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May 2015 Archives

Pedestrian death leads to drunk driving charges

A West Virginia woman is now facing a DUI charge in connection with an accident that took place earlier in the year. The driver, allegedly drunk at the time, struck a person, ultimately resulting the death of the pedestrian. A jury just charged the 24-year-old woman with drunk driving and causing death, which is in addition to various other charges related to the fatal pedestrian accident.

Elder abuse and neglect may affect your loved one

When a loved one is entrusted to the care of a nursing home or long-term health care facility, it is with the expectation that proper care will be provided. Unfortunately, nursing homes may fail to protect residents, provide adequate medical care and meet the needs of elderly residents. By understanding more about elder abuse and neglect, you can protect your loved ones from mistreatment.

Drivers at risk of airbag issues, even if no car accident occurred

Many West Virginia drivers, as well as many motorists across the country, could be at a higher risk for sustaining an injury due to unsafe airbags. Takata, the maker of airbags for Honda, Toyota, Nissan and other automakers, is under fire after a massive recall was initiated. The recall was started over concerns about the airbags causing a higher risk for injury, even if there was no car accident. It is estimated that the recall now affects over 11 million vehicles.

Murder charge filed after fatal car wreck involving pedestrian

A man is facing a murder charge for a fatal accident that claimed the life of another West Virginia man. Police say that the fatality occurred as the man intentionally hit the deceased with his vehicle, after which he was arrested and charged with homicide. According to a report of the incident, the two men had been involved in a physical alternation shortly before the fatal car wreck.

Fatal accident with log truck leaves motorcyclist dead

A tragic accident in West Virginia involving a log truck and a motorcycle left the motorcyclist dead. According to the details released by local law enforcement officials, the motorcycle was crushed after the log truck rolled over, pinning the individual underneath. The fatal accident required traffic to be diverted as emergency crews worked to extricate the motorcyclist.

New law to prevent bicyclists from suffering a car crash injury

West Virginia readers are aware of the severe consequences that can occur when a car or larger vehicle collides with a bicycle. Bicyclists can sustain serious or life-threatening injuries when a negligent, distracted or reckless driver causes harm. In order to prevent any car crash injury and protect the rights of those on bicycles, West Virginia has recently passed a law dictating how drivers must share the road.

Distracted drivers: when negligence causes fatal car wrecks

With the increase in cell phone use and the many distractions that drivers face, it should beno surprise to West Virginia readers that distracted drivers pose a risk to everyone on the road. After car wrecks caused by negligent drivers, victims may feel frustrated and overwhelmed by the situation, but there are legal options available. With the right legal ally, a victim can hold distracted drivers accountable for their actions.

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