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March 2014 Archives

Former Sam's Club employee sues after alleged workers comp retaliation

Injury in the workplace can be devastating, both in terms of the medical costs and the suffering it causes. When injuries take place on the job, workers expect that their employer will support them in obtaining the compensation they need to recover and get back to being productive. This does not always happen, though.

GM faces liability over defect that caused car crashes

West Virginia readers have likely already heard about the legal troubles GM is facing right now over an ignition switch defect that resulted in the recall of 1.62 million cars. The defect, it is now known, caused at least 12 deaths and 31 car accidents. GM has publicly stated that the defect with the ignition switch is the reason for these incidents, but new litigation claims there is more to it than that.

West Virginia among top 10 states known for fatal truck crashes

According to a recent report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, West Virginia is among the top ten states where drivers are most likely to become involved in a fatal truck accident. West Virginia came in at number 10, preceded by a number of rural states, with North Dakota at the top of the list.

Police pepper spray causes brain and eye damage, victim says

Suffering an injury isn’t always considered to be the worst thing that could happen to someone. But when that injury is catastrophic in nature and was the direct result of someone else’s negligence, that sentiment can change quickly. It can also leave the victim concerned about their future and wondering if they should be seeking compensation from the negligent party.