It is no surprise that as smartphones were invented and quickly grew in popularity and accessibility, the occurrence of distracted driving increased. Now, years after the first smartphone appeared, it is a daily occurrence to see drivers looking at their phones, no doubt checking social media, text messages, changing music or watching videos. These moments when eyes are off the road and attention is elsewhere are the moments when people can die, be seriously injured and be in disastrous accidents. If you’re involved in an accident with a distracted driver, your injuries and damages warrant compensation. Utilize the experience and knowledge honed by our team of Morgantown auto accident lawyers at Cranston & Edwards, PLLC: put a strong ally on your side.
Accidents are bad enough when they involve commuter vehicles, or even SUVs and pickup trucks. However, when a crash involves a commercial tractor trailer weighing as much as 40 tons (that’s 80,000 pounds), the damages and injuries are almost always severe. In these cases, it is vital to have the legal representation of a Morgantown truck accident attorney who can help you prove fault and get the compensation you deserve.
Pay attention to the news on any given day and you will probably be presented with one story or another about the latest dangerous drug that is causing widespread side effects across the country. Sometimes it is not even a new drug that you are being warned not to take but instead one that has been on the market for years and years. Prozac, for example, has been around for decades and consumers have been warned that it may cause suicidal tendencies, rather than prevent them as it is supposed to do, from day one.
Ever since the majority of Americans got their hands on smartphones, safety organizations have been scrambling to keep them out of sight while people are driving. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 23% of all car accidents involve one or more drivers using a cellphone at the time of collision; some studies suggest that number could actually be as high as 40% but require more research. It is also believed that one-in-five car accident fatalities among teenagers involve texting behind the wheel. As harrowing as these statistics already are, experts agree that the actual numbers must be much higher, as most drivers will not admit to being on their cellphone while driving due to the illegality of the behavior.
When a newborn suffers an injury either during birth, shortly before, or immediately after, it is referred to as a birth injury. Complications from birth injuries can frequently last a lifetime due to the fact that the infant must now begin to develop and mature with a disability or debilitation. The only way to ensure that a birth injury does not harm a newborn is to prevent them from happening altogether, and this task requires an understanding of what causes them.
Due to the delicate nature of the brain, any number of accidents or incidents can cause someone to suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI), from car accidents to dangerous prescription drugs. Even a brain injury that could be considered mild in comparison to a traumatic brain injury can cause the victim to suffer lifelong consequences, such as memory or sensory loss. If left untreated or diagnosed, it is not uncommon for a TBI to result in death.
When you lose a loved one, it can be a very difficult time as you mourn their loss and strive to honor the life they lived. However, when the loss of this loved one occurs due to the reckless or negligent actions of another, it can be a very frustrating and confusing time. What are your legal options? Can you even hold the negligent party accountable? Who can step up to file this claim? All of these questions can be complicated, but with the help of a compassionate lawyer, you can work towards giving your loved one the honor and justice they deserve.
A Fayette County man has decided to pursue a lawsuit against Genesis Healthcare and Hidden Valley Center for incidents of nursing home negligence against his sister. The woman was a resident at Hidden Valley Center, which is part of Genesis, from November 8, 2012 to December 18, 2012 according to reports. During this time, her brother claims that his sister not only suffered neglect from the professionals, but abuse and mistreatment as well.
The Morgantown personal injury lawyers at Cranston & Edwards, PLLC recently obtained a jury verdict in excess of $625,000 for a personal injury victim and obtained an important result from West Virginia Supreme Court in the case of Liston v. Kenney.
With the high rate of car accidents throughout the country, it is likely that you will find yourself involved in a collision at some point. The more you drive, the more you increase your chance of an accident but you can be prepared. In the aftermath of a wreck, many people realize that they don’t know what to do next. Having thought that they would never be in this position they are unsure what to ask for or who to call. Below are some of the steps to take upon being involved in a car accident.