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New Law Changes Coming to West Virginia in 2020

Published on Jan 2, 2020 at 7:07 pm in Legal Information.

With a new year comes new laws. While it’s possible a number of laws pass every year that do not impact your day-to-day life, it’s important to stay on top of the decisions state legislators are making. You never know what laws could apply to you in the future. In West Virginia, there are a number of new law changes coming in 2020. Let’s take a look at the requirements regarding REAL IDs, charter schools, and changes to DUI conviction records.

A Brief History of Employment Litigation in the United States

Published on Dec 30, 2019 at 4:00 pm in Employment Law.

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Not only should you feel comfortable at your job, but you should be aware of what your employer legally can and can’t do. That’s where employment litigation comes in. Employment law covers many different facets of a workplace, including workers’ comp, discrimination, medical leave, benefits, wrongful termination, and much more.

Since the full history of employment law is long and hard to understand, we’ve made a condensed version of the most influential documents you should know about. Employers and employees alike should have an understanding of how employment litigation works so that each party knows the legal parameters in case the law is broken.

How Often Does Elder Abuse Occur at Assisted Living Facilities?

Published on Dec 20, 2019 at 9:27 am in Elder Abuse.

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While many people may be familiar with nursing home abuse, they may not be as aware of elder abuse in assisted living communities. In an assisted living facility, senior citizens receive help with everyday tasks like maintaining hygiene, dressing, and eating. The main difference between assisted living and a nursing home is the level of medical care—nursing home residents often need 24/7 medical care.

Even though residents in an assisted living community may not require around the clock care like those in a nursing home, they still do need help. If they’re around staff members who don’t have their best interests at heart, the residents can be victims of elder abuse. Let’s take a look at the severity of this problem.

What Have Been the Largest Recent Auto Defect Recalls?

Published on Dec 16, 2019 at 3:21 pm in Product Liability.

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When manufacturers find a defect in an automobile, they will usually send out a letter to vehicle owners saying that they need to take it back to the dealership to have the defective part fixed. The defects aren’t always severe and could just be a small part that needs to be replaced in just a couple thousand vehicles.

Can I File a Lawsuit Against an Employer for Stress and Anxiety?

Published on Nov 21, 2019 at 6:18 pm in Employment Law.

Not all work environments are relaxing and accommodating. Sometimes, an employer can impart more stress onto their workers than is acceptable. At first, you might think that the expectations causing your stress are normal, but if it’s enough to affect your productivity and health, then it is considered unfair and unlawful. Thankfully, there is something you can do to stand up for yourself about excess stress and anxiety in the workplace.

The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Fun in Charleston – 2019 Edition

Published on Nov 19, 2019 at 4:01 pm in Fun Stuff.

The Ultimate Guide for Holiday Fun in Charleston 2019 Edition

During the holidays, it’s typical to want to stay inside under a blanket and drinking hot chocolate by a fire rather than braving the cold outdoors. But that doesn’t always get you in the spirit of the season. If you need to get out of the house and start feeling festive, then don’t look any further because we’ve compiled this list of holiday events in Charleston that are sure to get you in the spirit!

Tips for Prioritizing Safety When Driving Long Distances at Night

Published on Nov 15, 2019 at 7:28 pm in Car Accidents.

Most people don’t prefer to drive in the dark, especially for long distances, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. When that’s the case, it’s best to take as many precautions as possible since it can be a dangerous time to drive. Road fatalities triple during the night, according to research by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

In West Virginia, you’re not only at risk of hitting an animal, but you might also come across a drunk driver. That same research from NHTSA presents that drunk driving is the leading cause of fatalities in nighttime crashes in West Virginia, but speeding doesn’t follow too far behind. On top of that, the National Sleep Foundation ran a study where 3% of drivers admitted to falling asleep behind the wheel.

Your Legal Options When a Natural Remedy/Alternative Medicine Causes Harm

Published on Nov 6, 2019 at 10:42 am in Product Liability.

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Wellness is a term becoming more prevalent in our society. People are looking for ways to give themselves the best care possible. This is an excellent goal to have, but sometimes when people don’t have all the information, it can lead to taking substances that end up harming them. There are many unknowns when it comes to natural remedies as they’re not prescribed by doctors. If you’ve been taking natural remedies and have sustained injuries or illness, you should explore your legal options.

Product liability is an area of personal injury law for when defective products harm the people who use them. The natural remedy you’ve taken may have caused injuries and the company that was involved with that remedy may have known about the dangers of the substance or made a mistake when making and selling it. In any case, it’s worth taking a look into. The lawyers at DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC will review the validity of your claim. If we believe you have a case, we can start fighting for you.

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