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In Memoriam – Charles F. Wooden November 9, 2015 We are saddened to share the news that Charles "Chuck" F. Wooden passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 1, 2015, of natural causes. Chuck was born in Wayne County, Michigan to loving parents, Carol and Charles Wooden, Sr. The family moved to Camp Davis in the Hoback Canyon in 1970. He graduated from Jackson Hole High School in 1980. He attended Casper College and graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in criminal justice in 1985. Chuck was an immensely important member of our Firm for nearly 30 years. His contributions were invaluable in many ways; he was valued and appreciated, and loved, by seemingly everyone who ever had the good fortune of working with... Read more
Is the Low Cost of Oil Creating More Risks for Rig Workers? October 21, 2015 With the price of oil sitting below $50 per barrel since late June (and briefly dropping below $40 for the first time since 2009), oil companies throughout the world are struggling to meet their financial targets. While this has provided relief at the pump during the summer vacation season, it is not all good news for the American public. As reported by several news outlets, the oil companies are addressing their falling profits by cutting back on spending, and one of the primary targets for budget cuts appears to be workplace safety. The oil rigs in Wyoming and other states across the West are already some of the most dangerous workplaces in the country. With employers cutting back in... Read more
Recent Deaths Highlight Dangers of Oil Rig and Gas Plant Explosions September 29, 2015 Three recent accidents at oil facilities in Wyoming highlight the risks that oil field workers and other individuals working in the oil and gas industry face on a daily basis. The explosions left three workers dead and five more injured as a result of differing causes. Like other recent incidents in Wyoming and other states throughout the West, these tragic accidents serve as stark reminders of the need for adequate safety protocols in what are widely recognized as some of the most dangerous working environments in America. Oil and Gas Explosions Lead to Fatalities and Critical Injuries Deadly Oilfield Explosion in Converse County An explosion at the Hornbuckle ranch in Converse County... Read more
Identifying the Responsible Parties in Wyoming Truck Accidents September 22, 2015 When you suffer serious injuries in a truck accident, the first step toward recovering compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and other damages is to identify the party (or parties) responsible for causing the accident. Truck accidents are similar to other accidents in that they can have numerous possible causes – and as a result, there may numerous parties to blame – but they also have some unique aspects that can give victims additional opportunities to seek just compensation. Who Can I Sue for Truck Accident Injuries? The Truck Driver Truck drivers are generally the most obvious sources of compensation for those who have sustained injuries in accidents involving... Read more
Determining Who is to Blame in Railroad Accidents September 2, 2015 Like truck accidents, aviation accidents, and other serious incidents involving dangerous and complex equipment, in railroad accidents, there are numerous parties that could potentially be responsible for the victims’ losses. Identifying the responsible parties – and then holding them accountable – is a task that starts with determining the cause of the accident. Each case is unique, but in many cases multiple contributing factors and various legal theories can work to impose liability on several parties for a single collision. Common Causes of Railroad Accidents Railroad accidents can have any number of different causes. From problems with tracks to maintenance issues with... Read more
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