A West Virginia company is facing a civil suit after one of its vehicles was reportedly involved in a truck accident. General Pipeline Construction, a company that constructs pipelines, was named as the defendant in the suit. The man who filed the suit claims that the truck accident left him with injuries and other damages.
West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller has pressed General Motors (GM) about the vehicle issues that have caused deadly car wrecks across the country. Speaking on behalf of two residents of the state, the Senator had questions for the automaker regarding a particular accident that claimed the life of their son. GM is currently facing legal trouble and pressure from lawmakers after a series of car wrecks and recalls related to an auto default in many of their vehicles.
When a fatal accident happens at work, relatives left behind should be eligible for benefits through workers' compensation offered by employers. However, two wives were recently awarded by a financial settlement from a lawsuit related to a fire in a West Virginia mine. Workers' compensation would typically be granted for a fatal accident at work; however, the particular circumstances of this accident make this case unique.
A West Virginia woman has recently filed a lawsuit after she suffered a brain injury and was subsequently fired from her job. While the brain injury did not occur because of a work-related incident, the lawsuit claims she faced discrimination from her employer and co-workers because of her injury and difficulties related to the accident. Any type of discriminatory action against an injured or disabled person is always unacceptable in the workplace.
A car accident can happen for many reasons, including reasons that are no fault of the driver. For example, a person could be injured in an auto incident that was related to a drunk or otherwise impaired driver. However, a car accident caused by distracted driving may seem more complicated simply because it could be more difficult to prove that a cell phone or other distraction contributed to the collision.
GM has announced that they have set aside a fund for victims of any car accident caused by the faulty ignition issues that have plagued the automaker. This fund will compensate victims who were injured in a defect-related car accident or families of those who were killed. Depending on circumstances, some victims could receive several million dollars.