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November 2017 Archives

Motor vehicle accidents involving drunk drivers can be disastrous

Driving under the influence of alcohol is never advisable, and such a decision can increase the odds of a potentially dangerous collision. Motor vehicle accidents that occur under similar circumstances can be devastating, perhaps even more so if a pedestrian is involved. A recent collision in West Virginia involving a drunk driver has reportedly left a 29-year-old pedestrian with serious injuries.

Wrongful death: Failure to diagnose infection basis of lawsuit

When parents in West Virginia and elsewhere take their child to a hospital, they generally expect him or her to receive a certain quality of care in the process. Should a medical facility or health care professional fail to provide the appropriate level of treatment, the health of a patient could be place at significant risk. A family in another state has recently filed a lawsuit against an emergency room chain, claiming negligence led to the wrongful death of their 4-year-old daughter.

Motor vehicle accidents: Collision claims life of pedestrian

Dangerous collisions can take place under a variety of circumstances, and each one has the potential to end in disaster. However, motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians can be some of the most devastating incidents, and many families have been forced to endure the loss of someone close under similar circumstances. A recent collision in West Virginia has claimed the life of a man who was hit by a vehicle while walking alongside a road with his wife.

Motor vehicle accidents: Distracted driving remains a concern

There are numerous circumstances in which a serious collision can occur. However, some may be more prevalent than others, such as intoxicated or distracted driving. Despite knowledge of the dangers of distracted driving, such negligence continues to be the cause in many motor vehicle accidents, even in states with strict laws prohibiting the use of cell phones, such as West Virginia.

Coal mine accidents: West Virginia town impacted by another death

Most coal mining communities in West Virginia are established and flourish on the success of a mine. When fatal coal mine accidents occur, it typically impacts the entire community. Several residents of the Horse Creek Eagle Mine community have recently expressed sadness over the community's most recent loss.

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