Domestic Violence Support & Resources
Cranston & Edwards — Morgantown, WV
The past few years have brought a lot of turmoil and emotional upheaval to homes in Morgantown and throughout West Virginia. From the COVID-19 pandemic, political issues, drug overdose and suicide epidemics to many other stressful situations, we have witnessed an intense level of suffering across our region. Unfortunately, these and other stresses have contributed to an increase in domestic violence throughout our region. At Cranston & Edwards PLLC, we sincerely care about our clients and the communities we serve. If you or a loved one are experiencing physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, please reach out for help.
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Should I Sue a Faulty Product Manufacturer?
3 Things to Consider Before Filing a Civil Lawsuit
Defective products are quite common. Chances are, you have encountered many faulty products in your life. In most cases, when a product fails to perform as advertised you can simply return it to the place of purchase for exchange or a refund. When a faulty product causes serious personal injuries, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses under various laws that govern the safety of consumer goods, mechanical equipment, medical devices, and medications. Before you make the call to pursue a civil lawsuit against the individuals and/or companies you believe to be at fault, there are 3 things to consider first.
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Seriously Injured by Toxins, Poisons, or Hazardous Materials at Work In WV?
You Must Act Fast
Chemical manufacturing is the top industrial sector in West Virginia, followed closely by motor vehicles and parts, metals, petroleum and coal, aerospace and transportation equipment, plastics, rubber, pharmaceuticals, and tobacco products – all of which pose a distinct threat to manufacturing industry employees statewide. If you were exposed to hazardous chemicals toxins, or poisonous materials at work and suffered serious harm, it is important to obtain first aid and emergency medical treatment right away, then contact a West Virginia personal injury attorney skilled at protecting your rights.
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5 Habits to Avoid Sedentary Workplace Injuries
Lower Your Risk of Pain and Injury
Most people would not list working in a climate-controlled office all day as one of the most dangerous jobs. They would be wrong. Although full-time sedentary workers aren’t likely to suffer sudden and violent fatalities on the job, the damage to the body can be significant – and may contribute to an earlier death.
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How to Fight for Your Loved One
Catastrophic injuries are costly – and not just financially. The loss of all of the hopes and dreams you had for your loved one, being unable to enjoy life together as you had hoped, and having your entire future ripped from reality can be utterly devastating for the victim, as well as you and your entire family. Learn how to fight to get financial justice and the compensation you will need to provide a lifetime of care for your family member who was catastrophically injured through no fault of their own in West Virginia.
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Why Do Injured Pedestrians Need Legal Representation?
Cranston & Edwards PLLC Protects Your Rights
At some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian. Shockingly, 17 pedestrians are killed and more than 200 pedestrians are injured every day in motor vehicle accidents in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If you or a family member were seriously injured as a pedestrian, you might believe the case will be straightforward. Unfortunately, this is rarely true.
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Tragic College Suicide Epidemic Claiming Young Lives in West Virginia
Resources to Support Your Child
Across the nation and right here in West Virginia, the already troubling upward trend in suicide mortality has become epidemic. No one is immune. Suicide can happen to anyone — and it is hitting young adults especially hard.
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Seriously Injured by Physical or Sexual Assault?
The Victim’s Guide to Surviving Abuse & Assault
At Cranston & Edwards PLLC, we care about our clients and the community we serve. If you or a loved one has endured abuse or assault at the hands of another, we invite you to take charge of your future. We are pleased to offer six important steps you can take to empower yourself, along with several valuable resources you may find useful. As a survivor of interpersonal violence, you can pursue justice while getting the support you need to not just survive, but thrive. Read on to learn more.
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The 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020. Since then, cities, states, and entire countries have been put into lockdown, held to stay-at-home orders, and/or practicing self-quarantine and social distancing. As a result, “non-essential” businesses are no longer operating, and many employees are working from home. In West Virginia, we are under Governor Jim Justice’s “Stay at Home Order” until further notice.
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If you are involved in a car accident case, you will most likely be required to partake in a deposition. A deposition is an interview, held outside of a trial, about the details of the accident — it provides your account of the events to interested parties.
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