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January 2016 Archives

If nursing home malpractice cause a loved one harm, we can help.

When West Virginia families place their loved ones in the care of a nursing facility, it is with the expectation that their family members will be treated with the utmost care and concern. Unfortunately, nursing homes sometimes violate that trust, neglecting to properly care for residents or actually inflicting physical harm. If your loved one was subjected to nursing home malpractice, we can help you.

Drunk driving: a major safety concern for West Virginia drivers

Drunk driving remains one of the biggest dangers on the roads across the country, including in West Virginia. Lawmakers in the state have recently proposed measures that would address the danger and hopefully decrease the risk of a drunk driving accident. This new program would hopefully lower the overall number of accidents that involve a driver who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Woman files lawsuit, claiming that she was fired unjustly

A West Virginia woman has filed a lawsuit against Little General Store, claiming that she was wrongfully terminated from her job. The claimant was hired in 2013 as a member of a shift crew, and she was eventually promoted to shift manager. In 2014, she was promoted again to assistant store manager. Stating that she began experiencing harassment shortly after she began her employment, she alleges that she was eventually fired unjustly.

When children suffer traumatic brain injuries

West Virginia readers know that a brain injury can have a long-reaching impact on a victim. When children suffer this type of injury, it can affect their performance in school, their cognitive abilities and other aspects of their lives, and parents are often unsure how to offer their children the best support. Symptoms of traumatic brain injuries are different in children than in adults, and even minor damage can have a long-term, devastating impact on a family.

What should you do when dangerous roads cause car wrecks?

Many of America's roads are in poor condition, including many in West Virginia. Poorly marked lanes, lack of adequate light, damaged pavement and potholes are just some of the many ways that dangerous roads can cause car wrecks for innocent drivers. Drivers have the right to safe conditions and should take steps to protect these rights when factors beyond their control contribute to their pain and suffering. 

Worker faced hostile work environment due to discrimination

A West Virginia worker has filed a lawsuit against a former employer after facing mistreatment and discrimination at work. The man claims that he is the victim of a hostile work environment because of his age, resulting in bullying and other negative actions in the workplace. He is seeking damages from Blue Racer Midstream for his financial losses, which include punitive damages and attorney fees.

Teen drivers and the increased risk of a car wreck

West Virginia readers know that driving can be hazardous, especially when those behind the wheel are inexperienced or lack training in real world driving situations. Teen drivers are often too young and lack the training to properly operate a vehicle and safely share the road with others, but many parents still let their children behind the wheel before they are ready. Statistics indicate that teen drivers are at an increased risk for a car wreck. Parents are responsible for teaching safe driving habits.

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