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Month: August 2013

Former Players, NFL Reach Settlement in Head Injury Lawsuits

Posted in Brain injuries,Uncategorized on August 30, 2013

A settlement has been reached between former NFL players and the National Football League over allegations that the NFL had not disclosed the dangers of multiple and frequent head injuries to players. The proposed settlement, totaling $765 million covers some 4,500 former players suing the league over head injuries. The settlement breaks down to $170,000,… read more

Practice Safe Driving this Labor Day Weekend

Posted in Safety Tips,Uncategorized on August 29, 2013

Labor Day weekend is unofficially the last weekend of summer for most. During this long weekend, millions of Americans hit the road to visit friends and family and to partake in recreational activities and picnics. With more people on the road, safety becomes even more important to drivers. For the past six years, the Labor… read more

Desertion as a Ground for Divorce in West Virginia

Posted in Divorce,Uncategorized on August 27, 2013

In West Virginia, there a multiple grounds for obtaining a divorce. Willful desertion or abandonment for six months is a ground for divorce from marriage in West Virginia. Desertion in divorce law is the voluntary separation of one of the married parties from the other. Desertion can also be the voluntary refusal to renew a… read more

What to do after a car accident in West Virginia

Posted in Car accident,Uncategorized on August 26, 2013

You’ve just been in a car accident and confusion abounds. Whether it be a minor impact collision, or a major wreck, car accidents can cause major headaches as they often cause an individual to deal with injuries, insurance companies and other parties to the accident. Whatever type of accident one has been in, there are… read more

Woman Flown to Hospital after Barbour County Car Wreck

Posted in Car accident,Uncategorized on August 22, 2013

A car wreck on Wednesday afternoon caused a woman to be flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown for treatment of injuries she sustained.  The wreck happened on Wednesday when a woman was driving north on Route 250 in Barbour County.  The woman collided with a truck that was pulling out of Midway Road.  Police… read more

Car Accidents and Brain Injuries in West Virginia

Posted in Brain injuries,Uncategorized on August 21, 2013

Vehicle collisions are one of the leading causes of brain injuries in the country. Unfortunately, many people do not even realize that they have suffered a brain injury following a car wreck. Furthermore, initial trauma treatment after a car wreck in places like emergency rooms often miss an initial brain injury diagnosis sometimes causing accident… read more

Back to School Safety in West Virginia: Bully Prevention

Posted in Safety Tips,Uncategorized on August 19, 2013

As our fourth installment on school safety, we have chosen to examine school bullying and how it can be prevented. In West Virginia, the state legislature adopted a policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation, or bullying. West Virginia Code section 18-2C-3 provides that each county board of education shall establish a policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation, or bulling…. read more

Back to School Safety in West Virginia: Tips for Motorists

Posted in Safety Tips,Uncategorized on August 16, 2013

With schools now in session in parts of North Central West Virginia, and the rest of them starting on Monday, the attorneys and staff thought it important to remind parents about some things to help keep their kids safer when going to school and while at school. For our third installment on school safety, we… read more

Back to School Safety in West Virginia: Playground Safety

Posted in Safety Tips,Uncategorized on August 15, 2013

Today is the first day of school for many kids in North Central West Virginia. Kids in Monongalia, Harrison, Preston, Lewis and Upshur counties all start school today, while those in Marion and Randolph counties start school on Monday. In this second installment on school safety tips, we will examine safety on the playground at… read more

Back to School Safety in West Virginia: Transportation Safety

Posted in Safety Tips,Uncategorized on August 14, 2013

Its back to school time in West Virginia! Children in Monongalia, Harrison, Preston, Taylor, Lewis and Upshur counties start school on Thursday, August 22, 2013, while kids in Marion and Randolph counties start school on Monday, August 19, 2013. With kids starting back to school it is important to review important rules to keep our… read more