Emergency response personnel in West Virginia and around the country are being called to more and more accidents caused by distracted drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has asked electronics manufacturers like LG, Samsung and Motorola to incorporate smartphone features that make texting and driving more difficult, but a class action lawsuit filed by a group of California road users suggests that Apple has already developed just such a safety feature.
Serious injuries after a car accident may lead you to experiencing a myriad of financial and physical difficulties. Though your insurance may cover some of the expenses resulting from your needed medical care and other damages, you may need to take further legal steps if your injuries require extensive medical attention. Luckily, you have the option of filing a personal injury claim against the party considered at fault.
If you fell while you were walking on public or privately-owned West Virginia property, you may be quick to blame yourself for what happened. While you may assume that clumsiness or inattentiveness played a role in your slip-and-fall accident, in many cases, these types of incidents are often the result of preventable factors. It is possible that you are the victim of negligent maintenance or dangerous property conditions.
On Jan. 22, it was reported that a car accident that occurred in West Virginia left two people dead. The single-vehicle accident occurred after the driver attempted to flee when a police officer tried to pull the vehicle over for a traffic stop.
On Jan. 11, a West Virginia sheriff reported that four were killed in a car accident when a truck crossed the median and collided head-on with a flatbed truck. Another three people suffered injuries. A third vehicle, a passenger car, was also involved.
Coal mining is not only an arduous occupation, but it has many hazards as well. For these reasons, West Virginia coal miners may be interested in reading an advisory warning issued by the Mine Safety and Health Administration. According to the agency, from the begining of 2010 to Aug. 31, 2016, coal miners throughout the country suffered about 5,700 work-related hand injuries. The agency found that four workplace activities accounted for approximately 4,000 of the reported work-related accidents that resulted in such injuries. These activities were operating non-powered hand tools, handling supplies or material, roof bolting and performing machine maintenance.
Train accidents sometimes happen in West Virginia and around the country. One in New York demonstrates what can happen when engineers, brakemen and conductors are negligent.
Distracted driving has caught the attention of safety officials around the nation. The issue has been on the rise in the past few years, resulting in climbing traffic fatalities. Eight people die and 1,161 people are injured every day due to distracted drivers in this country. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reacted to these sobering numbers with a new suggestion.
Kanawha County is strategically positioned in West Virginia around the confluence of three interstates. As a gateway to all four points of the compass, the area receives its fair share of commercial truck traffic. While truck drivers are generally well trained and must adhere to strict regulations, accidents involving passenger vehicles and large trucks do happen all too frequently.