West Virginia drivers might know that rear-end collisions could cause whiplash injuries to vehicle occupants. As a result, victims might experience chronic or short-term pain that interferes with work and routine tasks. However, understanding the mechanics and necessary response to a hyperextension injury may help.
Between the years of 2006 and 2009, there were 120 alcohol-related fatalities per year on average, reportedly. The number of fatalities has decreased by nearly 23 percent from the yearly average during the preceding four years, according to the West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.
Cabell County residents are no strangers to oil and gas workers and the jobs they perform. Some of the jobs are quite dangerous, and getting hurt on the job is a real possibility. So, readers will not be shocked to learn a man is suing a company for which he worked, as well as the manufacturer of a piece of equipment that led to his workplace injuries. Those injuries have severely impacted his life.
Tractor-trailers are a common site on the road in some parts of West Virginia and elsewhere across the country. However, they are large, heavy vehicles that take skill and care to maneuver. If a driver of one of these vehicles is not careful, he or she can cause serious injury to others on the road. In a car accident involving a tractor-trailer, the occupants of the car usually fare much worse than the driver of the semi-truck.
A Huntington area man is suing a rebuilding company and a product manufacturer for disabling injuries he suffered on the job while operating a Roof Bolter machine. His suit states that when he was operating tasks from the Roof Bolter machine's cabin, the machinery came down on the compartment crushing his head and body. He was severely injured in the accident and left permanently disabled.