About Patrick Jacobs

Pat Jacobs received his undergraduate degree from West Virginia University having graduated in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science Business Administration Degree with a major in Accounting. Pat graduated from West Virginia University School of Law in 1979.

What Makes Us Different

Attorney Pat Jacobs has over 30 years experience successfully representing injured and disabled individuals.

Client service and client satisfaction are our main goals. Each case gets personal and individual attention.

Our highly trained, experienced and dedicated staff insure that your case is fully investigated and prepared to win.

Our practice areas are wide ranging and include Workers Compensation, Social Security Disability, Auto/Truck wrecks, asbestos exposure, Mesothelioma, all lung disease and lung cancer cases, drug and medical device and product liability.

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No attorney has represented more UBB-related death & injury cases.

Suit for Personal Injury and Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress resulting from April 5, 2010

Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine explosion

Jason M. Stanley v. Performance Coal Company, Massey Coal Services, Inc., Don Blankenship, Massey Energy Company, Massey Energy Company a Delaware corporation, et. al.

Suit for Personal Injury and Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress resulting from April 5, 2010

Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine explosion

Kenneth J. Woodrum v. Performance Coal Company, Massey Coal Services, Inc., Don Blankenship, Massey Energy Company, Massey Energy Company a Delaware corporation, et. al.

Dependents’ claim for damages related to Wrongful Death resulting from April 5, 2010

Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine explosion

Tiffany Sovine on behalf of her minor children as heirs of the Estate of Howard D. Payne, Jr. in Erica Payne Stanley as Administratix of the Estate of Howard D. Payne, Jr. v. Massey Energy Company, Massey Coal Services, Performance Coal Company, Don L. Blakenship, et. al.

Suit For Personal Injury And Negligent Infliction Of Emotional Distress resulting from April 5, 2010

Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine explosion.

Owen Tommy Davis v. Performance Coal Company, Massey Coal Services, Inc., Don Blankenship, Massey Energy Company, Massey Energy Company a Delaware corporation, et. al.

Suit for Personal Injury and Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress resulting from April 5, 2010

Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine explosion

Dakota Davis v. Performance Coal Company, Massey Coal Services, Inc., Don Blankenship, Massey Energy Company, Massey Energy Company a Delaware corporation, et. al.

Wrongful Death Resulting from April 5, 2010

Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine explosion.

Jeffrey Skeens as Administrator of the Estate of Grover Dale Skeens v. Performance Coal Company, Massey Energy Company, AT Massey Coal Company, Inc. and Massey Coal Services, Inc.

Areas of Practice

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FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions about The Law Offices of G. Patrick Jacobs. Most are general questions, and the answers that we have supplied may not apply to your case. More specific questions can be answered by contacting our personal injury lawyers in West Virginia. We specialize in car accidents, wrongful death, and more. Our personal injury lawyers can answer any questions about injury and disability cases.

You have suffered personal injury if you have been injured because of negligence, recklessness, or misconduct by a third party. This third party can be anyone, from an individual to the state to a corporation. Our personal injury lawyers have settled a variety of West Virginia cases, including cases of medical malpractice, car accident injury, slip and fall injuries, construction accidents, wrongful deaths, drug and product defect injuries and more.

The statute of limitations is defined as the period of time during which you can file a claim for a given kind of case. This statute varies based on the state in which you are filing suit, and the violation that has been committed. For example, a victim must file a West Virginia medical malpractice case within two years of the time that he or she knew that medical malpractice had been committed. If more than two years passes before a claimant comes forward to file their case, the case will be barred, and the claimant will not be able to receive compensation. Again, the statute of limitations differs depending on the type of case. If you believe that you have been the victim of personal injury, you should contact our lawyers in West Virginia as soon as possible to learn more about the statute of limitations in your particular case.

In the majority of cases, personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of G. Patrick Jacobs will take your case on a contingency basis. This means that if we do not win your case, our services are free. If, on the other hand, we win your case, our fees will be taken as a percentage of your compensation. Also, our offices will initially pay the expenses of your case (which include hiring witnesses, compiling evidence, and other associated costs) will initially be paid by our offices. If we win your case, our firm will take these expenses out of the recovery. Thus, choosing to come in to our offices for a consultation will cost you nothing. If you think you have been a victim of personal injury, contact our office immediately.

Medical malpractice is negligence by a medical professional that causes injury. Negligence in medical malpractice cases is defined as any breach of the standard of care that another reasonable, equally qualified medical professional would have provided. When a doctor’s negligence (or a nurse’s, dentist’s, or other medical professional’s negligence) leads to a patient injury that would otherwise not have occurred, the doctor may be guilty of malpractice.

In most cases, personal injury lawyers do not charge any fees up front. Instead, you will be charged on a contingency fee basis, which means that if you win your case, the lawyer will be entitled to a percentage of your award. If you do not win your case, you pay nothing. As for the expenses of your case (such as hiring medical experts to testify and obtaining medical records), we will pay the fees initially. If you win your case, the firm will be reimbursed for their expenses out of the recovery.

This question can only be answered once you have described your experience in detail to one of our personal injury lawyers. At The Law Offices of G. Patrick Jacobs, we must feel able to establish a number of conditions in a court of law to take your case. We can only make this determination once we have heard your individual case in detail during a consultation. Fundamentally, we must be able to establish that a third party has been unreasonably negligent and that the negligence has been the cause of your injury. If you feel that you have experienced personal injury due to the negligence or recklessness of another, contact our lawyers to schedule a consultation. From there, we can determine whether our firm will represent your personal injury case in court.

Some examples of possible personal injury cases include: slip and fall injuries, medical malpractice, automobile accidents, wrongful deaths, brain injuries, and on-the-job injuries.