Accidents involving semi-trailers and other commercial trucks often result in catastrophes. The sheer weight and size of these vehicles poses a severe risk to the occupants of other vehicles on the roads; and trailer cargo can be hazardous to entire towns in the event of a crash.
Understanding Lawyer Advertising in Order to Choose the Best Lawyer for Your Case
The advertising industry makes billions of dollars a year directing people to various products and services. Magazines and newspapers are full of ads, as well as the yellow pages of phone books and never-ending barrage of television commercials.
"Representative government and trial by jury are the heart and lungs of liberty. Without, we have no other fortification against being ridden like horses, fleeced like sheep, worked like cattle, and fed and clothed like swine and hounds." (John Adams, Lawyer and American Founding Father)
The year has just begun, but West Virginia has already sustained its first fatal mining accident of 2014. According to a news report, a 20-year-old man died Thursday at about 9:10 p.m. in a mining accident in northern West Virginia. The man was employed as a general laborer at a mine in Tucker County.
Freedom Industries Elk River Chemical Spill
Charleston, WV: According to West Virginia State Health officials, at least five people have been hospitalized and hundreds of residents have called the West Virginia Poison Center to report concerns or symptoms of toxic exposure related to a chemical spill in the Elk River, including nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, rashes, headache, and reddened skin.
Natural gas can be a relatively inexpensive and efficient heating fuel, but the dangers of explosion, fire, and carbon monoxide poisoning which can result in permanent injury or death are safety hazards which must be, and can be, prevented by homeowners and landlords.
In October of 2013, a tragic situation occurred in Follansbee, WV, a small town south of Weirton in Brooke County. An explosion likely caused by a natural gas leak that obliterated a rural West Virginia house and killed a 13-year-old girl was so powerful it shook the entire neighborhood, blew out the windows of a nearby fire station, sent plywood siding rocketing nearly 50 feet into the air and shot boards through other houses. Three other houses were damaged - one knocked off its foundation.