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Tag Archives: Personal Injury

Understanding the Basics of Tort Law

“Tort” is basically an old-fashioned way to refer to damages in the legal world. A tort is any civil wrong inflicted by one person, entity, or business on another person. In most cases, damages only include financial compensation, as a tort is a civil wrong rather than a criminal offense. There are many different types… Read More »

Do You Have a Drug-Related Liability Claim?

When your doctor prescribes you medication, you expect it to make you feel better. However, sometimes the drugs do not do what you anticipate. You followed the directions you were given but still encountered unforeseen consequences. Or you were not properly warned of potential side effects. If you have been harmed by a pharmaceutical drug,… Read More »

Leading Causes of Fatalities on Construction Sites

According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), 3,929 workers were killed on the job in the United States in 2013. Of that number, 796, or 20 percent, were construction workers. Construction sites are one of the most dangerous places to work. Workers are constantly handling heavy equipment and hazardous substances, and working in… Read More »

Types of Defects in Product Liability Claims

Unfortunately, defective or dangerous products often make it into the marketplace. If you have been injured or made ill because of a malfunctioning product, you may have a product liability claim. When filing a claim, it is important that you clearly outline the problem with the product and how it harmed you. The different types… Read More »

How Distracted Driving Can Affect Your Case

The statistics speak clearly: driving while distracted is dangerous — almost as dangerous as driving intoxicated. However, the direct effect driver distraction can have on your personal injury case is not always so clear. The fact that the other driver was distracted leading up to your accident is almost always a very strong factor in… Read More »

Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents

Traveling on a motorcycle is inherently more dangerous than driving or riding in a car, not only because motorcyclists lack the protection of an automobile, but also because many car and truck drivers pay little attention to motorcycles. Even collisions that would be fairly minor if they occurred between two cars can cause serious injuries… Read More »

Who Can Receive Wrongful Death Compensation in West Virginia?

When a loved one dies because of the inattention or negligence of another, the survivors may have a legitimate wrongful death claim. West Virginia law generally allows surviving family members to file a wrongful death suit up to two years after the fatal injury, though some special circumstances may curtail that time frame to a… Read More »

What Are My Options If I Have Been Injured In A Coal Mining Accident?

West Virginia is one of the leading coal producing states in the United States. Recent statistics show that in the year 2011, the last year for which data is available, West Virginia ranked second in coal production behind only Wyoming. Complete state-by-state production totals can be found here. While production is good, safety is not…. Read More »

Know the Symptoms of Poisoning

Unfortunately, children face a very high risk of unintentional poisoning. Recently, two young siblings from Albuquerque, New Mexico tested positive for lead poisoning from makeup purchased from Afghanistan. The older child’s blood contained 27 micrograms of lead per deciliter, which is more than five times the level the Centers for Disease Control considers dangerous. The younger… Read More »

Can Pesticides be Harmful to Your Health?

With the multitude of products on the market to prevent pesky bugs, we often overlook the possibility that pesticides can be dangerous, but they can be very harmful to your health. According to a recent study, people with genetic mutations linked to Parkinson’s disease have an increased risk of developing the neurodegenerative disorder if they… Read More »