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Morgantown Personal Injury Law Blog

How Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Helps to Heal Wounds

Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers can be an essential tool in healing difficult injuries, especially foot crush injuries from accidents. For example, a hard-working farmer in my mother’s community was removing a skid loader bucket when a heavy moving part of the machinery swung loose and crashed down on his right foot. This unfortunate worker suffered a severe crush injury and deep lacerations (cuts) to his foot. He required immediate emergency surgery […]

Parent and Teen Driving Agreement

TO MY TEEN DRIVER: This is an exciting time in your life! You can drive! This is a terrifying time in my life. You can drive! As you know, car crashes are the number-one killer of American teens. That is a scary statistic for me as a parent handing the keys over to my teen. At the same time, I understand that your new independence as a driver is important […]

Chemical Plant Explosion Kills One, Injures Two – Legal Remedies

A family in Putnam County, West Virginia is grieving the loss of their husband, father, and friend after a fire and explosion at a chemical plant in Belle, West Virginia. Additionally, two other workers were injured and hospitalized, according to Optima Belle Chemical. Preliminary information indicates a 1,200-gallon metal dryer became overpressurized during a chemical drying product operation. The material in the dryer was a compound used for sanitation. Investigations […]

Increase in Opioid Use in West Virginia During the Covid-19 Pandemic Leads to Increased Risk to Firefighters

The number of drug-overdose deaths across the Tri-State area (West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania) continue to outpace the number of individuals who have died as a result of the coronavirus as of Friday, officials said. Fire in Sabraton near Morgantown, West Virginia Results in Total Loss A recent fire that demolished an abandoned house in Sabraton near Morgantown, West Virginia illustrates the added risk the drug epidemic poses for our […]

Finding your New Normal after a Life-Changing Injury

Into each life, a little rain will fall. However, what happens if you – or a loved one is hit by a psychological equivalent of a tornado? If you or a loved one had a life-changing accident, getting back to relatively normal life can prove highly daunting. By definition, life-changing injuries are those that substantially interfere with one’s daily life’s activities. Some of these injuries, such as spinal cord injury, […]

Car Accidents and Children: What you Need to Know

The thought of a child being injured in a car accident is a parent’s worst nightmare. Whether it is a teenage driver or a baby in a car seat, injuries sustained by a child can last for the rest of the victim’s life. Since the safety of your children is your main concern, it’s imperative to have information concerning children and accidents. Check on Your Child The first intuitive thing […]

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West Virginia Personal Injury Attorney | Our Stories

Video Transcript: Jeff Robinette: During The Great Depression, when my father was a boy, he broke his arm and the surgeon reset in an L position. And so, the doctor had to re-break it, but the surgeon did it wrong the second time. They went back and the doctor said, "If I break it again he probably will lose his arm." My grandparents went to see an attorney and they [...]

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Another Great Event with Hoagy’s Heroes

Hoagy's Heroes did it again!  It was our pleasure to host the 2019 Ronald McDonald House Tabs Run to Morgantown. These fine folks delivered over 400 gallons of aluminum tabs and a cash gift to the Ronald McDonald House in Morgantown. Thanks to the Morgantown Police Department for their role in leading our group safely from the WVU coliseum to the Ronald McDonald House. The tabs given by Hoagy's Heroes [...]

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Deadly Pipeline Explosion | Pipeline Fatality and Injuries

Imagine the horror of waking up to a sudden, deafening sound somewhat like a bomb or tornado in your neighborhood.  On Thursday, July 31, 2019, just before 2 a.m., a massive gas pipeline explosion devastated Lincoln County, Kentucky, killing at least one person and injuring five.  Over 60 people were evacuated from their homes during this horrific nightmare.  Their lives were saved, but their property was not. Just to give [...]

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Watch Out in Work Zones!

Sometimes it seems there are only two seasons:  Winter and Construction.  Road maintenance is never-ending, though when it is neglected, complaints are loud and continual. Waiting for the road crews to finish their jobs is frustrating, but our first thought should always be to protect the life and limbs of the road construction workers. DOH Worker Hit by a FedEx Truck in West Virginia Road construction workers are at constant risk [...]

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