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May 29, 2023 | Car Accident,Personal Injury
Seat belts save lives. Between the years 1975 and 2017, seat belts are estimated to have saved more than 374,000 lives, according to the National Safety Council. However, despite the increased safety that seat belts provide individuals, there are still times when seat belts themselves cause injuries. Here, we want to discuss the most common… read more
What is Considered a Catastrophic Injury?
May 22, 2023 | Personal Injury
Some injuries are so severe that they can affect every aspect of a person’s life. There is a big difference between a concussion and a severe traumatic brain injury that leaves cognitive or physical disabilities, and defining catastrophic injuries involves looking at these degrees of severity. Here, we want to examine some of the injuries… read more
Proof in a Distracted Driving Accident
May 19, 2023 | Car Accident
Distracted driving leads to a significant amount of injuries, fatalities, and property damage in West Virginia and throughout the US each year. Individuals affected by distracted driving should be able to recover compensation for their losses, but it is crucial to prove that the other driver was indeed distracted. Here, we want to examine the… read more
May 10, 2023 | Car Accident
When we examine information presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we can see that driving distractions can be broken down into three main categories: visual, manual, and cognitive. Here, we want to examine what each of these types of distractions means, look at some data surrounding distracted driving across the country,… read more
Can I Recover Damages for Bed Sores?
April 28, 2023 | Medical Malpractice
Pressure ulcers, most commonly referred to as bed sores, often occur to nursing home and assisted living residents when staff members fail to follow skin care protocols. Bed sores should never happen in the first place, and when they do, they should be treated promptly so as not to become a more serious infection. Here,… read more
Use of Restraints on Residents in Nursing Homes
April 24, 2023 | Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury
Restraints on residents and nursing homes can occur in a wide variety of ways in West Virginia. There are various types of restraints that could be used against a nursing home resident, including tethering someone to a fixed location, physically holding individuals down, and the use of chemical restraints in the form of medications. Restraints… read more
Medication Errors in Nursing Homes
April 17, 2023 | Medical Malpractice
Individuals in nursing homes and other types of assisted living facilities should be able to depend on nurses and other staff members for quality care. Unfortunately, there are times when medication errors are made, and this can lead to significant long-term health consequences or even death. Here, we want to discuss nursing home medication errors,… read more
Injury Claims Against The Government
April 10, 2023 | Personal Injury
The vast majority of injury claims in West Virginia take place and the civil court system and involve regular citizens of the state. However, there are times when an individual may need to file an injury claim against a government entity. Here, we want to examine what it takes to file an injury claim against… read more
Who is Liable in a Single-Vehicle Accident?
March 27, 2023 | Car Accident,Laws
Individuals typically think of car accidents in West Virginia as incidents involving multiple vehicles. However, there are times when single-vehicle accidents happen. Even though it may seem like the driver of the only vehicle involved in an accident would be held responsible for the incident, there are times when third parties could be liable for… read more
Who Is Liable in a Sideswipe Accident?
March 20, 2023 | Car Accident,Laws
Understanding liability after an accident occurs is crucial, particularly for those who need to recover compensation for their injuries or property damage expenses. However, figuring out liability after a sideswipe accident can be challenging due to the nature of the incident. There are various ways that these accidents occur, and a thorough investigation needs to… read more