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December 2018 Archives

Coal mine accidents that can lead to worker injury or death

The coal mining industry in West Virginia has been going strong for well over 200 years. In that time, numerous mine workers have suffered injuries or lost their lives in coal mine accidents. The victims of these events or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.

Motor vehicle accidents: Single-vehicle crash injures 2, kills 1

Losing control of a vehicle and veering off the road can be a scary experience. Should the vehicle strike a tree in the process, the safety and health of everyone inside could be placed at risk in the process, as even single-car motor vehicle accidents can have devastating results. A 25-year-old man has died and a passenger was airlifted to the hospital following a recent single-car crash in West Virginia.

Motor vehicle accidents: Distraction comes in numerous forms

When it comes to operating a motor vehicle, even a moment of distraction could create a potentially dangerous scenario. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents, and each of these incidents has the unfortunate chance of ending in catastrophe. While there are a multitude of circumstances in which drivers in West Virginia could become distracted while operating a vehicle, some tend to be more prevalent than others.

Wrongful death: Medical errors remain a major concern

Upon visiting a medical facility for treatment, patients in West Virginia and elsewhere generally expect to receive a certain standard of care. Unfortunately, this might not always be what is provided, as medical errors continue to be a growing concern. Families who lose someone close due to medical negligence may wish to pursue restitution through a wrongful death claim, but they might need guidance in the process.

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