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November 2017 Archives

Hit-and-run car accidents may warrant legal claims

Families who lose individuals in automobile crashes may feel a sense of disbelief soon after the incident. The situation may be even more difficult to process if the driver considered at fault for the incident did not remain on the scene. Hit-and-run car accidents are common events and can prove fatal. When this is the outcome, surviving family of the victim may wait anxiously for an arrest.

Worried about wrong-way drivers? Here's what to do

You may already know that wrong-way drivers pose a serious hazard to individuals traveling on the roadways. You may have seen a wrong-way driver yourself and shuddered at the thought of the damage that individual could potentially cause to both people and property. On the other hand, you may have been more closely impacted by such an event after having had a loved one suffer serious or even fatal injuries as a result of a head-on crash.

Medical malpractice claims may be warranted after some deaths

When a close loved one dies, the surviving family may understandably face numerous struggles. They may question whether there was anything they or anyone else could have done to prevent the death. Unfortunately, the answer to that question sometimes is yes, and the fatality may have occurred due to negligence on the part of medical professionals. In such cases, families may have reason to file medical malpractice claims.

Estate planning mistakes could create complications

Having an estate plan can help many West Virginia residents safeguard against various issues that could arise. However, though estate planning can be immensely helpful, complications could come about if a plan is not created or updated properly. When individuals make mistakes with their plans, information could become outdated or terms may not be enforceable.

Does your loved one need a guardian?

If your West Virginia loved one is unable to care for himself or herself, you may have serious concerns about the well-being and safety of that individual in the future. However, there are legal options available to you as a concerned family member. You may be able to secure guardianship in order to ensure that the person has the care and support that he or she needs.

Is a hotel liable for the injuries you suffered?

When you choose to spend the night in a West Virginia hotel, you likely do so presuming that you will be safe from any unnecessary hazards and threats to your personal well-being. While most hotels work hard to ensure a positive customer experience, there are times when accidents happen and hotel guests suffer injuries. If this happened to you, you might be wondering what you should do next.

Fatal coal mining accidents can have personal, financial impacts

In West Virginia, numerous individuals make their living by having an occupation related to coal mining. Though this way of life is relatively common, the risks that come along with this type of job still pose considerable threats. Unfortunately, coal mining accidents occur relatively often, and many workers suffer serious and fatal injuries due to work-related accidents.


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