Practice Areas


AUTO ACCIDENTS

As a plaintiff’s rights personal injury law firm, Tiano O’Dell aggressively fights for their clients. Typically, Tiano O’Dell’s clients have been injured or harmed by the negligent actions of others. It is our goal to help to restore our clients… Read More


CAR ACCIDENTS

If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident that occurred as a result of another’s negligent conduct, you may seek compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. Car accidents commonly occur because of driver inattention… Read More


DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENTS

Drunk driving is a significant problem in the U.S. and in West Virginia. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration: There are almost 30 deaths per… Read More


TRUCKING ACCIDENTS

Commercial and recreational truck accidents are responsible for thousands of injuries and deaths each year. Recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association reveals the following: There were 19,000 people injured… Read More


TEXTING AND DRIVING

According to the Official U.S. Government’s Website for Distracted Driving, texting while driving is a significant danger to all motorists and a growing concern across the country: Text messaging creates a crash risk an astounding 23… Read More


REAR END ACCIDENTS

Rear end collisions account for an estimated 30 to 50 percent of all collisions. Rear end collisions are the most common of all car accidents. An estimated 2.5 million rear end collisions occur annually in the U.S. Tailgating is one of the most… Read More


HIGHWAY ACCIDENTS

There are numerous causes for motor vehicle highway accidents. According to smartmotorist.com, driver behavior – in combination with one of three other factors – accounts for 95% of car accidents. The three factors are… Read More


UNINSURED MOTORISTS

Although the law clearly requires every driver to carry insurance in West Virginia, not every driver does. According to one estimate, one driver in 7 does not carry insurance. If an uninsured motorist crashes into your vehicle… Read More


HEAD ON COLLISIONS

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines “head-on collision” as: A collision where the front end of one vehicle collides with the front end of another vehicle while the two vehicles are traveling in opposite directions… Read More


INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS

Every day, thousands of hard working employees show up for work at their jobs in West Virginia industrial plants, coal mines, factories, chemical plants, construction sites and other industrial work environments. For most workers… Read More


BURN INJURIES

According to the World Health Organization, burn injuries occur when the skin or other tissue is damaged due to: Heat, Radiation, Radioactivity, Electricity, Friction, Chemical contact, Respiratory damage from smoke inhalation… Read More


SCALD BURNS FROM HOT LIQUID

Scalds are burns that are caused when hot water or steam makes contact with the skin. A scald burn can take place instantly. For example, a third degree burn takes only one second when the water temperature is 160… Read More


THERMAL BURNS

Thermal burns are the most common of all burn injuries. When the term “burn injuries” is used, it refers to thermal burns. About 450,000 people yearly require and receive medical treatment for burn injuries. Thermal burns… Read More


CHEMICAL BURNS

Chemical burns can cause extreme disfigurement, physical pain and psychological damage. Chemical burns occur to external or internal organs of the body. Chemical burns may occur at the workplace, home, school or elsewhere. Common… Read More


CAUSES OF BURN INJURIES

Burn injuries have a practically limitless number and variety of causes. Burns are injuries to the skin and skin tissue, lungs and other body parts caused by heat, electricity, chemicals, explosion, fire and gas, to name a few. Other… Read More


TREATMENT FOR BURN INJURIES

If you experienced burn injuries that was caused by another’s negligent actions, you may be able to receive compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income and more. If you were harmed in an industrial accident or… Read More


COMPENSATION FOR BURN INJURIES

Burn injury victims commonly require extensive and ongoing skin grafting procedures. Skin grafting is the process of replacing damaged burn tissue with healthy tissue; healthy skin tissue is taken from other parts of the burn… Read More


ELECTRICAL BURNS

Electrical burn injuries result when an electrical current passes into and through the body. Electrical burns may affect, harm or destroy the functioning of internal organs. Damage to the exterior skin tissue is also a frequent result… Read More


BRAIN INJURIES

The Mayo Clinic describes the cause of traumatic brain injury: “Traumatic brain injury is damage to the brain as a result of an injury.” “Traumatic brain injury usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head that causes the brain to… Read More


SPINAL CORD INJURIES

A spinal cord injury occurs when trauma to the spinal cord fractures or dislocates vertebrae. A spinal cord lesion may result from anatomical disruption, compression, ischemia (insufficient blood supply) or a combination of… Read More


MINING EXPLOSION INJURIES

Due to the nature of the environment and the work, mining explosions are always a potential risk. However, management is required to abide by certain safety procedures to minimize damage. Coal mine explosions result in severe… Read More


CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING

Carbon monoxide poisoning is responsible for approximately 400 to 500 deaths and thousands of injuries every year. If you experienced carbon monoxide poisoning or if a loved one lost their life, you may seek compensation for… Read More


MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

While motorcycles are energy efficient, fun to drive and less expensive than cars and trucks, there are also inherent risks involved. Causes of motorcycle accidents frequently include: Roadway defects, hazardous road conditions… Read More


NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE

Nursing home negligence and abuse is illegal via federal and state laws. In 1987 Congress passed the Nursing Home Reform Act. This Act affects nursing homes that participate in Medicare and Medicaid and requires quality of… Read More


