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January 2015 Archives

What are the symptoms of mesothelioma?

The dangers of asbestos -- a common material used in the past to insulate homes and buildings in West Virginia -- are becoming well-known. If a person breathes in asbestos particles, they risk developing diseases such as mesothelioma, a rare type of cancer. For example, construction workers tearing down a building containing asbestos or people remodeling their homes can come into contact with asbestos and contract mesothelioma. Because of this, it is important to understand what mesothelioma is, and how to identify it.

No safety feature can prevent a fatal truck accident

Anyone in West Virginia who has bought a new car recently has probably noticed the immense amount of safety features that many of these newer vehicles have. Auto makers pour substantial resources into making their vehicles safer and safer, which can ultimately be a good marketing tool in a competitive industry. But, even the latest and greatest technology and safety innovations cannot adequately protect drivers and passengers from a collision with a semi-truck.

Car accidents can be very chaotic and traumatic

Any West Virginian who has ever been involved in a motor vehicle accident knows that it can be a very nerve-wracking experience. Immediately after the accident, the scene can be chaotic and stressful. Emergency medical services and other emergency responders will tend to anyone who suffered injuries. Meanwhile, law enforcement officers will try to minimize the accident's effect on other traffic, while also looking out for the safety of the people involved in the accident.

What are the consequences of spinal cord injury?

Hundreds of thousands of people in the United States have spinal cord injuries. As with so many other kinds of injuries, motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of spinal cord injury. Any West Virginian who has suffered this kind of injury understands the debilitating and life-altering effects that go along with it.

Assessing legal options after a slip-and-fall accident

Each year, many people in the Charleston area suffer injuries from slipping and falling. Whether the person just loses their footing or falls due to some kind of slippery substance or uneven flooring, serious injury can result from slip-and-fall accidents. When a slip-and-fall on someone else's property causes an injury that requires medical care, the victim may be unsure if they can pursue legal action against the property owner.

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