Welcome to Our Hometown: A Year's Outlook on the Thriving City of Morgantown, WV

Posted by Alex Shook on Feb 8, 2017 5:04:31 PM

Thriving.

That’s the word that comes to mind when I think of Morgantown and greater Monongalia County. Last year we saw construction of the new I-79 Exit 153 interchange come to a close with the grand opening of the Coach Bill Stewart Exit. We saw stores and restaurants like A.C. Moore, Chipotle, and Kirkland’s add new life to University Town Center. A Buffalo Wild Wings opened its doors for the first time only a few weeks ago, and in early December, Dana Holgorsen signed on to continue coaching the Mountaineer football program into the 2021 season.

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Topics: Morgantown, Mon County

When Innocent Distractions Threaten Your Life

Posted by Alex Shook on Sep 30, 2016 11:10:00 AM

Smartphones are made to make our work and social lives more efficient. We can send quick messages, make phone calls, and check emails from virtually anywhere and get a response almost instantly. They’re also a growing source of entertainment with millions of games and social apps like Facebook and Instagram to make connecting with friends and family fun and easy.

Our smartphones do so many things to keep us connected, but when an individual chooses to use their phone while driving, they put the lives of those around them at risk.

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Topics: Distracted Driving, Smartphones

3 Pieces of Advice for the Person Injured in a Car Crash

Posted by Jacques Williams on Aug 25, 2016 12:10:00 PM

No one expects to be in a car accident, but it can happen to anyone on any day at any time.

An average of 5.6 million car accidents occur every year in the U.S., an average of 15,342 accidents per day. Out of those 5.6 million accidents, an average of 2.3 million people are injured as a result of careless drivers. These people suffer from injuries that cost them thousands of dollars in medical bills. They are often left unable to work or live their lives the way they did before the wreck.

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Topics: personal injury, car crash, car accident

Health Providers Must Have High Standard To Avoid Medical Malpractice

Posted by Jacques Williams on Jul 16, 2015 9:56:00 AM

Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider has failed a patient by making a mistake. It’s when a doctor, nurse or staff member neglected to do his or her job correctly and, as a direct result, injured a patient. Since this injury shouldn’t have happened, the patient may have a right to compensation.

It would be ridiculous to say doctors and nurses never make mistakes -- we know this isn’t true. However, health care providers must be held responsible for the results of their mistakes. Society holds motorists responsible for their negligence when they cause vehicle accidents, so health care providers should also answer for mistakes that cause their patients harm.

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Topics: medical malpractice, Compensation, health care providers

What Happens To The Families Of Medical Malpractice Victims?

Posted by Alex Shook on Jul 9, 2015 9:00:00 AM

We can’t bring a loved one back who has been a victim of medical malpractice, but we can make sure that his or her family members are taken care of by getting them the compensation they deserve.

At Hamstead, Williams & Shook, we have teams of medical experts whom we consult with to review every medical malpractice case. These are serious and difficult cases and not every claim, not every bad result, is medical malpractice. So, when we get a case, we investigate it thoroughly by gathering and reviewing all of the relevant medical records. If a case has merit, we’ll consult with one of our experts in the medical field with an eye toward preparing a lawsuit to move forward in court.

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Topics: medical malpractice, personal injury, personal injury lawyer in morgantown, morgantown law firm