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10 Road Trip Tips for Families with Young Children

Published on Apr 18, 2018 at 12:02 pm in Fun Stuff.

Spending a long time in a car can be exhausting for anybody, but it is especially difficult for families with young children. Crying babies, bored toddlers, extended pit stops, and limited mobility can make everyone in the car feel like the drive will never end. DBD Law wants every family to reach their summer vacation destination safely and as peacefully as possible.  Here are ten tips you can use to help make car travel a happy and safe experience for your family:

Think “Safety First”. Pack plenty of water and a first aid kit. Basic car safety equipment, such as properly installed car seats, a flashlight, and jumper cables, is important to have in case you experience car trouble.

The Most Dangerous Interstates in West Virginia

Published on Apr 11, 2018 at 12:28 pm in Car Accidents.

Interstates make traveling easier. There’s a steady flow of traffic and people can get where they need to go in a timely manner. However, interstates have an accident risk because so many people use them. It only takes one moment of negligence from a driver to cause a potentially fatal accident.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, your injuries may be keeping you from work, giving you chronic pain, and causing emotional stress. You don’t have to go through this alone. Get in touch with a West Virginia car accident lawyer from DBD Law so you can start your path to recovery.

How Do I File a Personal Injury Claim in West Virginia?

Published on Apr 4, 2018 at 12:54 pm in Personal Injury.

When you’re hurt in an accident because of someone else’s negligence, you can file a personal injury claim. You’ll hold the negligent person responsible for their actions and you may be able to get compensation for what you’ve had to experience. In these situations, a lawyer can help you get back on your feet.

A West Virginia personal injury lawyer from DBD Law will stand up for your rights and get you the compensation you need. We’ve proudly served West Virginia citizens and will help fight for those who can’t fight for themselves.

A Brief Guide to West Virginia Car Accident Laws

Published on Mar 28, 2018 at 11:49 am in Car Accidents.

Car accidents can be traumatic experiences that cause injuries and emotional stress. A knowledgeable and experienced lawyer could be the difference between a favorable settlement and a settlement where you don’t get everything you’re owed. If you’ve been in a car accident, a West Virginia car accident lawyer from DBD Law can help you with your case. We’re ready to answer your questions and address any concerns that you have with your case and get you the compensation you need.

The lawyers at DBD Law have proudly represented West Virginia citizens for 40 years. We treat every individual’s case with the focus and care that they deserve. Our team draws from unique experiences and strategies that allow us to choose the best course of action for you.

Can Taking Good Care of Your Car Prevent Accidents?

Published on Mar 21, 2018 at 2:24 pm in Car Accidents.

As a driver, you want to make sure you’re doing everything you can to be safe on the road. This includes obeying speed limits, always signaling turns, and avoiding distractions while driving. But there’s more than you can do to ensure safety. Regular car maintenance keeps your car running smoothly. You want to be able to depend on your car to get you safely to your destination. Neglecting your car could lead to degradation of car parts and could cause complications on the road.

In the event of an accident, there are people ready to help you. A Charleston car accident lawyer from DBD Law will be at your side to get you compensation for your injuries or damages done to your property. You won’t have to worry about dealing with harassing calls from insurance adjusters or feel like you have to settle for less than what you’re owed.

Is Your Loved One at Risk for Psychological Abuse in a Nursing Home?

Published on Mar 7, 2018 at 4:01 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

When your parents get older, sometimes you’re faced with a difficult decision of placing them in long term care. Choosing the right nursing home for your loved one can be stressful, but it’s comforting to know that they’re going to get the care and support they need to live a dignified and fulfilling life. But sometimes, the nursing home doesn’t provide this care and take advantage of its residents.

Nursing home residents can be subject to different kinds of abuse: Physical, financial, social, and psychological. Psychological abuse takes a large emotional toll on seniors and may go unseen if you don’t know what you’re looking for. If you suspect your loved one is being psychologically abused, a West Virginia nursing home abuse lawyer from DBD Law can help. We’ll stand up for your loved one’s rights.

$1.4 Million Settlement Awarded to Family After Teen’s Death

Published on Mar 2, 2018 at 3:15 pm in Wrongful Death.

On May 24, 2014, 15-year-old Leland Brown II passed away when emergency personnel from Kanawha County, West Virginia took an hour to get the teenager to the hospital from his family’s home in St. Albans after his mother called 911. Leland collapsed in front of his mother, and she made the call immediately. By the time the response team made it to the family home and transported Leland to the hospital, it was too late.

He was pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital. The cause of death was determined to be cardiac arrest. According to the Kanawha Ambulance Authority and Kanawha Metro 911, the first delay of 19 minutes—the time it took the ambulance to get to the teen’s home—was a result of a funeral that was held the same day for a former ambulance authority board member. The county’s ambulance units were rotated to attend the funeral services, but one of the rotations was improperly performed.

Injured on the Job in West Virginia? Take These Steps

Published on Feb 28, 2018 at 4:02 pm in Work Injury.

Many people probably don’t associate their work with injury risk, but sometimes people are hurt on the job. You don’t have to work in construction or a profession with a high risk injury to hurt yourself at work. Simple items like loose electrical wires, poorly lit areas, or old, uneven flooring can be the cause of a sprain or broken bone.

The consequences of a workplace injury can prevent you from working, cause painful injuries that take a long time to heal, and accumulate a pile of medical bills. If you’ve had a workplace accident, a West Virginia industrial accident lawyer from DBD Law can help. We understand what you’re going through and will do everything we can to get you the compensation you need.

5 Telltale Signs that Wrongful Termination Happened

Published on Feb 22, 2018 at 12:48 pm in Employment Law.

Losing a job is a scary prospect for nearly everyone. You’re worrying about your source of income, finding a new job, and the time it’s going to take to have everything settled again. There are some situations where you may understand why you lost your job, but this isn’t always true. You may wonder what led to your termination, and if it was a legal termination.

If you’re thinking your employer fired you illegally in West Virginia, a Charleston wrongful termination lawyer from DBD Law may be able to help. We understand this situation is difficult and want to make your voice heard. Employers cannot wrongfully terminate their employees and not be held accountable for their actions.

Drug Companies Send Large Opioid Shipments to West Virginia Towns

Published on Feb 14, 2018 at 1:58 pm in Opioid Litigation.

West Virginia has faced the brunt of the opioid epidemic with 261 tri-county overdoses in 2016, and the highest overdose rate in the nation. You may wonder why this particular state was struggling the most with opioid addiction and overdose problems. Recently, a congressional committee found that drug companies have shipped 20.8 million prescription painkillers to two pharmacies to a town in West Virginia with 2,900 people over the past ten years. The pharmacies are a mere four blocks apart.

Williamson in Mingo County received the mass amounts of hydrocodone and oxycodone, far exceeding the amount of people living there and the shipments were never flagged or scrutinized by the drug companies. The House Energy and Commerce Committee is looking at this shipment and past ones to see how many pills were coming in to West Virginia over the past decade. They’re also looking for any correlation to how drug companies may have played a role in the current opioid epidemic.

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