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January 2017 Archives

People have rights following the wrongful death of a loved one

Suffering the loss of a loved one due to a fatal accident is a difficult and traumatic time for those in West Virginia and elsewhere. No one wants to have to bury a loved one sooner than expected, and after an accidental loss, family members often have many questions. In addition to wondering what happened and who was at fault, surviving family members may question what they can do to recover any losses suffered.

Plaintiffs allege premises liability in recent filing

Asbestos is a type of fiber that comes from certain rocks and soil, and it has properties that make it ideal for use in construction material, as insulation, and for many other commercial purposes. However, as many people in the Charleston area probably know, exposure to asbestos can result in people developing certain deadly diseases such as lung cancer and mesothelioma.

What is the financial value of a wrongful death case?

When a person dies in an accident, his or her personal representative, typically a close family member, can file a lawsuit on behalf of the deceased victim. This kind of legal action, known as a wrongful death case, is designed to compensate the estate of the deceased victim when the fatal accident was caused by someone else's negligence.

DWI accidents common during West Virginia winters

The holiday season brings out the best in most, and the worst in some. While many people act responsibly and attend parties, dinners and nights out on the town either not drinking, taking mass transportation, a taxi or having a designated driver, there are some out there who still get behind the wheel while intoxicated and pose a threat to not only themselves and their passengers, but everyone on the road.

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