Avoid these mistakes if you want to protect your car accident injury claim.
Detecting Drugged Driving in West Virginia
Medical marijuana will become legal in West Virginia, come July 2019. Today, across the nation, recreational marijuana is legal in nine states and pot for medical use is legal in 29 states. And more states are likely to soon join these ranks as public support to legalize and decriminalize marijuana grows steadily.
Accidents on the Shoulder of the Road or Highway
Vehicles parked along the side of the road is a common sight. There are many reasons for a driver to pull the vehicle over including car trouble, phone calls, and health issues.
Carnival Ride Safety, Accidents, Injuries, and Fatalities in West Virginia
Many of us have heard in the recent news about the tragedy that took place at the Ohio State Fair. A man was killed and seven others were injured when a ride malfunctioned. These rides are designed to be thrilling or scary, but passengers are usually confident that they will be safe. As is seen in this case, however, accidents can happen, and it may be necessary to contact a personal injury attorney to learn what your rights are after such a tragedy.
St. Patrick's Day brings to mind shamrocks, leprechauns, pots of gold, and good luck, but luck can't save you from a drunk-driving crash. Unfortunately, March 17 has become a deadly day in the United States, with a dramatic spike in drunk-driving fatalities, a day when 30-40% of vehicle accidents are caused by DUI.
In contrast to the many Senate and House Bills before the West Virginia State Judiciary Committee in this 2017 Legislative Session that threaten to undermine the legal rights of every West Virginian, there are clarifications and additions that we can agree with in House Bill 2099 as introduced by Delegate McGeehan to the Committee on the Judiciary.
SB 277: Unnecessary, Unaffordable, and Wrong for West Virginia
With the current legislative session now under way, tort reform advocates have stepped up their efforts to push through legislation that will benefit corporate and insurance industry interests. One such piece of legislation, SB 277, calls for the establishment of an intermediate appellate court. For many years this type of legislation has been rightly rejected for a host of valid concerns, from prohibitive costs to stripping citizens of this state with a fair judicial system.
Woman Rushed to Hospital After Charleston, West Virginia Police Cruiser Crashes Into Vehicle
An elderly woman in Charleston, WV was hospitalized for injuries after her car was struck by a Charleston area Police Department vehicle. The officer driving was responding to an emergency burglary call, but had neglected to have his lights and siren on while exceeding the speed limit. This could have been due to a number of different legitimate reasons, but the end result was that an innocent woman was seriously injured and later died from those injuries.