Manchin Injury Law Group P.L.L.C.
Free Consultation - Evenings & Weekends by Appointment
Call304-816-4097 Email Email Us
Menu Menu Contact Contact
View Our Practice Areas View Our Practice Areas

Safety Tips Archives

Safety Week: Fire Prevention

It is fire prevention week and organizations like the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are encouraging families to plan for two ways out during a fire. During a fire, every second counts and can make the difference between escaping a fire safely or being trapped inside. That is why families should plan 2 escape routes for each room in the house, typically through the door and a window.

Safety Week: Driving to Work

This week is the start of the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety Drive Safely to Work Week. You may think you're a good driver, or even a great driver, but the reality is, many of us have habits that can lead to unsafe driving behaviors. Each year, roughly 3,000 people are involved in a fatal car wreck due to distracted driving.

Safety Week: Fall Prevention

Slip and falls are the leading cause of unintentional injuries and hospital admissions for trauma in older adults. Although they are preventable, 1 in 4 older adults will experience a slip and fall each year. The cost of fall injuries in 2014 was $41 billion and is expected to rise to $67.7 billion by 2020. Falls are costly not only financially, but also to one's quality of life. Often after an older adult experiences one fall, they will fear falling again which then limits their normal activities and engagements. This can lead to further physical decline, depression, social isolation, and feelings of helplessness.

Recovering from a flood: Safety concerns and flood insurance

Many homes and businesses are still recovering from the recent flooding in Marion County. Precautions should be taken for the safety and health hazards that come with flooded areas. Homeowners also need to review their insurance policies to see when or even they cover natural disasters, such as flooding.

Follow the law: Stop for School Buses

School bus.jpgWith public school starting in Marion County, West Virginia, today and with other local school districts already in session, there are a few things that drivers need to be aware of and take extra caution towards to ensure the safety of bus drivers and school children. While school buses are designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in preventing injuries when involved in a crash, it is important that drivers stop for school buses to ensure a child's safety when getting off the bus. Here are a few things to keep in mind as our kids go back to school:

Don't be Clark Griswold: Safely Decorate Your Home for the Holidays

http://img09.deviantart.net/e1e6/i/2011/332/c/f/christmas_lights_by_ssandiiee-d4hjoxf.jpgEvery year, my wife and I love to watch the movie Christmas Vacation during the holiday season. One of my favorite scenes from the movie is when Clark, with all of his family surrounding him, tries to grandly present the neighborhood with his outside light display. Although he has lots of trouble, he eventually gets the lights to work and his house brightens up the neighborhood for sure.

Happy Hunting: Be Safe and Good Luck

Hunting in West Virginia is a family tradition across the state. Each year more than 350,000 hunters go to the woods in search of game. With the start of the Buck firearm season on November 23, 2015, it is important that this tradition continues in a safe manner. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources provides a regulation summary for white-tail deer hunter which can be found here. For Marion, Monongalia, and Harrison Counties, the summary from the fact sheet provides the following guidance:

Bike Safely!

With spring in the rearview and summer quickly approaching, National Bike Month is now among us with an encouraging message of a safer experience on the roads for cyclists. Last year, the Bicycle Safety Law (HB 4304) passed in West Virginia which requires that motorists allow bicyclists at least 3 feet of passing space on the street. In light of this, West Virginia Connecting Communities commenced the "Give em' 3 Feet" campaign this past Monday which assists in informing motorists how to advance and pass bicyclists. The campaign hopes to have an optimistic impact on lives throughout our nation.

EMAIL US FOR A RESPONSEEMAIL US FOR A RESPONSE

Let Us Help You!

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Manchin Injury Law Group 1543 Fairmont Avenue Suite 203 Fairmont, WV 26554 Toll Free: 866-903-9632 Phone: 304-816-4097 Fax: 304-367-1867 Fairmont Law Office Map