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Fatal Coal Truck Accident

Truck Roll-over Crash on I-79 A coal truck driver was killed early Monday morning, September 8th, 2014, in an accident on Interstate 79 in Harrison County.  The truck wreck occurred between the Lost Creek and Stonewood exits.  The truck was owned by the Nuzum Trucking Company of Shinnston, WV.  The truck was travelling south on I-79 when it ran…

July 4th: Keep it Fun; Keep it Safe

Independence Day — a Dangerous Day for Drivers As West Virginians plan their travel, picnics, parties, and fireworks, the most essential concern that may be neglected is a focus on safety. It is unfortunate, but the 4th of July is often linked to boat, whitewater rafting and car accidents, drowsy or drunk driving, speeding, and recklessness on our highways. In addition to becoming one of…

Fracking Wastewater Trucks involved in Rear End Collision

Rear end collisions are one of the most common types of accidents, and this type of impact can do serious damage to both the vehicles, the drivers, and the passengers inside. Rear end collisions typically occur at intersections or in heavy traffic where one car is stopped or slowed and another comes up behind it and is unable to stop…

Questions remain after Tracy Morgan truck v. limo crash

Posted On June 18, 2014 I Firm News,Truck Accidents

Fatigued semi-trailer drivers are a significant safety risk on our roads here in West Virginia and across the country. Federal regulations limit the number of hours a trucker can be on the road without rest, but some say that these rules need to be even stricter. In the aftermath of a truck accident that left…

Trucker’s Blind Spots: Steer Clear and Keep Safe

Posted On June 9, 2014 I Firm News,Truck Accidents

As you take off for vacation this summer, keep in mind these driving tips to avoid an accident on our West Virginia highways. With five major interstate highways in WV including I-79, I-68, I-77, I-70, and I-64, there is a high likelihood of accidents involving semi-trucks. Planning and prevention are much easier than dealing with the consequences of a highway crash, especially one which could have been prevented by following best…

West Virginia couple sues trucker and truck companies after crash

Posted On May 9, 2014 I Firm News,Truck Accidents

Those who are involved in commercial truck accidents in West Virginia are often wise to seek legal guidance as soon as possible. This is because it may be possible to hold the trucker and the truck company legally accountable, potentially among other parties as well. It can be important that a skilled attorney is on…

Oil Extraction in West Virginia: Benefits and Risks of Hydraulic Fracturing

Posted On April 17, 2014 I Firm News,Truck Accidents,Workplace Injuries

Oil Drilling in West Virginia:  A Call for Safety First to Prevent Workplace Injuries Since the 1700’s the Appalachian Basin has been a known source of crude oil trapped deep in layers of black shale. Energy prospectors are seeing new potential for oil drilling in the Appalachian Basin, particularly in Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia. New developments…

Semi spills 30,000 pounds of chocolate on West Virginia highway

Posted On January 30, 2014 I Firm News,Truck Accidents

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. A diesel truck overturned on Interstate 70 in…