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May 2014 Archives

Texting and driving poses high risk of a car accident

West Virginia drivers may know that texting while driving poses a high risk of a car accident. This behavior is risky and dangerous and one of the leading causes of incidents on the roads and highways. If a car accident is caused by this negligent behavior, it is possible that any victim could consider a personal injury or wrongful death claim.

Fatal car wreck in Virginia leaves a truck driver dead

A tragic car wreck in Virginia has left one truck driver dead. The accident occurred in the Warren County area along I-66 and caused traffic to be detoured off that route for several hours. It is believed that the fatal car wreck happened because a smaller vehicle, a Toyota Corolla, lost control.

Workplace accidents in mines still a continuing problem

It is well-known to many West Virginia readers that mining is a dangerous industry, as illustrated by the repeated workplace accidents that occur. Recently, there was coal mine accident in a mine that has been deemed by authorities as a repeat safety offender. Tragically, even through the mine has a history of workplace accidents, the job requirements led to the death of two employees.

Truck accidents side effect of fracking boom in West Virginia

West Virginia is a state that is experiencing an influx in truck accidents, possible due in part to the increased amount of fracking. The oil and natural gas production in the state have roads and interstates blocked with trucks and equipment haulers related to the fracking business. This highway congestion has also led to an increase in fatal and serious truck accidents.

Man makes wrongful death claim against medical clinic

A West Virginia man has filed a wrongful death claim, asserting that a dialysis clinic is responsible for the death of his wife. Fresenius Medical Care Holdings is named in the wrongful death suit, as well as a doctor and other companies. The company provides dialysis treatment in several medical clinics. Supposedly, a product made by this company causes additional health problems and may not have been tested properly before extensive use.

Woman files wrongful death claim against hospital

A West Virginia woman filed a wrongful death claim against a hospital after her husband died after receiving treatment in the ER. The wife also says that the doctors who were supposedly providing medical care were negligent and contributed to the circumstances that led to the man's death. The wrongful death claim was filed against Wheeler Hospital on behalf of the family of the deceased.

Distracted drivers talking or texting on a cell phone or PDA risk

West Virginia law enforcement is on the lookout for distracted drivers talking or texting on a cell phone or PDA. Police are referring to this as a "blitz, " meaning that they are taking particular initiative to stop drivers who are distracted behind the wheel. Distracted drivers talking or texting on a cell phone or PDA are a danger to themselves and to every other motorist on the road.

Wrongful death claim filed against popular race series

The Tough Mudder race series is facing a wrongful death claim filed by a mother after her son died during one of the popular events. The wrongful death claim was filed with a West Virginia court and names the Tough Mudder series, sponsors, rescue divers and others as responsible for the man's death during the race. Officially, the death of the man was ruled to be an accidental drowning.

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