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July 2016 Archives

Personal injury claim possible after pedestrian-auto accident

When a person is hit by a moving vehicle, there is a high probability that the victim could suffer from serious injuries, even death. A person has no protection against the impact of a car or truck, and even a low speed accident could have dire consequences. When a person is injured in a pedestrian-auto accident, that individual has the right to seek compensation through a personal injury claim.

Drunk driving crash could be grounds for wrongful death claim

A recent fatal accident in West Virginia serves as an example of how dangerous drunk driving can be. A passenger is dead as a result of a suspected drunk driver, and it is possible that the family of the deceased may have grounds for a wrongful death claim. The driver was able to get himself out of the vehicle, and he was taken for medical treatment at a local hospital. 

Could self-driving cars lead to products liability claims?

As West Virginia readers may have heard, a recent fatal accident has brought Tesla and its new autopilot function under scrutiny. A 40-year-old man was killed after the autopilot function failed to recognize a white truck against a bright sky, which ultimately resulted in a fatal collision. There is a debate whether automakers could be subjected to products liability claims if self-driving technology fails or if drivers bear the responsibility to react if they are in danger.

The rights of those injured in coal mine accidents

Those who are employed in the mining industry are exposed to certain risks that are inherent to the nature of their job. However, victims of coal mine accidents in West Virginia have rights, no matter how the accident and injuries occurred. As many of these accidents could have been prevented, victims must take care to protect their entitlements in order to secure a complete recovery.

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