West Virginia drivers face a barrage of distraction every time they hit the road. Some tools like hands-free tech aim to reduce these distractions. But how much danger can these devices cut back? Today we will look at three types of distractions drivers may encounter...
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Is new car technology safe?
On Behalf of Gellner Law Offices | Apr 20, 2020 | Firm News
If you are one of the many consumers who is thinking about shopping for a new car, truck or sport utility vehicle soon and it has been some time since you have purchased a new vehicle, you will want to educate yourself about the many new features commonly included in...
Drunk driver does not remember fatal sidewalk collision
On Behalf of Gellner Law Offices | Apr 8, 2020 | Wrongful Death
The driver involved in a fatal collision said he has no recollection of hitting and killing the Kanawha County college student with his pickup truck while she was walking on a sidewalk in Morgantown. About 11 months later, he caused another DUI hit-and-run fatality....
What types of errors occur in the ER?
On Behalf of Gellner Law Offices | Apr 2, 2020 | Medical Malpractice
If you are like most people, you think of your local emergency room as your go-to place any time you suffer an unexpected injury or illness. After all, by definition an emergency room has the doctors and other health care professionals to determine what is wrong with...
Is road rash severe?
On Behalf of Gellner Law Offices | Mar 30, 2020 | Auto Accident Injuries
West Virginia motorcyclists face many risks that drivers of covered vehicles do not. For example, the rate of traumatic brain injury is higher. Why? Because even with helmets, motorcyclists are more likely to hit the road. Another risk unique to motorcyclists is road...
Is your loved one’s nursing home guilty of neglect?
On Behalf of Gellner Law Offices | Mar 19, 2020 | Medical Malpractice
Leaving your loved one in the care of a nursing home facility is a difficult decision. You expect that he or she have the best possible care. Unfortunately, some nursing homes fall short of the standard of care. How do you know if your nursing home neglected your...
Charleston accident results in bus driver’s arrest for DUI
On Behalf of Gellner Law Offices | Mar 5, 2020 | Auto Accident Injuries
While people in Wheeling understand that the potential of being involved in a car accident is ever-present, most trust that those with whom they share the road place as much importance on driving safely and responsibly as they do. Such an expectation is especially...
How do you prove a wrongful death case?
On Behalf of Gellner Law Offices | Feb 7, 2020 | Wrongful Death
Wrongful death lawsuits are not criminal cases. According to Harvard Law School, this is so because they require a lower burden of proof. For these lawsuits, you can win with a preponderance of the evidence, unlike proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Proving...
Changes in family dynamics make brain injuries challenging
On Behalf of Gellner Law Offices | Jan 16, 2020 | Catastrophic Injuries & Wrongful Death
Catastrophic injuries can quickly devastate families because they change the entire dynamic of the home. When you suffer one of these, you must ensure that you are doing what you can to adjust to the changes that are occurring. A brain injury is one type of...
WTRF includes horrific accident recap in year-end stories
On Behalf of Gellner Law Offices | Jan 6, 2020 | Uncategorized
It's hard to conceive of a worse life-ending scenario than a pedestrian being struck by one vehicle and then dragged for miles by another. Yet, that was the fate of one local resident who met her demise earlier in November 2019.In its recap of the year's top stories,...
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