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Varner & Van Volkenburg, PLLC

WV Professional Liability Defense

As a West Virginia (WV) professional, you work hard to provide high-quality services for each client. However, sometimes things don’t go as planned and mistakes are made. If you are facing a professional liability claim, it’s time to partner with the WV professional liability defense team at Varner & Van Volkenburg, PLLC.

Attorneys Jeff Van Volkenburg, Debra T. Varner, and James A. Varner, Sr. have extensive experience defending professionals including lawyers, accountants, financial brokers, and others who have received a professional liability claim in WV. Our team has successfully resolved many types of professional disputes through negotiation, arbitration, or litigation.

Our WV Professional Liability Defense Goal—Reduce the Impact

When a professional is faced with a malpractice claim, we understand the repercussions can resonate well beyond the result of that specific case. At Varner & Van Volkenburg, our WV professional liability defense strategy is sensitive to the lasting impact that a malpractice lawsuit can have on your professional reputation and overall business.

We realize that discretion is required to minimize the blow of a malpractice claim, irrespective of the merit, or lack thereof, and we stand ready to work toward early resolution of your claim whenever possible. However, we are also prepared to aggressively defend your case at trial if necessary.

Professional Liability Insurance in WV

Professionals in certain fields must carry professional liability or malpractice insurance to do business in West Virginia. Chapter 33-1-10(e)(9) of the WV State Code defines malpractice insurance as coverage against legal liability for the insured professional. Your malpractice insurance policy may cover loss, damage, or expenses related to a professional liability claim in WV that alleges negligent expert, fiduciary, or professional services and results in economic damages.

As professional liability lawyers, we defend our professional clients every step of the way, from the initial claim to final resolution. Depending on your situation, we may review your malpractice insurance policy, commonly known as  known as errors and omissions coverage, to determine if your defense costs are covered and which potential liability claims are included in your coverage.  Considerations such as whether you have a declining limit policy will be addressed to determine the best course of action for a particular claim.

Types of Professional Liability Claims in WV

As a professional service provider you may face one or more of these professional malpractice claims:

  • Misrepresentation, alleging an untrue or misleading statement made to another person that causes them to take a certain action;
  • Good faith violations, alleging the failure to act in a fair and honest way
  • Negligence, alleging a failure to exercise a certain level of care under specific circumstances; or
  • Providing inaccurate or bad advice.

Any of these accusations can negatively impact others’ respect for you and result in future economic loss for your business. An experienced Clarksburg-based professional liability attorney understands that each allegation must be taken seriously and addressed promptly and effectively to minimize the potential damage.

Experienced Malpractice Defense Strategy and Counsel

We understand that your business and personal reputation are among your greatest business assets and a professional liability accusation can quickly undermine your personal status and community standing. The team at Varner & Van Volkenburg will work with you to assess your claim and create a customized defense strategy.

Together, we may pursue an extensive investigation, various discovery options, or file relevant motions to have the case dismissed. If a trial is necessary, our professional liability lawyers will aggressively defend your lawsuit with a detailed plan based on your resources and business goals.

The attorneys at Varner & Van Volkenburg, PLLC rank among the top WV professional liability defense attorneys, and we are proud to represent professionals in all types of liability claims throughout the state. If you need a legal team with experience and tenacity, call us at (304) 918-2840 or complete our online contact form to schedule an appointment to learn how we can help.

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360 Washington Avenue
Clarksburg, West Virginia 26301

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360 Washington Avenue
Clarksburg, West Virginia 26301