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Is a health care power of attorney necessary for your estate plan?

Planning for the future is never easy, especially when it involves making difficult decisions about things that relate to your health care. The future may be unpredictable, but there are ways you can protect your interests and keep your loved ones from having to make difficult decisions on your behalf. One of the ways you can do this is by adding certain tools to your estate plan.

Will it ever be possible to win the war on distracted driving?

Distracted driving continues to be a problem that plagues West Virginia roads. Drivers face the constant threat that a distracted driver will cause them harm, and it is a problem that does not seem to be going away, despite education and widespread awareness of its danger. Because people are more distracted than ever, automakers and researchers are constantly looking for ways to combat this problem.

Different types of trusts can help you accomplish different goals

West Virginia readers know that estate planning is not something reserved only for the wealthy. It is prudent for every individual to have plans in place not only to ensure assets and property go to the appropriate people, but also to ensure that you have security and assurance in case of a contingency.

Who is responsible for your slip-and-fall accident?

If you suffered an injury in a slip-and-fall accident in West Virginia, you may feel embarrassed by what happened and confused about what you should do next. It may be possible that conditions beyond your control could be to blame for what happened to you. Another party may be liable for your pain and suffering, and you could have grounds to move forward with a premises liability claim.

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.

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.

Could social media hurt your personal injury claim?

It seems almost everything we do today potentially ends up in front of millions of eyes. Posting things on social media has become as common as brushing your teeth — whether that's the dinner you're about to eat at that fancy new restaurant in your West Virginia neighborhood to adding a new puppy to your family.

With a complex estate, DIY planning may not be the way to go

Estate planning can offer West Virginia residents numerous benefits. Not only can these plans help address the distribution of your assets after death, but you can also use your plan to address needs you may have while still alive. Because the decisions you make with these plans can have considerable impacts on your life and the lives of your surviving loved ones, you may want to ensure that you take the best approach in creating your estate plan.

Focusing on the task at hand could prevent a catastrophe

There are a multitude of circumstances in which a motor vehicle accident can occur. However, the result is often the same, with many collisions ending in disaster for those involved. If you have been in a collision and suffered serious injuries in the process, you may be wondering what to do from here.


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