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Month: July 2014

Car Accidents and Brain Injuries

Posted in Car accident,Uncategorized on July 25, 2014

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries in the United States. Annually, 50,000 people die from traumatic brain injuries, while over 230,000 people per year are hospitalized and survive a TBI. Unfortunately, of those 230,000 people per year, an estimated 85,000, people experience the onset of a long-term disability as… read more

Elkins car accident leaves one dead

Posted in Car accident,Uncategorized on July 23, 2014

Local news outlets are reporting this morning that a car accident in Elkins has caused the death of at least one person. The accident occurred on July 18, 2014, on Route 33 at the Crystal Springs exit near Elkins. According to police and news reports, a vehicle headed westbound hit another vehicle causing it to… read more

Distracted Driving Likely Cause of Harrison County Car Accident

Posted in Car accident,Uncategorized on July 21, 2014

A car accident in Harrison County, West Virginia, on Friday caused one person to be flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital. Around 3:40 p.m. near the Gypsy bridge, a Chrysler concord and a Honda element collided head on. According to reports, the driver of the Concord was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital. The driver of the… read more

Truck Drivers Resist New Sleep Rules Regardless of Risks

Posted in Trucking accident,Uncategorized on July 17, 2014

Sleep deprivation is a common cause of tractor trailer accidents throughout the United States. For decades, federal regulations have tried to ensure that truck drivers get ample rest before and during trucking routes. Unfortunately, in a business where the amount of money made is dependent upon the amount of miles driven, time becomes very important…. read more

Lewis County Car Accident Causes Fatality

Posted in Car accident,Uncategorized on July 15, 2014

One person has died following a head on style car accident in Lewis County on July 14, 2014. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Department said a Ford F-250 was traveling south on Hakers Creek Road with a driver in a Chevrolet 1500 was traveling north near the Plantation Inn just after 6 o’clock in the morning…. read more

Marion County ATV Accident Leaves One Dead

Posted in ATV accidents,Uncategorized on July 14, 2014

One person was killed over the weekend in an All Terrain Vehicle Accident outside of Mannington, West Virginia, in Marion County. According to local reports, around two o’clock on Saturday, July 14, 2014, an ATV accident occurred after an ATV rolled on the top of a hill on Mods Run Road. Health net responded to… read more

Doctors Have Ethical Obligation to Protect Athletes From Concussions

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injuries,Uncategorized on July 10, 2014

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the largest professional association of neurologists, released a statement yesterday that concluded that doctors have an ethical obligation to educate and protect athletes from sports concussion. The paper calls on doctors to educate athletes and their families about the dangers and side effects of concussion and traumatic brain injury…. read more

Settlement in NFL Concussion Cases Obtains Preliminary Approval

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injuries,Uncategorized on July 9, 2014

On Monday, a federal judge granted preliminary approval to a settlement in concussion suits brought by former NFL players against the National Football League. The settlement, if given final approval by the Judge, will provide hundreds of millions of dollars over the next 65 years to former NFL players suffering from brain injuries. The preliminary… read more

Do I need a police report for my car accident?

Posted in Car accident,Uncategorized on July 1, 2014

When you are in a car accident, it is important to know what to do after the wreck occurs in order to make sure that certain evidence is preserved should you decide to pursue legal action against the individual who caused the wreck. One of the items that often is prepared after a wreck is… read more