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Can You Sue a Restaurant Over Food Poisoning?

Getting sick after eating at a restaurant can be a particularly unpleasant experience, but it may provide grounds for a personal injury case only under rare circumstances. Typical food poisoning cases — or more accurately “foodborne illness” cases — involve scant evidence and a limited amount of damages. Although the experience they create can be Read More

Malnutrition and Dehydration Are Big Problems in Nursing Homes

Malnutrition and dehydration are two of the most common – and most serious – problems found in nursing homes. Some studies indicate that perhaps one-third of nursing home residents in the United States suffer from them. Malnutrition results when a person does not receive the proper amount of nutrients, either from not getting enough to eat Read More

How Product Liability Claims Are Processed

We buy products to make our lives easier, not injure us. Yet, every year many people are injured by defective products or inadequate warnings and must pursue damages under a products liability case. These cases can take several forms depending on the approach chosen by the representing injury lawyer. Strict liability, negligence, breach of warranty Read More

Why You Need a Police Report After a Car Accident

Car accidents are bad enough, but if you’ve been injured in a collision, the situation quickly becomes worse. If you were not at fault for the accident, chances are you can receive compensation for your medical bills and other damages. However, in some cases, the negligent driver or an insurance company will try and fight Read More

Who Is Liable When You Slip and Fall on the Sidewalk?

Sidewalk slip and fall accidents happen all the time, and depending on the nature and location of the incident, the injury victim may be able to claim resulting damages from their injury from either public or private entities. Read on to learn more about which situations may create a possible personal injury case and how Read More

What Are Medical Liens in a Personal Injury Case?

What Are Medical Liens in a Personal Injury Case? If you’ve been injured in an accident in which you were not at fault, you may be able to receive compensation for your medical bills and other damages. If you decide to pursue a personal injury case, you should be aware of medical liens. They are Read More

Protect Your Rights at Nursing Homes

Protect Your Rights at Nursing Homes By Jeff D. Stewart If you have a loved one who might have been abused or mistreated at a nursing home, you might need to act soon to protect your rights. New legislation, Senate Bill 338, which will take effect in July, will limit the time for victims of nursing Read More

Deadline Looms for Preserving Nursing Home Residents’ Rights

Deadline Looms for Preserving Nursing Home Residents’ Rights By Jeff D. Stewart In some years, the West Virginia Legislature gives, and in other years, it takes away. This year, lawmakers gave to the powerful and took away from the most vulnerable. Time is running out for anyone concerned about protecting the rights of a loved Read More

Is It Worth Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit for Whiplash?

Whiplash is a common soft tissue injury that often occurs when one vehicle is hit from behind by another motorist. This rapid acceleration from a stopped position or from a slower speed can cause the head to abruptly jerk forwards and/or backward, leading to whiplash. Whiplash is not the easiest injury to prove, although its Read More

Time Grows Shorter for Preserving Nursing Home Residents’ Rights

Time Grows Shorter for Preserving Nursing Home Residents’ Rights By Jeff D. Stewart Nursing home abuse is a serious problem. Unfortunately, the West Virginia Legislature has taken action that will limit the rights of abuse victims to seek justice. Senate Bill 338, which will become law in July, will place new limits on where and when Read More

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