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Jury in Jefferson County Awards $1.5M for West Virginia Nursing Home Death

A Jefferson County jury recently awarded $1.5 million to the family of a West Virginia woman who died due to nursing home neglect. The victim was a 42-year-old mother with multiple sclerosis who resided in a CommuniCare facility in West Virginia. “Other than some physical limitations with her MS and some swallowing difficulties that got...

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Wide Gap Between Ohio, West Virginia, and US Fatal Crash Rates

Comparing National Average Deadly Crash Rate to Ohio & West Virginia According to a new analysis, the national car accident crisis continues to get worse. Early first-quarter estimates by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show the national fatal crash rate increased by 7% compared to the same time last year. That's 9,560 deaths...

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Many Take Potentially Impairing Medications Before Driving, AAA Study Says

According to a recent study conducted by AAA and reported on by WKTN News, many drivers take potentially impairing prescription medications that could make driving unsafe. Impaired driving is one of the country’s leading causes of car accidents, and prescription medications can severely impact a driver's ability to operate a motor vehicle safely. “Our research...

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U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Reach 40-Year High

Fatal pedestrian accidents increased last year in Ohio as well Pedestrian deaths reached a 40-year high in 2021, according to pedestrian accident statistics compiled by the Governor’s Highway Safety Administration (GHSA). “The safety of people on foot should be of concern to all roadway users because everyone is a pedestrian,” the GHSA said in a...

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List of Documents You Need for a Car Accident Claim

The moments after a serious car accident can be very confusing, but dealing with the aftermath in the days that follow can be too if you're not sure what documents you'll need to file a claim. If you choose to file a claim, obtaining and keeping certain records is important to the outcome of your...

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In Win for Assisted Living Residents, WV Supreme Court Allows Lawsuit to Proceed

A recent decision by the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia opened the door for a class of individuals living in West Virginia assisted living facilities to take their case before a judge and jury. The court ruled against Chancellor Senior Management, a Columbus-based organization that manages four assisted living facilities in West Virginia....

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted driving is a known and preventable cause of serious and fatal car accidents. Yet, crashes involving distraction continue to be a problem in Ohio and throughout the nation. This April is Distracted Driving Awareness month, a nationwide campaign to prevent distracted driving accidents. Ohio is serious about stopping car accidents caused by distracted drivers....

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Ohio Bill Would Make Texting While Driving A Primary Offense

Columbus car accident lawyers explain what the change would mean for drivers in Ohio Distracted driving is a major cause of car accidents. An average of nine people a day are killed by distracted driving in the United States, according to data from the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA). Texting is one of the...

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Charleston, WV 25301
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Columbus, OH

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Columbus, OH 43215
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