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July 2013 Archives

Second Worker Dies from Doddridge County Drilling Explosion

A second worker injured from a July 7, 2013, drilling blast at a Doddridge County, West Virginia, drilling operation has died. According to various news outlets, the worker, Jason Mearns, 37, of Beverly passed away Sunday at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Why You Need an Attorney After a Car Wreck in West Virginia

If you have been injured as a result of another individual's careless choices, you have rights under the law.  As such, you need to make sure that you protect your rights after a car collision so you dont end up paying for someone else's careless driving actions.  Read on for some of the top reasons why hiring an attorney after a car wreck will help protect your rights.

The Top 3 Questions Kids Have in a Divorce and How to Answer Them

One of the more difficult moments in a divorce is telling your children. While it is recommended that parents tell their children about the divorce together, sometimes one parent decides to tell the children his or her story alone.

Adultery as a Grounds for Divorce in West Virginia

In West Virginia, there are several grounds for a divorce.  These grounds include adultery, cruelty, desertion, separation, felony conviction, habitual drunkenness, additction to the habitual use of any narcotic or dangerous drug, permanent and incurable insanity, abuse or neglect of a child of the parties or of one of the parties to the divorce, and irreconcilable differences.

Attorneys Volunteer Services to Support United Mine Workers


Yesterday, July 9, 2013, thousands of mine workers and retired miners descended upon Fairmont, West Virginia, to rally against Patriot Coal.  The UMWA is protesting the actions by Peabody Coal, Arch Coal, and Patriot Coal, with regard to health care benefits.  Miners who were promised health care benefits as part of their bargained for contracts are now in a position where those benefits may no longer be available.  The UMWA is protesting actions by Peabody and Arch which the union says caused Patriot to unavoidably go into bankruptcy.  At the Rally, UMWA President Cecil Roberts asked how a company could walk away from retirees at a time when they need their health care the most. 

8 Injured in Gas Well Site Explosion in Doddridge County, WV

Eight people were injured after an explosion at a gas well drilling site in Doddridge County, West Virginia, early Sunday Morning.  Doddridge County Emergency Services stated that the explosion occurred around 4 o'clock in the morning at a well site in New Milton, West Virginia.

Brain Injuries after Car Collisions in West Virginia

Car collisions often cause injuries.  When an individual is treated after an auto collision, the emergency room physician immediately examines an individual for physical injuries- does the person have a broken bone, hurt neck/back, shattered pelvis, etc.  Because emergency room physicians often focus on treating the immediately present physical injuries, brain injuries resulting from car collisions often go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.  This can occur because the victim may not immediately present with symptoms that indicate a type of brain injury, or because the physician is unaware that the victim hit his or her head in the car collision. 

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