West Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Tips for Keeping the Family Vacation Fun

My family has taken a vacation every summer since I was 5 years old. Last year we went to New Orleans and this summer we are going on a cruise. It used to be just my immediate family (mom, dad, and sisters) but the trip now includes my extended family, too - aunts, uncles and cousins.

Water Please

With summertime, comes heat, and with heat can come dehydration. As much as well all love summer, please keep in mind our bodies need some extra attention and help to maintain a healthy core. Water intake can play a big role in this.

Welcome to My Garden

One day as I was scrolling through social media, a picture of a beautiful garden caught my attention. Of course I opened up my friend’s online album and looked through her gardening creations. This got my wheels turning and I decided to make some floral creations for my own porch.

Bookmobile Summers

When I was a child, my family lived in a rural area that didn’t have much in the way of entertainment. Mind you swinging off a steel cable bolted to a tree from a very large hill and riding my bike off homemade ramps was fun, but the thing I loved most was summer reading from the Bookmobile. It would park at the church every two weeks all summer long. My sisters and I couldn’t wait for it to appear. We were each allowed to borrow six books for the two-week period, which wasn’t nearly enough. My sisters would run to the romance section. Not me. I went for the mysteries. They have always been my go-to reading genre.

A Special Visitor

A little over a month ago, I began noticing a strange “crowing” sound every time I stepped out on my deck. I could not figure out what it was, but knew it had to be some kind of bird or animal. A few days later I was surprised to see a beautiful ring neck pheasant perched on the fence surrounding our yard as I went down my driveway one morning. When I got home, I was delighted to see that he was still hanging around our house. I quickly nicknamed him “Phil.” I knew he was a male because only male pheasants have the beautiful coloring, while females are all brown.

The Importance of Sunscreen Use

As summer approaches, the warm weather and sunshine entices us to spend more time outside. As good as the sunshine is for us mentally, is can be very harmful to our skin. As a mother, I was a drill sergant with my daughters about applying sunscreen before they were going outside. Always receiving the “ugh, Mommmm” response. As with every kid, they did not want to take the few seconds and let me spray them down. It wasn’t until many years later, that I realized, as a mother, I was always applying it to their skin, and never worrying about my own. “Practice what you preach.” I now see some of the affects of not applying it on my own skin over the years has had.

Summertime Fun

I’m sure you’ve seen the memes on social media that reference not wanting to “adult” on any given day. Typically, I don’t mind “adulting,” but recently, with Mother Nature’s dose of hot weather and memories of how much I loved summer break as a kid, I’ve realize how I, and probably most youngsters my age, didn’t appreciate things as they were.

Hiring An Attorney On A Contingency Fee Basis

It is an unfortunate fact of life that some of us will one day find ourselves in a situation where we’ll need a lawyer. Maybe we’ve been injured by someone crashing their car into us or putting a defective product into the marketplace. Maybe we’ve lost a loved one because another chose not to follow basic safety rules. Maybe we’ve been cheated out of our hard-earned money by some unscrupulous corporation. As a lawyer, I hear about terrible situations like this all the time. And a lot of times, these calls come months after the inciting event, which often prompts me to ask the caller why they waited so long to reach out to an attorney. And the answer I hear the most, by far, is some variation on “well, I just don’t have the money for a lawyer.” If you ever find yourself in a similar situation, it may be because you’re not familiar with the “contingency fee” agreement.

The Answer for Coffee Drinkers

I remember being at Drovers having dinner with friends one evening when the discussion came up about a new coffee machine that would allow the user to quickly brew one cup of coffee at a time via the use of single serving pods. I can remember thinking how crazy that was. I mean what’s wrong with the old way – just brewing a pot of coffee? And then I had my first experience with the Keurig and I was instantly hooked!

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