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How To Get a Copy of an Accident Report in West Virginia

Published on Sep 23, 2022 at 3:03 pm in Car Accidents.

Being involved in a car accident is a physically, financially, and emotionally traumatizing event. Depending on the severity of your crash, you may be left with thousands of dollars in auto repairs and a seemingly unending stream of medical bills. If you are unable to work after your car accident, making a full recovery might seem out of reach.

Common Challenges in Work Discrimination Claims

Published on Sep 9, 2022 at 1:34 pm in Employment Law.

workplace discrimination

Over 61,000 claims of employment discrimination were filed last year at the federal level. Although many hope that workplace discrimination is a thing of the past, the ugly truth is that it is a major concern for thousands of Americans in the workforce today.

The employment law attorneys of DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC provide some insight on the most common challenges in work discrimination claims. Work discrimination claims can be complicated, and it’s highly advisable to work with an experienced lawyer when filing your claim. 

How Do You Report Elder Abuse in West Virginia?

Published on Aug 26, 2022 at 3:46 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

caregiver with elderly person

Did you entrust your loved one’s care to a nursing home only to later learn that staff members mistreated them? If so, the time to take action is now. Aside from helping your family member take legal action against their abuser, you should also take reasonable steps to report elder abuse in West Virginia.

Reporting instances of elder abuse to the proper authorities will not only protect your loved ones, but may also prevent further harm to other victims who do not have a trusted family member to advocate on their behalf. Alerting authorities to acts of elder abuse also helps minimize the chances of future nursing home residents suffering at the hands of an abusive caretaker.

West Virginia Dog Bite Laws

Published on Aug 10, 2022 at 4:09 pm in Premises Liability.

West Virginia Dog Bite Laws

Many people fear dogs because they’re well aware of the dangers they pose if they attack. An adult dog’s bite is far more powerful than the nibble a puppy with small and perhaps less developed teeth might give you. The older a dog is, the more significant damage it can likely do with its teeth.

If you’ve been bitten by a dog here in Charleston, WV, you might have mounting medical bills you now need to pay. You may also want to find a way to assign a monetary value to the pain and suffering you have endured. A dog bite attorney at DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC can help. Let’s explore how West Virginia dog bite laws address dangerous canine attacks and your right to recover compensation after they occur.

What Injuries Are Motorists Most Likely To Suffer in High-Speed Crashes?

Published on Jul 22, 2022 at 2:12 pm in Car Accidents.

high speed crash

Speed is a key factor in determining the severity of a motor vehicle crash. The faster the speed of the vehicles at the time of the collision, the more likely it is that occupants will suffer catastrophic injuries or death. High-speed crashes can rob accident victims of their health, mobility, mental capacity, and even their life. In 2019, speeding killed more than 25 people every day. 

If your life was changed by the immeasurable consequences of a speed-involved car accident, we may be able to help. At DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC, we have experience defending clients who suffered catastrophic injuries or the death of a loved one in a high-speed collision. Our car accident attorneys advocate for crash victims harmed by another driver’s negligent actions. We serve individuals and families in Charleston, WV and the surrounding areas.  

How Do You Know if the Other Driver Was at Fault for Your Accident?

Published on Jul 22, 2022 at 2:10 pm in Car Accidents.

Car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. By the time you realize your vehicle has been hit, you might not have the presence of mind to realize what actions led to the collision. This is not an uncommon reaction, as the hormone adrenaline (sometimes referred to as the fight-or-flight hormone) will flood your body as your brain prioritizes survival over all else. Thinking about who caused the accident might not even occur to you until later.

Which Drivers Are Most Likely To Speed?

Published on Jul 8, 2022 at 11:35 am in Car Accidents.

Who would you point to if we were to ask you which motorists are apt to get caught speeding here in Charleston? Would your response perhaps be age or gender-related? Or would it focus on something else? Or would these typical generalizations not even make it on your radar?

How Common Are Falls on Escalators?

Published on Jun 24, 2022 at 2:04 pm in Premises Liability.

How Common Are Falls on Escalators?

While they are not overly common, there are at least a few places here in West Virginia that have escalators. Some establishments that commonly have these constantly moving staircases include multi-story office buildings, airports, shopping centers or malls, mass transit hubs, and sports arenas.

Many people fear using escalators because they’ve seen videos on the news showing individuals losing their footing and falling down. Are these isolated incidents or fairly commonplace? Are slips, trips, and falls the only injury risk escalator users have to worry about? Also, what injuries might result from an escalator-involved incident? Answers to these questions (and others) can be found throughout the remainder of the article.

What Tactics Can Insurers Employ to Delay Settling Your Accident Case?

Published on Jun 17, 2022 at 3:38 pm in Car Accidents.

What Tactics Can Insurers Employ to Delay Settling Your Accident Case?

The time immediately following an accident can be confusing and overwhelming for injury victims. While your main priority should be your health and well-being, you might struggle to truly focus on your recovery while you are also worried about your finances.

Medical bills, car repair costs, and lost wages from missing work can all add up faster than most people realize. Your best bet may be to pursue compensation via a personal injury claim. Unfortunately, you may face an uphill battle to get the compensation you deserve. Insurance companies are businesses, which mean they typically prioritize their bottom lines.

Tim DiPiero Featured in Marshall Magazine

Published on Jun 10, 2022 at 11:20 am in In the News.

DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress law firm’s own J. Timothy DiPiero was recently featured in Marshall Magazine, a publication issued by the Marshall University Alumni Association for the university alumni community. You can find the article featuring Mr. DiPiero in the Summer 2022 edition of Marshall Magazine.

The article, titled “Marshall vs. Notre Dame,” begins with the line: “Tim DiPiero will utilize whatever transportation is necessary to get to South Bend, Indiana, on Sept. 10.” This upcoming date in fall 2022 marks the first meeting of the football teams of Marshall University and the University of Notre Dame.

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