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West Virginia Auto Insurance Laws

Published on Apr 11, 2019 at 9:34 am in Car Accidents.

As a motorist in West Virginia, it’s important for you and every other driver to understand your state’s auto insurance laws. While this subject can get confusing, there’s a chance people will be better drivers when everyone knows the laws and requirements of their state because they’re more informed. In the event you’re ever in a car accident, you’ll know that you’re following the law and what you need to do to protect your claim. Let’s look at what basics your insurance needs to have in West Virginia.

Is it Possible to Sue the Government?

Published on Apr 5, 2019 at 10:41 am in Legal Information.

If you were injured in a car accident involving a police officer, were discriminated against by a government employee, slipped and fell in a post office, or were involved in any similar incident involving an injury or harm that was caused by carelessness or negligence on behalf of an official government agency, group, or employee, you might be wondering about your rights and how you can get the help you need to recover. While suing the government is possible, the process can be difficult.

You can take legal action against a city, town, county, or state government. The federal government can also be held responsible for negligence. There are, however, rigid steps to follow and deadlines to meet in order to avoid having your case thrown out. While any personal injury claim is bound to be complicated, going up against a government entity can make the case even more complex. You’ll need a strong legal team by your side to achieve the outcome you’re looking for.

How Can We Improve West Virginia’s Roadways?

Published on Mar 27, 2019 at 9:04 am in Car Accidents.

Thousands of automobile accidents happen on West Virginia’s roads every year. Lives are needlessly lost, and families have to find ways to pick up the pieces and move forward. There are ways, however, that we can improve the safety of our state’s roadways – at the individual and governmental levels. In order to become a better driver, however, you first have to understand why there are so many issues on the road to begin with.

How to Dispute Liability After Being in a Car Accident

Published on Mar 20, 2019 at 10:22 am in Car Accidents.

A car accident is a terrible experience to go through. After the shock of the accident is over, you may find that you’ve sustained injuries or your car has significant damages. You may not know what to do next or how your future will look after the crash. One of the best things you can do is protect your rights with the help of a personal injury lawyer.

DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC understands how difficult this time can be and can help you get the justice you deserve. Injuries from a car accident can possibly need hospital care or home care, and could have a long recovery time. If this prevents you from working, then this situation can be the source of a lot of stress. Our Charleston lawyers are well versed in car accident law and we know how to show that you weren’t at fault for the accident and that your injuries were the result of a negligent individual.

Noticing the First Symptoms of a Prescription Opioid Addiction

Published on Mar 13, 2019 at 11:26 am in Opioid Litigation.

Prescription opioids are often prescribed because they are effective for relieving moderate to severe levels of pain. When taken as directed, the medication can manage pain for a short amount of time. When long-term use is needed, patients need to be screened and monitored to ensure a physical dependency doesn’t develop – as that can lead to opioid addiction.

When patients who have developed a physical dependency stop talking prescription opioids, they can go through withdrawal, which includes symptoms like restlessness, insomnia, muscles and bone pain, cold flashes, vomiting, and diarrhea. When taken improperly, like in large doses or with alcohol, an overdose can occur and result in death.

What Are the Most Common Defective Medical Devices in 2019?

Published on Mar 6, 2019 at 12:42 pm in Product Liability.

Many people depend on medical devices to help make their lives easier. But when those devices fail, they can cause serious injuries. When this happens, the person may need to undergo more treatment or surgeries to fix the problem. After that’s done, they may have medical expenses and other costs that they are now responsible for.

In order to prevent injuries or complications due to a defective medical device, it can help to know which devices have a history of being defective, are under a current recall, or are being investigated by the federal government. Here are some of the most common defective medical devices in 2019 as well as some information about product recalls that may help keep you and your family informed:

What Happens When Someone Hits Your Parked Car?

Published on Feb 27, 2019 at 11:34 am in Car Accidents.

Returning to your car only to realize its been hit can be a frustrating and stressful situation. Tens of thousands of crashes occur in parking lots and garage structures every year. While a number of those collisions result in injuries and fatalities, a significantly higher number result in property damage to a parked car whose driver is not present. It’s common for claims to spike around the holidays because more people are out and about shopping; however, your parked car could be hit anywhere.

Filing a claim for an accident for which you weren’t present for can be confusing, which is why our attorneys are here to ensure you receive the compensation you need to repair your vehicle and continue on with your everyday tasks.

What Factors Can Complicate a Truck Accident Settlement?

Published on Feb 21, 2019 at 12:06 pm in Truck Accidents.

The trauma of a truck accident can be astronomical. They tend to have worse injuries and overall damages and can put someone’s life on hold while they worry about recovery and how they’re going to afford care for their injuries. At DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC, we believe in standing up for those who have been wrongfully injured.

Multiple factors can complicate a trucking lawsuit. Here are some of the most common factors that may impact a case:

Is Your Elderly Loved One at Risk for Elopement?

Published on Feb 13, 2019 at 3:18 pm in Personal Injury.

In a nursing home facility, residents are supposed to be regularly monitored to ensure their health and wellbeing are maintained. Unfortunately, when nursing home employees are understaffed or undertrained, residents can sustain significant injuries. Physical abuse, poor dietary options, few social activities, and unsanitary conditions can all result in harm. While those situations all take place in the facility, a resident is put in even more danger when they unknowingly leave their nursing home.

What is Elopement?

Elopement occurs when a nursing home resident leaves their facility. This can be dangerous for a number of reasons – the most pressing related to the elements they’re walking into. It is likely they will not have the appropriate clothes on to be outside. They may be lacking shoes, which could contribute to any possible falls. If the person is disoriented, they may be unaware of how far they’ve gotten from their facility and may not know how to contact their loved ones.

Signs That Your Medical Condition May Have Been Misdiagnosed

Published on Feb 6, 2019 at 11:13 am in Medical Malpractice.

We trust our doctors to listen to our symptoms and figure out what’s wrong. From there, we follow their recommended treatment and can then start to heal and feel better. But sometimes, they may get the diagnosis wrong. Your real issue is left untreated. This can harm your health and wellbeing. If you’ve been through this experience, you may have legal options. First, let’s go over some signs and red flags of a misdiagnosis that was caused by negligence:

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