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December 2013 Archives

Driver charged with DUI in crash that critically injured Nitro man

The group Mothers Against Drunk Driving reports that the number of DUI arrests in West Virginia dropped in 2013 from the previous year, when drunk driving-related accidents cost the state's citizens some $437 million. Nonetheless, people driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs still cause considerable harm.

Worker sues employer for disability discrimination

In the city of Charleston, a former worker at a utility company has filed a lawsuit in Kanawha Circuit Court complaining of retaliation on the job due to his disabled status. The claimant was working as a mechanic for about a year at the company up until filing his suit last month. Although he stated that he was a competent and able worker, performing his duties as directed and meeting all the requisites of his job, the company felt otherwise.

Cameraman sues NBC News, claims age discrimination

A former cameraman who was fired from this job on the set of MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" with Chuck Todd, is suing NBC News after he says he was discriminated against based on his age. The man said that he worked at the company for over 30 years, and tried to regain employment by filing a complaint with a government agency.

Selfies are the new texting, new car accident risk

Many people have discovered new social media outlets that let people express themselves more visually than with words. However, these new forms of social media have become extremely mobile, some of them are even exclusively applications for mobile phones.

Long-term brain injury effects detectable with new MRI technique

Long-term effects of brain injuries can include cognitive impairments, and other psychological symptoms. When someone suffers from even a mild brain injury, they might be unable to focus, and have trouble remembering things. Although these short-term symptoms might be easily detectable immediately after an injury occurs, some long-term symptoms might take weeks or months to appear.

Uninsured drivers shift car accident costs to victims

If you've ever been in a car accident, you might understand how frustrating it can be to deal with insurance companies. While the accident itself was likely a large inconvenience, at least insurance would cover the damage. However, imagine being involved in a car accident in West Virginia, in which you are injured, and the other driver didn't have insurance.

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