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January 2015 Archives

What damages are available to accident victims?

Accidents are often unexpected. Not only do drivers and passengers not suspect being involved in a car accident, but also they are not prepared for the aftermath the car crash could cause them. When car accident victims in West Virginia are involved in a collision caused by a negligent driver, they are often aware of their rights and ability to file a civil action, such as a personal injury claim, in order to recover damages. But what types of damages are available to accident victims?

Taking action after a workplace accident

Many residents in West Virginia will work a good portion of their life. But when a workplace accident occurs, it not only impacts their ability to work but could also make it difficult to carry on and live a normal life. Our law firm understands how the lives of an injured worker and their loved ones could be seriously altered following a workplace accident. Moreover, our attorneys understand the importance of filing a workers' compensation claim in order to recover benefits necessary for their recovery.

Miner safety efforts help reduce fatal mine accidents

The coal mining industry is a crucial one in the state of West Virginia. The health and safety of miners are often of great concern. Mining is considered a dangerous and high-risk job that could cause serious and even fatal injuries to miners. This is why proper training and miner safety is important for employers and employees in the mining industry.

Understanding the symptoms of traumatic brain injury

When residents of West Virginia are involved in a car accident, they are often unprepared to deal with the aftermath of the collision. A car crash could result in a wide range of physical injuries that could temporarily or permanently affect the life of the car accident victim. A traumatic brain injury is considered a serious injury. Because of this, victims should be aware of common symptoms so they can take appropriate action following the incident.

When can an accident victim sue for pain and suffering?

Drivers and passengers in West Virginia are aware that they must be injured in a car accident in order to file a personal injury claim. Moreover, victims of an automobile collision have various recourses following an accident caused by another party. In some cases, a victim could suffer greatly from the injuries caused by the accident, and because of their pain and suffering, the damages and costs associated with the accident are large.

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