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September 2014 Archives

West Virginia lawmakers address dangers of coal mine accidents

Employment laws include rules and regulations aimed at maintaining a safe workplace for workers and laborers. This can be particularly important in the coal mining industry since coal mine accidents can be especially dangerous and can easily lead to losses of multiple lives. However, sometimes it takes a disaster to actually occur before regulators are aware that actions are needed in order to update safety regulations. Unfortunately, this seems to have been the case in West Virginia following a coal mine accident which killed 29 miners.

Family of West Virginia man files wrongful death suit

There is no denying that police officers in West Virginia and across the country have difficult jobs. Many are simply hard working individuals who want to protect their fellow citizens. However, a mistake made by officers can have serious, even deadly, consequences for an innocent person. The family of a 71-year-old man recently filed a wrongful death suit against several state troopers, claiming their actions led to their family member's death.

Dangerous food products could lead to products liability claims

There can be many dangers hidden in the American food supply, possibly opening the door for products liability claims from those who have been adversely affected. Dangerous foods can cause illness through bacteria and other types of infections, placing consumers at risk. Although many dangerous foods are recalled, products liability claims could still be an option for those who have become ill from these foods.

Personal injury suits an option after accident with semi-truck

After a recent bus accident was blamed on an allegedly negligent truck driver, victims could have the option of filing personal injury suits. The accident involved a West Virginia school bus full of children as it was stopped, picking up more students before school. At the time of the collision, the bus lights and stop signs were activated. Because of the circumstances of the accident, the families of the injured students may consider a personal injury case against the truck driver and the driver's employer.

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