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What are the elements of a wrongful death action?

When someone wrongly kills another person, the criminal justice system represents the interests of society at large, whereas the civil justice system represents the interests of the victims. Both processes refer to the same underlying act, but involve separate standards.

What determines 'negligence' in car accidents?

What separates a simple accident from negligence may seem like a technical legal issue. But for West Virginia car accident victims, it can mean the difference between getting the other party to pay for damages and injuries or bearing those costs alone.

Seeking compensation after a wrongful death

Losing a loved one due to a car accident, medical mishap, defective product or other cases of wrongful death brings immeasurable hardship to the family that is left behind. Assigning a precise monetary value to that loss is impossible. However, survivors deserve the full protection of the law to cushion the financial impact.

My child died from a dog bite. Can I file a wrongful death suit?

Many Virginians own dogs and do their best to keep them away from situations in which someone could get harmed. However, sometimes dogs get loose and attack children playing outside. These dog bites can cause serious injuries or in some cases even death. If your child is killed in a dog attack, can you file a wrongful death lawsuit against the owner? Read on to learn about Virginia's dog bite laws and the legal rights you have.

Weather can be a dangerous cause of West Virginia car accidents

For the last week news outlets on the East Coast of the United States have been reporting that a major winter storm would arrive and cause major problems for those in its path. With it that storm was anticipated to bring snow, cold and other winter conditions that make getting around on foot or in a vehicle next to impossible. Although weather is often a contributing factor in many car accidents, drivers who endeavor to get behind the wheel during times when natural hazards are present are still responsible for being safe.

Three people dead in West Virginia after head-on collision

Three people died this weekend in a car accident on a West Virginia interstate. The accident was the result of one motorist driving the wrong way down the highway and causing a head-on collision with another vehicle.

WV coal executive pleads not guilty after deadly incident

Workers in West Virginia are aware of the dangers some occupations carry. While some jobs are inherently risky, certain safety measures can be taken by employers to increase safety for employees in the workplace. The mining industry is one that poses many dangers, and if employers do not take the appropriate steps that guard employers from these risks, a fatal work accident could occur.