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March 2016 Archives

Even a careful person can fall victim to a fatal accident

Serious accidents occur on a daily basis throughout the country, and unfortunately they occur with some regularity in West Virginia. Of course, most people try to take all appropriate precautions to minimize the chances of being involved in a fatal accident. However, there are no guarantees in life, and even the most careful person can still fall victim to someone else's negligence.

What are some effects of a spinal cord injury?

While back pain is a common problem for many people in Charleston, spinal cord injury is a whole other issue that can have a major impact on a person's life. The spinal cord serves many complex functions, and it is easy to take for granted just how important the spinal cord is when it comes to performing routine everyday tasks. So how exactly can a spinal cord injury affect someone's life?

Woman files premises liability claim against City of Charleston

For sports fans in West Virginia, March means a myriad of college basketball games leading up to the NCAA Basketball Championship. March is also an exciting month for high school basketball, as local and state tournaments get underway. For one Charleston woman, however, high school basketball in March may bring about some unsettling feelings.

An inattentive truck driver is especially dangerous

People who drive and try to do other things at the same time, like eating or using their phone, are a danger to themselves and to everyone else on the road. Distracted driving is not a new problem in West Virginia, but with today's widespread use of smart phones, the problem has become even more of a concern. While distracted driving is bad enough when it involves a driver in their personal vehicle, the dangers are magnified when the driver is behind the wheel of a big rig truck.

Medical malpractice and a doctor's duty of care in Virginia

When a person in West Virginia goes to a doctor, they expect that the doctor will give them sound medical advice and treatment. The same is true if a person has to go to a hospital for surgery or any other kind of care. Of course, nobody expects doctors to be perfect and to save every patient and cure them of all their problems. Sometimes, however, a doctor's missteps not only lead to the patient not getting better, but they actually make the patient worse off.

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