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July 2015 Archives

Defending those who are suffering from elder abuse or neglect

It is particularly heartbreaking when a helpless individual is abused, neglected or mistreated by those who are supposed to provide care. Our team is dedicated to helping elderly individuals in West Virginia who are suffering from elder abuse or neglect. We know how hard it is to see a loved one suffer, but we can help those who cannot help themselves seek a full recovery for their pain and injuries.

Multi-vehicle car accident leads to temporary closing of I-64

Interstate64 in West Virginia was recently reopened after an eight-hour closure. Authorities took several hours to clean up the spilled fuel that was leaked after a massive car accident. The collision involved nine vehicles, including a tractor trailer and a dump truck. Several injuries were reported after the collision.

Woman files suit after being fired, cites gender discrimination

There are various types of discrimination that may be found in a workplace. In astate outside of West Virginia, a woman recently filed a lawsuit against her former employer, alleging that she was a victim of pregnancy and gender discrimination. The claim alleges a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which includes the Pregnancy Discrimination Act

High risk for car crash injury due to defective auto parts

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched an investigation into the major manufacturers of airbags. The initial investigation was expanded after there were two separate reports of malfunctioning airbags. According to reports, millions of vehicles may be outfitted with airbags that are at risk of explosion, placing all drivers at a higher risk of car crash injury.

Increased risk of a car wreck or motorcycle crash in the summer

As West Virginia readers know, drivers must share the road properly with motorcycles, other motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. Even one moment of distracted, negligent or reckless driving can result in a serious car wreck, resulting in physical injury or even death. As the summer progresses, there will be more drivers and motorcycle riders on the roads, which will mean drivers should exercise extra precaution.

Was your car wreck caused by a distracted driver?

If you have been injured by a distracted driver, or if you lost a loved one because of the actions of a negligent driver, you have experienced the pain and trauma that often follow. Unfortunately, West Virginia drivers and every motorist across the country are at a higher risk for accidents as distracted driving is a growing concern. If you are unsure of what factors contributed to your car wreck, it is possible that distracted driving was the cause.

Cancer victims and wrongful termination: victim rights

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, West Virginia employers cannot discriminate against employees with a physical disability. A person who is diagnosed with a condition that could impair his or her ability to work, such as a cancer, should take steps to fully understand his or her rights. When a cancer patient is subjected to wrongful termination or harassment, legal options are available.

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