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William S. Adams

William S. Adams

Adams Legal Group, PLLC - WV Accident & Wrongful Death Lawyers
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Family Law ...
  • Pennsylvania, West Virginia
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Biography

I am the founder and owner of Adams Legal Group, PLLC - WV Accident & Wrongful Death Lawyers, a Morgantown WV personal injury law firm. We are primarily a personal injury firm with a focus on medical malpractice, wrongful death, car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, industrial accident, and catastrophic injury matters.
We help victims of serious and catastrophic injuries and those who have lost a loved one because of the wrongful and negligent conduct of another, throughout the entire state of West Virginia.

Our Morgantown, WV office also has attorneys practicing in our family law (divorce and child custody), as well as criminal defense practice groups, serving to help clients in Morgantown and the surrounding areas of North-Central West Virginia.

In all cases, we offer free initial consultations and in injury, accident and wrongful death cases we also offer free case evaluations.

For serious and catastrophic injury claims, we will travel to you, anywhere in West Virginia and also offer video consultations and meetings via MS Teams and Zoom, and there is a no-fee-up-front guarantee.

Education
West Virginia University College of Law
J.D. | Law
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Honors: Moot Court Honorary Board
Activities: Lugar Trial Advocacy Group
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B.S. | Secondary Education
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(Teaching certificate to teach Mathematics and Spanish)
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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West Virginia University
B.A. | Spanish
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Founder and Owner
Adams Legal Group, PLLC - WV Accident & Wrongful Death Lawyers
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Owner of Adams Legal Group, PLLC, a Morgantown, West Virginia personal injury law firm helping victims of serious injuries throughout WV pursue claims for damages and losses resulting from car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, industrial accidents, brain injuries, medical malpractice and wrongful death. We help accident, injury and families of wrongful death victims pursue claims for monetary damages for West Virginia claims. We get our injury clients the best settlements and awards for their serious injuries and losses, throughout West Virginia.
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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Publications
Articles & Publications
A Car Came Out of No Where - Traffic Accident
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Awards
Top 100 Litigation Lawyer
American Society of Legal Advocates
Accredited
BBB
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar
Member
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Monongalia County Bar Association
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Monongalia County Bar Association
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West Virginia State Bar
Member
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WV Defense Trial Counsel
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
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West Virginia
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4th Circuit
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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.
Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Same Sex Family Law
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Additional Practice Areas
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Catastrophic Injuries
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
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.
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Contact & Map
Adams Legal Group, PLLC - WV Accident & Wrongful Death Lawyers
68 Clay Street, Suite A
Morgantown, WV 26501
Toll-Free: (855) 822-0140
Telephone: (304) 381-2166
Fax: (855) 400-4481
Monday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: 24/7 Call Answering. All attorney meetings and conferences are by appointment only.