Wrongful Death Archives

Insurance Issues When a Stolen Car Causes Injury or Death

Who is liable when a car is stolen and the driver subsequently causes a collision and causes injuries or death?  It is unlikely that the thief driving the car has any personal car insurance or assets.  So, how would an injured individual or family be compensated after the accident for medical treatments and any other related expenses like pain and suffering, lost wages, or personal losses after such a collision? [...]

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Worker Killed at Preston County Mine Reclamation Site | Robinette Legal Group PLLC

KINGWOOD, WV: - A contract worker helping in the installation of a water treatment system at the former Decondor Coal Mine site in Preston County died on the job Tuesday when a ditch at a mine reclamation site caved in on him.  This 38-year-old man was employed by Breakaway Inc. out of Sutton, West Virginia in Braxton County. When a mining permit for this location property off Sacks Run Road near [...]

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Morgantown, WV Personal Injury Attorney Jeff Robinette Named 2018 Super Lawyer

Morgantown, West Virginia Personal Injury Attorney Jeffery Robinette has been selected from 2014-2018 as a Super Lawyer for Personal Injury Litigation, Plaintiff. Super Lawyers is a service which rates outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Robinette Legal Group, PLLC in Morgantown, West Virginia is pleased to announce that Jeffery L. Robinette has been selected as a 2017 Super Lawyer for the category [...]

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A Salute to Our Veterans:

The Robinette Legal Group in Morgantown salutes the men and women in our military and veterans for the sacrifices they have made. Our troops are working hard around the clock to defend our great country and keep freedom alive worldwide. Please keep them in your thoughts, prayers, and letters until they come home and as they adjust to civilian life after their return home. For this, we salute them, and [...]

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WV Coal Miner Death at Mepco 4 West Mine Operated by Dana Mining Co.

Despite strong MSHA regulations, coal mining continues to be one of the most dangerous occupations in the world. Every year, miners are injured or killed because the coal operators continue to circumvent or violate safety laws for the protection of the miners. Even with more exacting laws requiring miner safety, mining deaths continue because coal companies are still more motivated to make larger profits than to provide better safety for coal miners. [...]

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Nursing Home Patient Death Near Parkersburg, WV

No one doubts that the medical staff and caregivers at long term care facilities for the elderly have a tough job on their hands. They are required to provide not only medical attention, but also a home-like environment as much as possible for the comfort and happiness of their patients.  Even the best facilities have issues with trying to keep all their residents happy and safe. Proper procedures and more [...]

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Harrison County WV Man Charged with DUI Causing Death after Fatal Crash in Sardis

A Harrison County man who was on a work release furlough weekend is facing charges of DUI causing death with reckless disregard after his female passenger was killed in a Sunday morning crash in Sardis. He currently in the North Central Regional Jail on $50,000 bond. According to the State Division of Correction, Jeffrey Scott Davis, 32, of Wallace, is serving a term of 3 to 28 years in prison [...]

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Wrong-way Driver Causes Fatal Collision on I-77

Fatal Car Crash Near Ghent Toll Booth on I-77 I-77 in Raleigh County was shut down in both directions late Sunday morning as a result of a wrong-way driver who caused a head-on collision.  On that morning, March 22, 2015, a man driving a black 2015 Ford Explorer pulled through the toll booth, re-entered interstate driving North in the Southbound lane, swerved past several cars, and then hit a red Ford [...]

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Governor Tomblin Calls for Research Aimed at Reducing Pipeline Construction Deaths in WV

Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) and the transmission of compressed natural gas is the inevitable wave of the future of West Virginia. We cannot afford to ignore a technology that has such enormous potential benefits, however, we must proceed with caution to avoid causing unintended harm to human health and the environment in the drilling and fracking process, pipeline construction, and transmission of the compressed natural gas to distant markets. In our enthusiasm for this technology [...]

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Uninsured Driver Causes Fatal Accident, Faces Jail Time

What is the penalty for driving without insurance in WV? A West Virginia woman faces up to a year in jail for knowingly driving an uninsured vehicle in a crash that killed a 5-year-old Maryland girl. The uninsured driver rear-ended the vehicle in which the little girl was riding with her great-grandmother, causing the collision and tragic death of the child. The West Virginia Woman argued that she didn't know the [...]

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