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Month: July 2013

Second Worker Dies from Doddridge County Drilling Explosion

Posted in Uncategorized,Workplace Injury on July 30, 2013

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. Mearns was one of five people who suffered severe burn injuries in the… read more

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

Posted in Car accident,Uncategorized on July 29, 2013

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… read more

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

Posted in Divorce,Uncategorized on July 24, 2013

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. According to family therapist Diane Shearer, parents should look past the questions about the divorce and… read more

Manchin Named Chairman of House Judiciary Committee

Posted in News,Uncategorized on July 19, 2013

  Yesterday, July 18, 2013, Marion County Delegate Tim Manchin was appointed as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee by Speaker Tim Miley.  Manchin said he is eager to move into his new role as Chairman of the Committee. “Having worked side by side with Delegate Manchin on the Judiciary Committee, I greatly value his… read more

Adultery as a Grounds for Divorce in West Virginia

Posted in Divorce,Uncategorized on July 18, 2013

In West Virginia, there are several grounds for a divorce.  These grounds include adultery, cruelty, desertion, separation, felony conviction, habitual drunkenness, addiction 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… read more

Attorneys Volunteer Services to Support United Mine Workers

Posted in News,Uncategorized on July 10, 2013

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… read more

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

Posted in News,Uncategorized on July 8, 2013

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. Antero Vice president of production told television station WBOY that… read more

Brain Injuries after Car Collisions in West Virginia

Posted in Car collision,Uncategorized on July 1, 2013

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… read more