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Who Pays for a Rental Car After an Accident?

Posted in Car accident on August 17, 2020

A car accident in West Virginia could disable your vehicle for days or weeks. While your car is in the repair shop or you look for a replacement vehicle, you may need to rent a car. If you did not cause the car accident, you should not have to pay for your own rental car… read more

What Information Should I Exchange After a Car Accident?

Posted in Car accident on August 5, 2020

You have certain responsibilities after a car accident in West Virginia. As a driver, state law obligates you to remain at the scene and exchange information with the other driver. If you fail to stop at the scene of a car accident – no matter how minor – and leave your information, you could be… read more

What Happens During a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Posted in Wrongful Death on July 22, 2020

In West Virginia, a wrongful death is one that another person’s neglect, default or wrongful act caused. It is a fatal accident connected to someone’s negligence, wanton disregard for others’ safety or recklessness. In the event of a wrongful death, the representative of the decedent’s estate can file a lawsuit on behalf of surviving family… read more

West Virginia Trailer Towing Laws

Posted in Car accident,Safety Tips,Trucking accident on June 30, 2020

Trailers are necessary for many people in West Virginia. People use trailers that attach to passenger vehicles for transporting animals, cargo, debris, vehicles, furniture, work tools and more. Attaching a trailer to a vehicle, however, comes with many important laws and safety regulations. Breaking these laws could lead to a weak towing connection, loss of… read more

Nationwide Recall of Zantac

Posted in Dangerous Drugs,Uncategorized,Zantec on June 30, 2020

Recently, the FDA directed that all ranitidine (Zantac) products be pulled from the market immediately. The recall includes all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs as ongoing investigations uncovered levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable human carcinogen, increase over time. What is Ranitidin (Zantac)? Ranitidine (also known by its brand name, Zantac, which is sold by the… read more

Liability for Trespasser Injuries in West Virginia

Posted in Injuries on June 26, 2020

Most property owners do not worry about keeping their premises safe for trespassers. They often assume they do not owe duties of care to trespassers, who do not have permission to enter a property. Yet if an accident happens on your property and it injures a trespasser, you may face liability depending on the circumstances…. read more

Erin’s Law in West Virginia

Posted in Car accident on June 24, 2020

Hit-and-run auto accidents are especially devastating for victims. Not only did someone else negligently or recklessly cause the accident, but that person also avoided responsibility for damages by fleeing the scene. A hit-and-run could cause life-changing injuries without the victim being able to seek financial compensation for related medical expenses. Lawmakers in West Virginia are… read more

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Posted in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome on June 17, 2020

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is a growing problem in the United States and especially in West Virginia. While these numbers are rapidly increasing, pharmaceutical companies play a huge role in this. This is due to opioid manufacturers knowingly downplaying the dangers of dependency on opioid painkillers, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and tramadol, among others.  What… read more

What Is Considered Property Damage in a Car Accident?

Posted in Car accident on May 31, 2020

Car accidents are common enough to be a matter of when, not if, for most drivers. In 2017 alone, over 300 people lost their lives in fatal car accidents in West Virginia. This was almost a 13% increase from the number of car accident deaths in 2016 (269). Car accidents can cause serious injuries and… read more

Comparative Negligence in West Virginia

Posted in Personal injury on May 25, 2020

A claim based on someone’s negligence aims to hold that person legally and financially accountable for a victim’s damages for carelessly, wantonly or recklessly causing them. In a straightforward case, a defendant will be 100% responsible for causing a plaintiff’s damages. Many cases, however, involve the question of a plaintiff’s comparative negligence as well. How… read more