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October 2015 Archives

Helping victims navigate civil actions after a motorcycle crash


Negligence is often the culprit of automobile collisions on West Virginia roadways. When a motorcycle is involved in a crash, it is likely that a motorist failed to see the motorcyclist. Whether it is due to distractions, intoxication or reckless behaviors such as speeding, when a motorist fails to check blind spots, signal turns and yield to oncoming traffic, it is likely that a motorcycle accident will ensue.

Teen drivers and distracted driving


Drivers of all ages pose and face all types of risks on the roadways in West Virginia and other states across the nation. While any driver could be the cause of a distracted driving accident, there are often more concerns regarding teen drivers. When new or inexperienced drivers gets behind the wheel of a vehicle, they may not fully understand the dangers that even small distractions pose. Because of this, it is important to highlight the dangers that distractions pose to all drivers, especially teen drivers.

Are mine safety measures decreasing fatal mining accidents?


Because mining accidents could result in serious and even fatal results, taking steps to avoid these types of work incidents in West Virginia and other states across the nation is imperative. Mine safety is crucial to ensure the health and safety of miners as such measures seek to ensure that no unnecessary risk to health is being made in the work environment.

CEO of coal company facing charges after 2010 mine explosion


The coal mining industry is crucial to residents of West Virginia and other states in the nation. It not only provides necessary natural resources, but also jobs within the community. But, while it is an essential job, it is also a form of employment that has many risks. Many health and safety regulations have been put in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of employees working in coal mines. However, when an employer fails to meet these mandatory regulations, serious and even fatal work accidents could occur.

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