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Can You Sue Multiple Parties in a Multi Vehicle Crash?

Published on Jun 28, 2021 at 3:12 pm in Car Accidents.

Can You Sue Multiple Parties in a Multi Vehicle Crash

Being the victim of a car accident with only one other vehicle or only another object is hard enough. When there are multiple vehicles involved, it can make it even more complicated on every level. You might suffer from more injuries and damages, and you might not know who you can hold accountable for what happened to you.

With the help of a car accident lawyer from DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC, you can feel confident that your claim will be as strong as possible. You don’t have to worry about whether or not your attorneys know what they’re doing—at our firm, we have experience handling all kinds of car accident claims and will make sure we take special care with yours.

We All Miss Our Friend Sean McGinley

Published on Jun 9, 2021 at 6:31 pm in News.

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Sean McGinley died on June 3, 2021. Take one look in his office and you will see what Sean valued most in life—his wife Ana and their two sons Liam and Colin. Photos of their smiling faces are everywhere. Sean was a devoted family man who balanced his role as a husband, father, part-time coach, chauffeur, and fisherman while also being a passionate, intelligent, and successful advocate for his clients. We will always remember Sean’s great laugh, keen intellect, calming presence, and dry sense of humor. While we mourn his untimely and tragic death, we celebrate the way he lived his life and we will remember all of the good times we had with him.

The law firm wishes to thank everyone for the supportive calls, emails, texts, Facebook messages, and walk-ins. The show of support from the legal community is a true testament to the man Sean was.

What Intersections in Charleston Have the Highest Crash Rates?

Published on May 14, 2021 at 4:24 pm in Car Accidents.

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When you’re driving through Charleston, it’s important to know which intersections could be more dangerous than others. While you should be careful driving through any intersection, there are some with higher crash rates than others that you should be extra vigilant while driving through.

At DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC, we’re here to keep you as safe as possible by bringing to your attention the intersections in Charleston with the highest crash rates. If you experience a crash and injuries at one of these intersections and the collision wasn’t your fault, then you could use the help of our car accident lawyer in Charleston.

Let’s take a look at the different intersections in Charleston, West Virginia that you need to be wary of while driving.

How To Dispute an Insurance Claim

Published on Mar 4, 2021 at 3:01 pm in Personal Injury.

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Filing an insurance claim is meant to cover what you need from an event that left you injured or with property damage. For example, if you were in an auto wreck that wasn’t your fault, you’d file an insurance claim through your auto insurance provider. Ideally, they would fully compensate you for the damages you suffered and the costs you incurred from the accident.

How to Recognize Workplace Harassment and What You Can Do About It

Published on Jan 14, 2021 at 3:09 pm in Employment Law.

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When you enter your workplace, you should feel safe. You shouldn’t have to worry about being treated properly by your boss and coworkers. That’s why there are laws in place against workplace harassment so that workers can feel comfortable in their work environments, but unfortunately, some people break those laws. When you’ve been harassed at your job, you need to know what your options are.

At DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, we’re here to represent you after facing workplace harassment. One of our employment lawyers will ensure your rights are protected and the perpetrator of the harassment is held accountable for their actions.

What Are Your Options If You Experience Racial Discrimination in the Workplace?

Published on Jan 7, 2021 at 3:02 pm in Employment Law.

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Nobody deserves to be discriminated against, and especially not in the workplace. Not only is it treatment that people don’t deserve, it’s also illegal. When you experience racial discrimination in your workplace, you might be hurt, confused, and wondering what you can do to combat the hurtful experience you just had. There are plenty of options for what you can do moving forward to ensure that your rights are protected, and the discriminatory person or company is held responsible for their actions.

For support through your workplace discrimination claim in West Virginia, you’ll want to hire a lawyer from DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC. We have experience representing clients and defending their rights to have a safe and healthy workspace. Discrimination of any kind is a threat to safety, which is why we’re here to represent you.

How Many Medical Error Deaths Occur Each Year?

Published on Dec 22, 2020 at 2:18 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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When you trust a hospital, doctor, or medical staff with your care, you are trusting them with your life. Usually, they will correctly diagnose you, work quickly, and treat you to heal whatever is ailing you. But sometimes, the medical professionals who are supposed to be healing you end up making a medical error that severely injures you, or worse.

When you or a loved one has suffered an injury or death from a medical error, you could use the help of a lawyer. A medical malpractice attorney from DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC can get you the financial compensation you deserve for the injuries, damages, or other costs you suffered from medical negligence.

What Is the West Virginia Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice?

Published on Dec 17, 2020 at 1:13 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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Going to the doctor is necessary when you’re sick or hurt and need treatment. You expect the medical professionals who are there to help you will take proper care of you, but sometimes they can make mistakes from negligence. There are many factors that go into medical negligence, but regardless, the injuries and damages you were caused could have been prevented.

That’s why you might be interested in filing for medical malpractice. One of our med mal lawyers from DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC are here to guide you through a claim and get you the justice you deserve. We’ll help you determine what you’re owed and give you the legal support you need.

Tips for Riding a Motorcycle in Winter

Published on Dec 11, 2020 at 10:43 am in Motorcycle Accidents.

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When you think of riding a motorcycle, you might exclusively imagine riding on a sunny summer day. But you can still ride your motorcycle into winter if you’re careful and know the safest ways to ride in colder weather. While it could be more dangerous to ride in the winter, there are ways to ride that can keep you on your bike in December and still have fun.