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Dangerous derailments: how can I hold responsible parties accountable? P.2

In our previous post, we spoke about a recent accident near Mount Carbon, West Virginia, in which multiple rail cars carrying crude oil derailed and caused a massive explosion. As we noted, accidents like these are becoming increasingly common and are prompting discussion about the need for oil pipelines. Although nobody died in the recent accident, previous accidents has shown that the possibility for injury and death is great when these accidents do occur.

Dangerous derailments: how can I hold responsible parties accountable? P.1

The National Transportation Safety Board is currently on alert about the dangers of a certain type of oil tank car in the wake of recent oil shipping accidents. Earlier this week, just such an accident occurred near Mount Carbon, West Virginia when 26 of 109 tankers carrying a total of over 300,000 thousand gallons of crude oil from North Dakota derailed and crashed near the Armstrong Creek, causing a massive explosion and forcing hundreds of families to evacuate their homes.

Obtaining punitive damages in West Virginia personal injury cases

In our last post, we spoke briefly about the issue of aggressive driving and the unnecessary harm that can result from it. As we noted, it is important for victims of aggressive driving to understand that they have a right to seek several types of compensation for their injuries, including possible punitive damages.

Seeking compensation in cases involving aggressive driving

Aggressive driving is a commonplace on our roadways, and we usually know it when we see it. To be sure we know what it is, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration points out that aggressive driving can involve a number of moving violations, especially speeding, but it always puts other motorists at risk.