BOATING ACCIDENTS

Recreational boating is enjoyed by many in West Virginia. Unfortunately, boating accidents are far too common in West Virginia and throughout the U.S. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, in 2011 the following injuries were… Read More


PRODUCTS LIABILITY

Every year more than a million people require hospital or medical care due to injuries resulting from the use of products – most of which were used in the manner that they were intended to be used. If you were injured while… Read More


AMPUTATION INJURIES

Amputation injuries are devastating in so many ways. An individual who has had an amputation is likely to suffer: Physically – physical pain, physical hardship, loss of ability to walk, reach, grasp and more. Emotionally – … Read More


BROKEN BONES

Broken bones have virtually endless causes. If you experienced a broken bone that was caused by another individual’s negligence, or the negligence of an employer, a defective product or other cause, it is advisable to seek… Read More


DOG BITE INJURIES

If you were bitten by a dog, you may seek compensation in a personal injury lawsuit for costs resulting from your injuries, including medical care, pain and suffering and lost income. Because of the complexities of West Virginia’s… Read More


MESOTHELIOMA

Repeated exposure to asbestos can result in the accumulation of microscopic asbestos fibers. When these fibers build up in the mesothelium lining of the lungs, heart, stomach or other organs, cancerous tumors may occur. Mesothelioma… Read More


INSURANCE BAD FAITH / FRAUD

What is insurance bad faith? When an individual purchases insurance coverage with an insurance company, the insurance company has the legal duty to comply with the terms of the insurance agreement and to deal fairly with… Read More


ELDER ABUSE

According to The American Psychological Association, more than two million American elders are abuse victims. The vast majority of people love their dear elders and would do anything for them. These elders are the beloved mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts, uncles and… Read More


PREMISES LIABILITY

Property owners, property management companies and other responsible parties have a duty to maintain their property in a manner that is safe for guests and visitors. Premises liability law pertains to the legal duties and responsibilities… Read More


SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS

Slip and fall accidents may occur virtually anywhere. The causes of slip and fall accidents vary greatly. Slip and fall accidents may result from temporary conditions, such as oil that recently spilled on the floor. In other… Read More


HAZARDOUS BUILDING ACCIDENTS

Property owners and management companies have a duty to maintain the property in a manner that is safe for tenants, invited guests, visitors, passers-by and others on the property. If a tenant, visitor, employee or other person is… Read More


NEGLIGENT SECURITY & ASSAULT

Property owners and management companies have a duty to provide a safe environment for their guests, residents and others. In many cases this means that private security protection should be offered, in addition to other… Read More


SLIPPERY FLOOR

As a general rule, property owners and management companies, workplaces, shopping areas and others have a duty to take reasonable and ordinary precautions to keep the property safe for their visitors, customers and… Read More


UNEVEN SURFACE

If you were injured by falling, slipping, tripping or otherwise harmed because of an uneven floor surface, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Compensation in a personal injury claim commonly includes:… Read More


GROCERY STORE WAL MART ACCIDENTS

With approximately 35 Wal-Mart’s in West Virginia, and thousands of grocery, department and other kinds of stores, there is an endless and constant daily flow of shoppers, workers, employees, suppliers, builders and… Read More


CONSTRUCTION SITE INJURIES

Construction site accidents are extremely common, often resulting in severe injuries and death. In many cases, if an injury occurred to an employee of a company, Worker’s Compensation will cover the employee. However… Read More


18 WHEELER ACCIDENTS

Every year, 18 wheelers drive hundreds of millions of miles and are involved in thousands of crashes and fatalities. Drivers of 18 wheelers commonly get into accidents for a number of reasons, including: Driver inattention, Distracted driving… Read More


TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENTS

Tractor trailer accidents can be devastating, resulting in severe injury or death. When a car is struck by or otherwise gets into an accident with a tractor trailer, the odds are overwhelming that the tractor trailer will decimate the… Read More


TRUCK DRIVER NEGLIGENCE

Commercial truck drivers have a duty to drive safely and to obey the rules of the road. If a driver of an 18 wheeler or other large truck drives negligently and causes an accident, they should be held accountable for their actions… Read More


BIG RIG TIRE ACCIDENTS

Big rigs are known as 18 wheelers because there are 18 tires that support the load of these extremely large trucks. Big rigs may carry large loads and weigh up to 80,000 pounds, compared to the mere 3,000 or 4,000 pounds of an automobile. If a tire blows out, shreds, falls off… Read More


CAUSES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS

Tractor trailers, big rigs and 18-wheelers are names that apply to commercial trucks that may weigh up to 80,000 lbs. fully loaded. These workhorses supply most of the goods and supplies to stores and warehouses across the… Read More


TRUCK ACCIDENT LIABILITY

Truck accidents cause serious injuries and death. When negligence is involved on the part of the truck driver or the truck itself, liability rests upon various parties – and they must be held accountable. It is essential for an injured… Read More


FEDERAL REGULATIONS OF TRUCKING ACCIDENTS

The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMSCA) regulates the conduct of truck drivers and the trucking industry. There are a great many regulations that must be adhered to; failure to… Read More

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