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Common Causes of Concussions in Football

Published on Jun 14, 2018 at 12:15 pm in Personal Injury.

Brain injuries can be caused by motor vehicle accidents, falls, and workplace accidents. But they can also occur in sports. Football is a major sport in America and many athletes can suffer from head trauma, mainly concussions. When someone suffers from brain trauma, their mental and physical health are both at risk.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a brain injury, you may be able to get compensation for your injuries. A West Virginia brain injury lawyer from DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC will help you with your claim and make sure you get the help you need. Brain injuries can lead to expensive medical bills and future rehabilitation. Knowing you have a financial cushion will allow you to focus on your recovery.

What Type of Doctor’s Note Do I Need After a Car Wreck?

Published on Jun 6, 2018 at 1:29 pm in Car Accidents.

After a car accident, you’re probably wondering about what you need for your car accident claim. You know you need the information of the other person who was involved in the crash, but what about after that? It’s important to document everything from the crash scene to your medical records.

A West Virginia car accident lawyer from DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC can help you with your claim. We have years of experience with car accident claims and know what you need to get results.

Why Is Prescription Opioid Addiction Dangerous?

Published on Jun 1, 2018 at 12:38 pm in Opioid Litigation.

The opioid epidemic has a hold on many people. It’s important to know the risks of taking prescription opioids and how they affect your body when you take them. Some may not know the strength of the drug or how they affect your biological functions as soon as you take them. Those who have taken prescribed opioids for a long time may also feel adverse effects.

If you or a loved one has been prescribed opioids and is struggling with addiction, you can seek legal aid. A West Virginia opioid litigation lawyer from DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC will fight for your rights and do everything to get you the compensation you need. We will look into opioid manufacturers and if your medical provider acted negligently when prescribing these drugs.

Can a Smartphone Detect When a Crash Happens?

Published on May 23, 2018 at 3:25 pm in Car Accidents.

Car crashes can cause severe injuries that require medical attention as soon as possible. If an injured victim doesn’t receive the care they need in a reasonable time frame, there’s a chance those injuries could worsen and cause long-term issues or the person could lose their life.

This makes communication with first responders essential to surviving a serious car crash. Nearly everyone carries their cell phone with them and there are now apps that will contact medics in the event of a car crash.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car crash, you may be worrying about affording medical bills and missing work. With the help of a West Virginia car accident injury lawyer from DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC, you can get compensation that will provide financial support for your future.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in West Virginia?

Published on May 2, 2018 at 1:16 pm in Wrongful Death.

Unexpectedly losing a loved one is a terrible and traumatic experience. When someone’s negligence caused this loss, you would want that person to be held accountable. Filing a wrongful death claim can be difficult to do on your own. While you may want to get the matter over with as soon as possible, this could mean you’re not exploring all your options. Settling early could end with an unfavorable settlement.

A skilled lawyer can make the difference in your case. A Charleston, WV wrongful death lawyer from DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC can help you with your claim. We understand how hard this situation is and we will do all we can to get your loved one the justice they deserve. An experienced, compassionate, and hardworking lawyer will fight for your rights and do everything to get you the compensation you need.

DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC has proudly represented the citizens of West Virginia for years and we’re eager to continue to stand up for this community and will use all our resources available to help your claim. You don’t have to worry about harassing calls from insurance adjusters trying to make you settle early—we’ll take care of that, too.

I Was Hit By a Distracted Driver – Now What?

Published on Apr 30, 2018 at 12:18 pm in Car Accidents.

Distracted driving has become a dangerous epidemic across the United States.  Distracted driving took more than 3,000 lives in the year 2016 alone.

Any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, or fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system is considered distracted driving.  Drivers of all ages, not just teenagers and young adults, are guilty of this dangerous offense.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), texting while driving is the most common and most dangerous distraction.  Sending or reading a text message takes your eyes off the road for approximately 5 seconds.  At 55 mph, this is equivalent to driving the length of a football field with your eyes closed.

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. DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC 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 DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC 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 DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC 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 DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC 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 DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC 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.

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