A road well-known as the scene of many accidents has seen yet another tragedy. A West Virginia man died in an accident at the bottom of Backbone Mountain as he lost control of his pickup truck while attempting to navigate a sharp curve. At this point, the fatal car wreck is still under investigation.
There are many reasons why teen drivers in West Virginia and elsewhere are more at risk for involvement in a crash. Due to a lack of experience and a tendency to distraction, teenage drivers are far more likely to be involved in a car accident than any other age group. Troubling statistics indicate that many teens pose a danger to themselves as well as others on the road.
There is nothing that can be done to undo the tragic loss of a loved one, but there may be options for family members left behind. If your family member was killed in a fatal accident at his or her mining or logging job in West Virginia, you have the right to take steps in order to recover your financial stability. You may be facing financial and emotional loss, but you could have grounds for a legal claim.
A West Virginia woman has filed a lawsuit against a major furniture company, claiming that she was fired because of her age. The claimant worked for Heritage Home Group LLC since 1999, but she was fired in 2014. Before she lost her job, she was working as a sales representative and states that she performed her job in a satisfactory manner. After the company was reorganized, she believes she was a victim of age discrimination.
A former employee of West Virginia University has filed a lawsuit against the institution, claiming that he was subjected to discrimination and other unlawful actions in the workplace. Filed against the WVU Board of Governors, the plaintiff alleges that he was ridiculed and bullied because he was simply fulfilling the requirements of his job. The claimed hostile work environment and discrimination ultimately resulted in his termination.
There are many reasons why a car accident happens, from dangerous road conditions to distracted drivers and more. However, car accident victims may sometimes fail to consider the possibility that a defective car part may have played a role in their suffering. Just recently, Ford recalled 129,000 vehicles over concerns that fuel leaks could place certain drivers at risk for injury.
Car manufacturers have a responsibility to protect consumers from unnecessary harm. This is particularly true when it comes to ensuring that all car parts are functioning as intended. Recently, drivers learned of a major recall from Hyundai due to a problem with the brake switch, which may lead to a higher chance of a car accident.