Brain injuries can be particularly difficult for a teenager. A vehicle accident or other incident may cause a traumatic brain injury that affects one's ability to walk, talk or even brush his or her teeth. However, the effects of this type of injury also can be behavioral, which can be just as devastating in West Virginia. New research shows that a large number of teenagers who end up in jail actually have brain injuries.
Medical care institutions in West Virginia have the duty to ensure that all medical staff in their employ will provide medical care of a standard high enough not to jeopardize the lives of patients. In cases where the level of care is compromised, medical malpractice claims may follow. In medical malpractice cases, a hospital or nursing home could be held liable for the actions of its medical staff.
There are numerous reasons why individuals in West Virginia choose to walk down the road during the early evening hours. This is often a great time to get some exercise and enjoy the cool breeze in the air. Others choose to walk because they are only going a short distance, and it is not worth driving. Regardless of the reason, a person walking along the side of the road expects that traffic will adhere to traffic laws and stay on the road. Recently, a driver veered toward a pedestrian, causing a car accident that resulted in the hospitalization of the pedestrian.
Many West Virginia drivers and passengers have suffered a serious injury from distracted drivers. Distracted driving can include behaviors such as texting, talking on the phone and more. Lawmakers in the state are taking legislative measures to curb this type of behavior after an alarming number of residents have suffered a serious injury because of it.
In the recent months, workplace accidents led to the death of two cell tower workers in West Virginia. Two other cell tower workers were injured and required hospitalization for their injuries. Similar workplace accidents across the country have led to an examination of the safety guidelines for these types of jobs.
A West Virginia family claims that a log truck driver is responsible for a truck accident that caused a significant amount of physical and emotional damage. Two parents and their young daughter were in a car traveling along Route 2 when they were struck by a log truck. The truck accident involved a company vehicle owned by MG Miller Trucking Company.