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June 2016 Archives

Car accident could be grounds for personal injury claim

A recent West Virginia motor vehicle collision in Spring Mills caused injury to at least 12 people and caused the death of another. Although the cause of the car accident was initially under investigation, police now say that the driver was drunk at the time the crash happened. While the driver is facing criminal charges, the accident could be grounds for personal injury claims and a wrongful death lawsuit  as well.

Tragic accident could be grounds for wrongful death claim

Anton Yelchin, an actor known for his role in the Star Trek series, was found dead at his Hollywood home pinned between his Jeep Grand Cherokee and his fence. It is believed that the car continued rolling after the actor got out of the vehicle, subsequently resulting in this tragic accident. West Virginia readers may know that this particular vehicle model is currently under recall for a defect, and the circumstances could be grounds for a wrongful death claim. 

Products liability claim for a defective medical device

Have you suffered physical and emotional harm because you were implanted with a defective of dangerous medical device? Not only has your trust been violated, but you may also be left with medical bills from extra surgeries and an extended hospital stay. You may feel helpless, but you could have grounds to seek financial compensation through a products liability claim.

West Virginia police named as defendant in personal injury suit

A woman injured in a car accident has taken legal action against the West Virginia State Police for their alleged role in the incident. The personal injury claim was filed to recover compensatory damages on behalf of the plaintiff. She claims that she suffered physical and emotional trauma, including loss of enjoyment of life, in the accident.

Do cellphones cause motor vehicle accidents?

As West Virginia readers may know, a recent study reportedly connects cellphone use to cancer in rodents, which caused quite an uproar. While many people are anxious over the tie between cellphones and radiation exposure, one writer points out that the true danger of cellphones is their role in distracted driving. Cellphones are the single most common source of motor vehicle accidents involving distracted drivers.

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