Can I Sue for Wrongful Death if My Partner and I Were Not Married?

Wrongful death laws are different in each state, but no state allows for wrongful death claims brought by a girlfriend or boyfriend. You must be a family member in the eyes of the law. That doesn’t necessarily mean that you had to be formally married to have spousal rights. And, even if you do not […]

Government Pressure Up on Takata Corp for Recalls

Takata Corp is under increased pressure from the US Department of Transportation to recall over 42 million vehicles that were fitted with potentially deadly air bags. The Japanese auto air bag supplier has been ordered to recall vehicles fitted with the faulty airbags according the deadline schedule released by the government agency on Friday, December […]

More American Babies Dying

September is Baby Safety Month. Nothing highlights the need for more awareness and action, when it comes to baby safety, than the statistics on infant mortality in the U.S. compared to other countries. There are many factors that contribute to infant mortality rates, including premature birth. What is most shocking is that we rank so […]

Negligent Security Claims

Every property owner, manager, or occupier has an obligation (or a “duty of care”) to provide adequate security to prevent criminal actions against guests, customers, and other people visiting the property. When poor security conditions lead to an assault, robbery, rape, or murder of a person on someone else’s property, the owner or manager of […]

Car Accidents Involving Pregnant Women

If you have been in a car accident while pregnant, you should seek medical attention immediately, even if you believe that you were not hurt, because your unborn child may have been injured. In the event of injury or death to your child, you might be able to recover damages for injuries to both you […]

A Wee Dram to Ward Off the Winter Chill

The term dram is a Scottish euphemism for a shot of whisky. Ergo, dram shop laws apply to businesses which serve alcohol. You have probably heard at least one story about a bar getting sued after a patron injured or killed someone in a drunk driving accident, and you may be wondering how that works and what […]

Protecting Your Legal Rights After a Fatal Injury: Wrongful Death Claims

One of the most solemn responsibilities I have as a West Virginia Personal Injury Attorney is meeting with and advising grieving families after the tragic, unexpected loss of a loved one. It can take months for a family to realize the myriad of ways their lives have changed as a result of the absence their […]

Keyless Ignition Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Danger

If you or anyone you care about drives a car with a keyless ignition, this warning is for you. The appeal of being able to start your engine with the push of a button is undeniable. No more digging around for your keys every time you get into the vehicle. One less frustration as you […]

Why More Adults can mean a Higher Risk of Child Drowning

Most parents believe that they are educated on drowning risks, responsible, and capable of protecting their children. Sadly, drowning and near-drowning are very common because parents do not fully realize how quickly and easily it happens. Even the best parents. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) drowning is the second […]