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Wrongful Death Archives

West Virginia coal miner dies in fatal workplace accident

A West Virginia miner, who was in charge of operating a shuttle for other miners going underground and then returning to surface, died when the vehicle he was traveling on hit some object that was made of steel. While the injured worker was taken by life-flight to a nearby hospital, he died from head injuries shortly thereafter. State authorities will continue to investigate this accident.

The most common causes of deadly distracted driving

While there has been a large amount of attention paid to texting and driving and cell phone use while driving, there are in fact a number of circumstances that lead to fatal accidents which fall under the broad umbrella of being caused by "distracted driving". While it may be hard to believe, cell phone usage is only the second leading cause of deadly distracted driving accidents, being blamed for 14 percent of them. While this is not to say that campaigns against texting and driving are therefore unimportant, it may lead one to wonder what other things or circumstances cause people to take their minds and even eyes off of the road.

Holding doctors accountable after tragic patient deaths

While it is always sad when a patient in the Charleston, West Virginia, area winds up dying despite being under a doctor's care, it is especially difficult when a family learns that the patient's death could have been prevented had the doctor been more careful or, to put it another way, followed the appropriate standard of medical care.

What is wrongful death?

Wrongful death law is the area of the law that protects family members of victims wrongfully killed in an accident. Wrongful death injuries are the worst type of harm that can be suffered by victims in a car accident or other type of accident. Surviving family members may be left with unexpected financial challenges as they struggle to deal with the emotional challenges they face following the unexpected loss of a loved one.

West Virginia drum truck accident kills and injures

Families and victims impacted by a truck accident are legally protected. A woman was recently killed and another woman was seriously injured in a truck accident with a dump truck in West Virginia. A 36-year old woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the truck accident and the 35-year old passenger in the vehicle was air-lifted to a local hospital. The second victim was listed in critical condition following the accident. A dog traveling in the vehicle was also injured and was given oxygen and taken to a veterinary hospital for treatment.

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