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November 2016 Archives

What is the difference between a closed TBI and an open TBI?


Whether you are in a car accident, are injured due to a slip-and-fall accident or suffer from a workplace injury, individuals in West Virginia could suffer a head injury in a variety of accidents. A traumatic brain injury is a serious injury that could greatly impact the life and well-being of the accident victim. Therefore, it is important to understand the variety of TBI's that a victim could suffer and how the victim could recover from or rehabilitate such an injury.

Two-car crash in West Virginia caused by failure to yield


Motorists in West Virginia are very aware that they must share the road with a multitude of drivers. And while it is common the travel next to other vehicles, motorists must also prepare for the actions of drivers when a crossroad or intersection is reached. Driving defensively means watching out for the actions of other drivers around you and being prepared to respond appropriately with braking or evasive action. However, even the best defensive driver cannot always expect the negligent or reckless acts of another driver, making it difficult to avoid some car accidents.

Settlement reached in 2014 Elk River chemical leak case

The civil case against West Virginia American Water Company and Eastman Chemical settled this week for $151 million. Eastman Chemical continues to deny negligence in the spill, but agreed to pay $25 million to resolve the matter. West Virginia American Water claims that the lawsuit is "without merit," but will pay $126 million in damages.

Can you sue your employer if you are injured on the job?


West Virginia employers are generally required to carry workers' compensation insurance, which provides benefits to employees in the event of a workplace injury. By providing employees with this benefit, employees are typically protected from personal injury claims brought against them by an injured employee.

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