Manufacturers have a responsibility to produce products that are safe for consumers, with correct labels and clear warnings of possible hazards. However, not all manufacturers do this, marketing products that place innocent consumers at risk of injury or illness. In fact, some of the most commonly used products may contain products that are harmful, such as cosmetics. Products liability claims may be an option for some West Virginia consumers.
When a person is injured in a slip-and-fall accident, it is easy to assume that the fall occurred because of a person's own negligence or clumsiness. However, it is important to consider external factors and how they may have played a role in the incident. If negligence of any kind contributed to a slip-and-fall accident, a personal injury claim may be a reasonable course of action.
Workers in West Virginia coal mines face dangerous situations on every shift. While most coal mine accidents are preventable, they continue to happen because worker safety is often compromised by the need for company profits and production. Every coal mining accident is serious, and those who are fortunate enough to survive often suffer catastrophic injuries, including amputations, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord and orthopedic injuries.
Determining who is responsible for damages sustained in a drunk driving accident can be a difficult process, especially if there may be multiple parties accountable. This is illustrated by a recent case in West Virginia where a woman brought lawsuits against multiples businesses and individuals after a drunk driving accident. In motor vehicle accidents that cause injury, victims and families may be entitled to file a civil claim.