How to Transition From Assault Victim to Survivor

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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Legal Help From Cranston & Edwards Is Still Available During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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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Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

If you have been injured as a result of another person’s negligence, you’ve probably been advised to hire a personal injury attorney. Despite the advice of others, you may still be wondering how a lawyer can actually help in your situation.

At Cranston & Edwards, PLLC, our personal injury attorneys have the legal acumen necessary to build a strong case. We understand what is needed to prove liability in an injury case, and recover the compensation you deserve.

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month! As warm, sunny days are becoming more frequent and more motorcycles are out as a result, it is the perfect time for all drivers to think about how to safely share the road.

Motorcyclists and drivers behind the wheel of a car (or truck) can follow simple precautions to make the roads safe for all drivers.

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Asbestos Found in Claire’s Cosmetics Products Raises Product Liability Concerns

Asbestos contamination was found in products sold by the children’s retailers Claire’s and Justice, per a U.S. Food and Drug Administration, raising concerns of product liability. Claire’s, which filed for bankruptcy in March 2018, issued a recall of nine talc-based products in December 2017, after lab tests conducted by the Scientific Analytical Institute found that 17 products acquired from stores across the country contained asbestos (a naturally-occurring fiber which, when inhaled, has been proven to cause lung or mesothelioma cancer). Symptoms of asbestos exposure may not start for 10 to 40 years after exposure, but include shortness of breath, tightness in the chest, persistent dry cough, chest pain, and others.

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West Virginia Car Accident Statistics

As car accident lawyers, we are fully aware of the car wreck epidemic in our state. West Virginia, the Mountain State, has a reputation for dangerous driving conditions and dangerous drivers. As a matter of fact, the state is home to one of the highest rates of traffic accidents and traffic fatalities in the country. The state has a rugged terrain and many rural roads, but there is also a high rate of drug abuse. Compounding the problem further, the opioid epidemic has also impacted West Virginia, and drugged driving is a major problem. Another major problem is negligent driving, such as texting while operating a vehcile. These problems are even more dangerous in a state like West Virginia, with unpredictable weather and many winding, rural roadways.

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