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January 2017 Archives

Weather a factor for motor vehicle accidents in West Virginia

Weather can create dangerous situations on the road if the proper precautions are not taken. Slick roads can make a vehicle more difficult to control, and it may be advisable to travel at a much slower speed to prevent an accident from occurring. Bad weather plays a part in many motor vehicle accidents across the country. A recent accident in West Virginia involving similar conditions left two people injured.

Faulty emergency brake leads to wrongful death in West Virginia

Scheduled maintenance for company vehicles can be crucial in avoiding safety issues. Larger vehicles that carry heavy loads can be hard on brakes, and they usually require frequent attention. A man died in a recent accident in West Virginia when he was run over by his truck after the emergency brake failed. If the company is found to be negligent in the maintenance of the truck, a wrongful death claim may be filed by the victim's family.

Motor vehicle accidents may lead to lawsuits

Carelessness in navigating a West Virginia roadway can lead to an accident. When motor vehicle accidents are caused by negligent drivers, those injured can seek recovery of financial losses through a personal injury lawsuit. Several people were injured in a recent crash on I-79, including a sheriff's deputy.

Couple files products liability lawsuit after fall

People living in West Virginia buy certain products based on the functions those products are expected to perform. When a consumer pays good money for something that does not work as intended and he or she is injured as a result, a products liability lawsuit may be an appropriate remedy. A couple in another state recently filed a products liability lawsuit after the husband was injured while using a walker.

Coal mine accidents fewer but still too many fatalities

Workers -- and their families -- on the coal mines in West Virginia might sleep easier knowing that the number of coal mine fatalities in 2016 was the lowest ever. The U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration reported that only 25 deaths were mine-related last year, and only nine of those were coal mine accidents. While authorities may say only 25 died, mineworkers may feel that it is still 25 too many.

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West Virginia Association for JusticeAmerican Association for JusticeBrain Injury Association of America

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