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April 2018 Archives

Motor vehicle accidents: Rear-end crash kills 1, injures another

It is no secret that following closely behind another vehicle while driving can be a dangerous decision. Many motor vehicle accidents have occurred under similar circumstances, and although most rear-end collisions lead to little more than severe property damage, they also have the potential to cause significant harm to everyone involved. A recent collision in West Virginia has reportedly claimed the life of one person and left another in critical condition.

Motor vehicle accidents and the dangers of distracted driving

With an ever-increasing amount of traffic on West Virginia roads, many drivers may face a variety of potential hazards nearly every day. While motor vehicle accidents can take place under a multiple circumstances, some causes tend to be more prevalent than others. With the harm that can come from just a moment of inattention, one of the most dangerous scenarios drivers might face is the likelihood of encountering a distracted driver.

Wrongful death: Passenger killed in apparent drunk driving crash

By choosing to ride in the passenger seat of a car, an individual could be placing his or her safety in the hands of another party. Should a fatal collision occur, in which the driver is deemed at fault, the family members of the deceased may wish to pursue restitution through a wrongful death claim. A recent accident in West Virginia claimed the life of a 32-year-old man and left the driver facing accusations of impairment.

Coal mine accidents: Citations issued following fatal incident

Individuals in West Virginia and elsewhere who operate in the mining industry may work with and around a variety of heavy duty machines every day. When performing maintenance on a machine, the proper precautions must be taken to ensure it cannot suddenly start up. Failing to take the necessary precautions can lead to devastating consequences, and coal mine accidents involving machines are far too common of an occurence.

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