved the personal injury case is, the more time it can often take to reach resolution. Thus, if the injuries are multiple and of a complex nature and there are numerous witnesses (i.e. people with information concerning the incidents giving rise to the injuries, or the injuries and/or damages themselves), then that type of case will often take longer to resolve. However, if liability (other party's negligence) is clear cut, there are few witnesses, and injuries and damages are also clear cut, a resolution may be more expeditious. However, if your court is backlogged or it's general practices in terms of timeliness of bringing cases to trial may have a significant impact. I would consult with a local attorney for a more solid estimate.
Q. WVA law. Ex does not give a 24 r notice, and sometimes does not show. What should I do? This conflicts with my job.
A: It is hard to answer this question without more information. Your question was asked in the Employment Law area, but refers to an Ex and also references a 24-hour notice and no-shows, which implies that perhaps your question relates to a child custody or parenting plan - can you please clarify what it is that you are asking?
Q. At what age can a child choose whitch parent they want to live with?
A: In West Virginia, Code Section 48-9-402 provides that a court may modify custody to accommodate the reasonable and firm preferences of a child who has attained the age of 14. Thus, if the child has a clear preference to reside with one parent and can articulate a rational reason for that preference, a court will give significant deference to that child's preference, barring some demonstration of the other parent being unfit, neglectful, or abusive. I suggest that you contact a West Virginia Child Custody Attorney if you have further questions or want to discuss more details.
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Adams Legal Group, PLLC
68 Clay Street, Suite A
Morgantown, WV 26501
USA
Toll-Free: (855) 822-0140
Telephone: (304) 381-2166
Fax: (855) 400-4481